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Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award - Read and Vote!


04/08/2021 | Reading Ready, Online Storytime

5 Firefly Award Nominees

Children Ages 0 to 5 Can Vote!

Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is awarded by the Indiana Center for the Book. Every year children listen to the nominees and vote for their favorite.

1. Watch the five nominated books below together or check them out from this list to read aloud together at home.

2. Submit your child's choice for their favorite one. Voting can be done by turning in a ballot at any library location (print a ballot or pick one up at a branch) or vote electronically here.

One vote per child. The last day to vote is July 31, 2021.


Brown Baby Lullaby
by Tameka Fryer Brown


Who Has Wiggle Waggle Toes?
by Vicky Shiefman


The Box Turtle
by Vanessa Roeder


Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse
by Jane Godwin


How Do You Dance?
by Thyra Heder

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After listening to the stories have even more fun with the songs and craft ideas in this family reading guide or try this printable activity sheet for more firefly fun!

Reading Ready is an Indianapolis Public Library initiative that encourages the five practices that help children get ready to learn how to read: reading, singing, writing, talking, and playing.