Awards for Youth

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The Great Stone Face Book Award  |  Flume Award  |  Isinglass Award  |  Ladybug Award

 


The Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.  In April, N.H. children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently-published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee.  The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite authors.

For more information, the mission statement and selection criteria are available, and you can learn more about the GSF Committee if you are interested in joining.

The winner of the 2021 Great Stone Face Award is Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick. Click here to find out the year’s full voting tally and what other titles were popular.

Nominees and Voting Materials

Click here to see the 2021-2022 selections. The Great Stone Face Committee has created booktalks for each of the 2021-2022 nominees, which can be used or adapted. Click here for the booktalk text. You can also find videos for the booktalks here.

Bookmarks are available here. Brochures coming soon.

Tips and Information for Teachers and Librarians

This information is intended to answer some of the questions that have been asked by public/school librarians and teachers, and to pass on some ideas that might help you to promote the GSF list in your library.

  1. You do not have to purchase all 20 titles.  Purchase what you can afford or what you want in your library.  Check with your local public library, which may have titles that you do not have, and encourage your students to visit their public library.
  2. Children should read the titles that are appropriate for their grade level or reading level.
  3. The GSF titles have recommended grade levels.  Since children read at varying levels, purchase titles that you feel the children can and will read.
  4. Create an eye-catching display in your library and promote the contest throughout the school year.  Put up a GSF poster near the GSF books display along with the GSF bookmarks.
  5. Have a special “Voting Day” at your school or public library during National Library Week in April.
  6. Have a “Battle of the Books” contest (by grade level) at your school.  The grade that has the most students reading a GSF title wins the contest.
  7. Chart the number of students who have read a GSF book and display it in your library or the classroom.  When students see what other students are reading, it may encourage them to read another book on the list.
  8. Encourage teachers to read a book in the classroom.
  9. Use the GSF titles as part of your school’s summer reading list.  Work with your public library to incorporate books for summer reading.
  10. For public librarians:  Contact your school librarians and encourage them to participate.  Let them know which titles you have available for check out at your library.  Arrange to visit the schools and do some booktalks.
  11. For school librarians and teachers:  Booktalk the titles to the students.  A booktalk will entice children to read the book.
  12. All GSF voting links, bookmarks, book talks and other information can be found on the CLNH website.
  13. Try not to make reading the GSF books an assignment.  The object is to promote recreational reading.

Past Winners

Year                 Title                                                                                   Author

2020-2021 Wildfire Rodman Philbrick

2019-2020     New Kid             Jerry Craft

2018-2019     The Trail                                                                            Meika Hashimoto

2017-2018     Ghosts                                                                                Raina Telgemeier

2016-2017     Roller Girl                                                                          Victoria Jamieson

2015-2016     El Deafo                                                                              Cece Bell

2014-2015     Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library                      Chris Grabenstein

2013-2014     Buddy                                                                                M.H. Herlong

2012-2013    Wonder                                                                                R.J. Palacio

2011-2012     Big Nate: In a Class by Himself                                   Lincoln Peirce

2010-2011     Murder at Midnight                                                       Avi

2009-2010    Swindle                                                                             Gordon Korman

2008-2009    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal      Jeff Kinney

2007-2008    Rules                                                                                  Cynthia Lord

2006-2007    The Ghost’s Grave                                                           Peg Kehret

2005-2006    The Legend of Spud Murphy                                        Eoin Colfer

2004-2005    City of Ember                                                                   Jeanne DuPrau

2003-2004    Loser                                                                                  Jerry Spinelli

2002-2003    Love that Dog                                                                  Sharon Creech

2001-2002     Because of Winn-Dixie                                                  Kate DiCamillo

2000-2001     Among the Hidden                                                         Margaret Peterson Haddix

1999-2000     Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone                      J. K. Rowling

1998-1999      101 Ways to Bug Your Parents                                    Lee Wardlaw

1997-1998      Frindle                                                                               Andrew Clements

1996-1997      Math Curse                                                                       Jon Scieszka

1995-1996      The Giver                                                                          Lois Lowry

1994-1995      Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus                 Barbara Park

1993-1994      Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher                            Bruce Coville

1992-1993      Shiloh                                                                                Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991-1992       Number the Stars                                                           Lois Lowry

1990-1991      The Secret of the Indian                                                 Lynne Reid Banks

1989-1990     Matilda                                                                               Roald Dahl

1988-1989     Where the Red Fern Grows                                            Wilson Rawls

1983-1988     Superfudge                                                                         Judy Blume

1982-1983     The Mouse and the Motorcycle                                      Beverly Cleary

1981-1982      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing                                  Judy Blume

1980-1981      Superfudge                                                                        Judy Blume

1979-1980      Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret                      Judy Blume


Isinglass Award

The Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8. Voting is done annually in April.

Nomination Criteria

Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-8, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group. They must have a publication date within the last two years. If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.

Current Nominees (2021)

  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
  • Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
  • The silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • On Thin Ice by Michael Northrop
  • Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy
  • Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Rey Terciero
  • Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Past Winners and Nominees

2002 – present

For Teens (Grades 7-8)

Have you read a great book for teens, published in the last two years?
Nominate your favorite to be considered for the Isinglass Award!

For Librarians

Flume/Isinglass Wiki
Isinglass 2021 Nominees – Social Media Graphics
Isinglass 2021 Nominees – Printable Brochure
Isinglass 2021 Nominees – Printable Bookmark
Download the Award Logo: White background | Transparent background
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2022 Isinglass Teen Readers’ Choice Award Final Long List

Contact

Justine Fafara
jfafara@newport.lib.nh.us


Flume Award

The Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teen’s request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians narrow the group of titles to a shorter list. Teens then vote for the winning title from that list.

Nomination Criteria

Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 9-12, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group. They must have a publication date within the last two years. If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.

 

2021 Flume Award Voting – Click Here

Current Nominees (2021)

  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Shout (audiobook) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Once and Future by Amy Rose Capette & Cori McCarthy
  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  • Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks & Fred Caplan
  • Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry
  • Heroine by Mindi McGinnis
  • We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Meja
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Past Winners and Nominees

2006 – present

For Teens (Grades 9-12)

Teens!  Have you read a great book for teens, published in the last two years?
Nominate your favorite to be considered for the Flume Award!

For Librarians

Flume/Isinglass Wiki
Flume 2021 Nominations – Social Media Graphics
Flume 2021 Nominations – Printable Brochure
Flume 2021 Nominations – Printable Bookmarks
Download the Award Logo: White background | Transparent background
(Edit using Arial font and color code #158745)

2022 Flume Teen Readers’ Choice Award Final Long list

Contact

Justine Fafara
jfafara@newport.lib.nh.us