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Maine Student Book Award


The Maine Student Book Award (MSBA)is designed to expand literary horizons of students in grades 4-8 by encouraging them to read, evaluate, and enjoy a selection of new books and to choose a statewide favorite by written ballot each spring.

If I’m in grades 4-8, what can I do?

Readers at the Windham Public Library who have read three or more of the titles on the MSBA list are eligible to vote for their favorite title here at the library. The Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Parker, will add up the votes and submit them for the statewide tally. The students’ top choice from the reading list is announced by the MSBA Committee on April 2nd. The library will have an ice cream party shortly afterwards for all the Windham Public Library readers who participated. The coming-year’s MSBA list will be available at the party and copies of the books will be available for circulation. The library purchases copies of all the MSBA books, so there are plenty of titles to choose from! To get in on the action, sign-up with Mrs. Parker.

For more information on the Maine Student Book Award, click here.

2013 – 2014 Maine Student Book Award list

Always October / Coville, Bruce
Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon / Sheinkin, Steve
Capture the Flag / Messner, Kate
Cardboard / TenNapel, Doug
Chained / Kelly, Lynne
Cinder / Meyer, Marissa
Cloak Society, The / Kraatz, Jeramey
Dark Lord: The Early Years / Thomson, Jamie
Deadweather and Sunrise / Rodkey, Geoff
Earthling! / Fearing, Mark
Endangered / Schrefer, Eliot
False Prince, The / Nielsen, Jennifer A.
Fenway Fever / Ritter, John H.
Fourmile / Key, Watt
Ghost of Graylock, The / Poblocki, Dan
Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster / Cerullo, Mary M.
Giants Beware! / Aguirre, Jorge
Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, The / Healy, Christopher
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery & A Very Strange Adventure / Evans, Lissa
Island of Thieves / Lacey, Josh
Kepler’s Dream / Bell, Juliet
Last Dragonslayer, The / Fforde, Jasper
Liar & Spy / Stead, Rebecca
Lions of Little Rock, The / Levine, Kristin
Little Dog, Lost / Bauer, Marion Dane
Malcolm at Midnight / Beck, W. H.
Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity, The / Rusch, Elizabeth
My Family for the War / Voorhoeve, Anne C.
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry / Lewis, J. Patrick
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave / Fleming, Candace
One and Only Ivan, The / Applegate, Katherine
One for the Murphys / Hunt, Lynda
Prairie Evers / Airgood, Ellen
Shadow on the Mountain / Preus, Margi
Splendors and Glooms / Schlitz, Laura Amy
Starry River of the Sky / Lin, Grace
Summer of the Gypsy Moths / Pennypacker, Sara
Ungifted / Korman, Gordon
Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals / Hearst, Michael
Wonder / Palacio, R.J.