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Congrats to local author Kerby!

May 4, 2011 - Amy Phelps
The Children's Book Council announced the winners of the Children's Choice Book Awards Monday as part of Children's Book Week. Wirt County author Johanna Kerby's book, "Little Pink Pup," took the award for Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year.

Kerby's book is the true story of her dog, Tink, adopting a runt pig pushed out by his littermates. Tink nurses the pig along with her puppies and the pig grows and thrives along with his adopted siblings. It is a very cute story, especially with the photographs of the pig and his adopted "mother" and was featured on this blog previously.

The awards are decided through voting by kids through libraries, bookstores and a special website.

The other award winners are:

Author of the Year: Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) (Disney-Hyperion)

Illustrator of the Year: David Wiesner for Art & Max (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/RandomHouse)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

Teen Choice Book of the Year: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton/Penguin)


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