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    Award Book Challenges

    LH students have been encouraged to vote for their favorites in the following awards groups.  All voting deadlines have been extended and these challenges are still on! Most deadlines have been moved to June or the end of May.  Students should continue reading as many of these titles as they can! Links to the read-alouds and forms are here and on Schoology.

    Washington Library Association Awards:

    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Awards This is award is for picture books for kids K-5.  The nominations are open, committee selected, and student voted.  The WCCPBA was started in 1982.  All WA state students in public and private schools from K-3rd grade are welcome to vote.  All students at LH K-3 hear all 20 nominated books, read by their library teacher and participate in literature activities for each book. Read Alouds of all but one of these titles are available here.  K-1st grade students just need to read/hear the book. No summary is required.  Second through fifth graders can click on the logo below to see the titles and complete their summaries electronically in the linked Forms. These are the books we use for our Battle of the Books toward the end of April.

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    Towner Awards  - Towner Award books are Non-Fiction informational texts for grades 2-6.  They have open nominations, are committee selected, and the winners are student-voted.  The Towner Awar is named after Bill Towner, longtime Seattle librarian and mentor to many librarians.  Bill was an outstanding teacher-librarian who worked with thousands of students and taught them his love of literature.  Second through fifth graders can click on the logo to see the titles and complete their summaries electronically in the linked Forms.

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    OTTER (Our Time To Enjoy Reading) Awards - These books are for transitional readers --just starting chapter books or easy fiction.  Geared toward 1-3rd graders, this award has open nominations, books are committe selected, and student voted.  The idea for this award was born at nErDCamp Bellingham in February 2015 where its creators wanted to offer a chapter book award for younger kids. Third graders can click on the link below to see the titles and complete their summaries electronically in the linked Forms. 

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     Sasquatch Awards This award is for chapter books geared at 4-6th graders.  The nominations are open, books are committee-selected, and winners are student voted. Students have to read at least two of the nominees to vote. Fourth and fifth graders can click on the logo to see the titles and complete their summaries electronically in the linked Forms.

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    Pacific Northwest Library Association Awards:

     Young Reader's Choice Awards - This award has been around since 1940!  It was established by Harry Hartman, a Seattle bookseller who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.  It is the longest-running children's choice book award.  Anyone in grades 4-12 who has heard or read one of the books can vote! Fourth and fifth graders can click on the logo to see the titles and complete their summaries electronically in the linked Forms.

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    Winner of the Loyal Heights Extreme Beaver Reader Challenge is...

     Maya was extreme reading in front of a blowhole in Depoe Bay, OR over the winter break. LH Staff viewed all 31 entries and chose the most Extreme Beaver Reader!  All participants will have their READ posters displayed in the Library permanently and will receive their own copy of the print.

    girl reading in front of blowhole

    Congratulations, Maya!