Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2021

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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....


Cynthia Lord
Description: On the last night of summer, Emma and her Maine game warden father rescue a small domestic rabbit stuck in a fence; the very next day Emma starts fifth grade after years of being home schooled, excited and apprehensive about making new friends, but she is paired with Jack, a hyperactive boy, who does not seem to fit in with anyone--except that they share a love of animals, which draws them together, because of the rabbit.
Call Number: J FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Bob
Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Nicholas Gannon
Description: Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.
Call Number: J FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Kelly Yang
Description: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.
Call Number: J FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Dusti Bowling
Description: New friends and a mystery help Aden, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.
Call Number: J FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Shari Green
Description: Olivia has been Macy McMillan's best friend ever since Macy transferred to Hamiliton Elementary from Braeside School for the Deaf. But then their sixth grade teacher assigned that embarrassing family tree project, and Olivia made a joke about Macy's father, and now neither girl is speaking--signing--to the other. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. With her mother getting married and an ugly For Sale sign jammed into their yard, Macy could really use a best friend right now. But it seems the only person who has time for her these days is Iris Gillan from next door. And it's not like a crabby old woman who doesn't even know sign language is going to be any comfort. Right?
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Chad Morris, Shelly Brown
Description: "Twelve-year-old Maddie loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. But when Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling up at her side, her mom takes her to the doctor, who confirms Maddie has a brain tumor. In an instant, her world is turned upside down. What about Maddie's chances to play Juliet opposite the cutest boy in the sixth grade? What if the doctors can't get the ugly tumor monster out of her brain? As Maddie's surgery approaches, she wonders if her illness is giving her super powers because her imagination is bigger than ever, her courage is stronger than ever, and her compassion is about to be felt by more people than she ever imagined."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Mor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Jerry Craft, Jim Callahan
Description: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
Call Number: J FIC Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
John David Anderson
Description: In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes -- though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well. In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost's lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it's clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won't easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.
Call Number: J FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Description: In 1942 sixteen-year-old Chaya Lindner is a Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Poland, a courier who smuggles food and documents to the isolated Jewish ghettos in southern Poland, depending on her forged papers and "Aryan" features--but when a mission goes wrong and many of her colleagues are arrested she finds herself on a journey to Warsaw, where an uprising is in the works.
Call Number: YA FIC Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Gordon Korman
Description: Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
Call Number: J FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Terry Lynn Johnson
Description: When eleven-year-old Matt must set up a business to save his failing math grade, he overcomes his self-doubt and also gains two friends along the way.
Call Number: J FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Ellen Oh
Description: "Harper doesn't trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family's new house is haunted. Harper isn't sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. She knows that the memories she's blocking will help make sense of her brother's behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Oh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Padma Venkatraman
Description: Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.
Call Number: J FIC Ven
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Leslie Connor
Description: As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.
Call Number: J FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso
Description: An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.
Call Number: J FIC App
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
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Because Of The Rabbit
Cynthia Lord
J FIC Lor
Resistance
Jennifer A. Nielsen
YA FIC Nie
Bob
Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead, Nicholas Gannon
J FIC Mas
Restart
Gordon Korman
J FIC Kor
Front Desk
Kelly Yang
J FIC Yan
Sled Dog School
Terry Lynn Johnson
J FIC Joh
Insignificant Events In The Life Of A Cactus
Dusti Bowling
J FIC Bow
Spirit Hunters
Ellen Oh
J FIC Oh
Macy Mcmillan And The Rainbow Goddess
Shari Green
J FIC Gre
The Bridge Home
Padma Venkatraman
J FIC Ven
Mustaches For Maddie [Audiobook]
Chad Morris, Shelly Brown
J FIC Mor
The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle
Leslie Connor
J FIC Con
New Kid
Jerry Craft, Jim Callahan
J FIC Cra
Wishtree
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso
J FIC App
Posted
John David Anderson
J FIC And