The mission of the Kansas Reading Association is to promote learning through quality literacy experiences for all.
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Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
Written by Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza
Illustrated by David Opie
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Bill Martin Jr. Award winner Dozer's Run by Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza. Debbie Levy will accept the BMJ Award at the Fall Conference on Monday, October 3 in Ottawa.
2017 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2017 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award.
We hope to announce the winner of the 2016 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award very soon.
One of the benefits of membership in the Kansas Reading Association is the exposure to top quality picture books through the Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Awards. The celebrated author of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom and many others was a leader in the early literacy field. The award named for him honors his work in children’s literature by recognizing outstanding authors/illustrators of children’s picture books.
Exciting news: Bill Martin Jr.’s book Listen To Our World is being published posthumously and is available for pre-order on Amazon and at other book sites. Bill Martin had worked with Michael Sampson to complete the book before his death. Melissa Sweet illustrated the book. Plans are also set to release the book Spunky Little Monkey at a future date.
Spring 2016 Newsletter Released
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New Institutional Memberships Offered
KRA now offers Institutional Memberships for students at Kansas colleges and universities. CLICK HERE for a PDF with information about our new Institutional Memberships.
Any undergraduate who is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours or a graduate student who is enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and has been admitted into a university’s professional education program may join as part of an institutional membership.
Each institution must have a faculty member who sends in all the students’ names which they are paying for a KRA membership by October 1st of each year to the executive secretary. This will verify that the member is a student at the institution and admitted into the university’s professional education program. No refunds or replacements will be allowed throughout the year. Please note that a convenience fee will be added for online payment processing.
Payment through the university shall be as follows:
Pay via Mail:
|1 - 25 Students||$125.00||$129.00|
|26 - 100 Students||$250.00||$258.00|
|101 - 250 Students||$500.00||$515.00|
|251 - 500 Students||$750.00||$772.00|
|501 - 1,000 Students||$1,000.00||$1,029.00|
Join KRA Now
KRA Membership is for anyone interested in encouraging literacy in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Reading Association 2015-2016 membership year is open. Your membership will be effective July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. Please contact KRA Membership Secretary Diana Spriggs with any questions. Join KRA now.
Members can register online and either pay online or via mail. Please note that a convenience fee will be added for online payment processing. CLICK HERE for Online KRA Registration.
Mail Registration and/or Payment:
Members can register online and either register online and submit payment via mail or they can both register and pay via mail.
If you would rather mail in your individual registration and payment: download, print and complete the membership form (Adobe "Acrobat Reader" required). Please mail your form and payment to:
KRA Membership Secretary
1028 Northwest Ave.
Junction City, Kansas 66441