It’s Children’s Book Week (May 7-13) and things kicked off with a bang last night at a gala in New York that awarded Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid-author) and Brian Selznick (Wonderstruck-illustrator) the top honors. Children across the country cast nearly one million votes for their favorite books, author and artist at bookstores, libraries and classrooms and at BookWeekOnline.com. This was more votes than the past five years combined.
Does that mean more children are reading books? Or does it mean that the internet is allowing more children to vote for their favorites? Or something else? What do you think is happening in children’s literature?