It was lots of fun to celebrate this year’s Minnesota Youth Reading Awards at our  Avid Readers Breakfast in April! Thanks to everyone for encouraging your students to read the nominated titles this year.

Avid Readers Breakfast 2016
Students who read all TWELVE titles within each division were treated to the annual Avid Readers’ Breakfast in FSMN’s Gandhi Library.


Our breakfast participants were the first to hear about this year’s award recipients, announced online earlier in the week. I have posted fliers outside of the library for everyone, but please share this information with your students when you have a moment!

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards 2016

Star of The North Picture Book Award
Runners Up: Gaston & Ninja Red Riding Hood
Winner: The Day The Crayons Quit
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Awards
Div. I Runners Up: The Fourth Stall & Summer of the Wolves
Div. I Winner: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Div. II Runners Up: Counting By Stevens & The Fourth Stall
Div. II Winner: One for the Murphys

For visual presentation:


This is how the voting tallied at Friends School of Minnesota:

Star Of The North Picture Book Awards
The Day The Crayons Quit (27 votes!)
Ninja Red Riding Hood (3)
Brave Girl (1)
Blizzard (1)
Maud Hart Lovelace Division I
Fortunately The Milk (3)
Summer of the Wolves (3)
Fourth Stall (2)
Rump (1)
Maud Hart Lovelace Division II

Counting By 7’s (1)
Summer of the Wolves (1)

–Shahzore Shah, Teaching Assistant