A celebration of the written word, Children's Book Week introduces young people to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes, and bookstores. One hallmark of the new Children's Book Week is the culmination of a national child-selected book awards program. 10,000 children in five teams from around the US spend months reading and evaluating books submitted by publishers. They look at 500-700 titles. In March and April 2008, we will present the five favorite books published in 2007 in each of these categories for a nation-wide vote in each of three grade categories: K-2, 3-4, 5-6 as well as Favorite Author, and Favorite Illustrator. Kids across the country can vote electronically online or in their school, library, or bookstore via paper ballot. The winner in each category will be named at a gala during Children's Book Week 2008 in New York City.