3 Apples 2021

Voting is Now Open

It is Here!!

It is APRIL and the voting has opened for the THREE APPLES BOOK AWARD. The only award where all of the books are chosen by KIDS!! Find your printable and online ballots here.

These three awards have been developed to encourage the joy of reading for pleasure and to give the children and teens in New York State the opportunity to participate in honoring their favorite books. It is sponsored by the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association, which represents the school libraries of the state.


Arlene Laverde, 2019/2020 chair
Townsend Harris High School @Queens College
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 575-5580

Current Nominees

Young Readers

  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
  • Dude by Aaron Reynolds
  • Fly Guy's Big Family by Tedd Arnold
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
  • I Am Invited To A Party! by Mo Willems
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • Love by Matt de la Pena
  • Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Seaw by Ben Clanton
  • Peanut Butter and Brains by Joe McGee
  • Pete's Big Lunch by James Dean
  • Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Wake Up by Helen Frost
  • Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer

Children's Readers

  • Big Nate: What's A Little Noggie Between Friends? by Lincoln Peirce
  • Book of World Records 2019
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
  • Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
  • On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albery Einstein by Jennifer Berne
  • Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks
  • The Baby Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  • The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
  • The Locker Ate Lucy! by Jack Chabert
  • The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Teen Readers

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Scythe by Neil Shusterman
  • Spirit Hunter by Ellen Oh
  • Stamped:Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Strange Facinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han