California Young Reader Medal BooksThe California Young Reader Medal 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.Young people suggest the names of favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.Each year we set aside a 6-week period to participate in the CYRM voting. We read one book each week, then when we have finished all the nominated books, the students will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite. Grades K-3 hear the Primary selections, and the 4-5 grades vote on the Picture Books for Older Readers category. Our votes will be combined with votes from the other elementary schools in the district, which will in turn be sent in to the state committee in April. Once they have tabulated all the votes from all over the state, we will post the list of winners. This is always a fun time and a great opportunity to explore books with different themes or styles of writing that a student might not usually be drawn to. For more more information about this program click here.
California Young Reader Medal 2018-19 Nominees
PICTURE BOOK FOR OLDER READERS (Grades 4 and 5)