It's been nearly a year since SMASH: Trial by Fire was published by Candlewick Press. And what a year it's been!
And now comes word that SMASH is a winner of the 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards! From their website:
The reading list kids pick! Each year, 12,500 children from different regions of the United States read newly-published children's and young adult trade books and vote for the ones they like best!
The Children's Book Council has overseen the awards for over 70 years.
Kyle and I couldn't be more honored to be selected by the most prestigious group of judges in the world — actual kids!
Huge thanks to the Children's Book Council for promoting such a worthy endeavor — and, of course, to all the young readers who voted.
If you haven't gotten a copy of SMASH: Trial by Fire for yourself or a young reader in your life, click on one of the links in the right-hand margin and order now. It's the perfect summertime read. And if you don't believe us, just ask the kids who voted!