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Maryland's Black-eyed Susan Award

2013-2014 Nominees and Winners

Maryland Association of School Librarians Logo 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.  Visit the website for the Maryland Association of School Librarians for more information about the awards.

2011-2012  |  2012-2013 | 2013-2014 | 2014-2015

 

Picture Books  |  Grades 4-6  |  Grades 4-6 (Graphic Novels) |Grades 6-9  |  High School

 

Picture Books

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Brown, Monica

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match

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Cannon, A.E.

Sophie's Fish

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Grandits, John

Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus

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Harper, Charise Mericle

Henry's Heart: a Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

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Hodgkinson, Leigh

Goldilocks and Just One Bear

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Kelly, Mark

Mousetronaut : Based on a (Partially) True Story

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Kimmel, Eric

Joha Makes a Wish: a Middle Eastern Tale

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Klise, Kate

Stand Straight, Ella Kate: the True Story of a Real Giant

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Lowry, Amy

Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop

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Potter, Alicia

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

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Reynolds, Aaron

Creepy Carrots!

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Rosenstock, Barbara

The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John
Muir, and Our National Parks

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Uhlberg, Myron

A Storm Called Katrina

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Werner, Sharon

Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types

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Woodson, Jacqueline

Each Kindness

Grades 4 – 6

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Beil, Michael D.

Summer at Forsaken Lake

 

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Boelts, Maribeth

The PS Brothers

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Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Mighty Miss Malone

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Korman, Gordon

Ungifted

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Rose, Caroline Starr

May B.

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Rosenthal, Betsy R.

Looking For Me

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Scattergood, Augusta

Glory Be

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Shang, Wendy Wan-Long

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

 

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Stratton, Allan

The Grave Robber's Apprentice

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Woods, Brenda

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

Grades 4 – 6  (Graphic Novels)

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Aguirre, Jorge and Rafael Rosado

Giants Beware!

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Burks, James

Gabby & Gator

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Davila, Claudia

Luz Makes a Splash

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Hale, Nathan

One Dead Spy: the Life, Times, and Last Words of Nathan Hale, America's
Most Famous Spy

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Hatke, Ben

Zita the Spacegirl. Book One, Far from Home

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Larson, Hope

A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel

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Liu, Na & Andres Vera Martinez

Little White Duck: a Childhood in China

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Pearson, Luke

Hilda and the Midnight Giant

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Renier, Aaron

The Unsinkable Walker Bean

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Santat, Dan

Sidekicks

Grades 6 – 9 

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Applegate, Katherine

The One and Only Ivan

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Bauer, Joan

Almost Home

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Hiaasen, Carl

Chomp

 

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Knowles, Jo

See You at Harry’s

 

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Landon, Kristen

The Limit

 

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Levine, Kristin

The Lions of Little Rock

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O'Neal, Eilis

The False Princess

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Palacio, R.J.

Wonder

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Shulman, Polly

The Grimm Legacy

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Sonnenblick, Jordan

Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip

High School 

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Blake, Kendare

Anna Dressed in Blood

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Gagnon, Michelle

Don't Turn Around

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Green, John

The Fault in Our Stars

 

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Levithan, David

Every Day

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McCormick, Patricia

Never Fall Down

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Monaghan, Annabel

A Girl Named Digit

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Myracle, Lauren

Shine

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Saenz, Benjamin Alire

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
 

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Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Dream

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Zarr, Sara

How to Save a Life