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Lit Resolutions from Peter Brown, Naseem Rakha, Dan Parent & Sean Ferrell



Yesterday, the GalleyCat crew revealed their literary New Year’s resolutions. Today a few authors revealed their goals for next year. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

Children Make Terrible Pets kidlit illustrator/writer Peter Brown: “My literary new year’s resolution is: To finally write the first draft of that children’s novel I’ve been knocking around for the last few years.”

The Crying Tree novelist Naseem Rakha: “Number 1, get my second novel to my publisher. Number 2, begin to teach writing classes to a group of ‘lifers’ at both the men’s and women’s prison in Oregon. Number 3, help my son begin his own book review web site for kids.”

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James Patterson Wins Author of the Year Award at the Children’s Choice Book Awards

logo.pngLast night the Children’s Book Council unveiled the winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards. Young readers around the country cast 115,000 votes for the third annual award ceremony.

Little, Brown had a big night as James Patterson won author of the year for Max and Peter Brown won illustrator of the year for The Curious Garden. The other winners were…

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Lulu the Big Little Chick written and illustrated by Paulette Bogan (Bloomsbury USA)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life written and illustrated by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

Teen Choice Book of the Year: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)