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 17th 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:
2016 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS
3rd – 5th Grade
Winner : The Mischievians by William Joyce
Honor : Hoop Genius by John Coy and Joe Morse
6th – 8th Grade
Winner : Athlete Vs Mathlete by W.C. Mack
Honor : Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
Teen Readers’ Choice
Winner : The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Honor : Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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
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 White, Full Color)
Pelican 2 (Black and White, Full Color)