Need support for book purchases or increased access to the nominated books? Try asking your Parent-Teacher Association or local business for their support. Your local public libraries are involved with the Hackmatack program and are interested in collaborating with schools to support reading groups.
Groups can choose to vote for either English or French selections, or both
Each reader casts votes for their favourite books in the spring
To be eligible to vote, children must be enrolled in a registered reading group or participating through their public library
Each reader is entitled to one vote in each category in which they have completed at least 5 titles. Organizers should encourage children to read as many books as they can to make informed decisions. However, organizers may be flexible and exercise their discretion to encourage all readers' participation.
Group coordinators enter the results of their readers' voting on the official tally sheet and submit this sheet to the Hackmatack office. Votes for each book are counted by the Hackmatack Award Committee and the winner in each category (English Fiction, English Nonfiction, French Fiction, and French Nonfiction) is determined by the number of children's votes. The winners in all four categories are presented the Hackmatack Award at the annual ceremony in the spring.
Many schools and libraries have had great successes with integrating the Hackmatack books into their curriculums and yearly programs. What works best for you? Share your experiences with other groups. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website!