September 6, 2011

2011 Christopher Book Awards for Young Children

On April 6, 2011, the 62nd annual Christopher Awards were announced.  The Christopher Award winners are in four categories, TV & Cable, Feature Films, Books for Adults, and Books for Young Children.  Being this blog is about books for my children, we are going to focus on the Books for Young Children winners.

There are four book categories for the Christopher Awards in 2011:  Preschoolers, Readers age 6-8, Readers age 8-10, and Readers age 10-12.  The winners are:

Preschooler - Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems.  Mo Willems had another book, We Are in A Book, that was a 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel honors book.

Readers Age 6-8 - Would You Still Love Me If  by Wendy LaGuardia and illustrated by Patricia Keeler

Readers Age 8-10 - Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery by Father Dominic Garramone and illustrated by Richard Bernal.  Father Garramone is a PBS cooking host.

Readers Age 10-12 - Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman

The Christophers is a non-profit organization founded by Father James Keller in 1945 to promote the better side of human life.  Children's books are fiction and non-fiction books that encourage young readers to utilize their best instincts.