SSYRA Program (3rd – 5th Grade)

   Sunshine State Young Readers Award   

2017 – 2018

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The Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading program for students. 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. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

At TCE, 3rd 4th and 5th grade students earn incentives for participating.

3 Books Read – students vote in April for their favorite book
5 Books Read – students earn a first level prize
10 Books Read – students earn a second prize
15 Books Read – students earn a reading medal, are invited to an end of year party and are eligible to tryout for the TCE Battle of the Books team.

Students may tryout for the Battle of the Books team in April if they have read all fifteen books.  The Battle of the Books team consists of five players and two alternates.  The team travels to a nearby location in May to compete and test their knowledge against other elementary schools in St. Johns County.

 The 2017 – 2018 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award books are:

Allie First at Last by Angela Cervantes

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by L. Yep & J. Ryder

Framed by James Ponti

The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

Maxi’s Secret by Lynn Plourde

My Brother the Superhero by David Solomons

Night of the Living Worms by Dave Coverly

Pugs of the Frozen North by P. Reeve and S. McIntyre

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks

Teddy Mars Almost a Record Breaker by Molly Burnham

 The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan and Mike Lane

A Whole New Ballgame by

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Willy Maykit in Space by Greg Trine