Welcome to the New SSYRA Online Home
We are proud to join the main FAME website and look forward to using the capabilities of the new site to make this an interactive and aesthetically-pleasing home to the SSYRA program which is sponsored by FAME and the Florida Department of Education.
To that end you will be seeing a host of new files available for download (including sticker labels for books, voting materials, brochures, bookmarks and much more), but you must be a FAME member to access them. The sad truth is that FAME needs your help today to maintain the services we have all taken for granted. We will endeavor to continue to improve our offerings to ensure you feel your tax-deductible membership is worth it. On behalf of the SSYRA committee, we look forward to seeing everyone at this year's FAME conference.
2013-14 New lists are Out
Watch this spot for more information. Click here to view them now!
Announcing the 2013 Winners of the SSYRA Award
There was a clear winner in the grades 3 to 5 voting! The Familars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson out-magic-ed the rest of a strong pack of books!
In grades 6 to 8, the winner was decided by a handful of votes! But in the end the adventure of Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby survived the fierce competition, in addition to the pythons and alligators of the Everglades!
Who will win next year? With the strong array of books available, (click here to view them now) it is impossible to predict! Congratulations to the authors of this year's winning SSYRA books, and a big thank you to all the students who read and voted and to their librarians and teachers who supported the program!
Download the SSYRA 2013 Grades 3 to 5 winner poster: [.pdf] [.pub]
Download the SSYRA 2013 Grades 6 to 8 winner poster: [.pdf] [.pub]
Download a customizable voting certificate here: [Grades 3 to 5] [Grades 6 to 8]
Read Something Great? It's Time to Nominate!
Would you like to suggest future SSYRA titles for consideration? If so, fill out this updated form with information about the book. All titles received before June 1st, 2013 that qualify will be considered for the forthcoming year's list. Please remember titles must:
- Be Fiction.
- Have an author who lives in North America.
- Be appropriate for students from all around Florida in grades 3 to 5 and/or 6 to 8.
- Have a Copyright Date of 2010 or Later.
The New SSYRA Logo is Here!
You've asked for a simple logo that captures the joy of being a Florida reader. Here it is. Below are .jpgs of the new SSYRA logo in black and white and color. Feel free to use them to promote the program and thanks for being an SSYRA supporter!
The Annotated 2012-2013 SSYRA Lists!
Click below to download printable and/or editable cataloging or one-sheet book lists for the 2012-2013 SSYRA titles now with updated Reading Level, Reading Counts, Accelerated Reader, and Lexile Information. Annotated lists are also available. Thanks for being a part of FAME and the SSYRA program!
Feel free to customize the one-sheet lists for your library! Looking for activities and resources, login and click here for elementary (grades 3-5) or here for middle school (grades 6-8).
And Now a Word to Our Sponsors:
Thank you for helping us keep the program going! Here are just a few of the people who have come on board to date as SSYRA sponsors:
- · The Lawhon Family
- · Hope & Cary Cliff
- · Molly Godley
- · The Weidle Family
- · The Miller Family
- · The Lippert Family
- · Sea Gate Elementary PTO
- · The Castillo Family
- · The Gurevitch Family
- · The Trebilcock Family
**Interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the SSYRA Chair Laurie Arnez, at: Arnezla@collierschools.com
The SSYRA program is facilitated through your child's school. In most cases the school library media specialist administers the program, registers the school, and organizes voting. Please see your school librarian to ask how your child can get involved in the SSYRA program.