Cedar Readers – Each November we host our Cedar Readers for our Grade 4’s and 5’s. The Red Cedar program British Columbia’s Young Reader’s Choice book award. Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite.
The purpose of the program is threefold:
1. To enrich and broaden students’ reading experiences,
2. To promote literacy through the reading of quality Canadian literature
3. To encourage students’ thoughtful evaluation of these reading materials.
Voting takes place in March with the Book Club winner being announced after Spring Break. In order to vote, Grade 4-5 View Royal students must read a minimum of 5 nominations. Students may read books in either the fiction or the non-fiction category (or both if they’re really avid readers!). Two awards are given annually to the book from each list receiving the most votes.