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Parents, please don't forget to VOTE on Tuesday, November 6. There are several important propositions supporting schools and public education. 

To practice voting, students will be taking part in a book election, voting for their favorite California Young Reader Medal book. 

The Robinson results will be available after Thanksgiving (unfortunately, some 4th grade classes won't be able to vote until next week). State-wide winners aren't determined until May 1, 2013.

 
 
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Congratulations to the 2012 state-wide California Young Reader Medal winners:
  • Picture Book winner: I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll (E NOL) --> also the Robinson winner
  • Picture Book for Older Readers winner: Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine (E LEV) --> also the Robinson winner
  • Intermediate winner: Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth (PB HAW)
Click here to see the full list of winners.

The nominees for the next school year were announced in February:

Primary
A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker (E BEC)
Bats at the Libraryby Brian Lies (E LIE)
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania (E RAN)
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian (E SCI)
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems (RL 1 WIL)

Books for Older Readers
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis (636.7092 DEN)
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss (92 EDM)
The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco (E POL)

Intermediate
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff (PB GIF)
The Giant Slayer by Iain Lawrence (FIC LAW)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (FIC LIN)

 
 
Next (school) year's California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) nominees were announced February 1. Every year, in the library, we read the nominees for the Primary and Picture Books for Older Readers categories; the Intermediate category books are for independent reading.
PRIMARY (Grades K-3)
On Meadowview Street written and illustrated by Henry Cole. Greenwillow Books, 2007.
Let's Do Nothing written and illustrated by Tony Fucile. Candlewick Press, 2009. (E FUC)
The Odd Egg written and illustrated by Emily Gravett. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated written by Florence Heide. Illustrated by Sylvia Van Clief. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009. (E HEI)
I Need My Monster written by Amanda Noll.  Illustrated by Howard McWilliam. Flashlight Press, 2009.
PICTURE BOOK FOR OLDER READERS (Grades 4 and up)
Goal!
written by Mina Javaherbin. Illustrated by A.G. Ford. Candlewick Press, 2010. (E JAV)
Henry's Freedom Box written by Ellen Levine. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Scholastic Press, 2007. (E LEV)
Wabi Sabi written by Mark Reibstein. Illustrated by Ed Young. Little, Brown & Co., 2008. (E REI)
INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-6)
Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning
by Danette Haworth.  Walker & Co., 2008.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008. (PB LOO)
The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Conner. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009.