In Illinois there are several Readers' Choice Award programs for students to read and vote each year for the best nominated book. We run a hybrid program at Highland and have all the Caudill books and some books from the two other lists. 6th graders are invited to read from the Caudill and Bluestem selections at Highland. 7th graders are invited to read from the Caudill, Bluestem, and Lincoln selections at Highland. 8th graders are invited to read from the Caudill and Lincoln selections at Highland. Want to see the books for the 2018 program? Check out the resources lists in the library catalog.
This program will run from September through February. There are several different ways to get involved in the fun:
Vote for the Caudill winner! Read 3 of this year's Caudill books between now and February 2018 in order to vote for the winning author.
Represent Highland in the Battle of the Books! The Battle of the Books will take place sometime after Caudill voting has taken place. Answer questions based on the books with lightning speed to help bring Highland glory as we compete against other area middle schools.
Go for the 10+ Club! Read ten or more of the books from Highland's combined Caudill, Bluestem, and Lincoln lists to win prizes. To be part of the 10+ club, track your own progress in the Learning Center by recording each book you read.
Read 10 books and earn an invite to the Caudill Pizza Party!