Awards & Other Booklists

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
Master List for 2014-2015

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award was established as a program to encourage children to read great books. The children themselves vote for the book they think deserves to be named the book of the year. The award was started in 1975 by Dr. Helen Constant. The award program was developed because children in intermediate grades seemed to lose interest in reading after learning how to read. The award is sponsored by Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts.

The current Master List with grade level guide can be found here
For more information on the Massachusetts Book Awards see the Massachusetts Children's Book Award site at Salem State College



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Title Author
The Friendship Matchmaker Randa Abdel-Fattah
Little Dog, Lost Marion Dane Bauer
Infestation Timothy J. Bradley
Tortilla Sun Jennifer Cervantes
Crunch Leslie Connor
The Secret Chicken Society Judy Cox
The Great Unexpected Sharon Creech
The Familiars Adam J. Epstein & Andrew Jacobson
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck Emily Fairlie
Brendan Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment Sundee Tucker Frazier
Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up David A. Kelly
The Lions of Little Rock Kristin Levine
Dumpling Days (A Pacy Lin Novel) Grace Lin
Flying the Dragon Natalie Dias Lorenzi
White Fur Flying Patricia MacLachlan
Capture the Flag Kate Messner
Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story Vicki Myron
When Life Gives You O.J. Erica S. Perl
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) Rick Riordan
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Joanne Rocklin
Sprinkles and Secrets Lisa Schroeder
Liar & Spy Rebecca Stead
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 Lauren Tarshis
Edison’s Gold Geoff Watson
The Shadows (The Book of Elsewhere Jacqueline West