Sunshine State Young Readers Award
2018 – 2019
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 March 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 on May 1st to compete and test their knowledge against other elementary schools in St. Johns County.
The 2018 – 2019 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award books are:
The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) by Jackson Pearce
Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
I Love you, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Lemons by Melissa Savage
Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper
Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson
Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen
The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston
A True Home by Kallie George
Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero
Wish by Barbara O’Connor