Florida SSYRA Battle of the Books 2018 - 2019

It's time to start putting those Sunshine State Books on hold!

The 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) books have been announced! The list for grades 3-5 has a repeat author, Lisa Graff. I don't see any of the authors on the 6-8 list as being repeat nominees. But I see a new one that has me excited!! DJ Machale!! He writes the hugely popular Pendragon series! Ronin loved that series!!

Parents and teachers, get a jump on everyone else by having your kids read a few of the titles over the summer. I have yet to see a summer reading list that does not include at least ONE SSYRA book. And the book usually includes a project to be submitted the first week of school. And how many of you have kids that wait until that last week to read the book and do the project? Based on the number of families that I see in the library scrambling to get their hands on a copy of ANY SSYRA book for that year, it seems like a lot of kids wait until the last minute. 

 So yo,

Don't procrastinate,

Don't sleep late,

or let stress escalate

SSYRA reading is postulate

In the Sunshine State

Let the words captivate


If you live in Hillsborough County and have a library card (or a student with a HAAL pass) simply click on the links below to find your titles and place your books on hold.



So what do you think about the books this year?? Any that you think your kids will want to read? Any that you want to read??

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