Volunteer State Book Award

Co-chairs:
Scot Smith, Oak Ridge Schools: ssmith40@utk.edu
Jeanine Akers, St. Mary's School: jakers@stmarysschool.org
Amy Dye-Reeves, Jefferson County Schools: amydyereeves@gmail.com     

Primary Committee Chair: Pat Shaffer, Nashville Public Library
Intermediate Chair:
Jamie Bevins, Knox County Schools jbevins.tasl@gmail.com
Young Adult Chair:
Karla Keesecker, Unicoi County Schools: keeseckerk@unicoischools.com

The Volunteer State Book Award is sponsored annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. Each year, children across Tennessee are asked to read books from a list of nominated titles.  The Volunteer State Book Award has four divisions--Primary (K-2nd Grade), Intermediate (Grades 3rd-5th), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).  In the spring, those students who have read or listened to at least three of the titles from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite titles. These votes are tabulated and sent to the state organization. The book with the most votes statewide wins the award. The author of the book receives a plaque and is invited to Tennessee to receive the award.


And the winners are. . .

The Volunteer State Book Award committee is proud to announce the results of the ballots submitted for the 2014-2015 year. 

Primary Division Winner (Grades K-2):



Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Peter Brown. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.

 


 

Intermediate Division Winner (Grades 3-5):



Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012.

 


 

Middle School Division Winner (Grades 5-8):



The Selection by Kiera Cass. HarperTeen, 2012.

 


 

High School Division Winner (Grades 9-12):



The Selection by Kiera Cass. HarperTeen, 2012.


Nominees

2015-2016 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee List
2016-2017 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee List

Resources



VSBA PowerPoints in PDF format: Presentations will be available soon.

Primary

Intermediate

Middle

High

VSBA PowerPoints in PPT format: Presentations will be available soon.

Primary

Intermediate

Middle

High

Goodreads

The Volunteer State Book Award nominees can be found at goodreads.com. After you register, search for Volunteer State Book Awards. You can rate and comment on the books, participate in discussions, and connect with other readers.


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