General Information about SSYRA
The 2011-2012 Sunshine State Young
Readers Award voting is now open.
March 19th - April 27th
Please go to http://www.myssyra.org/ for more information.
The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8. 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. Students are encouraged to read books that are above, on, and below their tested reading level in order to improve their reading fluency.
For more information, including the nominated books for 2011-12, and a link to the online SSYRA registration page
New member form rev. 10/08/2010 [.pdf, 1 page, 80K]
Member renewal form rev. 10/08/2010 [.pdf, 1 page, 80K]
Obi, Gerbil on the Loose by M.C. Delaney (grades 3-5)
I.Q.: Independence Hall by Roland Smith (grades 6-8)
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (grades 3-5)
Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen (grades 6-8) Thank you letter from the author.
The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret (grades 3-5)
The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson (grades 6-8)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (grades 3-5)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (grades 6-8)
CryptId Hunters by Roland Smith (grades 3-5)
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson (grades 6-8)
Escaping the Giant Wave by peg Kehret (grades 3-5)
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (grades 6-8)