Idaho Kids Vote Book Award

2023 Nominees

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2023 Idaho Kids Vote Book Award


Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxler

Soar by Joan Bauer

Insignificant Event in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Sounders

Cog by Greg Van Eekhout


Keep an eye on the website for a new 2023 Nominees page with synopses, book trailers, and links to teaching materials coming soon!

A reading project for Idaho

Do you want your students having discussions with other kids about the books they read? So do I. That's why I hope you'll join me in the Idaho Kids Vote Book Award this year. Participating teachers will nominate books. Then, students who read them will be encouraged to share their thoughts with other readers around the state. Participating classes will also have the opportunity to connect with each other to discuss the books via Flipgrid videos, pen pal projects, video calls, and more. Finally, students who read two or more of the nominated books will get to vote in the spring to choose the 2022 winner of the Idaho Kids Vote Book Award.


At this point, the Idaho Kids Vote Book Award is focused on recently published paperbacks for middle grade readers. If there is interest, this project may expand to include other categories in the future.


Are you interested? Use this form to sign up.