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.