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Recommended Reads

Young Hoosier Books

We have information on the Media Center Canvas page about the books, prizes, and logging information for this year's YHBA program! It's bigger and better than ever! Here is a list of the 2017-2018 nominees. For more information, head to our Canvas home page. 

Summer Reading Recommendations

The HIJH summer reading recommendation books are chosen by looking through book award winners including the ALA award winners, looking at the Young Hoosier Book Award nominees for the upcoming year, looking at book reviews, and more to gather books that are high interest and will appeal to a variety of readers. The lists are certainly not required reading. Several of the books will push readers to grow in some way (i.e. learning about another culture or about history, developing empathy for others), but more than anything these lists are about trying to help or continue to develop a love of reading!


The 2017 lists will give you titles, authors, genres, and awards. It will also link each title to the Goodreads page of that book to see summaries and reviews. (You can also see the entire list on Goodreads directly if you wish here for 5/6 or here for 7/8.) 


Download2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for 5th & 6th (PDF < 1 MB)
Download2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for 7th & 8th (PDF < 1 MB)
Download2016 Summer Reading Recommendations for 5th & 6th (PDF < 1 MB)
Download2016 Summer Reading Recommendations for 7th & 8th (PDF < 1 MB)

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