YHBA Program

YHBA Program

The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing reading experiences for Indiana school children. 

Each year, a panel selects 20 nominees for each level (picture books, intermediate, and middle grades).  Throughout the year students read the nominees, and then vote for a winner in May.  Every student at Carmel Middle School is eligible to participate!  Any student who reads 5 or more of the nominees may vote.


Find more information about the YHBA program here:


2017-18 YHBA Winner

The 2017-18YHBA winner is Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt! 

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

2017-18 YHBA Nominees

Check out the 2017-18 YHBA nominees!

YHBA Contest

The YHBA contest is back! Students can earn individual prizes for reading the nominees AND one team will win a party in May! Check out the link below for more details.