California State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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California Young Reader Medal Book Award Nominees 2022-23

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California Young Reader Medal Book Award Nominees 2021-22

See Book List    Picture Books for Older Readers

See Book List    Primary

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Middle School/Junior High

See Book List    Young Adult

California Eureka! Excellence in Nonfiction Awards 2021

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See Book List    Silver Honor Awards

The California Young Reader Medal Book Award program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

The California Reading Association has established an award to celebrate and honor nonfiction children’s books. The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award will assist teachers, librarians, and parents in identifying outstanding nonfiction books for their students and children.
Eligible books must be nonfiction, but can be in any genre including poetry, folktale/fairy tale, informational, biography, memoir, cookbooks, joke books, self-help, reference, etc.  Concisely: Any book that is not fiction is eligible for the Eureka!