Monday, September 15, 2008

KID'S CHOICE BOOK AWARDS

Abunga.com Announces Winners of Kid's Choice Book Awards
Children Choose Favorite Summer Reads through Online Bookstore Poll

Christian Newswire/ -- Abunga.com, the family- friendly online bookstore, is pleased to announce the winning authors and titles of the first Abunga.com Kids' Choice Book Awards. Children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade logged onto the Abunga.com site and nominated their favorite summer reading book through Sept.1.

The winning titles are as follows, by category:
· Pre-kindergarten through first grade - "I'm Invited to a Party" by Mo Willems
· Second through third grade - "Nancy Drew and the Quest of the Missing Map" by Carolyn Keene
· Fourth through fifth grade - "My Life as a Supersized Superhero....with Slobber" by Bill Myers
· Sixth through eighth grade - "Christy Miller Collection" by Robin Jones Gunn
· Ninth through 12th grade - "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris

"Abunga.com was thrilled at the number of children who chose to voice their opinion about the books they read and loved this summer," said Abunga.com Chairman Lee Martin. "We are so thrilled with the variety of winning books and send our congratulations to the winning authors and our thanks to all the children who helped make this possible."

All winning books and authors are listed on the Abunga.com Kids' Choice Book Awards Winners Page and available for purchase on Abunga.com. In addition, the winning authors will be featured on the Abunga.com home page from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and will be listed on the Abunga.com Kids' Choice Awards Web page for one full year until the 2009 awards.

Children who logged onto the Abunga.com Web site and took the time to nominate a book were entered into a drawing for a $20 Abunga.com gift card. One gift card was awarded per age category and the winners are recognized by first name on the Abunga.com Kids' Choice Awards Web page.

Abunga.com is an online bookstore founded to provide families a protected shopping environment. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Abunga.com offers more than 1.6 million family-friendly books, savings through distributor-direct prices and support to nonprofit organizations by donating 5 percent of each transaction to a customer-selected charity. For more information, visit www.Abunga.com.

Note to Editors: For more information about Abunga.com, please visit www.Abunga.com/media. To arrange an interview with Lee Martin, please contact Kristin Cole at 615.289.6701 or via e-mail at kristin@alarryross.com.

1 comment:

Book said...

I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks. There's lots going on too:
This Month Storybox has guest illustrator Helen Oxenbury fetured.
There's a Readathon happening in the Ireland region - http://discoveryboxbooks.com/readathon.php
There's a Ghost Drawing competition in AdventureBoxBooks assiciated with the Polka Theatre (http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/competition.php)