YOUNG HOOSIER BOOK NOMINEES!!
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Young Hoosier Books....what are they?
Since 1974, the purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program has been to promote pleasure reading among elementary school children through collaborations among administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community.
20 books from 3 categories (picture book, intermediate, and middle grade) are nominated for the award each year by a committee of teachers and librarians.
Please Read and Vote!
1. Read 5 of the 20 nominees from one, two or all three of the categories.
2. Get a ballot sheet from your teacher or librarian.
3. Vote for the book you think is best and turn it back in to your teacher.
The votes must be in by the end of April and the winner is chosen in May. For more information regarding the Young Hoosier Book Award please click on the following link.
2014-2015 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees--Middle Grades
After Eli by Rebecca Rupp
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve
Cardboard by Doug TenNapal
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Fourmile by Watt Key
Hades, Lord of the Dead by George O’Connor
Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
Jump into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall
Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking
Assassination That Changed America
Forever by Bill O’Reilly
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt
Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
2014-2015 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees--Intermediate
Arlington: The Story of Our
Nation’s Cemetery by Chris
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S.D. Nelson
Cardboard by Doug TenNapal
Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery in Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan
Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Kathleen Krull
May B.: A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose
Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop
Plunked by Michael Northrup
The Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Sophie Simon Solves Them All by Lisa Graff
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice Wonder by R. J. Palacio
2014-2015 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees--Picture Book
A Home for Bird by Philip Stead
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick
Chopsticks by Amy Rosenthal
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of
Building by Christy Hale
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.
Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
It’s All About Me-ow: A Young Cat’s Guide to the Good Life by Hudson Talbott
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins
Little Sweet Potato by Amy Bloom
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story by Mark Kelly
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
Nightsong by Ari Berk
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham