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2022/2023 California Young Reader Medal Nominees
Every year students vote for their favorite book nominated for the California Young Reader Medal.   The books are nominated by students, teachers, librarians and parents from all over California.  The fun part of this award is that only students are allowed to vote.  Kindergartners through third graders hear 5 picture books.  Fourth and fifth graders hear 3 older reader picture books.  Students will hear these books in the library beginning in January.  Fourth and fifth graders can also read 3 separate fiction, chapter books on their own.  If they read all 3 books, they vote for their favorite. Voting takes place in the library in March. 
The nominated books this year are:
Picture Books (K through 3rd)
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Parker Looks Up by Parker and Jessica Curry
Grumpy Monkey by Max Lang
The Good Egg by Jory John 
Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finnison
Older Reader Picture Books (4th & 5th)
This Way Charlie by Caron Levis
Holes in the Sky by Patricia Polacco
Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers
Intermediate Chapter Books (4th & 5th)
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm
Gold Rush Girl by Avi
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling