Mrs. Spence’s Picks
The mission of The Willow Awards is to promote reading by granting a “Willow Award” to the Canadian and/or Saskatchewan book(s) voted by Saskatchewan students to be the best of those nominated in designated categories for a specific year.
In an effort to encourage participation by all children, regardless of the level at which they are reading, three awards have been established.
- The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers
- The Diamond Willow Award for titles written for upper elementary readers (grades 4-6)
- The Snow Willow Award for books for young people in grades 7-9.
This year, I am reading a selection of nominees to students in Kindergarten to grade 4. Once we have read all the books, the students will be given ballots to pick their favorite book we’ve read. Here is a list of the books we’ve read to date:
Some of the books from the Diamond Willow nominees:
Some of the books from the Snow Willow nominees:
For more information on these books and all the other award nominees visit…