Young Readers Choice Award Emblem
Young Readers Choice Award Emblem


The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana underwritten by Capital One with additional support from Perma-Bound Books. The program was established in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the selection and recognition of outstanding books.

The elementary program targets grades 3-5 while the middle school program is for grades 6-8.
Many wonderful resources are available for this program to help librarians and teachers promote each year's list of books. Be sure to look at the bottom of the Louisiana Center for the Book web page for the annotated book lists, study guides for each book, PowerPoint presentations, and directions for ordering posters, seals, and bookmarks from the State Library.

Jan McGee created this video using Animoto for the 2010 Grades 3-5 book list. Jan is Coordinator of Library Programs for Ouachita Parish School System and Technology Coordinator for West Monroe High School. Click on "Full Screen" to share it with your students.