Sunshine State Young Readers Award

00The Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program (SSYRA) is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8. The program, co-sponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME), began in 1983.

The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level. Sunshine State books are selected based on their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to read books that are above, on, and below their tested reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. ALL SSYRA titles and SSYRA check-off bookmarks are available at the KES media center.

2016-2017 Winner:  The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett & Jory John

Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award 2017-2018 Nominees:

Night of the Living Worms   AR 3.7

A Whole New Ballgame   AR 3.9

Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker   AR 4.0

The Vanishing Coin   AR 4.0

Willy Makit in Space   AR 4.0

Maxi’s Secrets   AR 4.1

The Hero Two Doors Down   AR 4.3

Allie, First At Last   AR 4.4

Save Me a Seat   AR 4.8

Framed!   AR 5.0

Castle Hangnail   AR 5.1

The Wild Robot   AR 5.1

My Brother is a Superhero   AR 5.4

Pugs of the Frozen North   AR 5.4

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans   AR 5.6