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:

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)

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)