55 schools participated in the 2011-2012 KC3 Awards. 2,530 3rd grade students submitted votes.
2011-12 KC3 winners
1st Place: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery (821 votes)
2nd place: Wild River by P. J. Petersen (462 votes)
3rd place: The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel (341 votes)
Letters from the winning authors
Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Major. Brian Dennis