Idaho Kids Vote Book Award

The 2022 Nominees are here!

This year's books are:

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Finding Gobi: Young Reader's Edition by Aaron Rosenberg & Dion Leonard

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

Keep watching this site for a new page with a synopsis for each book and links to helpful resources for using them with your kids.

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.