2013 Winner: Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
An award created by OASL (then OEMA) named after Beverly Cleary. Children of all ages may vote for their favorite from a list of nominated books.
The Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award (BCCCA), sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries (then the Oregon Educational Media Association), was established in the spring of 2002.
Rationale: this award is to encourage reading by highlighting good quality literature (fiction and nonfiction) written on the second - third grade reading level, taking into account text, format and the illustrations of the books. This contest will encourage books that students may not otherwise find on their own and are not necessarily the popular best sellers.
The Book Selection Committee meets in the Spring after reading all of the nominated books. Titles may be nominated by students, teachers, librarians or other interested people. The committee is composed of school and public librarians, teachers, and others interested in Children's literature. 5-10 books are selected for the yearly nominations list. The list will be made available in the Spring of each year.
The Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Committee is taking suggestions for the next Beverly Cleary Award. Nominated books should, of course, be quality literature--fiction or nonfiction--published 3 years prior to the nomination year, and be at the third grade reading level (taking into account vocabulary, graphic support, physical layout of the books). Please send any ideas to Libby Hamler-Dupras - elfgirl@Q.com
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