Alabama State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award 2021-22

See Book List    Grades K-1 Fiction

See Book List    Grades 2-3 Fiction

See Book List    Grades 2-3 Nonfiction

See Book List    Grades 4-5 Fiction

See Book List    Grades 4-5 Nonfiction

See Book List    Grades 6-8 Fiction

See Book List    Grades 6-8 Nonfiction

 

 

The purpose of the Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award is to encourage Alabama’s young readers to engage with quality literature, to let students honor their favorite books and authors, and to help young readers become better acquainted with recently published books.

 

Alaska State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Alaska Battle of the Books Award Nominees 2022-23 (“working” lists, final lists in Sept 2022)

See Book List    Grades K-2

See Book List    Grades 3-4

See Book List    Grades 5-6

See Book List    Middle School

See Book List    High School

Alaska Battle of the Books Award Nominees 2021-22

See Book List    Grades K-2

See Book List    Grades 3-4

See Book List    Grades 5-6

See Book List    Middle School

See Book List    High School

(See also Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees –
In the Idaho file – shared by AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

Arizona State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominees 2022

See Book List    Picture Books

See Book List    Nonfiction

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Tween

See Book List    Teen Recommended Reading List (non-voting)

Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominees 2023

See Book List    Picture Books

See Book List    Nonfiction

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Tween

See Book List    Teen Recommended Reading List (non-voting)

The Grand Canyon Reader Award  is a reader award program for students in Arizona. Students vote annually on their favorite book in the following categories: Picture, Non-Fiction, Intermediate, and Tween.

 

Arkansas State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Arkansas Charlie May Simon Book Award Nominees

See Book List    2022-23

See Book List    2021-22

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Nominees

See Book List  2022-23

See Book List    2021-22

Arkansas Teen Book Award Nominees 2021-22

See Book List    Level 1

See Book List    Level 2

 

The Charlie May Simon Book Award was created to promote reading, discussion of books and quality children’s literature for students in Grades 4-6. Each year, intermediate grade students read from a list of recommended titles and cast a ballot for their favorite book. Ballots are distributed in early spring by a Commissioner’s Memo posted on the Web. The winning author receives the Charlie May Simon Medallion during an annual fall celebration.

The Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award made its debut in 1998. The award was established to encourage reading for students in Grades K-3. In its first year, more than 52,000 Arkansas primary students participated in the voting process. This award follows the same procedures used in selecting the Charlie May Simon Award.

The Arkansas Teen Book Award recognizes books in two divisions: Level 1, grades 7-9 and Level 2, grades 10-12. The books chosen for the final teen reading lists were read and voted on by teachers and librarians across Arkansas. Students vote at their school library or a local public library for their favorite book from the list of nominated titles

California State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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California Young Reader Medal Book Award Nominees 2022-23

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 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

See Book List    Gold Awards

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!

Colorado State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Colorado Children’s Book Award Nominees 

See Book List    2023

See Book List    2022

 

The Colorado Children’s Book Award was established by Dr. Bill Curtis in 1975 to encourage children’s active involvement with books and reading. The CCBA committee is sponsored by Colorado Council of the International Reading Association.

Connecticut State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominees 2023

See Book List    Elementary 

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Middle School

See Book List    High School 

Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominees 2022

See Book List    Elementary 

See Book List    Intermediate

See Book List    Middle School

See Book List    High School 

Connecticut Charter Oaks Children’s Book Award Nominees (K-3)

See Book List    2021-22

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. We have lists for four divisions: Elementary (grades 2-4), Intermediate (grades 4-6), Teen (grades 7-8) and High School (grades 9-12). 

 

Delaware State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Delaware Blue Hen Book Award Nominees 2023

See Book List    Younger Readers

See Book List    Middle Readers

See Book List    Teen Readers

See Book List    Middle Readers Graphic Novels

See Book List    Teen Readers Graphic Novels

Delaware Blue Hen Book Award Nominees 2022

See Book List    Younger Readers

See Book List    Middle Readers

See Book List    Teen Readers

See Book List    Middle Readers Graphic Novels

See Book List    Teen Readers Graphic Novels

The Blue Hen Book Award is a children’s choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division of the Delaware Library Association. The award encourages literacy and library use by children and teens.

District of Columbia State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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District of Columbia Three Stars Book Award Nominees 2021

See Book List    Young Readers

See Book List    Upper Elementary

See Book List    Middle School 

See Book List    High School

 

The Three Stars Book Award is Washington, DC’s Children’s Choice Book Award. It is a project of the District of Columbia Association of School Librarians.

Voting for the Three Stars Book Award takes place in May and June, and is open to any student in 4th – 6th grade who lives or goes to school in Washington, DC.

 

Florida State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award 2022-23

See Book List    Grades K-2

See Book List    Grades 3-5

Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award 2021-22

See Book List    Grades K-2

See Book List    Grades 3-5

Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Nominees 2022-23

See Book List    Junior

See Book List    Grades 3-5

See Book List    Grades 6-8

Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Nominees 2021-22

See Book List    Junior

See Book List    Grades 3-5

See Book List    Grades 6-8

Florida Teens Read Award Nominees

See Book List    2022-23

See Book List    2021-22

 

The Children’s Book Award was created by the Florida Literacy Association (FLA) to create a love for reading in the elementary grades throughout all counties in the state of Florida.

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. 

The Florida Teens Read (FTR) program is a student- choice reading award program to determine which YA book wins the annual award as the favorite of teens in Florida. The reading list is comprised of fifteen titles that have been chosen by a committee of fourteen school librarians specifically to engage high school students (grades 9 through 12) in reading and reflect their interests as well as represent a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.