The winners of the 2018 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced on May 30 at BookExpo in New York City, in a ceremony hosted by children’s book creators Selina Alko and Sean Qualls. A Silent Art Auction of 150 original works of art followed the ceremony, which was held in honor of Ashley Bryan. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the Children’s Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens.

The winners are:

Kindergarten–2nd Grade Book of the Year

Poor Louie by Tony Fucile (Candlewick Press)

3rd–4th Grade Book of the Year

50 Wacky Things Animals Do by Tricia Martineau Wagner, illus. by Carles Ballesteros (Quarto/ Walter Foster Jr.)

5th–6th Grade Book of the Year

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements (Random House)

Teen Book of the Year

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins/Blazer + Bray)