Black-Eyed Susan Book AwardGrades 4-6

Given by Maryland Library Association

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


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