Great Lakes Great Books Award

Given by Michigan Reading Association

Other Names: Great Lakes' Great Books Award
367 Works / 381 Items 737,460 Books 32,370 Reviews 4.1
The Michigan Reading Association's GLGB award is given annually for outstanding literature written for children.
Stages:
All, Winner (130), Honor Book (112), Nominee (161)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (40), 2023 (40), 2022 (42), 2021 (5), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (6), 2017 (5), 2016 (40), 2015 (12), 2014 (15), 2013 (15), 2012 (15), 2011 (15), 2010 (15), 2009 (15), 2008 (15), 2007 (13), 2006 (12), 2005 (12), 2004 (4), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (3), 1999 (2), 1998 (4), 1997 (3), 1996 (3), 1993 (3), 1991 (2), 1989 (3)

Winner 130

WorkCategoryYear
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford4th & 5th Grade2023
Ground Zero by Alan Gratz6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Fitz and Cleo by Jonathan StutzmanKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song2nd & 3rd Grade2022
¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) by Raúl The Third Iii4th & 5th Grade2022
Twins by Varian Johnson6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Go with the Flow by Karen Schneemann9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat by David LaRochelleKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable2nd & 3rd Grade2021
New Kid by Jerry Craft4th & 5th Grade2021
Blended by Sharon M. Draper6th, 7th & 8th Grade2021
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2021
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'oKindergarten & 1st Grade2021
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman2nd & 3rd Grade2020
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes4th & 5th Grade2020
Front Desk by Kelly Yang6th, 7th & 8th Grade2020
What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2020
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian SelznickKindergarten & 1st Grade2020
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt2nd & 3rd Grade2019
Real Friends by Shannon Hale4th & 5th Grade2019
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry6th, 7th & 8th Grade2019
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2019
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha CooperKindergarten & 1st Grade2019
Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian2nd & 3rd Grade2018
Ghost by Jason Reynolds6th, 7th & 8th Grade2018
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2018
Dino-Racing by Lisa WheelerKindergarten & 1st Grade2018
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst2nd & 3rd Grade2017
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt4th & 5th Grade2017
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt6th, 7th & 8th Grade2017
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2017
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen SchwartzKindergarten & 1st Grade2017
My Explosive Diary by Emily Gale2nd & 3rd Grade2016
El Deafo by Cece Bell4th & 5th Grade2016
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchioKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka2nd & 3rd Grade2015
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech4th & 5th Grade2015
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan6th, 7th & 8th Grade2015
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltKindergarten & 1st Grade2015
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent2nd & 3rd Grade2014
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate4th & 5th Grade2014
Wonder by R. J. Palacio6th, 7th & 8th Grade2014
Divergent by Veronica Roth9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2014
Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica CarnesiKindergarten & 1st Grade2014
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo2nd & 3rd Grade2013
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick4th & 5th Grade2013
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy6th, 7th & 8th Grade2013
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2013
Clink by Kelly DiPucchioKindergarten & 1st Grade2013
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter2nd & 3rd Grade2012
RAGTAG by Karl Wolf-Morgenländer4th & 5th Grade2012
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger6th, 7th & 8th Grade2012
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2012
We Are in a Book! by Mo WillemsKindergarten & 1st Grade2012
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Brian Dennis2nd & 3rd Grade2011
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka4th & 5th Grade2011
Scat by Carl Hiaasen6th, 7th & 8th Grade2011
If I Stay by Gayle Forman9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2011
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Parry HeideKindergarten & 1st Grade2011
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent2nd & 3rd Grade2010
Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex4th & 5th Grade2010
Zen And The Art Of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick6th, 7th & 8th Grade2010
Unwind by Neal Shusterman9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2010
Stick by Steve BreenKindergarten & 1st Grade2010
Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed by David M. Schwartz2nd & 3rd Grade2009
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen4th & 5th Grade2009
Rules by Cynthia Lord6th, 7th & 8th Grade2009
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2009
Digby Takes Charge by Caroline Jayne ChurchKindergarten & 1st Grade2009
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker2nd & 3rd Grade2008
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo4th & 5th Grade2008
Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams6th, 7th & 8th Grade2008
Rash by Pete Hautman9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2008
Big Chickens by Leslie HelakoskiKindergarten & 1st Grade2008
Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey2nd & 3rd Grade2007
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall4th & 5th Grade2007
Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith6th, 7th & 8th Grade2007
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2007
Trout, Trout, Trout!: A Fish Chant (American City) by April Pulley SayreKindergarten & 1st Grade2007
Arnie, the Doughnut by Laurie Keller2nd & 3rd Grade2006
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo4th & 5th Grade2006
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass6th, 7th & 8th Grade2006
The Viper (Dutton Easy Reader) by Lisa ThiesingKindergarten & 1st Grade2006
Togo by Robert J. Blake2nd & 3rd Grade2005
Loser by Jerry Spinelli4th & 5th Grade2005
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke6th, 7th & 8th Grade2005
Bear Snores On by Karma WilsonKindergarten & 1st Grade2005
Togo by Robert J. Blake2nd & 3rd Grade2004
Loser by Jerry Spinelli4th & 5th Grade2004
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke6th, 7th & 8th Grade2004
Bear Snores On by Karma WilsonKindergarten & 1st Grade2004
Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen2nd & 3rd Grade2003
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson4th & 5th Grade2003
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman6th, 7th & 8th Grade2003
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield MassieKindergarten & 1st Grade2003
The Legend of Mackinac Island by Kathy-jo Wargin2nd & 3rd Grade2002
Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow4th & 5th Grade2002
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt6th, 7th & 8th Grade2002
Bark, George by Jules FeifferKindergarten & 1st Grade2002
Nova the Robot: Nova's Ark by David Kirk2nd & 3rd Grade2001
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon4th & 5th Grade2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling6th, 7th & 8th Grade2001
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise FlemingKindergarten & 1st Grade2001
Stay!: Keeper's Story by Lois Lowry3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade2000
Tangerine by Edward Bloor6th, 7th & 8th Grade2000
The Brave Little Parrot by Rafe MartinPreK, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade2000
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein6th, 7th & 8th Grade1999
Verdi by Janell CannonPreK, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade; 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade1999
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade1998
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor6th, 7th & 8th Grade1998
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade1998
Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!? by Lois G. GramblingPreK, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade1998
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade1997
Sharing Susan by Eve Bunting6th, 7th & 8th Grade1997
Arthur's Chicken Pox by Marc BrownPreK, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade1997
Monster Blood II (Goosebumps) by R. L. Stine3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade1996
The Giver by Lois Lowry6th, 7th & 8th Grade1996
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus PfisterPreK, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade1996
Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade1993
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz6th, 7th & 8th Grade1993
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric CarleKindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade1993
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade; 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade1991
The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgKindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade1991
Superfudge by Judy Blume3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade1989
The BFG by Roald Dahl6th, 7th & 8th Grade1989
The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgKindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade1989

Honor Book 112

WorkCategoryYear
Drop: An Adventure through the Water Cycle by Emily Kate Moon2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Watercress by Andrea Wang2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Starfish by Lisa Fipps4th & 5th Grade2023
The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith4th & 5th Grade2023
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
What About Will by Ellen Hopkins6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
There's a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-BarakKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross! (Nature's Top Secrets) by Rosemary MoscoKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan2nd & 3rd Grade2015
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian2nd & 3rd Grade2015
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo4th & 5th Grade2015
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman4th & 5th Grade2015
Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg6th, 7th & 8th Grade2015
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein6th, 7th & 8th Grade2015
Mr. Wuffles! by David WiesnerKindergarten & 1st Grade2015
I'm a Frog! by Mo WillemsKindergarten & 1st Grade2015
Lost and Found by Bill Harley2nd & 3rd Grade2014
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers2nd & 3rd Grade2014
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis4th & 5th Grade2014
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis4th & 5th Grade2014
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin6th, 7th & 8th Grade2014
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak6th, 7th & 8th Grade2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2014
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2014
Z is for Moose by Kelly BinghamKindergarten & 1st Grade2014
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina YoonKindergarten & 1st Grade2014
More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt2nd & 3rd Grade2013
Spinster Goose: Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children by Lisa Wheeler2nd & 3rd Grade2013
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss4th & 5th Grade2013
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney4th & 5th Grade2013
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs6th, 7th & 8th Grade2013
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt6th, 7th & 8th Grade2013
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2013
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2013
I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni AshburnKindergarten & 1st Grade2013
The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt CyrusKindergarten & 1st Grade2013
Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book I) by R. L. LaFevers2nd & 3rd Grade2012
The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco2nd & 3rd Grade2012
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia4th & 5th Grade2012
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper4th & 5th Grade2012
Reckless by Cornelia Funke6th, 7th & 8th Grade2012
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia6th, 7th & 8th Grade2012
The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2012
Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2012
Looking Closely in the Rain Forest by Frank SerafiniKindergarten & 1st Grade2012
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo WillemsKindergarten & 1st Grade2012
The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane Auch2nd & 3rd Grade2011
The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott2nd & 3rd Grade2011
Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw4th & 5th Grade2011
Mine Collar Mystery by fourth grade students of st. Mary's fourth grade students4th & 5th Grade2011
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy6th, 7th & 8th Grade2011
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead6th, 7th & 8th Grade2011
Graceling by Kristin Cashore9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2011
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2011
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings by Douglas FlorianKindergarten & 1st Grade2011
Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthyKindergarten & 1st Grade2011
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne2nd & 3rd Grade2010
Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew by Ursula Vernon2nd & 3rd Grade2010
Chicken Feathers by Joy Cowley4th & 5th Grade2010
Beowulf, A Hero's Tale Retold by James Rumford4th & 5th Grade2010
Airman by Eoin Colfer6th, 7th & 8th Grade2010
The Winter War: A Novel by William Durbin6th, 7th & 8th Grade2010
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2010
Bog Child by Siobhán Dowd9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2010
The Chicken of the Family by Mary AmatoKindergarten & 1st Grade2010
The Cheese by Margie PalatiniKindergarten & 1st Grade2010
John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith2nd & 3rd Grade2009
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon2nd & 3rd Grade2009
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine4th & 5th Grade2009
A Dog for Life by L. S. Matthews4th & 5th Grade2009
Shug by Jenny Han6th, 7th & 8th Grade2009
Chess Rumble by G. Neri6th, 7th & 8th Grade2009
Strays by Ron Koertge9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2009
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2009
On Meadowview Street by Henry ColeKindergarten & 1st Grade2009
Zuzu's Wishing Cake by Linda MichelinKindergarten & 1st Grade2009
The Magician's Boy by Susan Cooper2nd & 3rd Grade2008
Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery by Kevin O'Malley2nd & 3rd Grade2008
Porch Lies by Patricia McKissack4th & 5th Grade2008
Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb Shoveller4th & 5th Grade2008
The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech by Gary Paulsen6th, 7th & 8th Grade2008
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee6th, 7th & 8th Grade2008
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2008
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2008
Mammoths on the Move by Lisa WheelerKindergarten & 1st Grade2008
Belinda and the Glass Slipper by Amy YoungKindergarten & 1st Grade2008
The SOS File by Betsy Byars2nd & 3rd Grade2007
Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look2nd & 3rd Grade2007
The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman4th & 5th Grade2007
Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan4th & 5th Grade2007
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner6th, 7th & 8th Grade2007
First Boy by Gary Schmidt6th, 7th & 8th Grade2007
Actual Size by Steve JenkinsKindergarten & 1st Grade2007
Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack by Lyn Rossiter McFarlandKindergarten & 1st Grade2007
Little Horse by Betsy Byars2nd & 3rd Grade2006
Three Samurai Cats: A Story from Japan by Eric A. Kimmel2nd & 3rd Grade2006
Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue (Jack Henry) by Jack Gantos4th & 5th Grade2006
The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell by Kathy-jo Wargin4th & 5th Grade2006
The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick6th, 7th & 8th Grade2006
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli6th, 7th & 8th Grade2006
My Lucky Day by Keiko KaszaKindergarten & 1st Grade2006
Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile by Won-Ldy PayeKindergarten & 1st Grade2006
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt2nd & 3rd Grade2005
The Web Files by Margie Palatini2nd & 3rd Grade2005
FEG: Ridiculous Stupid Poems for Intelligent Children by Robin Hirsch4th & 5th Grade2005
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers4th & 5th Grade2005
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer6th, 7th & 8th Grade2005
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine6th, 7th & 8th Grade2005
The Littlest Wolf by Larry Dane BrimnerKindergarten & 1st Grade2005
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen RappaportKindergarten & 1st Grade2005

Nominee 161

WorkCategoryYear
Wild Fire by Kristen Ashley2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall2nd & 3rd Grade2024
My Parents Won't Stop Talking! by Emma Hunsinger2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Listen to the Language of the Trees: A Story of How Forests Communicate Underground by Tera Kelley2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Ivy Lost and Found by Cynthia Lord2nd & 3rd Grade2024
The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Revolution by Lisa Robinson2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Jess Wade2nd & 3rd Grade2024
Another Kind by Trevor Bream4th & 5th Grade2024
Valentina Salazar is not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Córdova4th & 5th Grade2024
To the Front!: Clara Barton Braves the Battle of Antietam by Claudia Friddell4th & 5th Grade2024
A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser4th & 5th Grade2024
Answers in the Pages by David Levithan4th & 5th Grade2024
Coming Up Short by Laurie Morrison4th & 5th Grade2024
The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel by Dan Santat4th & 5th Grade2024
The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka4th & 5th Grade2024
Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Scout Is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: Restoring an Island Ecosystem by Nancy F. Castaldo6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Salt Magic by Hope Larson6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Tin Man by Justin Madson6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
The Golden Hour by Niki Smith6th, 7th & 8th Grade2024
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime by Candace Fleming9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2024
Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep by Elaine M. AlexanderKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Knight Owl by Christopher DeniseKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Berry Song by Michaela GoadeKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
How to Party Like a Snail by Naseem HrabKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Out of a Jar by Deborah MarceroKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett PumphreyKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
That's Not My Name! by Anoosha SyedKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Fox at Night by Corey R. TaborKindergarten & 1st Grade2024
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Drop: An Adventure through the Water Cycle by Emily Kate Moon2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Watercress by Andrea Wang2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel2nd & 3rd Grade2023
The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman2nd & 3rd Grade2023
We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler2nd & 3rd Grade2023
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford4th & 5th Grade2023
Starfish by Lisa Fipps4th & 5th Grade2023
Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron4th & 5th Grade2023
The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson4th & 5th Grade2023
The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A. F. Harrold4th & 5th Grade2023
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith4th & 5th Grade2023
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued by Peter Sís4th & 5th Grade2023
Ground Zero by Alan Gratz6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
What About Will by Ellen Hopkins6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
Oh My Gods! (OMGs) by Stephanie Cooke6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun's Tomb by Candace Fleming6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
The Leak by Kate Reed Petty6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) by Justin A. Reynolds6th, 7th & 8th Grade2023
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Nubia: Real One by L. L. McKinney9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2023
Fitz and Cleo by Jonathan StutzmanKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
There's a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-BarakKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross! (Nature's Top Secrets) by Rosemary MoscoKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It) by Carrie FinisonKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Bird House by Blanca GómezKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
A Friend Like You by Frank MurphyKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
When Lola Visits by Michelle SterlingKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Mel Fell by Corey R. TaborKindergarten & 1st Grade2023
Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song2nd & 3rd Grade2022
Monster and Boy (Monster and Boy (1)) by Hannah Barnaby2nd & 3rd Grade2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes2nd & 3rd Grade2022
Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo2nd & 3rd Grade2022
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming2nd & 3rd Grade2022
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom2nd & 3rd Grade2022
Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer2nd & 3rd Grade2022
I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott2nd & 3rd Grade2022
Monster and Boy (Monster and Boy (1)) by Hannah Barnaby4th & 5th Grade2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes4th & 5th Grade2022
Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo4th & 5th Grade2022
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming4th & 5th Grade2022
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom4th & 5th Grade2022
Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer4th & 5th Grade2022
I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott4th & 5th Grade2022
Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song4th & 5th Grade2022
Twins by Varian Johnson6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Class Act by Jerry Craft6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel by Trung Le Nguyen6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes6th, 7th & 8th Grade2022
Go with the Flow by Karen Schneemann9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Displacement by Kiku Hughes9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2022
Nesting by Henry ColeKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Here and Now by Julia DenosKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. DragoKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Swashby and the Sea by Beth FerryKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. HigginsKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine HubbardKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog by David LaRochelleKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Lift by Minh LêKindergarten & 1st Grade2022
Dino-Racing by Lisa WheelerKindergarten & 1st Grade2018
I Am a Story by Dan YaccarinoKindergarten & 1st Grade2018
My Explosive Diary by Emily Gale2nd & 3rd Grade2016
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown2nd & 3rd Grade2016
Firebird by Misty Copeland2nd & 3rd Grade2016
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert2nd & 3rd Grade2016
I Love You Just Enough by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen2nd & 3rd Grade2016
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes2nd & 3rd Grade2016
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do by Steve Jenkins2nd & 3rd Grade2016
Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan2nd & 3rd Grade2016
El Deafo by Cece Bell4th & 5th Grade2016
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis4th & 5th Grade2016
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs4th & 5th Grade2016
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson4th & 5th Grade2016
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd4th & 5th Grade2016
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord4th & 5th Grade2016
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick4th & 5th Grade2016
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman4th & 5th Grade2016
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
Ali: An American Champion by Barry Denenberg6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata6th, 7th & 8th Grade2016
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Clariel by Garth Nix9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Schizo: A novel by Nic Sheff9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade2016
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchioKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
The Lion and the Bird by Marianne DubucKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla FrazeeKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura GehlKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver JeffersKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
Maple by Lori NicholsKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
Three Bears in a Boat by David SomanKindergarten & 1st Grade2016
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer WardKindergarten & 1st Grade2016

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The Michigan Reading Association's GLGB award is given annually for outstanding literature written for children. (English, Member-written)
"Founded in 1995, The Great Lakes Book Awards annually honor the year’s brightest and most deserving books about America’s heartland. Established by the Great Lakes Booksellers Association, the purpose of the awards is to recognize and reward excellence in the writing and publishing of books that capture the spirit and enhance awareness of the Great Lakes region."
Great Lakes Book Awards website (English, Member-written)

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