|CBW POSTERS ARE AMAZING! This year's by David Wiesner|
If you'd like to vote for it, visit the Teens section!
Here's a note from Laini:
Dear readers, Daughter of Smoke & Bone has been out in the world now for almost half a year, and it has been the best almost half a year of my writing life. The support I've felt from the online community has had the effect, so many times, of energizing me in writing the sequel (which I can't wait to give you!). Thank you for loving Karou and Brimstone and Akiva and Zuzana and Issa and even Kaz. I'm thrilled that Daughter is in the running for Children's Book Council Teen Book of the Year. With such an amazing field of contenders, it' a huge honor to be in the final round, all the more so because it is an honor awarded by reader votes. *pinches self.* Thank you so much to everyone who has read and recommended my book, and possibly dyed their hair blue (or wished they could) and daydreamed of Prague. You can show your support again on 3/14 by voting in the final round. I'm showing great restraint in not plaguing the competition with a scourge of scuppies! Thank you so very much!
AND THAT'S NOT ALL!
It's a tough contest all around, you guys! Past SCBWI WWA Conference keynoters Ellen Hopkins
We wish them all well, and I'm sure you'll join me in saying they're ALL FANTASTIC BOOKS and what an honor for all of them to be a part of Children's Book Week (and that we're all glad this is just online clicking/voting and it isn't ending in a Hunger Game type battle of authors and illustrators). Happy voting and may the odds be forever in their favor!