Teen Reader's Choice Award

What is the CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award?

It's Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s first student-driven book award, facilitated by CCRSB Library Services. Launched in 2012, students in grades 7-12 nominated their favourite book, read the top 10 most-nominated titles, and voted for what they considered to be the best book. Over 1000 votes were cast across the board and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games was crowned the inaugural winner.

Since then, the Award shortlist has been selected by CCRSB Library Staff to engage students with current critically-acclaimed fiction titles published for young adults. The Top 10 books are based on the best critical reviews, readers’ reviews, and the books’ performances on well-respected awards lists. These titles represent a wide range of genres and include some of the best fiction and non-fiction books published within the previous year.


Why have a Teen Reader’s Choice Award?

  • To expose students to recent, high-quality teen fiction.
  • To celebrate reading for pleasure and encourage teens to have conversations about books.
  • To continue the success realized through the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, which targets students in grades 4-6.


When will the Teen Reader’s Choice Award happen this year?

  • March 21st, 2017 Top 10 titles are revealed.
    Students can vote online or in the library. Students can continue to read Top 10 titles until last day of voting (May 29th to June 2nd).
  • June 13th, 2017 the winning book will be announced, with Award ceremonies and events in participating CCRSB libraries.


Where will the Teen Reader’s Choice Award take place?

In CCRSB school libraries that serve students in grades 7-12 and here online.


How do Teens Vote?

Visit the Teen Reader's Choice Award website!