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Louisiana Young Readers' Choice

We are excited to announce the 2014 Louisiana Readers’ Choice winners! Press Release

3rd – 5th Grade
Winner: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits.
Honor: The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy.

6-8th Grade
Winner: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans.
Honor:  The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen.

9-12th Grade 
Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Honor: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Now entering its 15th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure. The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library with additional support from the following:  




Promotional materials, including posters, brochures, bookmarks, and seals for award books, are available free of charge beginning in August, while supplies last. Promotional Print Materials may be ordered by downloading and filling out this order form and e-mailing the form to Tracy LeDoux at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or faxing to 225-342-3547.

LOGO Click here for reproducible images of the LYRC SEAL black and white or  color. You are welcome to use these logos to promote the LYRC program at your library or school.
Pelican 1 (Black and WhiteFull Color)
Pelican 2 (Black and WhiteFull Color)


How to VOTE

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Cast your Vote:

Paper Ballot Sheets (To download and print for students to vote)

* Voting Machine information at the bottom of page


Suggest A Title For LYRC

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 Suggestions for LYRC Titles


2015 LYRC 6-8 Study Guides and Additional Resources

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2015 6-8th Grade Title List Study Guides and Additional Resources

1. Anyway*: *A Story about Me with 138 footnotes, 27 exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti by Arthur Salm

Study Guide

2. Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand by Eric LeGrand

Publisher's Discussion Guide

Official Book Trailer

3. A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole by Carolyn Cinami Decristofano, illustrations by Michael Carroll

Study Guide

4. Buddy by M. H. Herlong

Publisher's Classroom Guide

Official Book Trailer

5. Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Study Guide

6. Double by Jenny Valentine

7. Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

Publisher's Discussion and Teacher's Guide

Official Book Trailer

8. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher's Discussion Guide

Official Book Trailer

9. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Publisher's Guide for Discussion and Classroom Use

Official Book Trailer

10. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Publisher's Discussion Guide

11. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Publisher's 38 Page Teacher's Guide

Book Trailer

12. Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

Publisher's Discussion Guide



Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice 2015 Program

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(Teens read titles on the 2015 list during the 2014 calendar year)

2015 Annotated Title List

Plain PowerPoint

PowerPoint with book trailers linked to YouTube

Consideration List

Free Promotional Materials Order Form

Paper Ballot of Titles

The 2015 Louisiana Teen Choice website is under construction. We will link to it as soon as it is available.


LYRC Talking Books and Braille Services

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Talking Book and Braille Services for LYRC Participants

LYRC Selection Criteria

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Selection Criteria for the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award
Eligibility of Books