Sunshine State Young Reader Award Winners

'18-'19 Junior Sunshine State Young Reader Award

Each year, media specialists across the state of Florida come together to choose books they deemed worthy of a Sunshine State Young Reader Award.

FAME has chosen books for students in grades K-2.

This year's titles are:

After The Fall by Dan Santat

Be Quiet by Ryan T. Higgins

CatStronauts by Drew Brockington

Escargot by Dashka Slate  

Fergus And Zeke by Kate Messner

Hilde Cracks The Case: Hero Dog! by Hilde Lysiak

I Am Not A Chair! by Ross Burach

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwell

The Last Firehawk: The Ember Stone by Katrina Charman

The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynnolds

Noodleheads Are The Future by Tedd Arnold, Mitch Weiss, & Martha Hamilton

Prince Ribbit by Jonathan Emmet

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna The Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees

You Don't Want A Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman

'18-'19 Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books

Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to read the following books.

This year's list is as follows:

Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned As A Superspy) by Jackson Pearce
Edge of Extinction: Ark Plan by Laura Martin 790L, 16 pts
The Great Treahouse Waby Lisa Graff  890L, 7 pts.
Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George
I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Lemons by Melissa Savage
Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper 600L, 7 pts.
Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen 620L, 10 pts
Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson 540L, 5 pts.
Podkin One-ear by Kieran Larwood 830L, 11 pts.
The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston
Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero
Welcome To Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein 690L, 10 pts.
Wish by Barbara O'Connor 850L, 11 pts.
Zoey And Sassafras: Dragons And Marshmallows by Asia Citro
6th-8th grade Sunshine State Young Reader Award books:
Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to read the following books.
This year's list is as follows:
Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
A Crack In The Sea by H. M. Bouwman
Curse Of The Boggin by DJ Machale 580L, 11 pts.
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
Eureka Key by Sarah Thomson
Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore 660L, 18 pts.
First Rule Of Punk by Celia C. Perez 670L, 12 pts.
Forest Of Wonders by Linda Sue Park 700L, 14 pts.
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix 840L, 23 pts.
Ghost by Jason Reynolds 730L, 11 pts.
Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst 
How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me From Robots, Traitors, And Missy by Jennifer Brown 750L, 12 pts.
Restart by Gordon Korman 730L, 14 pts.
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan 810L, 17 pts.
Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks 750L, 15 pts.