After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates the joys of reading for pleasure.
Children and teens, aged 4 to 18, nominate the titles and vote for the winners.Â To vote, kids must read or listen to at least 3 of the nominated books. Voting takes place in April, so it’s time to read!
Printable PDFs of this year’s nominated books:
- Young Readers (PK – 2nd grade, ages 4-7)
- ChildrenÂ (grades 3-6, ages 8-12)
- TeensÂ (grades 7-12, ages 13-18)
More information on how to get involved is available on the 3 Apples webpage.
Other Children’s Choice Awards
Many other states & countries have children’s choice book awards and it’s fun to check out what’s popular elsewhere.
- Nutmeg Book Award (Connecticut)
- Texas Bluebonnet Award
- Georgia Peach Award
- Pacific Northwest Library Association YRCA
- KOALA – New South Wales, Australia
- YABBA – Victoria, Australia
- and many more….