Award Winning Books


Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the
California Young Reader Medal.

     Young people, teachers, and librarians submit titles to the CYRM Committee. Members of the committee decide upon a list of nominees. This years books are displayed in our library and students are encouraged to read them throughout the year. Nominated picture books are read to the Kindergarten through 3rd grades in late winter. In early spring all students get to vote for their favorite nominated book and results are sent to the committee. Winners are announced in early May. 

The 2016-2017 California Young Reader Medal Nominees are:

Primary
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015.
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein. Candlewick Press, 2014.
It’s an Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall. Greenwillow Books, 2014.
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira. Illustrated by Poly Bernatene. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2014
 
Intermediate
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. 
 
Picture Books for Older Readers
    Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations by Alexis O’Neill. Illustrated by Terry Widener. Calkins Creek, 2013. Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America by Helen Foster James & Virginia Shin-Mui Loh. Illustrated by Wilson Ong. Sleeping Bear Press, 2013. 

...AND THE WINNERS ARE

California Young Reader Medal winners for 2016:

PRIMARY WINNER
 The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, 2013. 
 
INTERMEDIATE WINNER
A Dog Called Homelessby Sarah Lean. Katherine Tegen Books, 2012.
 
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS WINNER
Helen's Big World by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares 2012
 
 Newberry Medal winner for 2016Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin)

Caldecott Medal winner for 2016
: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by  Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick and published by Little, Brown and Company, an division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Coretta Scott King winner for 2016:Author Winner is given to Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “Gone Crazy in Alabama.” 

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