The 2012 Shelby County Reads Selections
One title for each age group is selected around a common theme each year. All books will be available for purchase at Three Sister's Books and Gifts or for check-out here at the library.
8th Grade and up: October Sky by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. (originally published as "Rocket Boys")
4th-8th Grades: George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy Hawking and Stephen Hawking
2nd-3rd Grades: Floating in Space by Franklyn Branley
1st Grades: Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace
Pre K - Kindergarten: I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton
Thank you for your continued support!
If you would like to donate to Shelby County Reads, please direct monies to:
Shelby County Reads/Blue River Community Foundation 54 W Broadway, Ste. 1 Shelbyville, IN 46176 317-392-2270
Donations are tax deductible.
We have been thoroughly impressed with the community's response to Shelby County Reads. Read through these student testimonies from the 2008 season...
‘Shelby County Reads is a great program that can help kids read good books, and get to meet the talented people who wrote them.’
‘Our student community is lucky to have the SCR program. I think the books promoted positive attitudes about life.’
‘I enjoyed having the author come and discuss his opinions and thoughts on the book and writing. It is a good way to get people to read if they can have the author come and talk about the novel afterward.’
‘I enjoyed listening to Chris Crutcher speak. I could really see his personality in the characters of ‘Deadline.’
‘The SCR program is awesome, I love reading, but it is hard to find good books, so a referral to a good book is a great help. SCR should come out with a top 10 book list for people to read and possibly get authors here again.’
‘We as teenagers in high school can relate to the character of Ben Wolf and many of us were touched by it,’
‘Shelby County Reads is an excellent program. By bringing in the author to discuss the book, students will be drawn to read and support the program.’
‘Shelby County Reads is a positive attribute to our society. I think it is nice that we have a program that is willing to contribute to our school.’