SMART Book Award
Launched in 2000 to further inspire excitement around books and reading, the SMART Book Award is an annual activity in which SMART students across Oregon vote for their favorite children’s books. Nominees for the SMART Book Award are selected each year by SMART staff and volunteers. In February, thousands of SMART students can be found busily reading the nominated books and casting their votes using secret ballots. The results of this unique, child-selected book awards program are revealed annually in March.
2013 SMART Book Award announced!
With 1,424 votes from SMART students across Oregon, Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup is the statewide winner of SMART’s 2013 Book Award! The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems is the second place winner with 1,372 votes.
Other nominees this year included Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems and If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff. This year, for SMART’s 14th annual Book Award, a total of 5,643 students ages PreK through third-grade voted statewide.
For more information on the SMART Book Award, please send an email to SMART@getsmartoregon.org.
SMART Book Award Winners
- 2012 – Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
- 2011 – Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
- 2010 – How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
- 2009 – Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner
- 2008 – Bark George by Jules Feiffer
- 2007 – Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
- 2006 – Stanley’s Party written by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
- 2005 – Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
- 2004 – George Shrinks by William Joyce
- 2003 – A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
- 2002 – Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
- 2001 – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
- 2000 – The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood