2022-23 CYRM

2022-23 California Young Reader Medal  


2022-23 Nominees


Picture Book for Older Readers

This Way Charlie by Carson Levis and Charles Santoso

Holes In The Sky by Patricia Polacco

Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers and Marta Alvarez Miguens



The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Gold Rush Girl by Avi

The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling

Middle School/Junior High

Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Young Adult (Titles not available)

With The Fire On Hire by Elizabeth Acevedo

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll

A Heart In A Body In The World by Deb Caletti


2022-23 CYRM Nominees







Here is the fine print to participate in the CYRM voting process at Taft. 


  • To become a qualified voter, you must experience all the nominated books in a category by reading the books, having the books read to you, or using a combination of the two.
  • You may read books in more than one category, but you must complete each category to be able to vote in that category.
  • You are entitled to ONE vote in each category you complete.
  • Votes placed the week before spring break will count towards the totals sent to the CYRM office.

Remember, If you have already read any of the CYRM titles, they count towards your total and you will not have to re-read them.





Past Events

2021-22 Nominees


Picture Book for Older Readers (Titles available for reading)

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

The Skydiving Beavers by Susan Wood and Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Winner at Taft!, Winner at State Level)

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison


Intermediate (Titles available for reading)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Winner at State Level)

Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga

Middle School/Junior High (Titles available for reading)

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine (Winner at State Level)

The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weismann

Young Adult (Titles not available)

Patron Saint of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Winner at State Level)

2018-19 Nominees



War That Saved My Life  Winner at the State Level!  

Fish in a Tree

Middle School/Junior High

Ms. Bixby's Last Day

Echo Winner at the State Level!  

Wolf Hollow

Young Adult

Girl in the Blue Coat

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Written in the Stars Winner at the State Level!  

2017-18 Nominees


Ms. Rapscott's Girls

Pax Winner at the State Level!  


Middle School/Junior High

A Night Divided  Winner at the State Level!  

Tesla's Attic

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Young Adult

Orbiting Jupiter

Salt to the Sea  Winner at the State Level!  

The Hired Girl

2016-17 Nominees/Winners


Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library Winner at the State Level!                        

Real Boy                           

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin WINNER AT TAFT!                        

Middle School/Junior High

Hold Fast       

Keeper of Lost CitiesWINNER AT TAFT!  Winner at the State Level!

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Young Adult

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Kindness for Weakness TIE FOR WINNER AT TAFT!

Red Queen TIE FOR WINNER AT TAFT! Winner at the State Level!                  

2015-16 Nominees/Winners     


A Dog Called Homeless         Winner at the State Level!                               

True (...Sort of)WINNER AT TAFT!                             


Middle School/Junior High

Dogtag Summer         Winner at the State Level!

Doll Bones

Ghost Hawk    WINNER AT TAFT!

Young Adult                        

Cinder                  Winner at the State Level!

Eleanor and Park(WINNER AT TAFT!)                                                       

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children                                                                       

Remember, If you have already read any of the CYRM titles, they count towards the total and they will not have to be re-read.

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