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The Lupine Award was established in 1990 to recognize an outstanding contribution to children's literature of Maine.. The book must be written by a Maine author or illustrated by a Maine illustrator or written about the state of Maine. It's intent is to encourage the reading, writing and appreciation of children's books and to foster pride in the state of Maine. The Lupine Award is presented annually by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association

The Maine Student Book Award
is given annually to a book selected by Maine students in grades four through eight as their favorite book of the year. An annotated reading list of outstanding fiction and non-fiction titles is provided to all students and these books are made available to borrow at school and public libraries. The Maine Student Book Award is a project of the Maine Library Association and Maine Association of School Librarians.


The Chickadee Award Welcome to The Chickadee Award, a new Maine children's choice book project. This program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. The books were published in 2003. The Chickadee Award is named after Maine's state bird. It is intended to complement the Maine Student Book Award program that involves students in grades four through eight. Our goal is for students to develop an appreciation of outstanding writing and illustrations in current children's picture books by participating in this program. We hope they will become discriminating readers by voting for their favorite book. A curriculum guide that includes activities, complimentary books, author & illustrator biographical sketches is available.


The Katahdin Award is a lifetime achievement award given by the Youth Services Section of the Maine State Library to recognize an outstanding body of work of children's literature of Maine by one author or illustrator.




Link to Newbery Award Books


Link to Caldecott Award Books



Reading is Fundamental - Reading Planet Book Zone


The BookHive - Find a Book


Guys Read - Recommended by Michael Sullivan. Author of Connecting Boys with Books

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Last Updated March 2010