Maine Student Book Award

Given by Maine Library Association

187 Works / 189 Items 473,223 Books 18,076 Reviews 4.2
A joint project of the Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, and Maine Literacy Council In the decades since the Maine Student Book Award was initiated, more and more show more students across Maine have expanded their reading horizons. Join the fun! The award is determined each year by participating Maine students in grades four through eight. The winning book is selected from a reading list that is compiled by the MSBA committee. Any interested readers - student, teacher, parent, librarian - may submit a book review for the committee's consideration for any fiction or nonfiction title published in the current year. show less
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Winner 34

Alone by Megan E. Freeman2023
Primer by Jennifer Muro2022
New Kid by Jerry Craft2021
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell2020
Refugee by Alan Gratz2019
Maxi's Secrets: (or what you can learn from a dog) by Lynn PlourdeGrades 4-62018
Ghost by Jason ReynoldsGrades 6-82018
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson2017
El Deafo by Cece Bell2016
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein2015
Wonder by R. J. Palacio2014
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness by Donn Fendler2013
Smile by Raina Telgemeier2012
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Brian Dennis2011
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney2009
Rules by Cynthia Lord2008
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan2007
The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) by Avi2006
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo2005
Loser by Jerry Spinelli2004
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech2003
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo2002
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling2001
Holes by Louis Sachar2000
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine1999
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein1998
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka1997
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco1996
The Giver by Lois Lowry1995
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka1994
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1993
Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume1992
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry1991

Reading List 131

Thirst by Varsha Bajaj2024
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum2024
Voices of the People by Joseph Bruchac2024
Wild Ride by Keith Calabrese2024
Troublemaker by John Cho2024
The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley2024
Gabe in the After by Shannon Doleski2024
Learning to Fall by Sally Engelfried2024
My Nest of Silence by Matt Faulkner2024
Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories by Elise Gravel2024
Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory2024
The Flamingo by Guojing2024
Wildoak by C. C. Harrington2024
Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart2024
A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken by Hannah Holt2024
High Score by Destiny Howell2024
Sardines by Sashi Kaufman2024
Twelfth by Janet Key2024
Attack of the Black Rectangles by A. S. King2024
Answers in the Pages by David Levithan2024
The Road to After by Rebekah Lowell2024
Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff2024
This Appearing House by Ally Malinenko2024
Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki2024
We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad2024
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega2024
Dungeon Club: Roll Call by Molly Knox Ostertag2024
Tumble by Celia C. Pérez2024
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi2024
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys2024
The Switch by Roland Smith2024
Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! by Laurel Snyder2024
Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper2024
A Million Views by Aaron Starmer2024
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman2024
The Callers by Kiah Thomas2024
The Last Hope In Hopetown by Maria Tureaud2024
Cultured Donuts: Take a Bite Out of Art History by Chloe Tyler2024
A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga2024
Alone by Megan E. Freeman2023
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston2023
Willodeen by Katherine Applegate2023
Imaginary by Lee Bacon2023
Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar2023
The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron2023
Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling2023
Danny Chung Sums It Up by Maisie Chan2023
Down to Earth by Betty Culley2023
The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham2023
Nightingale by Deva Fagan2023
Starfish by Lisa Fipps2023
Carry Me Home by Janet Fox2023
All You Knead Is Love by Tanya Guerrero2023
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones2023
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera2023
The Way of the Hive: A Honey Bee's Story by Jay Hosler2023
Stella by McCall Hoyle2023
Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame by Supriya Kelkar2023
When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler2023
How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other by Naomi Klein2023
Deadman's Castle by Iain Lawrence2023
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim2023
This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke2023
School of Phantoms (No Place for Monsters) by Kory Merritt2023
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag2023
Summer of Brave by Amy Noelle Parks2023
Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen2023
Time Villains by Victor Piñeiro2023
The Strangest Thing in the Sea: And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep by Rachel Poliquin2023
One Small Hop by Madelyn Rosenberg2023
Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed! by Madeleine Roux2023
Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Barbara Sandri2023
The Million Dollar Race by Matthew Ross Smith2023
Leonard (My Life as a Cat) by Carlie Sorosiak2023
The Kate In Between by Claire Swinarski2023
Erik vs. Everything by Christina Uss2023
Katie the Catsitter by Colleen A. F. Venable2023
The Ash House by Angharad walker2023
Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao2023
Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices by S. K. Ali2022
The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf2022
Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens2022
A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner2022
The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman2022
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling2022
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne2022
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender2022
Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros2022
Kodi by Jared Cullum2022
The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton2022
96 Miles by J. L. Esplin2022
My Wild Life: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer by Suzi Eszterhas2022
Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone2022
Rick by Alex Gino2022
Wink by Rob Harrell2022
The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury2022
Me and Banksy by Tanya Lloyd Kyi2022
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado2022
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks2022
Glitch by Laura Martin2022
Jinxed by Amy McCulloch2022
The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips2022
No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt2022
History Smashers: The Mayflower by Kate Messner2022
Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian2022
Primer by Jennifer Muro2022
Bloom by Kenneth Oppel2022
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park2022
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson2022
The Seventh Handmaiden by Judith Pransky2022
A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese2022
Ashlords by Scott Reintgen2022
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds2022
Rise Up! The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon2022
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat2022
The Line Tender by Kate Allen2021
This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews2021
Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide2021
The Last Human by Lee Bacon2021
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett2021
Caught!: Nabbing History's Most Wanted by Georgia Bragg2021
The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown2021
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker2021
New Kid by Jerry Craft2021
Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee2021
Captain Rosalie by Timothee de Fombelle2021
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart2021
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs2021
Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker2021
Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell by Blaise Hemingway2021
The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz2021

Nominee 6

No Stage 19


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