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Little Passports Pick for Author of the Year 2012

Guest post by Malia Hollowell

Thanks for reading with as we’ve explored some of our favorite books. Today is the final day of our Week of Books, and we’re concluding the reading celebration by featuring one of the amazing authors nominated for Author of the Year!

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Author of the Year Pick 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans will be excited to hear that the series’ creator, Jeff Kinney, is among those nominated for Author of the Year at the Children’s Choice Book Awards. And that’s not all–the awards have been announced and Kinney was named the winner!

Jeff Kinney released the first book in the Wimpy Kid series in 2007.  It quickly rose through the ranks to become a New York Times bestseller and eventually reached the list’s top spot.  Since then, this now famous author has published four more stories in the series and is scheduled to release Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever in several months.

Learn more about Jeff Kinney and check out the other nominees for Author of the Year on the Children’s Choice Book Awards site.

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Malia Hollowell is a National Board Certified elementary teacher. Her blog, called Playdough to Plato, shares hands-on activities that parents use to help their child learn to read. Visit her site at

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