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NH Statewide Readers' Choice Awards

N.H. Ladybug Book Award list

A group of NH Youth Librarians chooses ten notable picture books each year. Each November, young children in preschool through third grade vote on their favorite title.  Read these titles now and vote.

Each year, the Keene Public Library celebrates the 10 nominated titles with an afternoon of literacy activities and projects related to each book.

The 2011 winner is Memoirs of a Goldfish written Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers. A list of previous winners is available on the Ladybook Book Award Website.

Read the 10 nominees and vote in November!

N.H. Great Stone Face Award list

This award is for young readers in the fourth through the sixth grade. Students read from the group of 25 nominated titles and vote for their favorite book each April. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of quality contemporary writing, and to allow children a chance to honor a favorite author. The award is sponsored by CHILIS (Children's Librarians of New Hampshire), a section of the New Hampshire Library Association.

Big Nate wins the 2011-2012 Great Stone Face Book Award! Big Nate in a Class By Himself by Lincoln Pierce received 868 out of the 6,814 votes that were submitted.  This was a record number of votes, and nearly a 50% increase over last year’s 4,632 votes!  A full list of the voting results is available, as well as a list of all the past winners.

Read the 2012-2013 nominees now and vote for your favorite in April 2013!

N.H. Isinglass Award for Middle School Readers

The Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now sponsored by CHILIS (Children's Librarians of New Hampshire), a section of the New Hampshire Library Association. Voting is open to all New Hampshire libraries that are interested in participating and occurs in April of each year. Recommendations for the list will be accepted from any 7-8th grader in the state.

The 2012 winner is I Am Number Four by James Frey & Jobie Hughes. A list of previous winners is available on the Isinglass Award Website.

Read the 2011-2012 nominees now and vote for your favorite in April 2011!

N.H. Flume Teen Readers' Choice list for High School Readers

High School students read from a short list of 13 nominated titles. This award is different from the other NH Readers' Choice Award in that teens nominate the titles each year as well.

To be considered for the list, a nominated title must be either a work of fiction or nonfiction appealing to teens in grades 9-12 and published no earlier than two years before the year of nomination. If a nominated book is part of a series, it must be able to stand on its own.  In April, students across the state vote for their favorite book from the list of titles. 

The 2012 Flume Award winner is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. A list of previous winners is available on the Flume Website.

Read the 2012-2013 nominees now and vote in April 2011!

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