School Participation

Registration for 2023-2024 is free!!

Photo submitted by M. McCorvy at St. Mary's in Orange Texas.


Holy Family Catholic School in Austin, Texas participated in the 2021-2022 voting in March and was the winner of the drawing. They received books from the 2022-2023 list to start off the new school year. 

We are giving away books to any school in the US or Canada that wants to participate in the 2023-2024 school year. Register now! Drawing will take place on Friday, July 29th 4pm CST.

Fill in this simple form to register and we will email you label templates, details about the program, and the link for students to vote when voting opens in March.

Benefits of registering for the Lectio Book Award:

Please contact for information about registration.

Read a great book?  Let us know!  Librarians, teachers, students, and parents are encouraged to submit books for Lectio consideration.  Please go to our Suggest a Book! page and fill out the form.

Important Dates:

School Celebrations:

Each school is welcome to determine their own levels of promotion and celebration as appropriate for their school community.  Some choose to offer participation rewards, while others simply offer the list as suggested list of “good books.” Participants are expected to act accordingly for their respective organization.

Suggested Reward Level:

Suggested Rewards:

The yearly Lectio Book Award Nominee List is a list of suggested reading titles for grades 4th-8th and level of participation is determined by each individual entity. Not all books are for all readers and participants are expected to act accordingly for their respective organization. The only requirement we have is that in order to vote, the entity is registered and the voting student must have read 5 books from the current list.