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Maryland's Black-eyed Susan Award

2011-2012 Nominees and Winners

Maryland Association of School Librarians LogoThe 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 6-9  |  High School

 

Picture Books

A Pig Parade

 

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea

Black, Michael Ian
 

Persephone

 

Persephone
Clayton, Sally Pomme

Clever Jack

 

Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Fleming, Candace

Chicken Big

 

Chicken Big!
Graves, Keith

That Book Woman

 

That Book Woman
Henson, Heather

The Potter

 

The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Hill, Laban
Carrick Dave

 

I Didn't Do It

I Didn't Do It
MacLachlan, Patricia

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum

Pop!: The Invention Of Bubble Gum
McCarthy, Meghan

 

Lion's Share

The Lion's Share
McElligott, Matthew

Gracias

 

Gracias
Mora, Pat

 

Sit-in

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down

Pinkney, Andrea Davis
 

Guyku

Guyku: A Year Of Haiku For Boys
Raczka, Bob

Memoirs of Goldfish

Memoirs Of A Goldfish
Scillian, Devin

 

Winner

  Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror: A Book Of Reversible Verse
Singer, Marilyn

Fly Free!

Fly Free!
Thong, Roseanne

Grades 4 – 6

The Case Of The Case Of Mistaken Identity

The Case Of The Case Of Mistaken Identity

Barnett, Mac
 

The Girl Who Could Fly

 

The Girl Who Could Fly
Forester, Victoria

 

Winner

Dream Of Night

 

Dream Of Night

Henson, Heather

Turtle In Paradise

 

Turtle In Paradise

Holm, Jennifer L

After All, You're Callie Boone

 

After All, You're Callie Boone

Mack, Winnie

Everything For A Dog

Everything For A Dog

Martin, Ann M.

 

Emily's Fortune

Emily's Fortune

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

A Long Walk To Water : A Novel : Based On A True Story

A Long Walk To Water : A Novel : Based On A True Story

Park, Linda
Sue

 

Gold Rush Kid

The Gold Rush Kid

Waldorf, Mary

42 Miles

 

42 Miles

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn

Grades 6 – 9 

Cosmic

 

Cosmic

Cottrell Boyce, Frank

Out Of My Mind

 

Out Of My Mind

Draper, Sharon M.

 

Winner

Closed For The Season: A Mystery Story

 

Closed For The Season: A Mystery Story

Hahn, Mary Downing
 

The Defense Of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter: A Novel

 

The Defense Of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter: A Novel

Gosselink, John

 

The Smoky Corridor

 

The Smoky Corridor

Grabenstein, Chris

Fish

 

Fish

Mone, Gregory

Trash

 

Trash

Mulligan, Andy

Half Brother

 

Half Brother

Oppel, Kenneth

Bystander

 

Bystander

Preller, James

One Crazy Summer

 

One Crazy Summer
High School

Williams-Garcia, Rita
 

High School 

Split

 

Split

Avasthi, Swati
 

Ship Breaker

 

Ship Breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo

Hate List

 

Hate List

Brown, Jennifer

Jump

 

Jump

Carbone, Elisa Lynn

A Kiss In Time

 

A Kiss In Time

Flinn, Alex

Girl, Stolen

 

Girl, Stolen
Henry, April

 

Winner

 

All Unquiet Things

 

All Unquiet Things
Jarzab, Anna

The Rock And The River

 

The Rock And The River

Magoon, Kekla

How To Say Goodbye In Robot

 

How To Say Goodbye In Robot

Standiford, Natalie

 

Marcelo In The Real World

 

Marcelo In The Real World

Stork, Francisco X