California Young Reader Medal

After over 50,000 student votes, here are the California Young Reader Medal 2006-2007 winning titles in each category:

Primary: My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza (born in Japan, now living in Indiana).

Intermediate: Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler, the anti-Despereaux, by William Wise, illustrated by Patrick Benson.

Middle School: Al Capone Does My Shirts, set on Alcatraz Island in 1935, by Gennifer Choldenko.

Young Adult: Shattering Glass, a thriller about popularity by Gail Giles.

Picture Books for Older Readers: Cats in Krasinski Square, a story about the Warsaw resistance in 1942, by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson.

Here are next year's nominees.