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Book awards: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

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Works (84)

My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce CovilleGrades 3-5, 1992
Maniac Magee by Jerry SpinelliGrades 6-8, 1992
Fudge-a-Mania by Judy BlumeGrades 3-5, 1993
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorGrades 6-8, 1993
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon ScieszkaGrades 3-8, 1994
Martha Speaks by Susan MeddaughGrades K-3, 1995
The Giver by Lois LowryGrades 3-8, 1995
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene TrivizasGrades K-3, 1996
The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van AllsburgGrades 3-8, 1996
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy RathmannGrades K-3, 1997
Swamp Angel by Anne IsaacsGrades 3-6, 1997
Heart of a Champion by Carl DeukerGrades 6-8, 1997
Buz (Trophy Picture Books) by Richard EgielskiGrades K-3, 1998
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara RobinsonGrades 3-6, 1998
Spying on Miss Muller by Eve BuntingGrades 6-8, 1998
No More Water in the Tub! by Tedd ArnoldGrades K-3, 1999
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorGrades 3-6, 1999
Crash by Jerry SpinelliGrades 6-8, 1999
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav PilkeyGrades K-3, 2000
Frindle by Andrew ClementsGrades 3-6, 2000
Holes by Louis SacharGrades 6-8, 2000
No, David! by David ShannonGrades K-3, 2001
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie KellerGrades 3-6, 2001
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisGrades 6-8, 2001
A Bad Case of Stripes by David ShannonGrades K-3, 2002
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. GeorgeGrades 3-6, 2002
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson HaddixGrades 6-8, 2002
Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes by Kevin O'MalleyGrades K-3, 2003
The Butterfly by Patricia PolaccoGrades 3-6, 2003
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson LevineGrades 6-8, 2003
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen [2004] ∙ Grades 6-8 ∙ 2004
Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarlandGrades K-3, 2004
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie MyersGrades 3-6, 2004
Substitute Teacher Plans by Doug JohnsonGrades K-3, 2005
Double Fudge by Judy BlumeGrades 3-6, 2005
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniGrades 6-8, 2005
Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn BuehnerGrades K-3, 2006
Scranimals by Jack PrelutskyGrades 3-6, 2006
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne CollinsGrades 6-8, 2006
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann BrasharesYoung Adult, 2006
Skippyjon Jones [Presto-ChangeO cover] by Judy SchachnerGrades K-3, 2007
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela S. TurnerGrades 3-6, 2007
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave BarryGrades 6-8, 2007
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi PicoultYoung Adult, 2007
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthyGrades 3-6, 2008
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Grades 6-8, 2008
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert MurdockYoung Adult, 2008
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet StevensGrades K-3, 2009
Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie WattGrades K-3, 2010
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen LevineGrades 3-6, 2010
Found (The Missing, Book 1) by Margaret Peterson HaddixGrades 6-8, 2010
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsYoung Adult, 2010
Chester by Mélanie WattGrades K-3, 2011
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby LarsonGrades 3-6, 2011
The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous BoschGrades 6-8, 2011
Perfect Chemistry by Simone ElkelesYoung Adult, 2011
Shark vs. Train by Chris BartonGrades K-3, 2012
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthyGrades 3-6, 2012
The Red Pyramid by Rick RiordanGrades 6-8, 2012
Matched by Ally CondieYoung Adult, 2012
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin ScillianGrades K-3, 2013
Belly Up by Stuart GibbsGrades 3-6, 2013
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. DraperGrades 6-8, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenYoung Adult, 2013
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron ReynoldsGrades K-3, 2014
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine ApplegateGrades 3-6, 2014
Chomp by Carl HiaasenGrades 6-8, 2014
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsYoung Adult, 2014
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam RubinGrades K-3, 2015
Jake and Lily by Jerry SpinelliGrades 3-6, 2015
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan GratzGrades 6-8, 2015
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow RowellYoung Adult, 2015
The Monkey Goes Bananas by C. P. BloomGrades K-3, 2016
El Deafo by Cece BellGrades 3-6, 2016
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly HuntGrades 6-8, 2016
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. HolmGrades 6-8, 2016
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael KorytaYoung Adult, 2016
A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying (National Geographic Kids) by Jim DutcherGrades K-3, 2017
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. HolmGrades 3-6, 2017
Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonYoung Adult, 2017
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. HigginsGrades K-3, 2018
Ghosts by Raina TelgemeierGrades 3-6, 2018
Awkward by Svetlana ChmakovaGrades 6-8, 2018
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola YoonYoung Adult, 2018

Award description

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program is to promote reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to encourage teacher / librarian collaboration in young adult and children’s literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.


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