NYSRA Charlotte Award-2014 Charlotte Ballot-UPDATE!


2016 Charlotte Ballot


The 2014 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Awards.


2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Primary Grades Winner


Salina Yoon for Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story

Published in 2012 by Walker Children’s Publishing.


2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Intermediate Grades Winner


Dorothy Hinshaw Patent for Dogs on Duty:  Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Published in 2012 by Walker Children’s Publishing.


2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Middle School Winner


R. J. Palacio for Wonder

Published in 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.


2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award High School Winner


Marissa Meyer for Cinder

Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

New York State Reading Association Youth Book Blog


 Past Winners (1990-present)


New York State Reading Association

2014 Charlotte Award Ballot


      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.  Ballots must be received by April 15, 2014.  Votes will be tallied, and winners will receive their awards at the Annual NYSRA Conference in October 2014.


l  Students may have the books read to them or read the books on their own to become qualified voters.

l  Students are encouraged to read all of the titles in a category, but it is not a requirement. 

l  Students may read books in more than one category and vote in each category.

l  Each reader is entitled to one vote in one or more categories.

l  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.



l  VISIT the Charlotte Award Blog at www.charlotteaward.wordpress.com for resources related to each title on the ballot and reviews of the books.

l  USE the books in your school's morning or DEAR program.

l  INVITE a member of the Charlotte Award Committee to come to your school or library to talk about the books and the ballot process.

l  DISPLAY the books in a special spot in the library; tally the votes on a display chart.

l  START a “Charlotte Award Book Club” for students and/or teachers.

l  ASK your parent/teacher organization to help purchase books for your school library.

l  USE the titles in your family reading program or hold a Charlotte Award family event.

l  HAVE older students read the books aloud to younger students.

l  CREATE a Charlotte Award shelf in the library displaying past winners.  Contact us for award stickers for the winners.

l  CELEBRATE the Charlotte Award nominations in your literature circles.

l  CREATE artwork and other digital projects to showcase Charlotte.  Send them to the Charlotte committee to be shared online.

l  INVOLVE the community library, bookstore, preschools, senior citizens, local reading councils, etc.


Submit votes in one of these ways:

By online survey before April 15.

Librarian or teacher: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NXLH5J3

Individual student:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z9Q9H7P


By mail before April 10.

Liz Yanoff c/o The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

By email before April 15. acarcny@gmail.com

For more information about the 2014 Charlotte Award, please contact Liz Yanoff at acarcny@gmail.com


For information on submitting books for the 2016 Charlotte award (books published in 2013-2014, please contact Karen Kondrick at nysra.charlotte@gmail.com

Award winners will be posted on the NYSRA website: www.nysreading.org as soon as possible after the voting deadline.


2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Committee

Stan Cianfarano, Debbie Dermady, Karen Kondrick, Eileen LaSpaluto, Caterina Stanczuk, Helen Stuetzel, Dawn Sweredoski, Ellen Wilcox, Liz Yanoff

The Charlotte Award Committee considers books that are published for readers up to young adult selections.

We welcome submissions of books that publishers would like us to consider.