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California Young Reader Medal

2018 California Young Reader Medal Nominees

Every year students vote for their favorite book nominated for the California Young Reader Medal.   The books are nominated by students, teachers, librarians and parents from all over California.  The fun part of this award is that only students are allowed to vote.  Kindergartners through third graders hear 5 picture books.  Fourth and fifth graders hear 3 older reader picture books.  Students will hear these books in the library beginning in January.  Fourth and fifth graders can also read 3 separate fiction, chapter books on their own.  If they read all 3 books, they vote for their favorite. Voting takes place in the library in March. 

The nominated books this year are:

Picture Books (K through 3rd)
The Bear And The Piano
I Want To Be A Frog
If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't!
Mother Bruce
Samson In The Snow
Older Reader Picture Books (4th & 5th)
We're All Wonders
Separate Is Never Equal
Emmanuel's Dream:  The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Fiction Chapter Books (4th & 5th)
Fish In A Tree
The War That Saved My Life
Our winners were:
Picture Book - The Book With No Pictures
Older Reader Picture Book - Barbed Wire Baseball
Chapter Book - Dash