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Maine Student Book Award -a project of Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, and Maine Literacy Council 2017-18 Reading List ( 2016 copyright)

Maine Student Book Award A project of: Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, and Maine Literacy Council. 2017-2018 Reading List (2016 copyright)



Suggested Reading List for Grades 4-6 (Titles not in bold are on both 4th-6th and 6th-8th lists)

  • Anderson, John David. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. HarperCollins.
  • Angleberger,Tom and Dellinger, Paul. Fuzzy. Amulet Books.
  • Bauer, Joan. Soar. Viking.
  • Bauer, MMarion Dane. Little Cat’s Luck. Simon & Schuster.
  • Bryan, Ashley. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life. Atheneum.
  • Burg, Ann E. Unbound: A Novel in Verse. Scholastic Press.
  • Cecil, Randy. Lucy. Candlewick.
  • Connor, Leslie. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. HarperCollins.
  • Dinerstein, Eric. What Elephants Know: A Novel. Disney Hyperion.
  • Dumas, Firoozeh. It Ain’t So Awful Falafel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Fantaskey, Beth. Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Grimes, Nikki. Garvey’s Choice. Highlights.
  • Harrington, Karen. Mayday. Little, Brown and Company.
  • Hatke, Ben. Mighty Jack. First Second.
  • Hennessey, M.G. The Other Boy. HarperCollins.
  • Howard, Eva. League of Archers. Aladdin.
  • Huey, Lois Miner. Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery. MillbrookPress Jenkins, Steve. Animals By the Numbers: A Book of Infographics. Mifflin Harcourt. Korman, Gordon. Slacker. Scholastic Press.
  • Leonard, M.G. Beetle Boy. Chicken House/Scholastic.
  • MacHale, D.J. Curse of the Boggin (hardcover) Surrender the Key (paperback). Random House.
  • Markell, Denis. Click Here to Start: A Novel. Delacorte Press.
  • Marsh, Katherine. The Door By the Staircase. Disney Hyperion.
  • McGee, Ron. Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape. HarperCollins.
  • Nesbet, Anne. Cloud and Wallfish. Candlewick Press.
  • Peck, Richard. The Best Man. Dial Books.
  • Philbrick, W. Rodman. The Big Dark. Scholastic Press.
  • Plourde, Lynn. Maxi’s Secrets: (Or What You Can Learn from a Dog). Nancy Paulsen Books.
  • Ponti, James. Framed!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery. Aladdin.
  • Raczka, Bob. Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. Roaring Brook Press.
  • Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. Atheneum.
  • Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Towers Falling. Little, Brown and Company.
  • Sales, Leila. Once Was A Time. Chronicle Books.
  • Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Thomson, Sarah L. The Eureka Key (Secrets of the Seven). Bloomsbury.
  • Walliams, David. Demon Dentist. HarperCollins.
  • Weeks, Sarah. Save Me A Seat. Scholastic Press.