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.

*Note: For 2022-23, there are 11 Chapter Book nominees. Students in 4th and 5th grade may choose to read ANY of the nominees. They are invited to vote if they have read any 4 of the nominees.

Golden Sower Quiz Bowl Competition: Students in 4th and 5th grades who challenge themselves to read at least 7 titles by January will be invited to join a team to participate in our MPS Golden Sower Quiz Bowl. 


2022-23 Golden Sower Nominees - PICTURE BOOKS (K-3)

Click here to see the books.


2022-23 Golden Sower Nominees - CHAPTER BOOKS (4th-5th)

Click here to see a preview of the books.



Quizzes for 4th-5th graders


You must read any 4 of your choice by April 1 in order to vote.

If you read at least 7 by the end of January, you will be invited to join a Quiz Bowl team!

Brave Like That The Lion of Mars
Clues to the Universe The List of Things That Will Not Change
Every Missing Piece The Million Dollar Race
The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter The Silver Arrow
Letters from Cuba Stella
  • 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.