The selection process for the 2019 Redbud Read-Aloud Award masterlist has begun! We’ve had a wonderful time meeting with teachers and teacher librarians, reading and analyzing the next list of 16 nominees! List will be named the first week of August!
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 www.facebook.com/brownbrothersbooks
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!
Make sure you submit your Redbud votes today!
We will be announcing the winner on the Brown Brothers Books Facebook page LIVE at 10am on Tuesday the 15th – with Marydith!
Voting forms and instructions : Redbudvote
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.
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 www.perma-bound.com 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 https://www.facebook.com/oklibs/videos/10155105560021246/
Thanks to some of our amazing library-media friends, here are the 16 extension pages for the 2018 Redbuds! All_2018_REDBUD_Extensions
Did you know about the Redbud Facebook discussion group?
It’s a great way to share ideas with your colleagues across the state. If your classroom teachers are participating – invite them to join too!
You’re going to love this Redbud plan and schedule sent to us by an Oklahoma library-media specialist. It involves the counselor and specials teachers! Send us yours and we’ll share it! RedbudPlanExample
CLICK HERE to view a list of 20 great read-alouds that we really enjoyed. They just didn’t make the top 16.
If you’d like these sent to your Perma-Bound online account as a list – just let us know!
Check back soon for extension activities for each Redbud book. We’re still working on it.
Click below to view our latest newsletter, which includes a cute Redbud intro video plus lots of great implementation ideas.
Lots more to come, including a bracket with book images, and extension titles and activities for each book. Please check back weekly!