Sunshine State Books

Incentives for Reading

The Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 6-8. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level.

Students will earn prizes when they have read 2 (start collecting brag tags) 5 (gift bag) 8 (pizza party)  10 (Permanent Learning Commons Lunch) and 15 (ice cream Sundae party) of this year’s titles. All students who enjoy reading are encouraged to join the SSYRA Book club where we will dive into these books and start to prepare for the Battle of the Books County Competition. Students should inform me when they have read 2 of this year’s Sunshine State books so that I can display their progress in the Learning Commons and start their rewards.

The Bridge Home by Padema Venkatraman

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

City Spies by James Ponti

Deep Water: A Story of Survival by Watt Key

Float by Laura Martin

Game Changer by Tom Greenwald

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

New Kid by Jerry Craft

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Scouts by Shannon Greenland

Song for a Whale by Lyne Kelly

Spark by Sarah Beth Durst

We’re not from here by Geoff Rodkey