The Nebraska Golden Sower Award
Nebraska's Children's Choice Literary Award

Voting is now open for the 2019-2020 


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We are proud to announce the 2019 Golden Sower Winners! 


Winner: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

Honor:    I Am Not A Chair! by Ross Burach

      Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Hermann, Queen of Magic  by Mara Rockliff, 

      illus. by Iacopo Bruno

Winner: Maxi's Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog)                     by Lynn Plourde


Honor:     The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

                     Wish by Barbara O'Connor


Winner:   Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Honor:     Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II by Alan Gratz         

   The Girl I Used To Be by April Henry

Thank you to all of the 69,062 students who read the Golden Sower Award nominees this year and voted for their favorite book.  And also a big THANK YOU to all of the teachers, media specialists and librarians who promoted the books in their schools and libraries.  You help make the program a success!


Kathy Schultz

Chair, Golden Sower Award Committee

Did you know our Golden Sower Manual is on Teachers Pay Teachers? 

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You can still order a print version or USB drive of the Golden Sower Manual from the STORE page!

***Recent changes adopted by the Golden Sower Award Committee:

1. Children may vote in more than one level if they do the required reading.

2. When suggesting titles for consideration for the nominee lists, readers will be limited to five suggestions per level per year. This will help to keep the reading lists to a manageable size, allowing more titles to be read by the majority of our readers, and thereby giving us a more accurate measure of exceptional titles. Please keep in mind: You may only nominate titles that you have read - ones that are truly exceptional.