Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award

THE PATRICIA GALLAGHER PICTURE BOOK AWARD IS AN ORA CHILDREN’S CHOICE ANNUAL AWARD

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, 2014

Report votes to your local council chairperson or send votes directly to:

Karen Antikajian
PO Box 259, Cheshire, OR 97419
kantikajian@cvcable.net

For a list of all Nominated Books and Winners from 1998-2012, click here: Patricia Gallagher Nominees and Winners_98_13

This year’s nominated books:

Crazy Like Fox_sm

Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story
Written and Illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Holiday House 0823417190  www. loreenleedy.com

If I Built a Car_sm

If I Built a Car
Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Dutton 0525474005  www.chrisvandusen.com

Now and Ben_sm

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Written and Illustrated by Gene Barretta
Henry Holt & Company 0805079173    www.genebarretta.com

Those Darn Squirrels_sm

Those Darn Squirrels
Written by Adam Rubin, Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Clarion Books 978-0547007038

Visitor for Bear_sm

A Visitor for Bear
Written by Bonny Becker, Illustrated by Kady Denton
Candlewick 0763628077  www.bonnybecker.com

 
To find out how to borrow a set of these books, check with your local reading council.
 
 A 128-page packet of ideas and activities that are aligned with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts is available for $12 to cover printing and mailing. A CD of packet pages (most in Word) plus bonus materials is available WITH packets for an additional $5. This allows you to modify some of the student pages.
Questions or to order: email Karen: kantikajian@cvcable.net
 
A few copies of last year’s packet is still available for $12 (with CD – $17). A 75-page packet of background information and ideas for using books written by Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) from EERC’s January 2010 program is also available for $10 to cover printing and mailing. Download a sample page.

Download a ballot with book images          Download an 8.5×11 poster

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 not to serve in the future. 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, 2013 and April, 2014. Votes must be reported by May 1, 2014
Where to vote? Voting may take place in any participating classroom, school library, or public library in the state of Oregon.
 Questions? kantikajian@cvcable.net