Young Hoosier Book Awards

2011 - 2012 Nominees 
Picture Books K - 3

2011 - 2012 Nominees 
4 - 6

2011 - 2012 Nominees 
Middle Grades
6 - 8

Winners 1992 - 2011
Picture Books K - 3

Winners 1975 - 2011
Intermediate 4 - 6

Winners 1986 - 2011
Middle Grades 6 - 8

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.  Since 1992, the Award 
has been divided into three categories based on grade level:  
Kindergarten - 3rd grade, 4 - 6th grade and 6 - 8th grade.

Each year teachers, students, parents and media specialists submit suggestions to the Young Hoosier Book Award Committee, which is composed of AIME (Association for Indiana Media Educators) members. The Award Committee then selects twenty nominees for each category. Students take part in the process by reading a certain number of the books on the list. In April the students vote for their favorite book. Votes are then tallied and the winning illustrator and authors are presented the award at the annual AIME spring conference the following year. Their names are added to the list of winners spanning from 1975 to the present.

The library's Children’s and Young Adult Departments, have special shelving units where each year’s nominees can be found.  Ballots for voting will be available in the spring.  All votes must be in by April 10.  You can only vote one time, if your school participates and you vote there, you may not vote again at the library.