Maine State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Maine Student Book Award Nominees

See Book List    2022-23

See Book List    2021-22

Maine Chickadee Book Award Nominees

See Book List    2021-22

Maine North Star Young Adult Book Award Nominees

See Book List    2022 -23


The Maine Student Book Award is a readers’ choice award for students in grades 4-8. To be eligible to vote, students must have read at least 3 of the nominees. Only students in 4th – 8th grade may participate in the voting. Voting will occur in schools and public libraries around the state of Maine in May each year.

The Chickadee Book Award Program is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade throughout the state of Maine. A committee of librarians, teachers and early literacy professionals selected this year’s titles. The Chickadee Award began in 2005 and is named after Maine’s state bird. It is modeled after other successful state children’s choice picture book awards and is intended to complement the Maine Student Book Award program that involves children in grades four through eight.

The Maine North Star Award is designed to encourage young adults to read for fun. The goal is to help teens feel empowered by selecting a statewide favorite to share with the world.