Maine Student Book Award 2023-2024 Reading List

The Maine Student Book Award 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. 

In the decades since the Maine Student Book Award was initiated, more and more students across Maine have expanded their reading horizons.

The award is determined each year by participating Maine students in grades four through eight. The winning book is selected from a reading list that is compiled by the MSBA committee. Any interested readers - student, teacher, parent, librarian - may submit a book review for the committee's consideration for any fiction or nonfiction title published in the current year.

For more information visit the Maine Student Book Award's website.

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Thirst By Varsha Bajaj Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593354414
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 18th, 2023

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen By Isaac Blum Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593525838
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Philomel Books - October 17th, 2023

Voices of the People By Joseph Bruchac, Various Artists (With) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781478875161
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Reycraft Books - January 1st, 2023

Wild Ride By Keith Calabrese Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338743241
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

Troublemaker By John Cho Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780759554467
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2023

The Name She Gave Me By Betty Culley Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063157842
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Published: HarperTeen - March 12th, 2024

Gabe in the After By Shannon Doleski Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419754388
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Amulet Books - June 28th, 2022

Learning to Fall By Sally Engelfried Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316367974
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

My Nest of Silence By Matt Faulkner, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Faulkner, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534477636
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2023

Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797214917
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2022

Nowhere Better Than Here By Sarah Guillory Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250895233
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Published: Square Fish - March 19th, 2024

The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book By Guojing Cover Image
By Guojing
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593127315
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Random House Studio - September 27th, 2022

Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338803860
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Daisy Woodworm Changes the World By Melissa Hart Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631636370
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Published: Jolly Fish Press - November 8th, 2022

A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken By Hannah Holt, Korwin Briggs (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Holt, Korwin Briggs (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766496
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 15th, 2022

High Score By Destiny Howell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338746716
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

Sardines By Sashi Kaufman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062995612
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 18th, 2022

Twelfth By Janet Key Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316669368
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2023

Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593484715
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Published: Yearling - September 5th, 2023

The Road to After By Rebekah Lowell Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593109618
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 10th, 2022

Different Kinds of Fruit By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111185
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2022

This Appearing House By Ally Malinenko Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063136588
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 22nd, 2023

Shuna's Journey By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250846525
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

We Are Wolves By Katrina Nannestad Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665904230
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 17th, 2023

Frizzy By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Claribel A. Ortega, Rose Bousamra (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250259639
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: First Second - October 18th, 2022

Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club: Roll Call By Molly Knox Ostertag, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Molly Knox Ostertag, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063268449
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Published: HarperAlley - November 28th, 2023

Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325186
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Published: Kokila - April 18th, 2023

Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix (Remixed Classics #3) By Aminah Mae Safi Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250866608
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Square Fish - March 7th, 2023

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984836045
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

The Switch By Roland Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545803502
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - November 1st, 2022

Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452144825
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 19th, 2022

Small Town Pride By Phil Stamper Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063118799
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Published: HarperCollins - May 9th, 2023

A Million Views By Aaron Starmer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593386941
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 1st, 2023

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief By A.F. Steadman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781665912747
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2024

The Callers By Kiah Thomas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781797210780
Availability: Backordered and/or In Reprint - May Not Be Available for Some Time
Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

The Last Hope in Hopetown By Maria Tureaud Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316368452
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

Cultured Donuts: Take a Bite Out of Art History By Chloe Tyler (Artist) Cover Image
By Chloe Tyler (Artist)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781486718719
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Flowerpot Press - October 18th, 2022

A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063113930
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 27th, 2024