Keystone to Reading Book Awards

 2016-2017 Keystone to Reading Winners

Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Awards


Preschool:                 Who Wants Broccoli? by Val Jones

 Primary:                   Simon’s New Bed by Christian Trimmer

 Intermediate:          Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco


  By:  Val Jones                                      By: Christian Trimmer                              By: Patricia Polacco

Keystone to Reading Secondary Book Awards

Middle School:                  The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

High School:                       Stranded by Melinda Braun


By: Ali Benjamin                 By: Melinda Braun

Announcement of Winners


There are several divisions of the Keystone to Reading Book Award

Submitting a Book To Be Reviewed For The Award

The Keystone to Reading Book Awards has two divisions, Elementary and Secondary.

The secondary division is for students in middle and high school. The book needs to have been published within the last year. In order to have a book reviewed, the publisher/or author sends a copy to the Keystone to reading chair–for 6-8 or 9-12th grades that is:

6-8  Emily Reed, 127 Stoney Run Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019

9-12  Aileen Hower. 135 Timber Ln, Hanover, PA 17331

At least two reading educators read and rate the book, and then the committee reviews those books with ratings of 8 and above on a 10 point scale.

The elementary division considers books from preschool through Grade 6. There are three subdivisions – preschool, primary, and intermediate. We would gladly consider books from publishers and authors. We would like to have submissions of books published within the last year by January as we start compiling lists in February. Please send submissions for the elementary award to this address:  Rose Cappelli, 147 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, PA 19355

Thank you for your interest!