Flicker Tale is a statewide library participation program encouraging readers and librarians to provide their input on a favorite read. At the end of the program, the book/author with the highest score is granted a North Dakota Library Association recognition award... the Flicker Tale!
How does it work?
The Flicker Tale Committee has chosen books in three categories. You and/or your library's readers will not be restricted to any category based on age or grade level. Rather, we hope the categories will encourage children to read books of their choice at a particular interest or ability level. We encourage all of the young people (and the not-so-young people) to read the books and vote in any category they choose.
Please note: Participants do not have to vote on every category.
Each participating school and library is responsible for tallying votes and submitting totals to the Flicker Tale Chair by the program deadline. All ballots are due April 30th.
Please feel free to submit any book suggestions at any time using the Flicker Tale Nomination Form.
(Or mail to: Amber Emery, Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102)
The Camping Trip written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illus. by Dung Ho
Red Shoes by Karen English, illus. by Ebony Glenn
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Christian Robinson
Powwow: a Celebration through Song and Dance by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane
Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Escape at 10,000 Feet: D.B. Cooper and the Missing Money written and illustrated by Tom Sullivan
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin
The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres
American Shoes: a Refugee’s Story by Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke and Garrett L. Turke
Who will be the next...
2022 Flicker Tale Winners
With over 8000 votes, the 2022 winners are...
Dinosaurs are Not Extinct: Real Facts about Real Dinosaurs by Drew Sheneman
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Thank you to all of the librarians and teachers who participated in this year's voting!
It's exciting to think that so many kids across the state have read and interacted with all of the nominated titles.