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


                       Voting links are open! Click here to go to the voting page!

We are proud to announce the 2018 Golden Sower Winners! 

Winner:   We Forgot Brock! by Carter Goodrich


Honor:    Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Zachariah O'Hora

      If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Winner:   Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar


Honor:     Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler

                  The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Winner:   House Arrest by K.A. Holt         


Honor:     Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt         

   Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Thank you to all of the 71, 939 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

***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.