MA Children's Book Awards



Each spring, the winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award is selected from a list of twenty-five nominated books.  The nominees are selected by a committee of teachers and librarians on the basis of both their literary merit and their appeal to children.  The actual winner of the award is selected not by the committee but by the consumers – the kids!  Participation is coordinated through school libraries.  Again this year, our fifth and sixth graders had the opportunity to help choose the winner.  Any Conant fifth or sixth grade student who read five or more of the nominated books was able to vote and we are happy to say that sixty-five of our students did so! 

Many of the students who voted chose to read more than the minimum five required books.   Altogether, our 65  enthusiastic Conant readers read over 400 books!

The book that won the 2018 state contest was The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker The four Honor books chosen were:  Space Case by Stuart Gibbs, The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Roller Girl by Victoria Jamiesan

 Congratulations to the many students who participated in the program! 

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