NOMINEES - 2016-2017
(Titles linked to Amazon page to provide plot summaries.)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2013.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu. Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Published by Walden Pond Press, 2013.
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Middle School/Junior High
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett. Scholastic, 2013.
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana. Chronicle Books, 2014.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Kindness for Weakness by Shawn Goodman. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. HarperCollins, 2015.
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.