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Sunshine State Young Reader's Award 2001-2002 Reading List

The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award program is a statewide reading motivation plan in use at more than 1,000 public and 60 private Florida schools.

During the school year, students at participating schools who read at least three titles from the recommended list earn the chance to vote for the year's favorite title. New lists are compiled by library media specialists from Florida schools every school year, from books published within the past four years. The coming school year's list, chosen from more than 400 titles nominated by media specialists, includes a book written by St. Petersburg author Peggy Nolan, The Spy Who Came in From the Sea.

The program, which started in 1983, is co-sponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media in Education.

Grades 3-5

Bandit's Moon by Sid Fleischman, Greenwillow Books, 1998

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press, 2000

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, Delacorte Press, 1999

Deadly Waters by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson, National Geographic, 2000

The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp, Candlewick Press, 1998

Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace, Minstrel, 1999

The Ghost of Lizard Light by Elvira Woodruff, Knopf, 1999

Jonah the Whale by Susan Shreve, Scholastic, 1998

Junebug and the Reverend by Alice Mead, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1998

The Landry News by Andrew Clements, Simon & Schuster, 1999

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan, Scholastic, 1998

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen, Knopf, 1998

Sasquatch by Roland Smith, Hyperion, 1998

Smart Dog by Vivian Vande Velde, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998

The Spy Who Came in From the Sea by Peggy Nolan, Pineapple Press Inc., 1999

Grades 6-8

Backwater by Joan Bauer, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, Delacorte Press, 1999

Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace, Minstrel, 1999

Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis, Putnam, 1999

Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs, Morrow, 1997

The Landry News by Andrew Clements, Simon & Schuster, 1999

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck, Dial, 1998

The Ocean Within by V.M. Caldwell, Milkweed Editions, 1999

Perloo the Bold by Avi, Scholastic, 1998

Sasquatch by Roland Smith, Hyperion, 1998

The Moonlight Man by Betty Ren Wright, Scholastic, 2000

The Spy Who Came in From the Sea by Peggy Nolan, Pineapple Press Inc., 1999

The Starplace by Vicki Grove, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999

Treasure of Panther Peak by Aileen Kilgore Henderson, Milkweed Editions, 1999

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