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  This program was designed to encourage young children to become enthusiastic about books by soliciting their votes for the Children's Book Award. We encourage students to read all eight of the books, but they should read at least five of them in order to vote for their favorite.

No registration necessary. Voting can begin after books have been shared with students.

Votes must be received no later than April 15. Results will be announced on the FRA web site (www.flreads.org) by May 1st and in the FRA newsletter. The winning book will be honored at the FRA Fall Conference.

The process of this award sets it apart from other awards. The co-chairs for the Children’s Book Award receive many of the most recently published picture books. They read every book sent to them, take recommendations from the FRA members, and peruse children’s bookstores and classrooms looking for great books that were published within the last 5 years.

Then 20-30 books are chosen as examples of great children's literature and presented at Florida Reading Association's Board of Directors meeting in the spring to make the final choices of only eight books. During that weekend-long meeting, the FRA Board members read and vote on their three favorites. These book choices are tallied and the final recommendations made.

Francine Swickheimer
FRA Children’s Book Award


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