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Redbud Read-Aloud Award 2018 Masterlist Announcement

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A Children's Choice Award for Oklahoma Primary Students!

Announcing the 2018 Redbud Read-Aloud Award!

The 2018 Redbud Read-Aloud Book Award Masterlist:

Life on Mars by Jon Agee

Don’t Blink by Tom Booth

My Friend Maggie by Hannah Harrison (OK)

Be Quiet! By Ryan Higgins

Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John

Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel

Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura Kvasnosky

7 Ate 9 by Tara Lazar

Bella’s Fall Coat by Lynn Plourde

Caring For Your Lion by Tammi Sauer (OK)

Best in Snow by April Sayre

Bob, Not Bob! by Audrey Vernick & Elizabeth Scanlon

Toad on the Road by Stephen Shaskan

Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems




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Goals of the Redbud Read-Aloud Award Program:

  • Build listening and analytical skills using quality, fun literature.
  • Experience concept of choice and voting procedures.
  • Increase enthusiasm and future participation in the

   OK Sequoyah Book Award Program.


The titles on the Redbud Read-Aloud Award masterlist have:

  • Been evaluated and selected by The Brown Brothers, their families, an amazing group of 12 Oklahoma librarians, and a 1st-grader with a voracious book appetite.
  • AR level under 3.0 and interest level of P-2 in their Perma-Bound catalog entry.
  • At least one starred review - waived for Oklahoma authors.
  • Copyright dates from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
  • A living author residing in the United States.

Suggested Timeline:

Start reading the Redbuds to your students in January

and submit votes by April 30th.

Suggested Strategy:

Using a bracket, read two books aloud to classes each

week & eliminate one via a class majority vote.

In April, re-read the final-four books and allow students to

vote via secret ballot.

Students in classes where Redbuds were

read aloud and enjoyed are eligible to vote.

Tell us how your school plans to do the Redbud program - if we share your idea at our OTA session, we'll give you a free Redbud book.


The winning author will be invited to receive their award at the 2018 OTA/Encyclo-Media conference and encouraged to schedule school visits.

PLEASE attend our Redbud session at OTA on Wednesday, October 4th.

Tammi Sauer and Hannah Harrison are scheduled to present with us!

We'll be giving away Redbud books!


Program details, lesson plan ideas, pacing guide, strategies for voting, posters, a bracket, and more will be available by October 4th. Pick them up at OTA or check Twitter, Facebook, and

Thank you so much for your dedication to the students of Oklahoma. 
We are here to support you and serve you throughout the 2017-2018 school year.  Please never hesitate to contact us by phone or email. 
Have a wonderful school year!!!!

Kyle and Kenneth Brown
The Brown Brothers
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