Young Hoosier Book Award


Young Hoosier 2017-18!

They are on their way!  They should be ready for you to check out by mid-August.  Created to celebrate the joy of books and reading, each year a Picture Books and Intermediate list is created.  As students read, they get to help select the winner! 

Read 12 Picture Books by April 25 & you can vote for your favorite!

Read 5 Intermediate Titles by April 25 & you can vote!

See Mrs. Flatter for ballots in March or April.

Young Hoosier Picture Books


The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

The Bear Report by Thyra Heder

Dragon and Captain by P.R. Allabach

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll

Finders Keepers by Keiko Karsza

Float by Daniel Miyares

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! by Elise Parsley

Izzy & Oscar by Allison Estes

Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman

Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman

Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar

Little Red's Riding Hood by Peter Stein

Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins

Night Animals by Gianna Marino

A Penguin Named Patience by Suzanne Lewis

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews

Tuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Montalvan

We Forgot Brock by Carter Goodrich

Weird and Wild Animal Facts by Jessica Loy

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Rafe and Susan Tuma

Young Hoosier Intermediate


Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertram

Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Fast Break by Mike Lupica

Finder, Coal Miner Dog by Alison Hart

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff

My Diary From the Edge of the World by Jodi Lyn Anderson

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Project Alpha by D.J. MacHale

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm

The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lour Hamer, the Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

And The Winner Is....


Young Hoosier 2016-17

Picture Books


For the State of Indiana

Picture Books


Young Hoosier Success!

We are so excited!  In our third year of promoting the Young Hoosier Books after several years of quietness, Shenandoah Elementary School had 179 students meet the requirements to vote!

Thank you Henry County REMC for helping us restart this program!

Thank you to everyone who purchased from the book fair both last year and this year.  Young Hoosier is now self-funded via our Book Fairs!!

New titles coming soon...

Young Hoosier 2015-16

And the Winners Are...

For Shenandoah Elementary School

Picture Books


For the State of Indiana

Picture Books


Indiana Students Have Spoken And The 2014-15 Winner is....
Picture Books- Creepy Carrots

Intermediate- Wonder