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Award Winning Books

Maine Student Book Award

El Deafo 
by Cece Bell

with 644 votes

5,361 students read and voted



elizabethThe Chickadee Award

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
by Lynne Cox and Brian Floca


21,109 students voted


Lupine Award – Presented annually by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association, to recognize an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Maine.

Picture Book

IslandWinner                                                    HonorPedro

Island Birthday                                      Growing Up Pedro
by Eva Murray and (Author)                    by Matt Tavares
Jaime Hogan (Illustrator)



Juvenile/Young Adult

paperWinner                                                         Honor     Hitler

Paper Things                              The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
byJennifer Richard Jacobson                       by Phillip Hoose





Katahdin Award – A lifetime achievement award given by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association to recognize an outstanding body of work of children’s literature in Maine by one author or illustrator.

falwellCathryn Falwell

Author of more than 25 books for children. She lives in Gorham, Maine. Visit her website.




Newbery Award
2017 Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill and published by Algonquin Young Readers.




Caldecott Award
2017 Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe.

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