Kids! Vote for your favorite books and characters! 

Great news! Five Magination Press titles have earned spots in four categories in the 2022 Kids’ Book Choice Awards from The Children’s Book Council. 

Vote NOW through August 20th to help Magination Press books make it the finals. Vote for your favorite five books or characters in each category. You can see the overall program here, but use the links below to vote. 

Ages 4-7: Favorite Illustrated Character

Ella from Pockets Full of Rocks by Yair Engelberg and illustrated by MacKenzie Haley

Vote for your favorite illustrated characters here


Ages 8 – 11 Best Info Meets Graphic         

  • Big Brain Book: How it Works and All Its Quirks by Leanne Boucher Gill
  • Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior, by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A. B. Freeland

Vote for your best info meets graphics books here.


Ages 8-11 Favorite World Changers

Characters from The Hero Handbook, by Matt Langdon

Vote for your favorite world changers here.

Ages 12-14 Favorite Book Cover

All the Feelings Under the Sun by Leslie Davenport, illustrated by Jessica Smith

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Related Books from Magination Press

  • Pockets Full of Rocks: Daddy Talks About Depression

    Yair Engelberg

    As a young girl gently questions her depressed father, he offers direct answers that help her understand what he is going through. This gentle, hopeful book will help kids cope with a parent’s mental illness. It is developmentally appropriate, addressing common questions that kids have.

    This will be a very useful guide for parents as well as psychologists and mental health professionals working with young children.

  • Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks

    Leanne Boucher Gill, PhD

    Readers are welcomed to the Lobe Labs and Dr. Brain activities in this brightly illustrated, highly engaging book that uses science to answer interesting questions that kids have about the brain and human behavior.

    This is a fun primer on psychology and neuroscience that makes complex psychological phenomenon and neural mechanisms relatable to kids through illustrations, interesting factoids, and more.

    Chapters include: What is the brain made up of and how does it work? Why can’t I tickle myself? Why do they shine a light in my eyes when I hit my head in the game?

    Answers draw from both psychology and neuroscience, giving ample examples of how the science is relevant to the question and to the reader’s life experiences.

  • Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior

    Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD

    This exciting new book introduces kids to the science of psychology, with chapters on the brain, personality, intelligence, emotions, social relationships, and more. Accompanied by colorful illustrations of psychology’s big ideas, and lots of hands-on experiments to try at home, there’s no better way to dive into the fascinating science of the mind.

    Why do we sleep? What are feelings? How do we make decisions, and how do we learn from them? Psychology helps us ask and answer these big questions about ourselves, others, and the world around us.

  • The Hero Handbook

    Matt Langdon

    Heroes take chances, do hard things, and sometimes even change the world. To become a hero, kids can surround themselves with supportive people, boost their self-esteem and self-awareness, find their passion, and have the courage make things happen.

    This book shows them how to be the hero of their own story and discover their own hero journey. What makes a hero? Activists, advocates, allies, and friends. Sometimes heroes are our parents, teachers, or siblings. The truth is, heroes are inside everyone, and kids can and discover their inner hero, too!

  • All the Feelings Under the Sun

    Leslie Davenport

    All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal With Climate Change is a timely, thoughtful book that will help young readers work through their feelings of anxiety about climate change. Through informative text and activities, the book gives children age-appropriate information about the climate crisis and gives them the tools they need to manage their anxiety and work toward making change.