Chickadee Award

Given by Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)

Other Names: Maine Chickadee Award
198 Works 83,556 Books 5,759 Reviews 4.2
A Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Project

Welcome to the Chickadee Award. This program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade throughout the state of Maine. A committee of show more librarians, teachers and early literacy professionals selected this year’s titles. All books on this year's list were published in 2021.

The Chickadee Award began in 2005 and is named after Maine’s state bird. It is modeled after other successful state children’s choice picture book awards and is intended to complement the Maine Student Book Award program that involves children in grades four through eight.

We had 21,730 children from Maine schools and libraries participate in the 2021-2022 school year. The winning book was Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James and illustrated by Matthew Rivera.

Our goal is for children to develop an appreciation of outstanding writing and illustration in current children’s picture books through participation in the program. We hope they will become discriminating readers by voting for their favorite book.

This Project is funded by the Maine Association of School Libraries
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Stages:
All, Winner (19), Honors (40), Nominee (198)
Years:
All, 2024 (10), 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (9), 2016 (10), 2015 (10), 2014 (10), 2013 (10), 2012 (10), 2011 (10), 2010 (10), 2009 (10), 2008 (10), 2007 (10), 2006 (9), 2005 (10)

Winner 19

Honors 40

WorkYear
Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall2023
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin2023
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2022
Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming2022
The Cool Bean (The Food Group) by Jory John2021
Home in The Woods by Eliza Wheeler2021
Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss2020
My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl2020
The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton2019
Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari2019
Hammer and Nails by Josh Bledsoe2018
Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems2018
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins2017
Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London2017
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate2016
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori2016
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz2016
Blizzard by John Rocco2016
Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball by David A. Kelly2015
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal2015
Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino2014
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter2014
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh2013
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott2013
Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie by Jennifer Berne2012
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story by Jean Marzollo2012
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa2011
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini2011
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev2010
The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins2010
Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel2009
The End by David LaRochelle2009
Duck & Goose by Tad Hills2008
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies2008
Badly Drawn Dog by Emma Dodson2007
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins2007
Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss2006
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff2006
Buster by Denise Fleming2005
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long2005

Nominee 198

WorkYear
One Turtle's Last Straw: The Real-Life Rescue That Sparked a Sea Change by Elisa Boxer2024
Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax2024
Wombat Said Come In by Carmen Agra Deedy2024
Jack Knight's Brave Flight: How One Gutsy Pilot Saved the US Air Mail Service by Jill Esbaum2024
How to Party Like a Snail by Naseem Hrab2024
Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli2024
Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind by Monica Silvie2024
Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace with Lions by Richard Turere2024
Walter Had a Best Friend by Deborah Underwood2024
Big Truck Little Island by Chris Van Dusen2024
Chez Bob by Bob Shea2023
Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall2023
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin2023
Clovis Keeps His Cool by Katelyn Aronson2023
The First Blade of Sweetgrass by Suzanne Greenlaw2023
Kiyoshi's Walk by Karlins2023
When Langston Dances by Kaija Langley2023
Lunch Every Day by Kathryn Otoshi2023
Amara and the bats by Emma Reynolds2023
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler2023
Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James2022
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2022
Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming2022
When I Draw a Panda by Amy June Bates2022
Flight for Freedom: The Wetzel Family’s Daring Escape from East Germany by Kristen Fulton2022
This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis2022
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina2022
Old Rock (is not boring) by Deb Pilutti2022
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex2022
Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt2022
Ninita's Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset by Sarah Glenn Marsh2021
The Cool Bean (The Food Group) by Jory John2021
Home in The Woods by Eliza Wheeler2021
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow2021
Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett2021
Sea Glass Summer by Michelle Houts2021
Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins2021
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad2021
I Am Not a Fish! by Peter Raymundo2021
The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens2021
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings2020
Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss2020
My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl2020
The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker2020
Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly2020
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love2020
Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home by Sy Montgomery2020
Found. by Jeff Newman2020
Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel2020
I Need All of It by Petra Postert2020
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating2019
The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton2019
Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari2019
There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi2019
Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship by David Elliott2019
The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein2019
When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge2019
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise2019
Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants by Sandra Markle2019
Sarabella's Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner2019
Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian2018
Hammer and Nails by Josh Bledsoe2018
Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems2018
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton2018
Good Trick Walking Stick by Sheri M. Bestor2018
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy2018
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards2018
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale by Josh Funk2018
The Branch by Mireille Messier2018
The Water Princess by Susan Verde2018
Land Shark by Beth Ferry2017
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins2017
Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London2017
Henry Holton Takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley2017
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle2017
Float by Daniel Miyares2017
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien2017
A Lucky Author Has a Dog by Mary Lyn Ray2017
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson2017
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox2016
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate2016
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori2016
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz2016
Blizzard by John Rocco2016
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko2016
The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor2016
Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks by Mia Posada2016
Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds2016
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki2016
Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds2015
Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball by David A. Kelly2015
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal2015
Rabbit's Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac2015
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant2015
King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan2015
Foxy! by Jessica Souhami2015
The Man With the Violin by Kathy Stinson2015
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books) by Tanya Lee Stone2015
A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes2015
Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon2014
Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino2014
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter2014
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost2014
Lost and Found by Bill Harley2014
Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford2014
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba2014
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold2014
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen2014
The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson2014
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw2013
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh2013
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott2013
White Water by Michael S. Bandy2013
It's Snowing! by Gail Gibbons2013
Perfect Square by Michael Hall2013
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman2013
Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis2013
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter2013
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel by Dan Yaccarino2013
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein2012
Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie by Jennifer Berne2012
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story by Jean Marzollo2012
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black2012
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming2012
Goal! by Mina Javaherbin2012
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan2012
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds2012
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer2012
Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong2012
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen2011
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa2011
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes by Margie Palatini2011
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler2011
The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen2011
Hurry Up and Slow Down by Layn Marlow2011
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson2011
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart2011
My Name Is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams2011
An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing2011
The Wolves Are Back by Jean Craighead George2010
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev2010
The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins2010
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger2010
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne2010
On the Farm by David Elliott2010
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater2010
Building Manhattan by Laura Vila2010
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh2010
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter2010
My Dog is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits by Hanoch Piven2009
Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel2009
The End by David LaRochelle2009
Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch2009
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies2009
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman2009
A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time by Hazel Hutchins2009
A Day in the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz2009
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison2009
Rabbit's Gift by George Shannon2009
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthy2008
Duck & Goose by Tad Hills2008
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies2008
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston2008
Pop's Bridge by Eve Bunting2008
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen2008
Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: A Palestinian Folktale by Margaret Read MacDonald2008
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman2008
Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg2008
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara by Elvira Woodruff2008
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens2007
Badly Drawn Dog by Emma Dodson2007
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins2007
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert2007
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster2007
Just Add One Chinese Sister: An Adoption Story by Patricia McMahon2007
The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond by Deborah O'Neal2007
Bebop Express by H. L. Panahi2007
Thanks to the Animals by Allen J. Sockabasin2007
Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet2007
Jungle Drums by Graeme Base2006
Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss2006
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff2006
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes2006
Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud by Charles Ghigna2006
Wow! City! by Robert Neubecker2006
If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky2006
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford2006
The Giant and the Beanstalk by Diane Stanley2006
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin2005
Buster by Denise Fleming2005
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long2005
One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova2005
George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra2005
My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox2005
bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs by Douglas Florian2005
Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson2005
G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco2005
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds2005

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