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.

2017-2018 Winner:  The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award 2018-2019 Nominees:

The Ark Plan by Laura Martin (AR 5.4, book #1 in a series)

The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) (AR 5.6, book #1 in a series)

The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff (AR 5.4)

Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George (AR 4.5, book #1 in a series)

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (AR 5.1)

Lemons by Melissa Savage (AR 4.1)

Longburrow: Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood (AR 5.5)

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen (AR 4.0, book #1 in a series)

Next Best Junior Chef: Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper (AR 4.4, book #1 in a series)

Survivor Diaries: Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson (AR 3.9, book #1 in a series)

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston (AR 4.6)

Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero (AR 4.0)

Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein (AR 4.5, book #1 in a series)

Wish by Barbara O’Connor (AR 5.0)

Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows (AR 3.8, book #1 in a series)