Newsbee would like to thank the young readers who submitted votes on this year’s Book Buzz Book of the Year.

The results are now in—congrats to the following authors and illustrators for writing award-winning titles that make reading “sweet” for area children.

Youngest Pick, First Place, “Bailey,” by Harry Bliss.

Youngest Pick, Second Place, “Grandpa’s Tractor,” by Michael Garland.

Youngest Pick, Third Place, “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit,” by Chris Van Dusen.


Middle Pick, First Place, “Rumplestiltskin,” retold by Paul O. Zelinsky.

Middle Pick, Second Place, “Here Come the Girl Scouts,” by Shana Corey.


Oldest Pick, First Place, “Breadcrumbs,” by Anne Ursu.

Oldest Pick, Second Place, “The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman,” by Meg Wolitzer.

Oldest Pick, Third Place, “The One and Only Ivan,” by Katherine Applegate.