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Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2014-2015

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Sponsored by MN Youth Reading Awards and voted on by Minnesota students in March of each year. The winners are announced on April 25, Maud Hart Lovelace's Birthday!

 

The Nominees for 2014-2015 are....


Aliens on vacation - DIVISION I Cover
Clete Barrett Smith
Christian Slade
Scrub isn’t happy about leaving Florida and his friends to visit his crazy grandmother for the summer in “Middle-of-Nowhere,” Washington. The decor at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast is 1960's meets Star Wars and the guests look weird! It turns out that each room in the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth.
J FIC Smi
Book
Apr 14, 2014
As simple as it seems - DIVISION I Cover
Sarah Weeks
Eleven-year-old Verbena Polter gets through a difficult summer of turbulent emotions and the revelation of a disturbing family secret with an odd new friend who believes she is the ghost of a girl who drowned many years before.
J FIC Wee
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Breadcrumbs - DIVISION I Cover
Anne Ursu
Erin McGuire
"Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen finds Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life " -- Provided by publisher
J FIC Urs
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Guinea dog - DIVISION I Cover
Patrick Jennings
When his mother brings home a guinea pig instead of the dog he has always wanted, fifth-grader Rufus is not happy--until the rodent starts acting exactly like a dog.
J FIC Jen
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Kindred souls - DIVISION I Cover
Patricia MacLachlan
Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it.
J FIC Mac
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Sylvia & Aki - DIVISION I Cover
Winifred Conkling
At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.
J FIC Con
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Waiting for the magic - DIVISION I Cover
Patricia MacLachlan
Amy June Bates
When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.
J FIC Mac
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Belly up - DIVISION I & II Cover
Stuart Gibbs
Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.
J FIC Gib
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Ghost dog secrets - DIVISION I & II Cover
Peg Kehret
Sixth-grader Rusty is determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather so he calls animal control, then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend Malik and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret.
J FIC Keh
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Liar & spy - DIVISION I & II Cover
Rebecca Stead
Seventh-grader Georges has to adjust to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, and being picked on at school. He also takes up spying with his neighbor, a boy named Safer.
J FIC Ste
Book
Apr 14, 2014
My life as a book - DIVISION I & II Cover
Janet Tashjian
Jake Tashjian
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
J FIC Tas
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Breathing room - DIVISION II Cover
Marsha Hayles
In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her new found friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
J FIC Hay
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Chomp - DIVISION II Cover
Carl Hiaasen
When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Cray's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.
J FIC Hia
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Cinder - DIVISION II Cover
Marissa Meyer
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.
YA FIC Mey
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro - DIVISION II Cover
Margi Preus
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
YA FIC Pre
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Icefall - DIVISION II Cover
Matthew J. Kirby
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.
J FIC Kir
Book
Apr 14, 2014
The false prince - DIVISION II Cover
Jennifer A Nielsen
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
J FIC Nie
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Wild life - DIVISION II Cover
Cynthia C DeFelice
When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in small-town North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.
J FIC DeF
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Words in the dust - DIVISION II Cover
Trent Reedy
Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilirating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft lip.
YA FIC Ree
Book
Apr 14, 2014
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Clete Barrett Smith
Christian Slade
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Janet Tashjian
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Sarah Weeks
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Marsha Hayles
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Anne Ursu
Erin McGuire
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Carl Hiaasen
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Patrick Jennings
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Patricia MacLachlan
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Winifred Conkling
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Matthew J. Kirby
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Amy June Bates
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Stuart Gibbs
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Peg Kehret
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