Monday, May 3, 2010

Sasquatch Award - (WA State)

Purpose -Designed for grades 3-6, students from around Washington state can read the nominated books and vote online, through email, or by mail.

History - Joanne L. Hjort and Jan Weber proposed the award for early chapter books (or picture books) that are written for children younger than those books typically nominated for Young Reader's Choice Award. This award was first given in 1998.

Facts -
*Administered by WLMA.
*Students, teachers, and librarians may nominate books for the award.
*Students must read (or have read to them) at least two of the nominated books in order to vote.
*Shelfari has a neat page that shows past winners as well as the 2011 nominees.
*Go to WLMA to find how to vote, nominate a book, to see winners and tallies for other nominated books, or to order stickers and posters. Bookmarks can be downloaded and printed from this site as well.

Recent winner - Out of My Mind by Sharon M Draper

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