Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. 2015–2017

The mission of the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Jr. program is to develop student 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. Students will be eligible to vote in the spring after listening/reading at least three of the books. The winning author and illustrator will be recognized at the annual FAME conference.
Announced in October.


by Kelly DiPucchio / Christian Robinson

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Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse

by Tamera Will Wissinger / Matthew Cordell

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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña / Christian Robinson

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Mother Bruce

by Ryan T. Higgins

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Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time!

by Scott McCormick / R. H. Lazzell

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by Jenny Offill / Chris Appelhans

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Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

by John Himmelman

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The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires

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The Skunk

by Mac Barnett / Patrick McDonnell

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