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Caudill 2024

What is the Rebecca Caudill Award Program?

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades 4-8 in participating Illinois schools. 

The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition of her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books, which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.

Who may participate?

Any student in grades 4-8 may participate by reading a minimum of three out of the twenty books on the current Rebecca Caudill List.  

Why participate?

This is truly a "Kids Choice" Award because students alone vote for the winning author.  In addition, the books on the list are nominated solely by other students in grades 4-8. This list represents what students feel is some of the best, current literature for this age group.  Also, students who participate will get the opportunity to nominate books for future lists and will get to join their classmates at our annual voting party.

How do I participate?

Students who read or listen to the minimum number of three books, and pass each corresponding quiz with at least 70% accuracy are invited to come to a Caudill Party in the library. 

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