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The 2016-17 YHBA winners are:
Picture Book - Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall with 11,490 out of 49,256 votes
Intermediate Book - Sisters by Raina Telgemeier with 1,764 out of 8,649 votes
Middle Grades - The Selection by Kiera Cass with 316 out of 1,941 votes
Congratulations to our winners!

Picture book totals
Intermediate book totals
Middle Grade book totals

The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children. Tencourage 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. 

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.

Book Trailers Contest is now open! See links below to submit your book trailers.

Submission Deadline:  May 1

Middle Grade Trailer Submission



Intermediate Trailer Submission



Picture Book Trailer Submission


Number of submissions per YHBA Level per school
500 or less students- 1 entry
501-1,000 students- 2 entries
1,001- 1,500 students- 3 entries



YHBA Nomination form


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 y
ou 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.

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