2010 Buckeye Book Award nominees announced

I just received a press release:

The Buckeye Children’s Book Award Council announces the nominees for the 2010 Buckeye Children’s Book Award and the 2010 Teen Buckeye Book Award.  The following titles were chosen in an online nomination process by young readers all across the state of Ohio.

For Grades 6-8

  • Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2009)
  • Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen (Harper Collins, 2008)
  • The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion Books for Children, 2009)
  • A Templar’s Apprentice (The Book of Tormad) by Kat Black (Scholastic Press, 2009)
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, ill. by David Small (Antheneum, 2008)

The Teen Buckeye Book Award nominees (for grades 9-12):

  • Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff (Hyperion/Jump At The Sun, 2008)
  • Just Another Hero by Sharon Draper (Antheneum, 2009)
  • Hunted: Whiteout by Walter Sorrells (Dutton Juvenile, 2009)
  • Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely) by Melissa Marr (Harper Collins, 2008)
  • Tempted (House of Night Novels) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009)

To be eligible for nomination, a book must have been written by an American author and published in either 2008 or 2009.  Voting is open to any student in Ohio, and will begin on September 1, 2010 on the BCBA website:  www.bcbookaward.info and the TBBA website: www.bcbookaward.info/teen.  Voting ends on November 10, 2010, and the winners will be announced on December 1, 2010.   More information is available on our website  www.bcbookaward.info.

For a list of nominees for grades K-2 and 3-5, please visit my children’s book blog here.

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