Nēnē AwardWinner

Given by Hawai'i Library Association, Children and Youth Section

Andre Navne: Nene Award (Engelsk)
64 Works 504,125 Books 12,814 Reviews 4.0

Each spring Hawaiʻi's fourth through sixth grade students vote for the best chapter book and best graphic novel they have read from a list of 30 nominees compiled by a group of public and school

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Winner 64

Small Spaces af Katherine ArdenFiction2023
Allergic af Megan Wagner LloydGraphic Novel2023
Restart af Gordon KormanFiction2022
Twins af Varian JohnsonGraphic Novel2022
Front Desk af Kelly YangFiction2021
New Kid af Jerry CraftGraphic Novel2021
The Wild Robot af Peter BrownFiction2020
The Cardboard Kingdom af Chad SellGraphic Novel2020
The Terrible Two af Mac Barnett2019
El Deafo af Cece Bell2018
Roller Girl af Victoria Jamieson2017
Smile af Raina Telgemeier2016
Wonder af R. J. Palacio2015
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda af Tom Angleberger2014
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life af James Patterson2013
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) af Jacqueline Davies2012
Opfindelsen af Hugo Cabret af Brian Selznick2012
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society af Michael Buckley2011
Found af Margaret Peterson Haddix2010
Inkheart af Cornelia Funke2009
The Lightning Thief af Rick Riordan2008
A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor af Harry Mazer2007
Eragon af Christopher Paolini2006
Because of Winn-Dixie af Kate DiCamillo2005
Double Fudge af Judy Blume2004
Den onde greve af Lemony Snicket2003
Bud, Not Buddy af Christopher Paul Curtis2002
Straffen af Louis Sachar2001
Harry Potter og de Vises Sten af J. K. Rowling2000
The Best School Year Ever af Barbara Robinson1999
Under the Blood-Red Sun af Graham Salisbury1998
Ghosts In The Fourth Grade af Constance Hiser1997
Maniac Magee af Jerry Spinelli1996
My Teacher Is an Alien af Bruce Coville1995
Shiloh af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1994
Fup af Judy Blume1993
The Whipping Boy af Sid Fleischman1992
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom af Louis Sachar1991
Fudge af Charlotte Towner Graeber1990
Dear Mr. Henshaw af Beverly Cleary1989
You Shouldn't Have to Say Good-Bye af Patricia Hermes1988
Karen Kepplewhite Is the World's Best Kisser af Eve Bunting1987
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! af Stephen Manes1986
Jelly Belly af Robert Kimmel Smith1985
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade af Barthe DeClements1984
Bunnicula af Deborah Howe1983
Superfudge af Judy Blume1982
My Robot Buddy af Alfred Slote1981
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit af Paula Danziger1980
Ramona and Her Father af Beverly Cleary1979
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator af Roald Dahl1978
Freaky Friday af Mary Rodgers1977
How to Eat Fried Worms af Thomas Rockwell1976
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret af Judy Blume1975
Jonathan Livingston Havmåge af Richard Bach1974
Sounder af William H. Armstrong1973
Runaway Ralph af Beverly Cleary1972
Ramona the Pest af Beverly Cleary1971
Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service af Keith Robertson1970
The Mouse and the Motorcycle af Beverly Cleary1969
Ribsy af Beverly Cleary1968
Old Yeller af Fred Gipson1966
Mary Poppins af P. L. Travers1965
Island of the Blue Dolphins af Scott O'Dell1964


Each spring Hawaiʻi's fourth through sixth grade students vote for the best chapter book and best graphic novel they have read from a list of 30 nominees compiled by a group of public and school librarians.

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URL: https://www.neneaward.org/
History of the Hawai'i State Reading Award Each year, Hawaii's elementary and middle school children vote for their favorite fiction book and present the author with the prized Nēnē Award. This is an exciting time filled with reading and sharing, and voting for the best. The award began in 1959 when third graders at the University Elementary Lab School decided to create a book award. The Nēnē Goose, Hawaii's State Bird, was chosen for the award's motif. That year, the children selected The Blue Mountain by Beth Lewis as the first winner of the fledgling Nēnē Award. The guidelines for nominated titles were designed by the children themselves: What is the best book you have read? Would many children enjoy reading this book? Does the book have an interesting story (plot), good writing (style) to help in the enjoyment of the reading and memorable characters (people or animals)? Does the book have something important to say (theme)? Is the author living? By 1963, the idea had spread to other schools throughout Hawai'i and the first state-wide Nēnē Award was presented in 1964 to author Scott O'Dell for Island of the Blue Dolphins. Ever since that time more children participate each year. Children in public and private schools and in public libraries read and vote. The award is sponsored by the Hawai'i Library Association's Children and Youth Section, the Hawai'i Association of School Librarians, the Hawai'i State Public Library System, and the Department of Education. The winning authors have been visiting Hawai'i since 1994 -- Phyllis Naylor (Shiloh), Bruce Coville (My Teacher is an Alien), Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee), Constance Hiser (Ghosts in Fourth Grade), Graham Salisbury (Under the Blood-Red Sun) and Barbara Robinson (Best School Year Ever). The authors meet with the children who voted for their books and announce the next year's Nēnē Award winner. In 2003, Christopher Paul Curtis entertained the children of Hawai'i by sharing stories about his 2002 Nēnē Award winner, Bud not Buddy. Kate DiCamillo, 2005 Nēnē winner, delighted the audience with her witty banter at the Award Ceremony honoring her book Because of Winn-Dixie. 2009 Nēnē winner Cornelia Funke, author of Inkheart, made an appearance, as did 2010 Nēnē winner, Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of the book Found. The 2011 Nēnē winner, Michael Buckley, author of NERDS, entertained with a lengthy question and answer session. Both the 2012 winners, Brian Selznick and Jacqueline Davies, (an unprecedented tie!) bid fair to follow the trend, as they have tentatively agreed to speak at the 2013 Nēnē Award Ceremony in April 2013. From 1964-1966, the Nene Nominee list was chosen by children in schools, using a variety of methods. Each school submitted one title, these titles were compiled into a ballot, and children voted on the ballot. From 1967-1972, there was no recommended list. Children were encouraged to vote directly, on any book they chose that met the established criteria. However, a significant number (about one-third) of votes cast were ineligible according to the criteria. In 1972, the Nene committee approved the idea of committee members compiling a recommended reading list, but reiterated that this list was not exclusive and children should NOT be limited to voting only for books on the list. Since then, a recommended list has been compiled each year. In recent years, it has gone back and forth between "write-ins allowed" to "write-ins welcome" (with a very high rate of ineligible votes) to "students are encouraged to recommend titles for next year's Suggested Reading List" since the major use of the write-in votes was to find eligible titles suitable to put on the next list. Nene Award-winning books have been selected after being added to the list because they received significant numbers of write-in votes. Selection now consists of the top "votegetters," and write-ins from the previous voting, and additional titles suggested by public and school librarians. Approximately 30 titles comprise the Suggested Reading List printed each year. For more information, email neneaward@gmail.com, write the Nēnē Award Committee c/o Hawai'i State Library, Children's Section at 478 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813 or call 808-586-3510. (English, Member-written)


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