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: 

    1. 12 of the 20 nominated in the Picture Book category.
    2. 5 of the 20 books nominated in the Intermediate category.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.    




    Picture Books

    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


    Intermediate Books 

    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