Sunshine State Young Readers

  • Sunshine State Young Readers' Award:

    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program includes SSYRA JUNIOR for grades Kindergarten – 2nd and SSYRA for Grades 3rd – 5th. Each program presents a collection of fifteen books chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students participating in the programs and meeting the minimum requirements for books read are eligible to vote for their favorite book. The author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.

     

    SSYRA Junior (Grades Kindergarten – 2nd):

    The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Jr. program is intended to develop student interest in reading for pleasure by exposing them to a wide range of appropriate literature. Sunshine State Jr. books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to listen to these books read to them, read them in a small group setting, or read independently to develop skills in fluency and comprehension. 

    Students will be eligible to vote in the spring after listening/reading at least three of the books.  The winning author and illustrator will be recognized at the annual FAME conference.  

    click here to visit the SSYRA Jr. site

    click here to see SSYRA Jr. K - 2 Book List for 2016-2017

     

    SSYRA (Grades 3rd – 5th):

    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a collection of fifteen books chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to read at least 3 of the 15 books to be eligible to vote for their favorite book. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.

    In addition, students reading 10 or more "Sunshine Books" are also qualified to try out for the Ward-Highlands Book Bowl Team. 

    click here to visit the SSYRA site

    click here to see SSYRA 3 - 5 Book List for 2016-2017