Maryland State Awards Book Lists and Nominees

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Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominees 2022-23

See Book List    Picture Books

See Book List    Grades 4-6

See Book List    Grades 6-9

See Book List    High School

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominees Graphic Novels 2022-23

See Book List    Grades 4-6 Graphics

See Book List    Grades 6-9 Graphics

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominees 2021-22

See Book List    Picture Books

See Book List    Grades 4-6

See Book List    Grades 6-9

See Book List    High School

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominees Graphic Novels 2021-22

See Book List    Grades 4-6 Graphics

See Book List    Grades 6-9 Graphics

Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Awards 2022

See Book List     Beginning Fiction

See Book List    Beginning Nonfiction

See Book List    Transitional Fiction

See Book List    Transitional Nonfiction

Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Awards 2021

See Book List     Beginning Fiction

See Book List    Beginning Nonfiction

See Book List    Transitional Fiction

See Book List    Transitional Nonfiction

The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a student choice award for the state of Maryland that has been awarded each year since 1992. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature.

The Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award was created in 2004. Its purpose is to identify and promote the best fiction and nonfiction books published at the K-2nd grade reading level (beginning readers) and at the 2nd4th grade reading level (transitional readers) both for children reading at grade level and for reluctant older readers; to provide teachers, librarians, and caregivers with a resource list of excellent books for beginning readers; and to encourage publishers, authors, and illustrators to create high quality books for beginning readers.