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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 launching 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 here and via blog posts. Participating classes will also have the opportunity to connect with each other to discuss the books via pen pal projects, video calls, and more. Finally, students who read two or more of the nominated books will get to vote in April to choose the 2018 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? Sign up on the form below.
 Suggest a book for 2018

To be eligible, a book must have had its first paperback printing between January 2009 - August 2017 and be readily available in an affordable edition. ($12 or less)

At this point, the award is focused on Middle Grade Books. If there is enough interest, other categories may be added in the future.