RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by the kids and teenagers, the people who read the books. Voting opened today and is through Monday, May 12th. That’s March 25th through May the 12th. We have a link at RushLimbaugh.com that’ll take you straight to the voting page.
If you go to the home page of the Children’s Book Council, CBCbooks.org, you’ll then have to hunt and peck and keep clicking on links to get on the actual voting page. We are saving you some time and trouble. So if you go to the web, right there at the top of our home page you’ll find a link to the voting page for the Children’s Choice Book Awards. It’s only been around since 2008.
There are two groups that sponsor this, Every Child a Reader, and the Children’s Book Council. And the stated purpose here is to celebrate young readers by recognizing the books that matter the most to them. In 2013, over one million votes were cast by kids and teenagers. This year, young readers can vote for their Favorite Author, and I am a finalist in that category, Favorite Illustrator and Book of the Year.
Again, the voting starts today, and it runs through May 12th. “Every Child a Reader is a literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. Its national programs include Children’s Book Week, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and the Children’s Choice Book Awards,” which is what this is.
“The Children’s Book Council is a national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy.” So, again, if your children have read Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims or if they are reading Rush Revere and the First Patriots, second book (which is out now, of course), and if they would like to vote, simply go to RushLimbaugh.com and we’ve got a link that will take you right to the voting page.