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Golden Cowbell Book Awards

The Golden Cowbell Book Award was created by the SGIS Librarians as a means of promoting great literature
and cross cultural ties within the international school community of Switzerland.

By reading a variety of nominated books each year, children in all participating international schools in Switzerland are given the opportunity to vote for their favourites. 

All votes are gathered from each of the participating schools and winning titles and authors are selected. Winning authors are then notified that they have won the coveted Golden Cowbell Award for that year!

Here's how it works: In order to be eligible to vote, students must read a specific number of nominated titles within each category- 

4 titles for the Braunveih (younger readers), 3 titles for the Evolene ( middle readers), 3 titles for Herens (intermediate readers) 2 titles for Simmental (advanced readers). 

In March, Students then vote for their favourite book.  

Come in the the Library to pick up your Cowbell Passports!

    Chris Grabenstein            Cece Bell                Todd Tarpley's Dog
Open each of the Reading Category Breed Links to see the short lists for 2017-2018

Braunvieh Breed

Winners for 2016-2017

My Grandma's a Ninja
by Todd Tarpley

Winners for 2015-2016

The Book with No Pictures
by B.J. Novak

Winners for 2014-2015

The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt 

Winners for 2013-2014

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson

El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats
by Liz Pichon

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Bow Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwambe

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein

Teenagents: World Challenge
by Sarah Hathorn

 Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in our Stars
by John Green

 Images taken from Encyclopaedia Britannica Image Quest
 "Simmentaler Fleckvieh". Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
"Evolene Cow" by Trigaranus - Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons -
"Eringerkuh" by Irmgard - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -