California Young Reader Medal


2016 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 Ate Your Sandwich
I'm My Own Dog
It's An Orange Aardvark
Ribbit!
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
 
Older Reader Picture Books (4th & 5th)
Each Kindness
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations:  Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
Paper Son:  Lee's Journey to America
 
Fiction Chapter Books (4th & 5th)
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
The Real Boy
Rump

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