Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate Harvey McGee!!!    Laura sent a message to us…. “WHOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!”  We’ve invited her to participate at OTA/Encyclo-Media in November to accept her award at our annual author celebration and visit a school or two.  Fingers crossed!

If you didn’t see the announcement, check it out here

Based on voting, over 26,000 students participated, over 1100 classrooms voted, and over 120 schools submitted votes.

Many other schools participated, but either didn’t quite finish, or weren’t able to get their votes turned in.  Next year’s numbers will certainly go up!

Thank you so much for your amazing participation and support!

Redbud Voting Deadline Extension, Speed-Up Ideas, Voting Update and Forms

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Due to the recent walkout, we are extending the voting deadline to Friday, May 11th.   We will announce the winner on Facebook Live the following week – more info to follow.

Please send us one vote per classroom. Each classroom should have its own individual Redbud experience, resulting in one winner per classroom. If you have 12 classrooms participating, you will send us 12 votes, most likely distributed among several titles.   The Redbud Award will be presented to the author of the book that was the favorite in the most individual Oklahoma classrooms. Note: If you send us popular votes, or results that reflect a school-wide vote between two books, we will adapt your votes the best we can – we are just thrilled that your school participated!

SPEED-UP IDEAS: If you don’t think you can finish the Redbud program in time, here are some ideas:

If you’ve been doing the Redbud program bracket-style, consider switching to a rating system to finish up.   Have students rate books with 1-5 stars.  Average the ratings for each class, then do one final-four round of voting in each class to finish up.

If you’ve been reading the books two-at-a-time, see if you can read three and eliminate two – or read four and eliminate three.

Ask your teachers if they can help you finish – perhaps they can read books during class, or indoor recess.

VOTE UPDATE – 04/26 – We have received votes from 30 schools representing 6700 Redbud participants!  It’s fun to see which books are popular with Oklahoma students – some results are even surprising!  While there is a clear top three right now, several aren’t too far behind!  We anticipate an exciting finish!  Here is a file with  the two voting forms – pick the one that works best for you.


2019 Sequoyah Masterlist Announcement

Thank to our amazing library-media friends for helping the Sequoyah program thrive in Oklahoma!

Introducing the 2019 Oklahoma Sequoyah Books.

Find the sets at by searching “Sequoyah 2019” or by the catalog numbers below.

Use PROMO CODE OKS18 when you order to save up to $30.00!

(The promo code has an “18”, but make sure you order the 2019 sets)

Children’s: 15 Books, $295.38 Cat# 1083069
Intermediate: 15 Books, $296.47 Cat# 1083071
High School: 15 Books, $286.85 Cat# 1083072

Thank you to the Oklahoma Library Association and the Sequoyah committees for their dedication to the Sequoyah Book Award program!!!  See their 2019 Sequoyah Facebook live announcement here

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