If you are looking for a good book to read why not check out the Young Hoosier Book Award nominees? The Aurora Public Library District is proud to offer many of the titles on the YHBA list. The 2018-2019 complete list of YHBA books can be found by clicking here
Why choose a YHBA book?
- The “Young Hoosier Book Award” is a program that is sponsored by the Indiana Library Federation.
- YHBA books are titles that are chosen by a panel of teachers, librarians and students all across Indiana.
- There are 3 categories: Picture, Intermediate and Middle Grade.
- 20 titles are chosen for each category.
YHBA Picture Books:
Books in the Picture book category are books that are for children in grades K-2.
by Dan Santat
“Are We There Yet?” is a question that every parent has heard if they have taken a long car ride with their children. “Are We There Yet?” is a great story that shows the power of imagination. A young boy is very bored on a long car trip with his parents. Suddenly through his imagination he is no longer in a car. His imagination transports him back in time to a land of dinosaurs and ancient adventures.
by Jef Czekaj
This picture book is a silly tale about two dogs who are tricked into raising a baby bird as if it were a puppy.
YHBA Intermediate Books:
Books in the intermediate category are books that are intended for children in grades 3-6
by Dan Gutman
What would it be like to get a picture and a recording of Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address? A group of students go back in time to find out!
by Barbara O’Connor
A young girl discovers that family does not always mean the people you are related to by blood. She discovers that people will love you for being you with the help of a very special dog.
YHBA Middle Grade Books:
Books in the middle grade category are books that are intended for children in grades 6-8
by Lauren Wolk
A story of courage and compassion.
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
A 12 year old girl suddenly finds her family divided when the Berlin Wall is built.