SSYRA Junior (K – 2nd Grade)

Sunshine State Young Readers Award JUNIOR  2017-2018


The SSYRA Jr. program is a statewide reading program for kindergarten through second grade students. The mission of the SSYRA Jr. program is to develop students’ interest in reading for pleasure by exposing them to a wide range of appropriate literature. Sunshine State Jr. books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to listen to these books read to them, read them in a small group setting, or read independently to develop skills in fluency and comprehension.

TCE’s SSYRA Jr. program will start at Timberlin in January.  A few of the titles will be read to kindergarten, first and second grade classes as they visit the media center.  Students will have access to all the books with a small grade level library that will travel from room to room.  In April students will celebrate the program in the media center by voting for their favorite book, participating in book discussions and creating something artistic relating to one or more of the books.

 The 2017 – 2018 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Jr. books

A.D.A. Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabely

Douglas, You Need Glasses by Ged Adamson

Ferocious Fluffity by Erica Perl

Let Me Finish by Minh Le

March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper

My Life in Pictures by Deborah Zemke

My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovee

Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Deedy

The Story Book Knight by Helen Docherty

There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins

Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie

We Forgot Brock by Carter Goodrich

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen