Rush Limbaugh wins children's book award

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has won the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year.

Limbaugh won for his best-selling book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.

The Children’s Book Council presented the award to him Wednesday night.

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"I love America. I wish everybody did. I hope everybody will," Limbaugh said as he accepted the award. "It's one of the most fascinating stories in human history ... and it's a delight and it's an opportunity to try to share that story with young people so they can grow and learn to love and appreciate the country in which they're growing up and will someday run and lead and inherit."

Nominees were chosen based on the number of copies of books sold, but children vote for the winners online.

“Young readers across the country voted in record numbers for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at ccbookawards.com, casting more than 1,261,000 votes,” the Children’s Book Council said on its website.

Limbaugh’s book is about a “history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans,” according to Amazon.com.