Golden Sower Information

Each year, the Golden Sower Committee in Nebraska nominates 10 books in 3 different categories for children to read and vote for. The award is called the Golden Sower Award  and only students may vote (no adults)!


Golden Sower Picture Books

In kindergarten, the Golden Sower nominees will be read as part our Media Skills classes, and students will vote after we have finished reading all 10 nominees.

In grades 1-3, the basket of nominees will spend about 2 weeks in each classroom for teachers and students to read. Students will vote before the basket moves to the next class.


Golden Sower Chapter Books

In grades 3-5, students may vote in the chapter book category if they have read at least 4 of the nominees.  Classroom teachers will often read a couple of the nominees aloud in class, and there will be multiple copies available for students to check out to read on their own.  Voting will take place in April.

We encourage students to read all 10 - students who do will be eligible to compete on the Abbott Golden Sower Quizbowl Team!


Golden Sower Club & Quizbowl Team

Golden Sower Club -  This club is open to 4th and 5th graders and usually begins meeting in January to discuss and participate in activities involving the 10 different chapter book nominees for this school year's Golden Sower Chapter Book Nominees. (Times and Dates TBD)


Abbott Quiz Bowl Team -  This extension of the Golden Sower Club provides 4th and 5th grade students who have read all 10 Chapter Book Nominees to compete in teams against other Millard elementary students.  To be a member of our team, you must read ALL 10 books and receive a passing score on the 10 quizzes posted below by March 1st. (You may use the book and have two chances if needed.)  This will allow our team groups to be formed and be prepared in advance of the competition which will be held after school on April 13th at Harvey Oaks Elementary.

Click on the Book Title to Access the Quiz:

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller

Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods