Monday, June 24, 2013

Congratulations to Two Bobbies!

The votes have been cast,
the results are in...

The Winner of 10 Books for 2012-2013 is...

Two Bobbies
written by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
illustrated by Jean Cassels

Students loved the true survival story of these two amazing animals.

Here's what students at Parkview Center School had to say:

Find out more about the Two Bobbies at

Here is a local news clip about the Two Bobbies:

10 Books was a pilot for the new Minnesota Student Choice Picture Book Award, Star of the North. For more information about participating in this new award, visit

A Special thank you to Anna Zbacnik and the readers at Brimhall Elementary School who helped so much make this pilot happen!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wait I thought it was called 15 books?

If you have been following 15 Books, you may know that it started as a pilot children's choice picture book award with the intent of getting an "official" award started for the state of Minnesota.

The work has paid off, and Star of the North a new children's choice picture book award run by   Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (the group which also organizes the Maud Hart Lovelace Award) will announce its first 10 nominees on April 25, 2013.

This will be the last year of the 15 books pilot. And since the new award will have 10 books as nominees, 15 books will only have 10 books as nominees for 2012-2013.

Thanks for all of your support with this pilot award!

The 2012-2013 nominees will be announced soon on this blog.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

and the Winner is... Wink!

Congratulations to the 2012 winner of the 15 Books Award:


Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed

by J.C. Phillips

569 students voted for their favorite of the 15 titles, and an overwhelming 33% of the vote went for Wink.

 The students at Parkview Center School were thrilled and made this video to say congratulations.

Find out more about Author/Illustrator J. C. Phillips on her website:

And don't miss out on the second book about Wink...

Wink: the Ninja Who Wanted a Nap

Friday, March 2, 2012

Voting is open!

The voting is now open for the 15 Books Award!

If you are a librarian, teacher, or parent who has collected student votes, please email me at liblaura5 AT gmail DOT com or message me on twitter @liblaura5, and I will get you the link to submit your student votes.

The voting will end March 30, 2012 and once the votes are tallied, the winning book will be announced here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Voting and Next Year's Nominees

Time is flying by, and we are starting to plan ahead for voting and next year's nominees.

There will be a link to a form to submit votes from this site that goes live the last week in February 2012 and stays open through the first week in March.

We are also planning ahead and taking suggestions for next year's nominees.

Help us by submitting your ideas 
(there is also a link in the menu at the top of the page).

The nominees eventually selected for 2012-13 must have a copyright of 2010 or 2011 and fit with the 15 Book guidelines.