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Award Winners

2017 Lupine Award

Four titles received recognition through the 2017 Lupine Award honoring living authors or illustrators who are residents of Maine or who have created a work prominently featuring Maine. The award was first given in 1989 and is sponsored by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association.

Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet and Wrecked by Maria Padian received awards in the Lupine Award juvenile and young adult category.

Awards in the picture book category went to Freedom Over Me, by author and illustrator Ashley Bryan and Hotel Bruce by author and illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.

2017 Katahdin Award

Maine author Melissa Sweet received the 2017 Katahdin Award from the Maine Library Association. Established in 1999, the award recognizes lifetime achievement and an outstanding body of work of children’s literature in Maine.


The winner of the 2017 Maine Student Book Award is …

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamienson with 447 votes

2nd: Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt
3rd: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

See the complete ranking and 2018 MSBA list at mainestudentbookaward.org

The 2017 Chickadee Award winner is Land Shark by Beth Ferry and Ben Mantle. Learn more at www.mainechickadeeaward.org

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