Black-Eyed Susan Book AwardGrades 4-6

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The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a student choice award for the state of Maryland that has been awarded each year since 1992. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by vis mere encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.

Reading committees of school and public librarians, and other interested members of the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) meet to determine which books will be nominated and placed on student reading lists.

There are six different reading lists:

Picture Books,

Fiction/Nonfiction for

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8, and

High School

Graphic Novels for

Grades 3-5,

Grades 6-8

How are the books chosen?

The nominated books are expected to be outstanding books that broaden the human experience and provide students with new insights into their own lives. Books may be suggested for consideration by students, teachers, parents, or other interested readers. If you would like to submit a nomination for consideration, please do so at this form by October 1 of each year.

Criteria for Nominated Books:

May be fiction or nonfiction.

Published within the last 4 years (2021 or newer).

Readily available.

Positively reviewed in at least 2 professional review sources.

Books must have been read, discussed, and voted upon by the appropriate Black-Eyed Susan reading committee before being placed on the corresponding list. The committee application process for this school year has closed. Applications for the next school year will open in March and close May 31. You must be a MASL member in order to serve on the committee.

How are the winners chosen?

Students who have followed the “Guidelines for Participation” may cast one vote for the book they consider to be the most outstanding book in each of the categories. The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Committee gathers and tallies all votes from across the state to determine the winner.

The winning authors and/or illustrators receive an award engraved with the book title, the year, and the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award logo. Authors, illustrators, and publishers recognize the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award as an honor bestowed by Maryland student readers.
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Nominee 318

Unplugged af Gordon Korman2023
Willodeen af Katherine Applegate2023
The Canyon's Edge af Dusti Bowling2023
Efren Divided af Ernesto Cisneros2023
The Beatryce Prophecy af Kate DiCamillo2023
Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero af Saadia Faruqi2023
The Lion of Mars af Jennifer L. Holm2023
Red, White, and Whole af Rajani LaRocca2023
The Boy at the Back of the Class af Onjali Q. Rauf2023
Black Brother, Black Brother af Jewell Parker Rhodes2023
City Spies af James Ponti2022
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying af Kelley Armstrong2022
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero af Kelly J. Baptist2022
Santiago's Road Home af Alexandra Diaz2022
Notorious af Gordon Korman2022
Show Me a Sign af Ann Clare LeZotte2022
Indian No More af Charlene Willing McManis2022
History Smashers: The Mayflower af Kate Messner2022
Prairie Lotus af Linda Sue Park2022
Before the Ever After af Jacqueline Woodson2022
A Wolf Called Wander af Rosanne Parry2021
Finding Langston af Lesa Cline-Ransome2021
Guest: A Changeling Tale af Mary Downing Hahn2021
The Trail af Meika Hashimoto2021
Song for a Whale af Lynne Kelly2021
The Unteachables af Gordon Korman2021
Words on Fire af Jennifer A. Nielsen2021
Devil's Den af Susan Beth Pfeffer2021
Operation Frog Effect af Sarah Scheerger2021
The Light Jar af Lisa Thompson2021
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA af Brenda Woods2021
Front Desk af Kelly Yang2020
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster af Jonathan Auxier2020
24 Hours in Nowhere af Dusti Bowling2020
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle af Leslie Connor2020
Saving Winslow af Sharon Creech2020
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen af Candace Fleming2020
The Season of Styx Malone af Kekla Magoon2020
Bob af Wendy Mass2020
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 af Tod Olson2020
Inkling af Kenneth Oppel2020
The Real McCoys af Matthew Swanson2020
Wishtree af Katherine Applegate2019
The Safest Lie af Angela Cerrito2019
Amina's Voice af Hena Khan2019
Me and Marvin Gardens af Amy Sarig King2019
A Long Pitch Home af Natalie Dias Lorenzi2019
Chester and Gus af Cammie McGovern2019
An Eagle in the Snow af Michael Morpurgo2019
The Someday Birds af Sally J. Pla2019
Stef Soto, Taco Queen af Jennifer Torres2019
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground af Rita Williams-Garcia2019
The Wild Robot af Peter Brown2018
Moo af Sharon Creech2018
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter af Beth Fantaskey2018
Space Case af Stuart Gibbs2018
Garvey's Choice af Nikki Grimes2018
Full Cicada Moon af Marilyn Hilton2018
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer af Kelly Jones2018
Pax af Sara Pennypacker2018
Towers Falling af Jewell Parker Rhodes2018
Save Me a Seat af Sarah Weeks2018
Ellies Story af W. Bruce Cameron2017
The War That Saved My Life af Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2017
The Map Trap af Andrew Clements2017
My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) af Alison DeCamp2017
Stella by Starlight af Sharon M. Draper2017
Took: A Ghost Story af Mary Downing Hahn2017
The Detective's Assistant af Kate Hannigan2017
Fish in a Tree af Lynda Mullaly Hunt2017
Masterminds af Gordon Korman2017
Fuzzy Mud af Louis Sachar2017
The Fourteenth Goldfish af Jennifer L. Holm2016
Poop Fountain!: The Qwikpick Papers af Tom Angleberger2016
Absolutely Almost af Lisa Graff2016
Words with Wings af Nikki Grimes2016
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle af George Hagen2016
Odd, Weird & Little af Patrick Jennings2016
Half a World Away af Cynthia Kadohata2016
Half a Chance af Cynthia Lord2016
Brown Girl Dreaming af Jacqueline Woodson2016
Centaur Rising af Jane Yolen2016
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library af Chris Grabenstein2015
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet af Nancy Cavanaugh2015
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World af Henry Clark2015
Buddy af M.H. Herlong2015
I Funny: A Middle School Story af James Patterson2015
Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab af Bob Pflugfelder2015
Sugar af Jewell Parker Rhodes2015
Frogged af Vivian Vande Velde2015
Kizzy Ann Stamps af Jeri Watts2015
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff af Robert Paul Weston2015
Ungifted af Gordon Korman2014
Summer at Forsaken Lake af Michael D. Beil2014
The PS Brothers af Maribeth Boelts2014
The Mighty Miss Malone af Christopher Paul Curtis2014
May B. af Caroline Starr Rose2014
Looking for Me af Betsy R. Rosenthal2014
Glory Be af Augusta Scattergood2014
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu af Wendy Wan Long Shang2014
The Grave Robber's Apprentice af Allan Stratton2014
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach af Brenda Woods2014
Wild Wings af Gill Lewis2013
Jake af Audrey Couloumbis2013
Born to Fly af Michael Ferrari2013
The Trouble with May Amelia af Jennifer L. Holm2013
Inside Out and Back Again af Thanhhà Lại2013
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary af Jerdine Nolen2013
Here Lies Linc af Delia Ray2013
Ninth Ward af Jewell Parker Rhodes2013
The Storm Before Atlanta af Karen Schwabach2013
On the Blue Comet af Rosemary Wells2013
The Girl Who Could Fly af Victoria Forester2012
Dream of Night af Heather Henson2012
Turtle in Paradise af Jennifer L. Holm2012
After All, You're Callie Boone af Winnie Mack2012
Everything for a Dog af Ann M. Martin2012
Emily's Fortune af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2012
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story af Linda Sue Park2012
The Gold Rush Kid af Mary Waldorf2012
11 Birthdays af Wendy Mass2011
Masterpiece af Elise Broach2011
Extra Credit af Andrew Clements2011
Umbrella Summer af Lisa Graff2011
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon af Grace Lin2011
Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me af Nan Marino2011
Captain Nobody af Dean Pitchford2011
The Magic Thief af Sarah Prineas2011
Peace, Locomotion af Jacqueline Woodson2011
Swindle af Gordon Korman2010
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It af Sundee T. Frazier2010
Diamond Willow af Helen Frost2010
Igraine The Brave af Cornelia Funke2010
Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest af Matt Haig2010
Savvy af Ingrid Law2010
Paint the Wind af Pam Muñoz Ryan2010
Dragon's Egg af Sarah L. Thomson2010
A Crooked Kind of Perfect af Linda Urban2010
Fearless af Elvira Woodruff2010
No Talking af Andrew Clements2009
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen af Eric Berlin2009
The Story of Jonas af Maurine F. Dahlberg2009
The Ghost of Poplar Point (Ghost Mysteries) af Cynthia DeFelice2009
The Thing About Georgie af Lisa Graff2009
Witch Catcher af Mary Downing Hahn2009
Out of Order af Betty Hicks2009
A Friendship for Today af Patricia C. Mckissack2009
How to Steal a Dog af Barbara O'Connor2009
The Big One-Oh af Dean Pitchford2009
The Last Apprentice (Revenge of the Witch) af Joseph Delaney2008
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs af Betty G. Birney2008
Free Baseball af Sue Corbett2008
Lowji discovers America af Candace Fleming2008
Bridge to America: Based on a True Story af Linda Glaser2008
Satch & Me af Dan Gutman2008
Moon Runner af Carolyn Marsden2008
Trading Places af Claudia Mills2008
Close Encounters of a Third World Kind af Jennifer J. Stewart2008
Listen! af Stephanie S. Tolan2008
Trading Places With Tank Talbott af Dori Hillestad Butler2007
The Dark Hills Divide af Patrick Carman2007
The 7 Professors of the Far North af John Fardell2007
The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore af Sid Fleischman2007
The Liberation of Gabriel King af K. L. Going2007
The Old Willis Place af Mary Downing Hahn2007
Defiance af Valerie Hobbs2007
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time) af Patricia C. Mckissack2007
Polo's Mother af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2007
Becoming Naomi León af Pam Muñoz Ryan2007
The World According to Humphrey af Betty G. Birney2006
The Warriors af Joseph Bruchac2006
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love af Bruce Coville2006
Heartbeat af Sharon Creech2006
White Star: A Dog on the Titanic af Marty Crisp2006
Shredderman: Secret Identity af Wendelin Van Draanen2006
Escaping the Giant Wave af Peg Kehret2006
Copper af Rebecca Lisle2006
Cabin on Trouble Creek af Jean Van Leeuwen2006
The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape from the Tower of London af Elvira Woodruff2006
The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine af Diane Stanley2005
The Good Dog af Avi2005
Runt af Marion Dane Bauer2005
Pictures of Hollis Woods af Patricia Reilly Giff2005
Kensuke's Kingdom af Michael Morpurgo2005
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale af Laurie Myers2005
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia af Barbara O'Connor2005
Grover G. Graham and Me af Mary Quattlebaum2005
Niagara Falls, or Does It? af Henry Winkler2005
A Piece of Heaven af Sharon Dennis Wyeth2005
The Million Dollar Kick af Dan Gutman2004
Storm Warriors af Elisa Carbone2004
A Week in the Woods af Andrew Clements2004
Love That Dog af Sharon Creech2004
Star in the Storm af Joan Hiatt Harlow2004
The Stranger Next Door af Peg Kehret2004
Belle Teal af Ann M. Martin2004
The Great Chicken Debacle af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2004
Rowan af Rin af Emily Rodda2004
Love, Ruby Lavender af Deborah Wiles2004
Cody Unplugged af Betsy Duffey2003
Through My Eyes af Ruby Bridges2003
Jackie & Me af Dan Gutman2003
The Year of Miss Agnes af Kirkpatrick Hill2003
The Promise af Jackie French Koller2003
Surviving Brick Johnson af Laurie Myers2003
Nim's Island af Wendy Orr2003
Fair Weather af Richard Peck2003
F is for Freedom af Roni Schotter2003
Figuring Out Frances af Gina Willner-Pardo2003
Because of Winn-Dixie af Kate DiCamillo2002
Midnight Magic af Avi2002
The Arrow over the Door af Joseph Bruchac2002
Power Of Un af Nancy Etchemendy2002
Mister and Me af Kimberly Willis Holt2002
You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman af Claudia Mills2002
A Traitor Among the Boys af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor2002
Riding Freedom af Pam Muñoz Ryan2002
Eye of the Great Bear af Bill Wallace2002
The Ghost of Lizard Light af Elvira Woodruff2002
The 6th Grade Nickname Game af Gordon Korman2001
Journey to Nowhere af Mary Jane Auch2001
Perloo the Bold af Avi2001
The Landry News af Andrew Clements2001
Flying Solo af Ralph Fletcher2001
The Million Dollar Shot af Dan Gutman2001
When the Soldiers Were Gone af Vera W. Propp2001
Captain Kate af Carolyn Reeder2001
Smart Dog af Vivian Vande Velde2001
101 Ways to Bug Your Parents af Lee Wardlaw2000
The Skull of Truth af Bruce Coville2000
Autumn Journey af Priscilla Cummings2000
The Ghost of Fossil Glen af Cynthia DeFelice2000
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian af Elizabeth Levy2000
A Season of Comebacks af Kathy Mackel2000
White Water af P.J. Petersen2000
The Kidnappers : A Mystery af Willo Davis Roberts2000
For Your Eyes Only! af Joanne Rocklin2000
Bug Boy af Carol Sonenklar2000
Frindle af Andrew Clements1999
Tornado af Betsy Byars1999
Olympic Dream (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) af Matt Christopher1999
Yolonda's Genius af Carol Fenner1999
Earthquake Terror af Peg Kehret1999
Junebug af Alice Mead1999
Shiloh Season af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1999
Clara and the Hoodoo Man af Elizabeth Partridge1999
Danger Along the Ohio af Patricia Willis1999
Later, Gator af Laurence Yep1999
The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story af Sid Fleischman1998
Egg-Drop Blues af Jacqueline Turner Banks1998
Tarantula Shoes af Tom Birdseye1998
Buzzard Breath af Marty Crisp1998
Utterly Yours, Booker Jones af Betsy Duffey1998
Fig Pudding af Ralph Fletcher1998
Dog Friday af Hilary McKay1998
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns af Mary Quattlebaum1998
The Well af Mildred D. Taylor1998
Blackwater Swamp af Bill Wallace1998
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story af Mary Downing Hahn1997
Willie, the Frog Prince af C. S. Adler1997
The In-Between Days af Eve Bunting1997
The Light on Hogback Hill af Cynthia DeFelice1997
Sable af Karen Hesse1997
Danger at the Fair af Peg Kehret1997
The Toilet Paper Tigers af Gordon Korman1997
Seven Spiders Spinning af Gregory Maguire1997
The Fear Place af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1997
Mayfield Crossing af Vaunda Micheaux Nelson1997
The Magnificent Mummy Maker af Elvira Woodruff1997
The Ghosts of Mercy Manor af Betty Ren Wright1997
Ghosts Don't Get Goosebumps af Elvira Woodruff1996
My Name Is Brain Brian (Apple Paperbacks) af Jeanne Betancourt1996
Undercover Tailback af Matt Christopher1996
Jim Ugly af Sid Fleischman1996
The Cuckoo Child af Dick King-Smith1996
Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear af Lensey Namioka1996
The Sub af P.J. Petersen1996
Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio af Barbara Garland Polikoff1996
The Curse of the Trouble Dolls af Dian Curtis Regan1996
Backyard Dragon af Betsy Sterman1996
Front Porch Stories: at the One-Room School af Eleanora E. Tate1996
The Great Summer Camp Catastrophe af Jean Van Leeuwen1996
Fourth Grade Rats af Jerry Spinelli1995
Devil's Bridge af Cynthia DeFelice1995
My Stepfather Shrank! af Barbara Dillon1995
A Boy in the Doghouse af Betsy Duffey1995
Juliet Fisher and the Foolproof Plan af Natalie Honeycutt1995
The Night the Bells Rang (Puffin Chapters) af Natalie Kinsey-Warnock1995
Attaboy, Sam! af Lois Lowry1995
Scared Stiff af Willo Davis Roberts1995
Children of the Fire af Harriette Gillem Robinet1995
Colt af Nancy Springer1995
Sophie and the Sidewalk Man af Stephanie S. Tolan1995
Bringing Nettie Back af Nancy Hope Wilson1995
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher af Bruce Coville1994
Grandpa Jake And The Grand Christmas af Mildred Ames1994
Wanted...Mud Blossom af Betsy Byars1994
Skateboard Tough af Matt Christopher1994
Nekomah Creek af Linda Crew1994
The Boonsville Bombers af Alison Cragin Herzig1994
Class President af Johanna Hurwitz1994
Orp Goes to the Hoop (An Avon Camelot Book) af Suzy Kline1994
Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom af Doreen Rappaport1994
Jace the Ace af Joanne Rocklin1994
Finding Buck McHenry af Alfred Slote1994
Stepbrother Sabotage af Sally Wittman1994
Fudge-a-Mania af Judy Blume1993
Strider af Beverly Cleary1993
On the Far Side of the Mountain af Jean Craighead George1993
The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story af Mary Downing Hahn1993
Toughboy and Sister af Kirkpatrick Hill1993
Ace: The Very Important Pig af Dick King-Smith1993
Shiloh af Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1993
Truckers af Terry Pratchett1993
The Trading Game af Alfred Slote1993
Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! af Eleanora Tate1993
Totally Disgusting! af Bill Wallace1993
Wizard's Hall af Jane Yolen1993


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