The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust behind the creation of Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) Program in 1974-75. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books.
reading experiences for Indiana school children.
Book Trailers - In place of our student created t-shirt contest, we will be holding a student-created book trailer contest. Guidelines and rubric can be found below.
TeachingBooks.net is happy to provide Indiana libraries with a link to YHBA nominees along with all associated resources, such as author name pronunciation, lesson plans, book readings, author interviews, book trailers, links to websites for books, authors, illustrators, series, etc.
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017, Picture Books for Grades K-3: http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql929ja
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017, Intermediate Books for Grades 4-6: http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql9kt7a
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017, Middle Grade Books for Grades 6-8: http://www.teachingbooks.net/qlujczb
Thank you for your interest in the YHBA program and for helping to promote recreational reading among our state's students. If you have any questions about the Young Hoosier Book Award program, please feel free to contact the YHBA General Co-Chair, Valerie Bassett (Bassettv@wws.k12.in.us), Co-Chair, Debbie Acord firstname.lastname@example.org() or the Indiana Library Federation office.
Battle of the Books: Question Submission
Thanks to John Hochstetler we now have a way Indiana librarians can submit questions to be used for Battle of the Books. If you have questions you would like to submit, please click here to complete our survey and form. You must be a paid member in order to submit questions. If you are a member, please remember to login. If you are not a member but wish to become a member, please click on the "Member Services" tab at the top of the page then click "Register."
Nominations for 2018-2019 are now closed.