The Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award (LYRC) is a reading enrichment program, encouraging young people to read and to decide on which of the books they read should win the award. For more details and how to vote see LYRC on the State Library of Louisiana’s site. There are three separate age group categories and we’ll look at the nominees for the other groups in the coming weeks.
(drum roll please) Here are the nominees for 3-5th grade:
The Case of the Lost Boy: The Buddy Files Book 1 by Dori Hillestad Butler. Illus. Jeremy Tugeau.
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. Illus. Juan Wijngaard.
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill. Illus. Bryan Collier.
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor.
The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco.
Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer. Illus. Josee Massee.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama. Illus. Loren Long.
Ol Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble by Jan Huling. Illus. Henri Sorenson.
The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts.
The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 1 by Jacqueline West Illus. Poly Bernatene.
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord.
We the Children: Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School Bk. 1 by Andrew Clements, Illus. Adam Stower.
Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.
Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas.