After tallying 1,138,675 votes from kids all over the country, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winners of the sixth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards at a gala benefit in New York City on May 13. (That the event took place at all was something of a miracle, after the sudden closure of the benefit’s original location necessitated a last-minute venue change.) Here’s a look at the evening’s festivities.

All photos: Natural Expressions.