Black-Eyed Susan Book Award2011

Given by Maryland Library Association

Other Names: Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
44 Works 133,705 Books 7,510 Reviews 4.2
The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a student choice award for the state of Maryland that has been awarded each year since 1992. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by show more encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.

Reading committees of school and public librarians, and other interested members of the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) meet to determine which books will be nominated and placed on student reading lists.

There are six different reading lists:

Picture Books,

Fiction/Nonfiction for

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8, and

High School

Graphic Novels for

Grades 3-5,

Grades 6-8

How are the books chosen?

The nominated books are expected to be outstanding books that broaden the human experience and provide students with new insights into their own lives. Books may be suggested for consideration by students, teachers, parents, or other interested readers. If you would like to submit a nomination for consideration, please do so at this form by October 1 of each year.




Criteria for Nominated Books:

May be fiction or nonfiction.

Published within the last 4 years (2021 or newer).

Readily available.

Positively reviewed in at least 2 professional review sources.

Books must have been read, discussed, and voted upon by the appropriate Black-Eyed Susan reading committee before being placed on the corresponding list. The committee application process for this school year has closed. Applications for the next school year will open in March and close May 31. You must be a MASL member in order to serve on the committee.




How are the winners chosen?

Students who have followed the “Guidelines for Participation” may cast one vote for the book they consider to be the most outstanding book in each of the categories. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Committee gathers and tallies all votes from across the state to determine the winner.




The winning authors and/or illustrators receive an award engraved with the book title, the year, and the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award logo. Authors, illustrators, and publishers recognize the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award as an honor bestowed by Maryland student readers.
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Winner 4

Nominee 44

WorkCategoryYear
11 Birthdays by Wendy MassGrades 4-62011
Masterpiece by Elise BroachGrades 4-62011
Extra Credit by Andrew ClementsGrades 4-62011
Umbrella Summer by Lisa GraffGrades 4-62011
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace LinGrades 4-62011
Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan MarinoGrades 4-62011
Captain Nobody by Dean PitchfordGrades 4-62011
The Magic Thief by Sarah PrineasGrades 4-62011
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline WoodsonGrades 4-62011
The Compound by S.A. BodeenGrades 6-92011
Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh BaskinGrades 6-92011
All The Broken Pieces by Ann E. BurgGrades 6-92011
Waiting for Normal by Leslie ConnorGrades 6-92011
Boost by Kathy MackelGrades 6-92011
Every Soul A Star by Wendy MassGrades 6-92011
Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival by Arthur SladeGrades 6-92011
When the Whistle Blows by Fran SlaytonGrades 6-92011
When You Reach Me by Rebecca SteadGrades 6-92011
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. SwansonGrades 6-92011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHigh School2011
Candor by Pam BachorzHigh School2011
If I Stay by Gayle FormanHigh School2011
Paper Towns by John GreenHigh School2011
Pop by Gordon KormanHigh School2011
Flash Burnout by L. K. MadiganHigh School2011
Gamer Girl by Mari MancusiHigh School2011
Flygirl by Sherri L. SmithHigh School2011
Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterHigh School2011
Funny How Things Change by Melissa WyattHigh School2011
Let's Do Nothing! by Tony FucilePicture Books2011
The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane AuchPicture Books2011
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. CampbellPicture Books2011
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra DeedyPicture Books2011
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace FlemingPicture Books2011
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve JenkinsPicture Books2011
Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain by Dave KeanePicture Books2011
One World, One Day by Barbara KerleyPicture Books2011
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia by Teruyuki KomiyaPicture Books2011
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonPicture Books2011
The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters by Christoph NiemannPicture Books2011
Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big by Chris PaulPicture Books2011
Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed by J.C. PhillippsPicture Books2011
Have I Got a Book for You! by Mélanie WattPicture Books2011
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo WillemsPicture Books2011

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