Monday, March 3, 2008

Getting ready for the California Young Reader Medal

This year, Emerson students in kindergarten through third grade are participating in the voting process... for the California Young Reader Medal, that is! Here's what they say on the official site:

Students may read and vote for books in any and all categories, but they must read all the books nominated in a category to be eligible to vote. Students read the nominated books from July through March and vote for their favorite. Teachers and librarians introduce the nominees to students, often in exciting and innovative ways. They provide ballots for the students, compile vote totals, and submit results to the CYRM committee.

All CYRM ballots must be postmarked by April 1 of each year.

We will be voting from March 17-21.

This year's nominees are:

The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning. Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi. (Candlewick Press, 2005)

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. Illustrated by David Catrow. (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004)

Dex: The Heart of a Hero (originally published as Superdog: The Heart of a Hero) by Caralyn Buehner. Illustrated by Mark Buehner. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2004)

Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey. (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)

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