Students in Grades 3-8 are encouraged to take part in the Sunshine State Young Readers Award program! Each school year, 15 fiction chapter books are hand selected by a committee of statewide Media Specialists. Those 15 books comprise the year’s SSYRA collection. Once a student reads at least 3 of the SSYRA books, he/she becomes eligible to vote on the book they liked the best. At the end of the year, all votes throughout the state of Florida are tallied and one of the books is declared the winner of that year’s SSYRA program! Each year, St. Johns County also holds Battle of the Books, a competition that tests students’ knowledge of the year’s SSYRA books. Students who read 10 or more of the current year’s SSYRA books are eligible for VRA’s two Battle of the Books team (determined by book quizzes).
Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2017-2018, Grades 3-5
Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2017-2018, Grades 6-8