This year the students in Grades 4-7 have some great titles to choose from for the Red Cedar and YRCA (Young Readers’ Choice Awards).
Nominees for the YRCA Junior Division grades 4-6:
Nominess for the YRCA Intermediate Division grades 7-9:
Red Cedar Non Fiction and Fiction Nominees:
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For more information about Red Cedar click here and for more information about YRCA click here.
The YRCA books will be available the week of Nov 14th to all students in grades 4-7. I will talk to each class about these books this week. There are some fantastic books this year. Even some of the teachers (and our principal) are reading them. See how many you can read. Before we vote, we will have some YRCA book club meetings in the library at lunch. Stay tuned for more details…and check the YRCA page for updates and links to book trailers and web sites for each book.
Who can vote? – Anyone in grades four through seven who has read (or has heard read) at least two titles from the list.
When do we vote? – Between March 15 and April 15.
Where do we vote? – Mrs. Araujo will provide the ballots.
When are the winners announced? – In mid-April.
Over 30 students in Divisions 1-5 participated in the Young Reader’s Choice Awards this year. Students read at least 2 books in the junior and/or intermediate categories and then voted on their favourite.
South Slope’s #1 Choice with 20 votes was Amulet. Book one, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.
I wonder what book will be the winner?
On Monday I will visit Divisions 1-4 to talk about the fantastic books nominated for the YRCA awards this year. If students read 2 or more of the books in a category they will be eligible to vote for a winner in the spring. Come to the library if you want to check out a YRCA book and find out more.