- Read or listen to any two nominated titles to be eligible to vote.
- Books can be found at your school library and at the public library.
- Voting takes place in March, and the winner for the state is announced in Start reading today!
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Angleberger, Tom & Dellinger, Paul
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
Separated from his grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges a friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth’s redeeming qualities.
It Ain’t So Awful Falafel
A Night Divided
When her family is divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve- year-old Gerda harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reu- niting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan.
Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other)
An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, an epic prank war between twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper of New York City.
Evil Wizard Smallbone
After running away from an abusive home, Nick becomes the apprentice to wizard Zachariah Smallbone, the owner of a bookstore whose snarky books teach Nick the magic he will need to defeat Smallbone’s nemesis, werewolf Fidelou.
Weeks, Sarah & Varadajaran, Gita
Save Me a Seat
Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning prob- lems–but when their lives inter- sect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what’s right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
Mateo, a Mexican-American fourth grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sis- ter’s trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves—they can talk, too.