The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school students. 


Young Hoosier Book Award Participation & Voting

Voting Eligibility

Students in Indiana are eligible to read and vote on Young Hoosier Books if they have access to at least *12 of the nominated titles.

*The 12 book requirement only applies to the picture books*

Students may only vote in one eligible program, either their school or public library.

Eligibility Notes for Consideration
For situations of differentiation, adults may allow students to read from a different list. Please be aware that reading from a list above the intended level may have content that is not recommended for younger students. Students may either read or listen to nominated titles to count toward voting requirements. 


YHBA Participation and Voting Guide
Picture Book Resource Sheets
Picture Book Activity Guides
Intermediate Resource Guides
Middle Grade Resources
2024-25 Annotated List
2024-25 List
Battle of the Books Request Form
Nominate a Title Form - Nominations are now closed 
Volunteer Sign Up



The deadline to vote is May 1. Winners are typically announced between May 5 - 8

Middle Grade and Intermediate Voting QR Codes





*The picture book voting ballot can be found in the participation and voting guide linked above*


Congratulations to the 2022 - 2023 YHBA Winners!

Picture Book Winners
Intermediate Winners
Middle Grade Winners