2016-17 AP GIANNINI WINNERS
ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY
KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES
THE RED QUEEN
CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL NOMINEES
NOMINEES - 2016-2017
(Titles linked to CYRM page to provide plot summaries.)
- Making mistakes on purpose (sequel)
Pax by Sara Pennypacker; Illustrated by Jon Klassen; Published by HarperCollins, 2016
Dash by Kirby Larson; Published by Scholastic, 2016
Middle School/Junior High
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen; Published by Scholastic, 2016
- Berlin Wall came down November 9, 1989
Tesla's Attic by Neal Shushterman & Eric Elfman; Published by Disney-Hyperion, 2014 (#1 in the Accelerati trilogy)
- #2 Edison's Alley
- #3 Hawking's Hallway
- Tesla coil; tesla- a unit of measurement of the strength of a magnetic field. It is a derived unit of the International System of Units, the modern form of the metric system.
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt; Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys; Published by Penguin Random House, 2016
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz; Published by Candlewick Press, 2016
Book cover pictures can be found on the CYRM Nominee page.
Teaching Books.net will provide audio excerpts, author information, "what to read next", etc.
Book Trailers for 2016-17 Nominees
ALL THE CYRM TITLES CAN BE READ ELECTRONICALLY. See the lists posted on the board in the Library.
The 2015-2016 CYRM winners are:
|INTERMEDIATE: A Dog Called Homeless|
|MIDDLE SCHOOL: Dogtag Summer|
YOUNG ADULT: Cinder
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.
Students at Giannini will be able to read the nominated titles from April until 4th week of March of the following year. Then students can vote on their favorite title in each category for which they read the books.
Ms. Lai will 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.
The voting for the California Young Reader Medal best book in each of three categories will take place next week, March 21-25.
Homeroom teachers will have the ballots. Please vote so that the title you like the best will win.
AP Giannini results will be posted on April 4. The books for the new year 2016-17 will be on display for check out on April 4.
The winners of this California state award will be announced May 1.