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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 reading experiences for Indiana school children.

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. 


YHBA Results


The 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award results are in and our winners are:

For the Picture Book category - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with 9,805 votes out of 43,525 votes
For the Intermediate Book category - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein with 1,048 votes out of 8,155 votes
For the Middle Grades category - Unbreakable by Kami Garcia with 207 votes out of 2,081 votes

Thank you to all those who submitted your votes!



Please click here for the 2016-2017 YHBA Nominees




Attention: YHBA will NOT be holding a t-shirt contest this year.



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 debbie.acord@gmail.com()  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." 


YHBA Products


Support the Young Hoosier Book Award Program by purchasing promotional products. You may now purchase YHBA products online by clicking on the "Online Store" tab at the top of the homepage. At this time the print form for YHBA products is unavailable. Please go to the "Online Store" under "Site Features." To view pictures of products or to place an online order, go to https://ilfonline.site-ym.com/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=276844&ftr=

Download the Young Hoosier Book Award Program Materials Order Form

Please be aware that YHBA products are now shipped on Wednesday's ONLY.

2018-2019 YHBA Nomination Form


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2016-2017 Nominees PDF (173.93 KB) Administration 3/29/2016
2015-2016 YHBA Nominees PDF (81.94 KB) Administration 5/13/2015
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