2022 Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards

The 2022 Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards voting period begins today, September 1 through November 10. Buckeye Book Award voting takes place online at www.bcbookaward.info, opens a new window. There is a button for students to vote directly, and a button for teachers and librarians who collect student votes and wish to submit them in bulk.

Consider setting up a display of Buckeye Book Award nominated titles as well as past winners, opens a new window, reaching out to teachers, and posting to your social media to encourage students to vote.

Lists of the nominated titles in each grade band are on the student and teacher/librarian ballots. All these titles were nominated exclusively by Ohio students!

Nominations for the Buckeye Book Awards are open year-round. Ohio students may nominate their favorite new books anytime here: bcbookaward.info/nominate/, opens a new window

Any books first published in 2021 or 2022 that are not part of a series that has previously won the award are eligible for the 2023 awards. Encourage children and teens to nominate as many books as they want and to get their friends to nominate too! The more nominations a book receives, the better its chances for making it to the final list. Teachers can also submit nominations received from their students.

The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Awards is Ohio’s readers’ choice book award program for students in grades K-12. It was established in 1981 and is a collaborative project of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, Ohio Library Council, the Kent State University School of Information, the Ohio Literacy Association, and the State Library of Ohio. It is one of the few readers’ choice awards in which exclusively students (not adults) make all the nominations as well as vote for the winners.

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