Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award

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.
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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: kantikajian@cvcable.net
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lease 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:

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Back of the Bus
Written by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Philomel  978-0399250910   www. aaron-reynolds.com   www.floydcooper.com

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In the Wild
Written by David Elliott, Illustrated by Holly Meade
Candlewick  978-0763644970   www.davidelliottbooks.com

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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

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Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Written by Carol Buckley, Illustrated with photos
Putnam Juvenile  978-0399254437  www.carolbuckley.com

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Three Hens and a Peacock
Written by Lester L. Laminack, Illustrated by Henry Cole
Peachtree Publishers  978-1561455645  www.lesterlaminack.com   www.henrycole.net

 To find out how to borrow a set of these books, check with your local reading council.
 A large packet of ideas and activities that are aligned with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts will be available in late September 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

Download a ballot with book images:  pg_ballot3_15  
Download an 8.5×11 poster: PGposter_o_15

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? kantikajian@cvcable.net