Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2015-2016

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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 this school year are....


8 class pets + 1 squirrel [divided by] 1 dog = chaos     DIVISION I Cover
Vivian Vande Velde
Steve Björkman
A dog chases a squirrel into an elementary school one night, creating monumental chaos.
J FIC Van
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Blast off!     DIVISION I Cover
Nate Ball
Macky Pamintuan
Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship!
J FIC Bal
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Calli be gold     DIVISION I Cover
Michele Weber Hurwitz
Eleven-year-old Calli, the third child in a family of busy high-achievers, likes to take her time and observe rather than rush around, and when she meets an awkward, insecure second-grader named Noah and is paired with him in the Peer Helper Program, she finds satisfaction and strength in working with him.
J FIC Hur
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Calli be gold [electronic resource]     DIVISION I Cover
Michele Weber Hurwitz
Eleven-year-old Calli, the third child in a family of busy high-achievers, likes to take her time and observe rather than rush around, and when she meets an awkward, insecure second-grader named Noah and is paired with him in the Peer Helper Program, she finds satisfaction and strength in working with him.
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Double dog dare     DIVISION I Cover
Lisa (Lisa Colleen) Graff
When Kansas Bloom moves to California and joins the Media Club at school, he soon finds himself trying to outdo one of the other fourth-grade students in a "dare war" while vying for the job of on-air video homeroom announcer.
J FIC Gra
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Elvis and the underdogs     DIVISION I Cover
Jenny Lee
Kelly Light
All his life Benji, now ten, has been sickly and he has long been targeted by the school bully, but after a seizure Benji gets a therapy dog that is not only big enough to protect him, it can also talk.
J FIC Lee
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library     DIVISION I Cover
Chris Grabenstein
"Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"--Provided by publisher.
J FIC Gra
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Fortunately, the milk     DIVISION I Cover
Neil Gaiman
Skottie Young
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
J FIC Gai
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Fortunately, the milk     DIVISION I Cover
Neil Gaiman
An odd and funny story about breakfast cereal and time travel.
J FIC Gai
Audiobook
Jun 11, 2015
Fortunately, the milk [electronic resource     DIVISION I Cover
Neil Gaiman
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Book
Jun 11, 2015
When life gives you O.J.     DIVISION I Cover
Erica S Perl
Zelly Fried wants a dog more than anything, so at the urging of her grandfather, during the summer before sixth grade she takes care of a "practice dog" made out of an orange juice jug to show her parents that she is ready for the responsibility, even though she is sometimes not entirely sure about the idea.
J FIC Per
Book
Jun 11, 2015
When life gives you O.J.     DIVISION I Cover
Erica S Perl
Abigail Revasch
Zelly Fried wants a dog more than anything, so at the urging of her grandfather, during the summer before sixth grade she takes care of a "practice dog" made out of an orange juice jug to show her parents that she is ready for the responsibility, even though she is sometimes not entirely sure about the idea
J FIC Per
Audiobook
Jun 11, 2015
Perfect game     DIVISION I AND II Cover
Fred Bowen
Isaac is a perfectionist, especially when it comes to baseball, and is unable to cope when things go wrong until his coach asks him to help out with a Unified Sports basketball team on which intellectually-disabled and other children play together
J FIC ordered 061115
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin     DIVISION I AND II Cover
Liesl Shurtliff
Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.
J FIC Shu
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Summer of the wolves     DIVISION I AND II Cover
Polly Carlson-Voiles
In the wilderness lake country of northern Minnesota, an orphaned twelve-year-old girl and a wolf pup share a rare bond.
J FIC Car
Book
Jun 11, 2015
The fourth stall     DIVISION I AND II Cover
Chris Rylander
Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.
J FIC Ryl
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Buddy     DIVISION II Cover
M.H Herlong
Twelve-year-old Li'l T and his family face great losses caused by Hurricane Katrina, including leaving Buddy, their very special, three-legged dog, behind when they must evacuate
J FIC Her
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Camo girl     DIVISION II Cover
Kekla Magoon
A poignant novel about a biracial girl living in the suburbs of Las Vegas examines the friendships that grow out of, and despite, her race.
J FIC ordered 061115
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Counting by 7s     DIVISION II Cover
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident
J FIC Slo
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Counting by 7s     DIVISION II Cover
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Robin Miles
Willow is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief.
J FIC Slo
Audiobook
Jun 11, 2015
Counting by 7s [electronic resource]     DIVISION II Cover
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Robin Miles
Willow is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief
eAudiobook
Jun 11, 2015
Fourmile     DIVISION II Cover
Watt Key
"A mysterious stranger arrives at a boy's rundown Alabama farm home, just as a dangerous situation is unfolding for the twelve-year-old and his widowed mother"-- Provided by publisher
J FIC Key
Book
Jun 11, 2015
One came home DIVISION II Cover
Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
J FIC Tim
Book
Jun 13, 2015
One came home DIVISION II Cover
Amy Timberlake
Tara Sands
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
J FIC Tim
Audiobook
Jun 13, 2015
One for the Murphys     DIVISION II Cover
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
"After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"-- Provided by publisher
J FIC Hun
Book
Jun 13, 2015
The lions of Little Rock     DIVISION II Cover
Kristin (Kristin Sims) Levine
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
J FIC Lev
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Zombie baseball beatdown DIVISION II Cover
Paolo Bacigalupi
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused cows to turn into zombies.
J FIC Bac
Book
Jun 13, 2015
Zombie baseball beatdown DIVISION II Cover
Paolo Bacigalupi
Sunil Malhotra
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused cows to turn into zombies
J FIC Bac
Audiobook
Jun 13, 2015
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Vivian Vande Velde
Steve Björkman
J FIC Van
Polly Carlson-Voiles
J FIC Car
Nate Ball
Macky Pamintuan
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Chris Rylander
J FIC Ryl
Michele Weber Hurwitz
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M.H Herlong
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Kekla Magoon
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Jenny Lee
Kelly Light
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Robin Miles
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Chris Grabenstein
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Skottie Young
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