The new list is out!  The 2020-21 nominees below are available to download through the cloudLibrary.  Many are available as ebooks and audiobooks. (Click on the book cover to find the book in the cloudLibrary.)

[The Line Tender]  [Orange for the Sunsets]  [The Last Human]  [Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters]  [The Forgotten Girl]  [Caught! Nabbing History's Most Wanted]  [Zenobia July]  [New Kid]  [Maybe He Just Likes You]  [Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise]  [Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation]  [Scary Stories for Young Foxes]  [The Dark Lord Clementine]  [Dog Driven]  [Lily the Thief]    [Under the Broken Sky]  [Mystery of Black Hollow Lane]  [Homerooms and Hall Passes]  [Best at It]  [Good Enough]  [Wildfire]  [Beastly Puzzles]  [Blood Mountain]  [Nikki on the Line]  [We're Not from Here] [The Line Tender]  [Oddmire: The Changeling]  [To Night Owl from Dogfish]  [I, Cosmo]  [Roll with It]  [The Bridge Home]  [Others Words for Home]

We were in the middle of voting for the 2019-20 Maine Student Book Awards when we unexpectedly found ourselves stuck at home. Although voting for this year has been paused for the moment, the reading goes on!

What is the Maine State Book Award?
Teachers and librarians nominate the books. Kids read, then vote for their favorite story.
Here’s how it works:

  • Be in 4th – 8th grades. Current third graders – seventh graders will be eligible to vote on the 2020-21 list.
  • Read three or more books from the list.
  • Vote at the library (or in school) in April of 2021.