Maine State Reading Lists

2016 Correll Book Award Honorable Mention for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text

What in the World?
Numbers in Nature
Illustrated by: Kurt Cyrus
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Discover nature by the numbers in this gorgeous, innovative counting book.The natural world is full of sets of numbers: from birds’ wings in twos and...

2016 - 2017 Maine Chickadee Award Nominee

Float
Illustrated by: Daniel Miyares
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 9, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me!...

2015 - 2016 Maine Chickadee Award Nominee

Going Places
Illustrated by: Peter H. Reynolds
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: March 18, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A go-cart contest inspires imagination to take flight in this picture book for creators of all ages, with art from New York Times bestselling...

2017 Maine Lupine Book Award Winner

Freedom Over Me
Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Illustrated by: Ashley Bryan
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: September 13, 2016
Ages: 6 - 10

Newbery Honor Book Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Using original slave auction and plantation estate...

2017 - 2018 Maine Student Book Award Master List Selection

Little Cat's Luck
Illustrated by: Jennifer A. Bell
This edition: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publication date: February 9, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

From Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer comes a heartwarming novel in verse that’s a companion to the “wholly satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews, starred...

The Only Road
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 4, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK “Powerful and timely.” —Booklist (starred review) “An important, must-have addition to the growing body of...

OCDaniel
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: April 12, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER “Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel’s point of...

League of Archers
(Part of League of Archers)
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: December 6, 2016
Ages: 9 - 13

A girl on the run after being accused of killing Robin Hood learns what it really means to be a hero in this exciting adventure story.“That’s the girl...

Ghost
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2016
Ages: 10 - 99

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his...

Freedom Over Me
Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Illustrated by: Ashley Bryan
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: September 13, 2016
Ages: 6 - 10

Newbery Honor Book Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Using original slave auction and plantation estate...

Framed!
(Part of Framed!)
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: August 23, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small...

2016 - 2017 Maine Student Book Award Master List Selection

The Blackthorn Key
(Part of Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in...

Moon Bear
Illustrated by: Alessandro Gottardo
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: March 17, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Both torn from their homes in Laos, a boy and a moon bear cub form a deep bond in this “moving and memorable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) tale of...

The Nest
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Ages: 10 - 99

“The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory.” —The New York Times Book Review Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the...

Ruby on the Outside
This edition: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Ruby’s mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel from the author of The Summer Before Boys that...

The Wolf Wilder
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed...

Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
Illustrated by: Jennifer Black Reinhardt
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: March 3, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year “Like its heroine, this contemporary mystery is...

2015 - 2016 Maine Student Book Award Master List Selection

Absolutely Truly
(Part of A Pumpkin Falls Mystery)
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of...

Half a World Away
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: September 2, 2014
Ages: 10 - 14

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata,...

The Secret of Ferrell Savage
Illustrated by: Sonia Chaghatzbanian
This edition: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publication date: February 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

Middle school romance is hard enough, but cannibalism really gets in the way. This humorous look at first crushes and family secrets is sure to be...

Space Case
(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...

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