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Louisiana Young Readers' Choice

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 18th 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:  

   

 

2017 LOUISIANA READERS' CHOICE WINNERS

3rd – 5th Grade

Winner : Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. G. Brian Karas

Honor : I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis

6th – 8th Grade

Winner : The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 

Honor : Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana

Teen Readers’ Choice

Winner : To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Honor : Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

 

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Promotional materials, including posters, brochures, bookmarks, and seals for award books, are available free of charge while supplies last. Promotional materials may be ordered by downloading and filling out the LYRC Order Form or the Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Order Form and e-mailing the form to Katie McClelland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or faxing to 225-342-3547. You may submit your order form early but materials are not mailed out until August

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.
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LYRC 2017 - 2018 Program

E-mail Print

LYRC 2017-2018 Title List (To be read by students in 2017)

Bookmark and Poster Order Form

LYRC Program Brochure (explains the the program, prints best on legal size paper)

LYRC Brochure Full Color version

LYRC Brochure Black and White version

3-5th Grade

3-5th Title List

3-5th Annotated Title List

3-5th Grade 2018 Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

3-5th PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Most titles have booktalks in the notes sections.) Updated 3/28/17

Google Slides PowerPoint Version  links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Videos Embedded Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

3-5th Ballot of Titles 2018

6-8th Grade

6-8th Nominated Title List

6-8th Annotated Title List (updated 7/17/17, Please note one title is now out of print but available as an eBook.)

6-8th Grade 2018 Consideration List

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

6-8th PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Booktalks for each title in the notes section.) *Updated 3/28/17 

Google Slides PowerPoint Version links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Videos Embedded Part 1 and Part 2

6-8th Ballot of Titles 2018

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Nominated List  2018

Teen Bookmark and Poster Order Form

9-12th Grade

2018 LTRC Title List

2018 Annotated List 

9-12th Grade 2018 Consideration List 

Discussion Guides and Additional Book Resources

9-12th Grade 2018 PowerPoint (With links to book trailers in YouTube. Be sure to enable content. Booktalks for each title in notes section.) *Updated 3/28/17 

Google Slides Presentation with Links to YouTube Book Trailers

Google Slides Presentation with Embedded Book Trailers

2018 LTRC Paper Ballot of Titles

2018 LTRC Program Brochure

2018 LTRC Downloadable Bookmark (prints 4 to a page)

 

   

How to VOTE

E-mail Print

Voting Deadline is February 1st.

Cast your Vote:

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


* Voting Machine information at the bottom of page

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LYRC Talking Books and Braille Services

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Talking Book and Braille Services for LYRC Participants
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Suggest A Title For LYRC

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 Suggestions for LYRC Titles

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LYRC 2017 Program

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2017 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Program Nominated Book Lists

Students read these titles during 2016 and vote by February 1st, 2017.

Bookmark + Poster Order Form

Brochure for 2017 Program (looks best on legal size paper)

Grades 3-5

Annotated Title List

Consideration List

Study Guides and Additional Resources

Paper Ballot of Titles

PowerPoint (With links to book trailers embedded for every book and booktalks in notes section. Be sure to enable content.) *Updated 9/21/16

Grades 6-8

Annotated Title List

Consideration List

Study Guides and Additional Resources

Paper Ballot of Titles

PowerPoint (With links to book trailers embedded for every book and booktalks in notes section. Be sure to enable content.) *Updated 9/21/16 

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice 2017 - Please see the website, http://ltrc.state.lib.la.us/2017, for more resources.

Bookmark + Poster Order Form

Teen Readers' Choice 2017 Brochure

Annotated Title List

Consideration List

Study Guides and Additional Resources

Paper Ballot of Titles

PowerPoint with Links to Book Trailers *Updated version of the PowerPoint with more trailers loaded 8/5/16.

Printable Bookmarks

Contact Angela Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , for any program related questions.

 
   

LYRC Selection Criteria

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

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