Students who read or listen to at least 12 of the 20 nominees from the Picture Book list may participate in a state-wide vote to select a YHBA winner. The voting takes place in the Media Center in the spring.
Grades 4 and 5
The YHBA list of nominees contains 20 book titles covering a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Students must read at least 5 of the titles from the list to be eligible to vote for his/her favorite book. Voting is held in the Media Center and all qualified students attend a special celebration/voting party .
The Prairie Trace Media Center has multiple copies of the 20 titles, and the Carmel Clay Public library has many copies of each book.
To show that they have read a YHBA book, students may choose ONE of the following options for each book:
- Pick up a printed graphic organizer from the media center and return it to the media center when complete.
- Create something in the Makerspace.
- Complete a Reading Log.
- Complete one of the following online activities and bring the printout to the media center:
||Write an acrostic poem about one of the book's characters.
||Create a trading card for one of the book's characters.
||Create a comic of a scene from the book.
||Write a letter to the author or write a letter to a character in the book.
||Diagram the plot of the book.
||Write a postcard to a friend to describe the setting of the book.
||Create a story map about a character, the setting, conflict, or resolution.
||Create a story cube to map out the elements of the story