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California Young Reader Medal

2017 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)
 Night Animals
The Snatchabook
The Book With No Pictures
If You Plant a Tree
Older Reader Picture Books (4th & 5th)
The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus
Barbed Wire Baseball
The Noisy Paintbox, The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Fiction Chapter Books (4th & 5th)
Ms. Rapscott's Girls