Idaho Kids Vote Book Award
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
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
Visit the 2023 Nominees page for synopses, book trailers, and links to free teaching materials. This year's printable poster and checkout pages are posted on our Helpful Documents page.
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 2023 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 the form on the right to sign up.