Charlotte Award

We get to vote for the Charlotte Award nominees!

I am so excited!

Charlotte Award

Named for the main character in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, the purpose of the Charlotte Award is to encourage students to read outstanding literature and ultimately become life-long readers. Additionally, the award recognizes the authors and illustrators of such literature. Students in New York State will read titles on the ballot and vote for their favorites. Votes were tallied, and the 2010 winners received their awards at the Annual NYSRA Statewide Conference.

2010 Winners:                                                                                                        There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Williams                                                            Stolen by Peg Kehret                                                                                                 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • Students may have the books read to them or read the books on their own to become qualified voter
  • Students are encouraged to read all titles in a category, but it is not a requirement. Students may read books in more than one category.
  • Each reader is entitled to one vote in one or more categories.
  • An adult in a classroom or library setting must monitor voting procedures, and should submit one ballot from each participating classroom or library that indicates the number of votes for each title.

2012 Nominees are: 


  1. Wow. I've only read one of those. Guess I need to visit the library more often.

  2. I don't recognize any of those books. I'll have to check them out. Have fun voting!

    Grade ONEderful

  3. Those all look like great reads. I'll have to check out the library. Thanks for sharing!



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