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Sunshine State Young Reader's  Program


The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8. The program, cosponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME), began in 1983.  In 2002-2003 there were over 1,100 public schools and 72 non-public schools participating. Over 101,000 students read enough books to qualify for voting in the statewide balloting for their favorite book for the year.  


Grades 3-5

Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Amato, Mary    

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Beaty, Andrea

 The Fast and the Furriest by Behrens, Andy  

The Trouble with Chickens by Cronin, Doreen    

The Familiars by Epstein, Adam & Jacobson, Andrew         

Tuesdays at the Castle by George, Jessica Day    

Sophie Simon Solves Them All by Graff, Lisa    

Turtle in Paradise by Holm, Jennifer    

Guinea Dog by Jennings, Patrick    

Neil Armstrong is my Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Marino, Nan    

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by O’Connor, Barbara     

Fortune’s Magic Farm by Selfors, Suzanne    

Aliens on Vacation by Smith, Clete Barrett

The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows by West, Jacqueline

President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Winston, Sherri              


Grades 6-8


 How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy  By Allen, Crystal

Wild Things By Carmichael, Clay

Happenstance Found By Catanese, P.W.

90 miles to Havana By Flores-Galbis, Enrique

The Graveyard Book   By Gaiman, Neil

Hide and Seek By Grant, Katy   

The Juvie Three By Korman, Gordon    

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading By Greenwald, Tommy

A long walk to water: Based on a True Story By Park, Linda Sue    

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X By Patterson, James    

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg By Philbrick, Rodman

My Fair Godmother By Rallison, Janette    

Lost in the River of Grass By Rorby, Ginny     

The trouble with half a moon By Vigilante, Danette    

Saint Louis By Armstrong Beach By Woods, Brenda