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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 2018 - 2019 California Young Reader Medal Nominees are: Top of Page

Primary

The Bear and the Piano: by David Litchfield

Mother Bruce: by Ryan T. Higgins.

I don't want to be a Frog: byDev Petty

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T!: By Elise Parsley

Samson in the Snow: byPhilip C. Stead

 
 
Intermediate
 Fish in a Tree: by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Crenshaw: by Katherine Applegate

The War that Saved My Life: by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

 
 
Picture Books for Older Readers
   We're All Wonders: byR.J. Palacio
Seperate is Never Equalby Duncan Tonatiuh
Emmanuel's Dream: by Laurie Ann Thompson

...AND THE WINNERS ARETop of Page

California Young Reader Medal winners for 2019:

PRIMARY WINNER
The Bear and the Piano: by David Litchfield
 
INTERMEDIATE WINNER
The War that Saved My Life: byKimberley Brubaker Bradley
 
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS WINNER
Emanuel'a Dream: by Ofosu Yeboah
 
Newberry Medal winner for 2019“Merci Suárez Changes Gears,” written by Meg Medina,
Caldecott Medal winner for 2019
: “Hello Lighthouse,” illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall