Volunteer State Book Award
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. Starting in 2012-2013, the Volunteer State Book Award will have four divisions--Primary (Pre-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 2012-2013 year.
Some races were very close. There were times while counting the ballots that other titles were ahead in the count, and we felt that title would be the final winner. However, after every vote was tallied, these titles are the ones that proved to be the winners as voted by the students across Tennessee.
We are so glad for the participation in the program and hope that we have even more ballots to count next year!
Nubs by Major Brian Dennis, with Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Runners-Up: (in order)
Even Monster Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot
Chalk by Bill Thompson
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Pout-Pout fish by Deborah Diesen
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The Sinking of the Titanic by Janet Tarshis
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Justin Case by Rachel Vail
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
Middle School Division:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Matched by Ally Condie
Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson
High School Division:
Matched by Ally Condie
I am Number Four by Petticus Lore
Jane by April Linder
Someone Everybody Listens to by Suzanne Supplee
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The VSBA winners for 2011-2012:
VSBA PowerPoints in .pptx format:
VSBA PowerPoints in .pdf format:
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.
Bound to Stay Bound Winners
To help promote the Volunteer State Book Award and increase participation at schools, Bound to Stay Bound Books generously donates three books sets each year. The winners are chosen by random from participating schools. The winners for 2010 were:
The Vounteer State Book Award would like to thank Bound to Stay Bound for its continued support of our award.
The VSBA winners for 2010-2011 were: