Announcing the 2016 Charlotte Award Ballot!

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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent’s Award Speech, Charlotte Award Ceremony November 2014

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Charlotte Award Committee with Award Winner Salina Yoon

Committee with Salina Yoon

Most of the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Committee members with Primary Grades Award Winner Salina Yoon at the awards dinner Monday, November 10.

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Charlotte Award Dinner November 10

The New York State Reading Association will honor the 2014 award winners on November 10 at their annual conference in Syracuse.  Details about the conference are available at the NYSRA website:

http://nysreading.org/Conference/2014

We hope to see you in Syracuse!

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Celebrating the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Winners

We hope you are enjoying celebrating the winners with your students.  Here are some additional resources for the books.

Bookmark celebrating Charlotte Award winners: Winners book mark for 2014Charlotte.

TeachingBooks.net has compiled resources for all of the books here: http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?lid=4208

Penguin and Pinecone resources

We collected several resources here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/penguin-and-pinecone/

and we interviewed author Salina Yoon here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/interview-with-salina-yoon-2/

Dogs on Duty resources

dogs on duty Our resources for Dogs on Duty are here:  https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/dogs-on-duty/

and our interview with Ms. Patent is here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/interview-with-dorothy-patent-author-of-dogs-on-duty/

 

 

 

Wonder Resources

Our resources for Wonder are here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/resources-for-wonder/

Cinder Resources

Our resources for Cinder are here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/resources-for-cinder/

Our interview with Marissa Meyer is here: https://charlotteaward.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/marissa-meyer-interview/

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2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Winners

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The 2014 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Awards.

2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Primary Grades Winner

Salina Yoon for Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story

Published in 2012 by Walker Children’s Publishing.

2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Intermediate Grades Winner

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent for Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Published in 2012 by Walker Children’s Publishing.

2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Middle School Winner

R. J. Palacio for Wonder

Published in 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award High School Winner

Marissa Meyer for Cinder

Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

 

Thank you to…

  • students from across New York who voted for the 2014 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award.
  • teachers, librarians, parents, and volunteers who read the books and supported the Charlotte Award.
  • to all of the nominated authors and illustrators for sharing their great books with us and for sharing their interviews on our blog!
  • to the many publishers who sent us books to review.
  • and finally to the New York State Reading Association and the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award committee for all of their hard work to promote reading across the state.

 

2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Nominees

 

GRADES PRE K-2/PRIMARY

Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders & Creepy Insiders. Written by Anthony D.Fredericks.   Illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio . Published in 2011 by Dawn Publications.

 

Because Amelia Smiled. Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

Cloudette. Written and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Published in 2011 by Henry Holt.

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships. Written by Catherine Thimmesh. Published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

Goldilocks and Just One Bear. Written by Leigh Hodgkinson. Published in 2012 by Nosy Crow.

 

I Need My Own Country. Written by Rick Walton. Illustrated by Wes Hargis. Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

 

Jangles: A Big Fish Story. Written by David Shannon. Published in 2012 by Blue Sky Press.

 

Penguin and Pinecone. Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon. Published in 2012 by Walker.

 

Spike the Mixed Up Monster. Written by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

 

Who Has This Tail. Written by Laura Hulbert. Illustrated by Erik Brooks. Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

 

GRADES 3-5/INTERMEDIATE

Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z. Written by Alan Schroeder. Illustrated by John O’Brien. Published in 2011 by Holiday House.

 

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Published in 2012 by Walker.

 

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. Written by Peggy Thomas. Illustrated by Laura Jacques. Published in 2011 by Calkins Creek.

 

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. Written by Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Published in 2012 by Disney/Hyperion.

           

Kizzy Ann Stamps. Written by Jeri Watts. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

May B: A Novel. Written by Caroline Starr Rose. Published in 2012 by Schwartz and Wade.

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds A Civil War Hero. Written by Marissa Moss. Illustrated by John Hendrix. Published in 2011 by Abrams.

 

Same Sun Here. Written by Silas House. Illustrated by Neela Vaswani. Published in 2011 by Candlewick Press.

 

A Storm Called Katrina. Written by Myron Uhlberg. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Published in 2011 by Peachtree.

 

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. Written and illustrated by Gene Barretta. Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

 

GRADES 6-8/MIDDLE SCHOOL

Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur. Written by Tracey Fern. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Dogs of Winter. Written by Bobbie Pyron. Published in 2012 by Arthur Levine Books.

 

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology. Written by Lise Lunge-Larsen. Illustrated by Gareth Hinds. Published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin.

 

Hidden. Written by Helen Frost. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Mighty Miss Malone. Written by Christopher Paul Curtis. Published in 2012 by Random House.

A Monster Calls. Written by Patrick Ness. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Published in 211 by Candlewick Press.

 

My Brother’s Shadow. Written by Monika Schroeder. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Shadow. Written by Michael Morpurgo. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

 

Surviving the Hindenburg. Written by Larry Verstraete. Illustrated by David Geister. Published in 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press.

 

Wonder. Written by R.J. Palacio. Published in 2012 by Knopf.

 

GRADES 9-12/HIGH SCHOOL

Ashfall. Written by Mike Mullin. Published in 2011 by Tanglewood.

 

The Amazing Harry Kellar. Written by Gail Jarrow. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

 

Cinder. Written by Marissa Meyer. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

 

Freaks Like Us. Written by Susan Vaught. Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

 

The Giant and How He Humbugged America. Written by Jim Murphy. Published in 2012 by Scholastic.

 

Ice: The Amazing History of the Ice Business. Written by Laurence Pringle. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Written by Ransom Riggs. Published in 2011 by Quirk Books.

Never Eighteen. Written by Megan Bostic. Published in 2012 by Graphia.

 

October Mourning. Written by Leslea Newman. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

Wolf Mark. Written by Joseph Bruchac. Published in 2011 by TU Books.

 

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Charlotte Award Winners will be announced May 1!

We look forward to sharing the winners with you May 1.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in the NYSRA Charlotte Award this year!

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2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Nominees

GRADES PRE K-2/PRIMARY

Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders & Creepy Insiders. Written by Anthony D.Fredericks.   Illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio . Published in 2011 by Dawn Publications.

 

Because Amelia Smiled. Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

Cloudette. Written and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Published in 2011 by Henry Holt.

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships. Written by Catherine Thimmesh. Published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

Goldilocks and Just One Bear. Written by Leigh Hodgkinson. Published in 2012 by Nosy Crow.

 

I Need My Own Country. Written by Rick Walton. Illustrated by Wes Hargis. Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

 

Jangles: A Big Fish Story. Written by David Shannon. Published in 2012 by Blue Sky Press.

 

Penguin and Pinecone. Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon. Published in 2012 by Walker.

 

Spike the Mixed Up Monster. Written by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

 

Who Has This Tail. Written by Laura Hulbert. Illustrated by Erik Brooks. Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

 

GRADES 3-5/INTERMEDIATE

Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z. Written by Alan Schroeder. Illustrated by John O’Brien. Published in 2011 by Holiday House.

 

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Published in 2012 by Walker.

 

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. Written by Peggy Thomas. Illustrated by Laura Jacques. Published in 2011 by Calkins Creek.

 

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. Written by Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Published in 2012 by Disney/Hyperion.

           

Kizzy Ann Stamps. Written by Jeri Watts. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

May B: A Novel. Written by Caroline Starr Rose. Published in 2012 by Schwartz and Wade.

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds A Civil War Hero. Written by Marissa Moss. Illustrated by John Hendrix. Published in 2011 by Abrams.

 

Same Sun Here. Written by Silas House. Illustrated by Neela Vaswani. Published in 2011 by Candlewick Press.

 

A Storm Called Katrina. Written by Myron Uhlberg. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Published in 2011 by Peachtree.

 

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. Written and illustrated by Gene Barretta. Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

 

GRADES 6-8/MIDDLE SCHOOL

Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur. Written by Tracey Fern. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Dogs of Winter. Written by Bobbie Pyron. Published in 2012 by Arthur Levine Books.

 

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology. Written by Lise Lunge-Larsen. Illustrated by Gareth Hinds. Published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin.

 

Hidden. Written by Helen Frost. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Mighty Miss Malone. Written by Christopher Paul Curtis. Published in 2012 by Random House.

A Monster Calls. Written by Patrick Ness. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Published in 211 by Candlewick Press.

 

My Brother’s Shadow. Written by Monika Schroeder. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

 

Shadow. Written by Michael Morpurgo. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

 

Surviving the Hindenburg. Written by Larry Verstraete. Illustrated by David Geister. Published in 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press.

 

Wonder. Written by R.J. Palacio. Published in 2012 by Knopf.

 

GRADES 9-12/HIGH SCHOOL

Ashfall. Written by Mike Mullin. Published in 2011 by Tanglewood.

 

The Amazing Harry Kellar. Written by Gail Jarrow. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

 

Cinder. Written by Marissa Meyer. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

 

Freaks Like Us. Written by Susan Vaught. Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

 

The Giant and How He Humbugged America. Written by Jim Murphy. Published in 2012 by Scholastic.

 

Ice: The Amazing History of the Ice Business. Written by Laurence Pringle. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Written by Ransom Riggs. Published in 2011 by Quirk Books.

Never Eighteen. Written by Megan Bostic. Published in 2012 by Graphia.

 

October Mourning. Written by Leslea Newman. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

 

Wolf Mark. Written by Joseph Bruchac. Published in 2011 by TU Books.

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