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2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Book Award Winners

Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Awards

 Preschool:                Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman & Jay Fleck             

 Primary:                   Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich

 Intermediate:         SumoKitty by David Biedrzycki

       

                   


Keystone to Reading Secondary Book Awards

Middle School:                  Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

High School:                       Internment by Samira Ahmed

                                               


Submitting a Book To Be Reviewed For The Award

The Keystone to Reading Book Awards has two divisions, Elementary and Secondary.

The elementary division considers books from preschool through Grade 6. There are three subdivisions – preschool, primary, and intermediate. We would gladly consider books from publishers and authors. We would like to have submissions of books published within the last year by January as we start compiling lists in February. Please send submissions for the elementary award to this address:  Rose Cappelli, 147 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355

The secondary division is for students in middle and high school. The book needs to have been published within the last year. In order to have a book reviewed, the publisher/or author sends a copy to the Keystone to Reading Chair–for 6-8 or 9-12th grades that is:

Grades 6-8:  Emily Reed, 127 Stoney Run Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019

Grades 9-12:  Aileen Hower. 240 Smeach Driver, Hanover, PA 17331

At least two reading educators read and rate the book, and then the committee reviews those books with ratings of 8 and above on a 10 point scale.

Thank you for your interest!


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