Third Annual TIS Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award Challenge

The International School Library Media Center is sponsoring its third annual Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award Challenge. Help choose the winner of the 2011 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award (BCCCA).

The Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award is an annual book award sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in honor of Oregon’s own children’s book author, Beverly Cleary. The purpose of this award is to highlight quality literature students may not find on their own and are not necessarily the popular best sellers. Readers may participate in voting for the 2011 winner by reading at least two of the six books nominated.

TIS students who read, or are read to, all six (6) books nominated for the award will meet the challenge! (Audiobooks are fine, too.) These students will be recognized for their achievement at a celebration on April 14, 2011 in the TIS gymnasium.

Multiple copies of the books will be available in the school library for checkout.  These books are also sure to be available at your local public library or your favorite book store.  As the books are always in high demand, please plan ahead. Copies of many favorite Beverly Cleary novels will be on display in the library during the BCCCA Challenge.  Students who would like a challenge beyond the 6 nominated titles are invited to read from Beverly Cleary’s collection of books.

The challenge runs from January 3 through April 8, 2011.  Students who wish to participate must turn in completed Progress Tracker forms by April 08, 2011. Students will vote for their favorite book during library class no later than April 7, 2011.

More information is available about Beverly Cleary and the Challenge on the Library Media Center webpage located under Parent Resources. Please contact Tamara if you have any questions.

Happy Reading!
Tamara Fornell, Librarian,