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The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children. To encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust behind the creation of Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) Program in 1974-75. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books.

2017-2018 Ballots - Voting will open April 2 and run through May 2, 2018.

2018-19 YHBA nominees
2018-19 YHBA annotations

2017-18 YHBA nominees     

2017-18 Resources (Activity Sheets)

Picture Book
Intermediate Grades  
Middle Grades 


Book Trailers - In place of our student created t-shirt contest, we will be holding a student-created book trailer contest. Guidelines and rubric can be found below.

Book Trailers Contest is now open! See links below to submit your book trailers.

Submission Deadline:  May 1

Picture Book Trailer Submission
Intermediate Trailer Submission
Middle Grade Trailer Submission

Number of submissions per YHBA Level per school
500 or less students- 1 entry
501-1,000 students- 2 entries
1,001- 1,500 students- 3 entries

Book Trailer Rubric

Book Trailer Guidelines

TeachingBooks.net is happy to provide  Indiana libraries with a link to YHBA nominees along with all associated resources, such as author name pronunciation, lesson plans, book readings, author interviews, book trailers, links to websites for books, authors, illustrators, series, etc. 

Young Hoosier Book Award, 2017-2018, Picture Books for Grades K-3: http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql929ja
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2017-2018, Intermediate Books for Grades 4-6: http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql9kt7a
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2017-2018, Middle Grade Books for Grades 6-8: http://www.teachingbooks.net/qlujczb

Thank y
ou for your interest in the YHBA program and for helping to promote recreational reading among our state's students. If you have any questions about the Young Hoosier Book Award program, please feel free to contact the Indiana Library Federation office.

Battle of the Books: Question Submission

Thanks to John Hochstetler we now have a way Indiana librarians can submit questions to be used for Battle of the Books. If you have questions you would like to submit, please click here to complete our survey and form. You must be a paid member in order to submit questions. If you are a member, please remember to login. If you are not a member but wish to become a member, please click on the "Member Services" tab at the top of the page then click "Register." If you would like a copy of the Battle of the Books questions, please fill out the form at the bottom of the Battle of the Books webpage.

YHBA Nominations are now closed.
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