Maud Hart Lovelace AwardDivision II - Grades 6-8

Given by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards, Inc. (MYRA)

Other Names: Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
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About the Maud Hart Lovelace Award

The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's read and vote book award. Its purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school age children.


show more titles are works of fiction of recognized quality selected by independent regional reading groups.

Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award.

Students vote for a favorite title and ballots may be submitted to the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards during the month of March.

The current year's winners and next year's nominees are announced by the MYRA executive board in April. The winning authors are then invited to attend an award presentations in the fall, location and date to be announced by the MYRA executive board.

The books on the nominee lists are selected by the Maud Hart Lovelace Selection Committee. Criteria for selection include:

books must be available in paperback as of January 1st of the selection year

author must live in North America

original copyright must be within three years of the selection year

must be work of fiction and not classified as a picture book

The nominee lists are not intended to be an automatic recommendation of the books. Since selection policies vary, please apply your specific selection criteria to each title and purchase those titles that best meet the needs of your library or school. show less

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November 2023: Nominee2024 Recent

Winner 27

Honor 8

3rd Place 6

2nd Place 6

Nominee 293

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman2024
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter2024
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas2024
Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros2024
Starfish by Lisa Fipps2024
Linked by Gordon Korman2024
Glitch by Laura Martin2024
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat2024
Long Lost by Jacqueline West2024
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson2024
White Bird: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio2023
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2023
City Spies by James Ponti2023
The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly by Rebecca K. S. Ansari2023
Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj2023
96 Miles by J. L. Esplin2023
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly2023
All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey2023
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson2023
Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard2023
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson2022
Blended by Sharon M. Draper2022
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart2022
The Line Tender by Kate Allen2022
Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald2022
A World Below by Wesley King2022
It Wasn't Me by Dana Alison Levy2022
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel2022
Boy bites bug by Rebecca Petruck2022
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga2022
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen2021
New Kid by Jerry Craft2021
Restart by Gordon Korman2021
Posted by John David Anderson2021
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling2021
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor2021
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green2021
Float by Laura Martin2021
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh2021
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman2021
Refugee by Alan Gratz2020
Cyclone by Doreen Cronin2020
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes2020
Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt2020
The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget2020
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson2020
Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key2020
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney2020
Framed! by James Ponti2020
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson2020
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk2020
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen2019
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin2019
Ghost by Jason Reynolds2019
My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson2019
Soar by Joan Bauer2019
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman2019
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt2019
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel2019
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson2019
Codename Zero by Chris Rylander2019
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2018
The Eighth Day by Dianne K Salerni2018
Beneath by Roland Smith2018
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond2018
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard2018
Fort by Cynthia DeFelice2018
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald2018
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord2018
The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye2018
El Deafo by Cece Bell2017
Almost Home by Joan Bauer2017
Freakling by Lana Krumwiede2017
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora2017
Doll Bones by Holly Black2017
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle2017
Never Say Die by Will Hobbs2017
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson2017
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi2017
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri2017
Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford2017
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin2017
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt2016
The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander2016
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan2016
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi2016
Perfect Game by Fred Bowen2016
Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles2016
Buddy by M.H. Herlong2016
Fourmile by Watt Key2016
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine2016
Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon2016
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff2016
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake2016
Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles2015
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice2015
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs2015
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen2015
Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret2015
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby2015
Cinder by Marissa Meyer2015
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen2015
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus2015
Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy2015
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead2015
My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian2015
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper2014
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen2014
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys2014
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer2014
Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted2014
Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry2014
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson2014
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt2014
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg2014
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens2014
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia2014
Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem2014
Matched by Ally Condie2013
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender2013
Dark Life by Kat Falls2013
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett2013
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost2013
Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs2013
The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts2013
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2013
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park2013
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen2013
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith2013
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick2013
Stolen Children by Peg Kehret2012
Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin2012
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin2012
The Maze Runner by James Dashner2012
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George2012
The Brooklyn Nine by Alan M. Gratz2012
Football Genius by Tim Green2012
Getting Air by Dan Gutman2012
The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman2012
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt2012
Elephant Run by Roland Smith2012
Listen! by Stephanie S. Tolan2012
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn2011
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko2011
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff2011
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix2011
Alabama Moon by Watt Key2011
Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle2011
Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass2011
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor2011
All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall2011
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury2011
Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver2011
Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf2011
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter2010
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate2010
Fire from the Rock by Sharon Draper2010
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale2010
La Linea by Ann Jaramillo2010
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata2010
Schooled by Gordon Korman2010
Rules by Cynthia Lord2010
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer2010
Peak by Roland Smith2010
Notes From The Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick2010
Leepike Ridge by N. D. Wilson2010
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan2009
The Mirror's Tale by P. W. Catanese2009
Flush by Carl Hiaasen2009
Jackie's Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs2009
Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes2009
Day of Tears by Julius Lester2009
Gossamer by Lois Lowry2009
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar2009
Heat by Mike Lupica2009
Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan2009
Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins2009
So B. It by Sarah Weeks2009
Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick2008
Halfway to the Sky by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2008
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac2008
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko2008
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech2008
Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings2008
Blackwater Ben by William Durbin2008
The Last Dog on Earth by Daniel Ehrenhaft2008
Last Shot by John Feinstein2008
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale2008
The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman2008
Emako Blue by Brenda Woods2008
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements2007
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes2007
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins2007
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes2007
Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja2007
Blizzard's Wake by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2007
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel2007
Rising Water by P. J. Peterson2007
The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter2007
Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan2007
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde2007
Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson2007
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen2006
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson2006
Tyler on Prime Time by Steve Atinsky2006
Runt by Marion Dane Bauer2006
Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac2006
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe2006
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau2006
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer2006
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris2006
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff2006
A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer2006
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman2006
Zach's Lie by Roland Smith2005
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer2005
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements2005
Nowhere to Call Home by Cynthia DeFelice2005
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen2005
Crossing Jordan by Adrian Fogelin2005
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn by Dorothy Hoobler2005
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lensey Namioka2005
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates2005
Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde2005
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson2005
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen2004
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson2004
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis2004
Power Of Un by Nancy Etchemendy2004
The King of Dragons by Carol Fenner2004
Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser2004
In the Stone Circle by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel2004
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick2004
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan2004
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli2004
Memory Boy by Will Weaver2004
Dovey Coe by Frances O'Roark Dowell2003
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer2003
Blackwater by Eve Bunting2003
Cougar by Helen V. Griffith2003
Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs2003
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt2003
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss2003
The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman2003
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser2003
Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace2003
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan2003
Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun by Arvella Whitmore2002
The Door in the Lake by Nancy Butts2002
Willawaw by Philip Dow2002
Whirligig by Paul Fleischman2002
Slump by Dave Jarzyna2002
P.S. Longer Letter Later by Ann M. Martin2002
Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli2002
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel2002
The Kidnappers : A Mystery by Willo Davis Roberts2002
Alias by Mary Elizabeth Ryan2002
Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen2002
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt by C. Coco De Young2002
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix2001
Glennis, Before and After by Patricia Calvert2001
The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice2001
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher2001
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher2001
Lone Wolf by Kristine L. Franklin2001
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos2001
The Maze by Will Hobbs2001
Yesterday's Child by Sonia Levitin2001
The Fire Pony by Rodman Philbrick2001
Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski2001
Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams2001
Tangerine by Edward Bloor2000
Flight #116 Is Down! by Caroline B. Cooney2000
Alien Game by Catherine Dexter2000
Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd by Mame Farrell2000
Child of the Wolves by Elizabeth Hall2000
The Original Freddie Ackerman by Hadley Irwin2000
Danger Zone by David Klass2000
The Chicken Doesn't Skate by Gordon Korman2000
Music from a Place Called Half Moon (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Jerrie Oughton2000
Thunder Cave by Roland Smith2000
Dangerous Skies by Suzanne Fisher Staples2000
Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White2000
Crash by Jerry Spinelli1999
Chevrolet Saturdays by Candy Dawson Boyd1999
Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech1999
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis1999
The Light on Hogback Hill by Cynthia DeFelice1999
Far North by Will Hobbs1999
Stranded by Ben Mikaelsen1999
The Girl-Son by Anne E. Neuberger1999
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick1999
Moon Bridge by Marcia Savin1999


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