The 2022-23 Maine Student Book Award Nominees Have Hit the Shelves!
4th through 8th graders are invited to get a jump on the new MSBA* nominees. Which one will you read first?
Animal’s Point of View – Stories narrated by dogs and cats, mostly.
Friends and Families – They’re great! They’re terrible! What’s a kid to do?
Graphic Novels – Garlic comes to life, bees come of age, and the cats? The cats are a mystery.
Historical Fiction – Dive into the past.
Magic and Fantasy – From flying hummingbears to magical swords, adventure awaits.
Navigating Loss and Uncertainty – Stories about carrying on when the world turns upside-down.
Nonfiction -Learn how to change the world, explore the sea, and everything about chickens.
Science Fiction – Imagining the future.
Survive! – Stories about staying alive.
Suspense & Horror – These tales will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Who are You? – Meet up with characters struggling with, choosing, and celebrating who they are – and who they are becoming.
*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, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
Read three or more books from the list.
Vote for your favorite book in the spring of 2022.
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