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Maryland's Black-eyed Susan Award

2014-2015 Nominees

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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.  MASL has also provided a list of the nominees in a print-friendly version [PDF]. 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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Coy, John

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented
Basketball

 

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Daywalt, Drew

The Day the Crayons Quit

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Hofmeyr, Dianne

The Magic Bojabi Tree

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Hood, Susan

Spike: the Mixed-Up Monster

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Huber, Raymond

Flight of the Honey Bee

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Jeffers, Oliver

Stuck

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Kelly, David A

Miracle Mud Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball

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Krull, Kathleen

The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)

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Latimer, Alex

Lion vs. Rabbit

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Ludwig, Trudy

The Invisible Boy

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Markle, Sandra

What If You Had Animal Teeth!?

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

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Rappaport, Doreen

Helen’s Big World: the Life of Helen Keller

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Schaefer, Lola M

Lifetime: the Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives

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Woodson, Jacqueline

This is the Rope: a Story from the Great Migration

Grades 4 – 6

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Cavanaugh, Nancy J.

This journal belongs to Ratchet

 

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Clark, Henry

What we found in the sofa and how it saved the world

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Grabenstein, Chris

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library

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Herlong, M.H.

Buddy
 

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Patterson, James and Chris Grabenstein

I funny: a middle school story

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Pflugfelder, Bob and Steve Hockensmith

Nick and Tesla's high-voltage danger lab: a mystery
with electromagnets, burglar alarms, and other gadgets you can build yourself

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Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Sugar

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Velde, Vivian Vande

Frogged

 

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Watts, Jeri

Kizzy Ann Stamps

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Weston, Robert Paul

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

Grades 4 – 6  (Graphic Novels)

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Bolton, Chris A.

Smash. Book one, Trial by fire

 

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Guibert, Emmanuel

Ariol. Volume 1: Just a donkey like you and me

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Hale, Nathan

Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown

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Harrell, Rob

Monster on the hill

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Kibuishi, Kazu, ed

Explorer: the mystery boxes: seven graphic stories

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McCranie, Stephen

Mal and Chad: the biggest, bestest time ever

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Parker, Jake

Missile Mouse: rescue on Tankium3

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Phelan, Matt

Bluffton: my summers with Buster

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Rioux, Jo

Cat's cradle. Book 1: The golden twine

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Roman, Dave

Astronaut Academy: zero gravity

Grades 6 – 9 

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Farrant, Natasha

After Iris

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Fleming, Candace

On the day I died: stories from the grave

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Holyoke, Polly

The Neptune Project

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Hopkinson, Deborah

Titanic: voices from the disaster

 

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McNeal, Tom

Far far away

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Saller, Carol Fisher

Eddie's war

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Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Counting by 7s

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Thompson, J.E.

The girl from Felony Bay

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Willey, Margaret

Four secrets

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Zinn, Bridget

Poison

 

High School 

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Brown, Jennifer

Thousand words

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de la Pena, Matt

The living

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Garcia, Kami

Unbreakable

 

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Gleason, Colleen

The clockwork scarab

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McGinnis, Mindy

Not a drop to drink

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Padian, Maria

Out of nowhere

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Rowell, Rainbow

Eleanor & Park

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Schneider, Robyn

The beginning of everything
 

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Sheinkin, Steve

Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

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Skilton, Sarah

Bruised