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April - June 2013     VOLUME 17 ISSUE 2
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2013-2014 SSYRA Lists

Students read nominated books for a chance to vote on the best one.
Linda Goff

2013-14 Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award lists

     Florida school media specialists have nominated titles for this year’s SSYRA program. Students who read at least three of the nominated books have a chance to vote for their favorite. The winning title will be announced in May.

Here are the nominated titles for Grades 3-5:
Angleberger, Tom. Fake mustache, or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S.
Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind. Amulet Books, 2012.
Applegate, Katherine. One and Only Ivan. Harper, 2012.
Breitrose, Prudence. Mousenet. Disney/Hyperion Books, 2011.
Carman, Patrick. Floors. Scholastic Press, 2011.
Cheng, Andrea. The Year of the Book. Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
Crum, Shutta. Thomas and the Dragon Queen. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Graff, Lisa. Double Dog Dare. Penguin/Philomel Books, 2012.
Kelly, Katie. Melonhead. Random House/Delacorte, 2009.
Lord, Cynthia. Touch Blue. Scholastic Press, 2010.
MacLachlan, Patricia. Waiting for the Magic. Simon and Schuster – Atheneum, 2011.
Mass, Wendy. The Candymakers. Little Brown, 2010.
Rocklin, Joanne. The Five Lives of our Cat Zook. Amulet Books, 2012.
Scattergood, Augusta. Glory Be. Scholastic, 2012.
Trivas, Tracey. Wish Stealers, The. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, 2010.
Whitesides, Taylor. Janitors. Shadow Mountain, 2011.

Here are the nominated titles for grades 6-8:
Buckingham, Royce. The Dead Boys. Penguin/Putnam, 2010.
Cochrane, Mick. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies. Random House/Yearling, 2009.
Fagan, Deva. Circus Galacticus. Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, 2011.
Gosselink, John. Free Thaddeus. Amulet Books, 2010.
Hiaasen, Carl . Chomp. Random House/Knopf , 2012.
Hunt, Lynda. One for the Murphys. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, 2012.
Lu, Marie. Legend. Penguin/Putnam, 2011.
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillian/Feiwel & Friends, 2012.
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince. Scholastic, 2012.
Palacio, R.J. Wonder. Random House/Knopf, 2012.
Price, Lissa. Starters. Random House/Delacorte Press, 2012.
Schmidt, Gary. Okay For Now. Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 2011.
Silberberg, Alan. Milo --Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze. Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, 2011.
Sullivan, Laura. Under the Green Hill. Macmillian/Henry Holt, 2010.
Yee, Lisa. Warp Speed. Scholastic Press/Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011.