Maryland Blackeyed Susan Book Award Program

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The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children's choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.  For additional information, please visit the Maryland Blackeyed Susan Book Award website. 

 


The nominees for 2015-2016 are... 

 
 

Picture Book Guidelines: 
To participate, students must read, or have read to them, a minimum of 8 of the 15 picture books nominated. Based on the premise that picture books are for everybody, there are no grade level restrictions.


Grades 4 to 6 Chapter Book and Graphic Novel Guidelines:
To participate in Grades 4 through 6, students must read, or have read to them, a minimum of three of the nominated books.

Graphic novel (4-6) nominees