Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2017-2018

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Sponsored by MN Youth Reading Awards and voted on by Minnesota students in March of each year. The winners are announced on April 25, Maud Hart Lovelace's Birthday!

The Nominees for this school year are....


Holly Goldberg Sloan, Gary A. Rosen
Description: A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her.
Call Number: J FIC Slo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Roland Smith
Description: Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop, right up until the day Coop ran away from their home just outside Washington, D.C. Now, a year later, he has received a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother, which will lead Pat on a strange and dangerous journey to the mysterious Community living beneath the streets of New York.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Kirkpatrick Hill, LeUyen Pham
Description: "It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Cory Putman Oakes
Description: Sprouting a tail and spikes over the summer before fifth grade, Sawyer, a boy with the dinosaur gene, is bullied in school, but when his tormentors begin to disappear, it is up to Sawyer, his best friend Elliot, and a mysterious new girl to rescue them from a galactically horrible fate.
Call Number: J FIC Oak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Cece Bell, David Lasky, Inc OverDrive
Description: Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers. Author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear sometimes things she shouldn't, but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Gwenda Bond
Description: Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.
Call Number: YA FIC Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Cynthia C DeFelice
Description: "A middle-grade summer adventure about two boys who build an awesome fort and tangle with two older bullies"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC DeF
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Cynthia Lord
Description: Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.
Call Number: J FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Sarah Weeks
Description: When she suspects that her father has a girlfriend, Melody and her best friend are determined to figure out who it is and why it is a secret.
Call Number: J FIC Wee
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dianne K Salerni
Description: "Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn't expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there's an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it's clear his lfe will never be the same"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane Evans
Description: "After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Eileen Beha, Sarah Jane Wright
Description: Relates an abandoned sock monkey's adventurous quest to reunite his owner with the one person she most longs to know.
Call Number: J FIC Beh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Naomi Shihab Nye, Betsy Peterschmidt
Description: When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.
Call Number: J FIC Nye
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Kate Egan, Mike Lane, Eric Wight
Description: Mike reluctantly bonds with good-girl neighbor Nora while learning fun skills at The White Rabbit magic shop, the owner of which believes Mike could become a great magician.
Call Number: J FIC Ega
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Jayne Entwistle
Description: A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
Call Number: J FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Lisa Bullard
Description: Thirteen-year-old Trav feels like a fish out of water in rural Minnesota in this coming-of-age mystery about a boy who discovers his dad may have been a bank robber.
Call Number: J FIC Bul
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Description: With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city and her grandfather that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she'll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
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Appleblossom The Possum
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Gary A. Rosen
J FIC Slo
The Eighth Day
Dianne K Salerni
J FIC Sal
Beneath
Roland Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Red Pencil
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane Evans
J FIC Pin
Bo At Ballard Creek
Kirkpatrick Hill, LeUyen Pham
J FIC Hil
The Secrets Of Eastcliff-By-The-Sea : The Story Of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey
Eileen Beha, Sarah Jane Wright
J FIC Beh
Dinosaur Boy
Cory Putman Oakes
J FIC Oak
The Turtle Of Oman : A Novel
Naomi Shihab Nye, Betsy Peterschmidt
J FIC Nye
El Deafo [E-book]
Cece Bell, David Lasky, Inc OverDrive
The Vanishing Coin
Kate Egan, Mike Lane, Eric Wight
J FIC Ega
Fallout
Gwenda Bond
YA FIC Bon
The War That Saved My Life [Audiobook]
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Jayne Entwistle
J FIC Bra
Fort
Cynthia C DeFelice
J FIC DeF
Turn Left At The Cow
Lisa Bullard
J FIC Bul
Half A Chance
Cynthia Lord
J FIC Lor
Under The Egg [Electronic Resource]
Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Honey
Sarah Weeks
J FIC Wee