Golden Sower Info

The "Golden Sower Award" is Nebraska's annual Children's Choice book award.

Each year, the Nebraska Golden Sower Committee nominates 10 books in 3 different categories for children to read. If students read at least 4 of the 10 books in a category, they qualify to vote for their favorite book. Voting takes place in our library in April of each year, and only students may vote (no adults)!

For students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade, all 10 titles will be read during our class time together. Students in 4th and 5th grade may choose to participate by reading or listening to the books independently and taking short book quizzes.

Students in 4th and 5th grades who challenge themselves to read all 10 titles by January will be invited to participate in our Golden Sower Quiz Bowl. Have your child ask for more information if they are interested!

2021-22 Golden Sower Nominees - PICTURE BOOKS (K-3)

Click here to see a list of the books.


2021-22 Golden Sower Nominees - CHAPTER BOOKS (4th-5th)

Click here to see a preview of the books.



Quizzes for 4th-5th graders
Because of the Rabbit Song for a Whale
Caterpillar Summer Spark
Count Me In Strike Zone
From the Desk of Zoe Washington When Stars Are Scattered
Roll With It Wildfire
  • You may take each quiz no more than two times.
  • You may use the book to help you, but you must take the quiz by yourself.
  • If you earn a score of at least 8 out of 10, you will receive a stamp on the Golden Sower charts in the library.
  • You will earn small prizes for passing 1 quiz, 4 quizzes, 7 quizzes, and 10 quizzes.