2015-2016 Black Eyed Susan Award Nominees

"The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature." Read more about the award and the nomination process here.

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Border, Terry – Peanut Butter & Cupcake!
Carle, Eric – What’s Your Favorite Animal?
Coombs, Kate – The Tooth Fairy Wars
Cox, Lynne – Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Gall, Chris – Dog vs. Cat
Harley, Bill – Lost and Found
Hatke, Ben – Julia’s House for Lost Creatures
Look, Lenore – Brush of the Gods
Perrin, Clotilde – At the Same Moment, Around the World
Raczka, Bob – Joy in Mudville
Reynolds, Aaron – Carnivores
Rose, Deborah Lee – Jimmy the Joey: the True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue
Rosenstock, Barb – The Noisy Paint Box: the Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
Spires, Ashley – The Most Magnificent Thing
Stewart, Melissa – Feathers: Not Just for Flying


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Angleberger, Tom – The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain!

Graff, Lisa – Absolutely Almost

Grimes, Nikki – Words with Wings

Hagen, George – Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle

Holm, Jennifer – The Fourteenth Goldfish

Jennings, Patrick – Odd, Weird, & Little

Kadohata, Cynthia – Half a World Away

Lord, Cynthia – Half a Chance

Woodson, Jacqueline – Brown Girl Dreaming

Yolen, Jane – Centaur Rising


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Bell, Cece – El Deafo

Camper, Cathy – Lowriders in Space, Book 1

Dauvillier, Loic – Hidden: a Child’s Story of the Holocaust

Keenan, Sheila – Dogs of War

Lendler, Ian – The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Lieberman, AJ – The Silver Six

Moylan, Matt – Bravoman. Volume 1: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence!
Rodriguez, David A. – Finding Gossamyr. Volume 1
Simpson, Dana – Phoebe and Her Unicorn: a Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle (available through Inter-library Loan)
TenNapel, Doug – Cardboard


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Acampora, Paul – I Kill the Mockingbird
Alexander, Kwame – The Crossover
Auxier, Jonathan – The Night Gardener
Hopkinson, Deborah – The Great Trouble: a Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
Johnson, Terry Lynn – Ice Dogs
Leyson, Leon – The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible
Milford, Kate – Greenglass House
Oppel, Kenneth – The Boundless
Vernick, Audrey – Screaming at the Ump
Yousafzai, Malala – I am Malala: (young reader edition)

HIGH SCHOOL NOMINEES *Click on the title to place it on hold!

Anderson, Laurie Halse – The Impossible Knife of Memory
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn – The Naturals
Cosimano, Elle – Nearly Gone
Griffin, Adele – The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
Lord, Emery – Open Road Summer
Sanderson, Brandon – Steelheart
Vlahos, Len – The Scar Boys: a novel
Wein, Elizabeth – Rose Under Fire
Whaley, John Corey – Noggin
Yang, Gene Luen – The Shadow Hero