California Young Reader Medal (CYRM)

Since 1974 the students of California have nominated, read, and voted for their favorite California Young Reader Medal books in five categories: Primary (Kinder ~ 3rd grades), Intermediate (3rd ~ 6th grades), Middle School / Junior High (6th ~ 9th grades), Young Adult (9th ~ 12th grades), and Picture Books for Older Readers (4th grade and up).
 
At Robinson, students vote in two categories: Primary (Kinder ~ 3rd grades) and Picture Books for Older Readers (4th and 5th grades). Ms. Yukari reads all of the nominees during the fall and winter; voting takes place in late winter/early spring. Students are encouraged to independently read the nominees for the Intermediate category and vote for their favorite.

2010-2011 nominees & winners | 2011-2012 nominees & winners | 2012-2013 nominees & winners

The 2013-2014 nominees:

Primary
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (E STE)
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray, Illustrated by Marla Frazee (E RAY)
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (E BRO)
Press Here by Herve Tullet (E TUL)
Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies (E LIE)

Intermediate
 (optional independent reading)
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (FIC HOL)
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (PB MAN)
A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole (FIC COL)

Picture Books for Older Readers
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Nalyomah (E DEE)
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (E VAN)