YOUNG HOOSIER BOOK PROGRAM
We will also be participating in the Young Hoosier Book Program. I really love the Young Hoosier Book Program. Each year a group of media educators get together and read hundreds of books and select the top 20 as the Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees. Students are then given the list of the nominated books and offered the chance to vote for the book that deserves the title of Best Young Hoosier Book for that particular year.
Who may Vote?
Voting forms will be provided to any students in grades two through five at Eisenhower that has read or has heard read:
- 12 of the 20 nominated in the Picture Book category.
- 5 of the 20 books nominated in the Intermediate category.
- Students must pass the Accelerated Reading Test with a minimum score of 80% to be counted in the picture book category. A passing score of 70% is acceptable for the Intermediate category. Students may not retake a test. Eisenhower does not participate in the Middle School category.
- The last day to take a test for the school year is Friday, April 16, 2021.
The voting must be completed and tallied and results reported to the Indiana Library Federation office. Students that complete this program will receive an award along with a very special party form the Media Center. Most Hoosier Books are also Accelerated Reading Books. Students may include the point given in these books in their total Accelerated Reading Goal for each grading period. I have read all of the Hoosier Books over the summer and there are some wonderful choices.
YOUNG HOOSIER BOOK NOMINEES
Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids by Heather L. Montgomery
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea
Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak
Don’t Feed the Bear by Kathleen Doherty
Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
How To Eat Pizza by Jon BurgermanIf
Wendall Had a Walrus by Lori Mortensen
The Little i Who Lost His Dot by Kimberlee Gard
Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner
Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
My Pet Wants A Pet by Elise Broach
Oh, No, Bobo! You’re in Trouble by Phil Gosier
A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade
Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
This Is A Taco! by Andrew Cangelose
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln by Marissa Moss
Granted by John David Anderson
Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney
Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley
Lost (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson
Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos
The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff
Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) by Hena Khan
RA the Mighty, Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield
Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela
Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor