Great Kids Can Read Award

2018-2019 Voting Ballot

2018-2019 Bookmarks


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Reading Lists

2018-2019 GKC Reading Nominees

2017-2018 Winner


1st Place by Leslea Newman

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2nd Place by Laurie Ann Thompson

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3rd Place by William Joyce

Purpose of the GKC Read Program

The GKC Read Program promotes reading by providing an annual Nominee List of quality books for students within the 2.8 - 4.8 reading range. Books on the GKC Read Nominee list are intended to introduce quality contemporary literature to students.


Students who read or have had read to them, at least four (4) titles from the master list will vote for his/her favorite. Ballots will be prepared for school librarians to distribute and collect from participating classrooms in March. The author of the winning title will receive special recognition.