THE PATRICIA GALLAGHER PICTURE BOOK AWARD IS AN ORA CHILDREN’S CHOICE ANNUAL AWARD
LAST YEAR’S WINNER!
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen with 4707 Votes out of 12,474 total votes.
STUDENTS SHOULD EACH VOTE FOR THEIR ONE FAVORITE
VOTING SHOULD TAKE PLACE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND APRIL 30.
VOTES MUST BE REPORTED BY MAY 1, 2015.
Report votes to your local council chairperson or send votes directly to:
Karen Antikajian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include totals for each book and list grade levels voting.
For a list of all Nominated Books and Winners from 1998-2012, click here: PG_Nominees and Winners_98_14
This year’s nominated books:
In the Wild
Written by David Elliott, Illustrated by Holly Meade
Candlewick 978-0763644970 www.davidelliottbooks.com
Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale
Written by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Marshall Cavendish Children 978-0761455998 www.ericakimmel.com www.studiorayyan.com
Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Written by Carol Buckley, Illustrated with photos
Putnam Juvenile 978-0399254437 www.carolbuckley.com
email@example.com What is the ORA Patricia Gallagher Book Award? The award is a children’s choice award founded in 1997. It is named for Patricia Gallagher, a retired Western Oregon professor of children’s literature who is a former president of ORA. A member of the committee since the beginning, she has reluctantly decided to retire from the committee. It is the goal of the Oregon Reading Association, a professional organization of nearly 3,000 members, to promote literacy and a love of reading. How are the books chosen? A committee of ORA leaders, school librarians, public librarians, teachers, and school administrators review and select the books. The books must be readily available in paperback, be no more than eight years old, hold an innate appeal to children, and have quality text and illustrations. They should also qualify as good read-alouds. Who may vote? Oregon school children of all ages.
When to vote? Voting will occur between September, 2014 and April, 2015. Votes must be reported by May 1, 2015. Where to vote? Voting may take place in any participating classroom, school library, or public library in the state of Oregon. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org