My Most … Book

Project title
My Most … Book [www.naj-knjiga.si].

Project goals

  • Encouragement of reading,
  • Encouragement of reading of high-quality fiction

Target group
pupils of second and third trimester of primary school and/or pupils who already read independently

Project description
My Most … Book (Moja naj knjiga), an award for best book according to voting of young readers, has been regularly given since 1998 in two categories: most popular Slovenian book for the young and most popular book for the young translated into Slovenian. The award has been founded by Oton Župančič Library (Knjižnica Otona Župančiča), Slovenian section of IBBY and Union of Library Associations of Slovenia (Zveza bibliotekarskih društev Slovenije) to encourage reading and interest in youth literature among youngsters. For this reason the voting should be connected to bibliopedagogy or various forms of literary education of young readers.

Any child who has read a book can vote. They can vote for any book regardless of year of publication, the emphasis being on fiction. The book which receives the highest number of votes for five consecutive years receives a golden award, but is then excluded from further voting.

The voting is done on the website www.naj-knjiga.si; for now votes of young readers can be passed on only by registered mentors.