|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.
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
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.
FRA Children’s Book Award