Friday, May 9, 2014

MD Black-Eyed Susan Winners For 2013-2014

The votes have been counted and here are your winners!!

Picture Books
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Grades 4-6
Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Graphic Novels
Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Grades 6-9
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Grades 9-12
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

If you're not familiar with the Black-Eyed Susans, then let me tell ya a little bit about them. They are selected by a group of librarians who read A LOT of books to nominate a handful every year. The books are read by students, generally through their schools, and then the students vote on their favorite. The schools tally their votes and send them in to the Maryland Association of School Librarians who collect the votes and announce the winners! If your school doesn't participate in the program, then why not suggest it to your media specialist!! I really enjoy reading the MD Black-Eyed Susan books and encourage everyone, both young and old, to read at least a few. They make great books to read with your kids!!!

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the students who voted, the media specialists who participate and make this program great and the MASL for working so hard to put this program together. It's a great way to find some great books! Happy Reading!!

Edgewater Books has a lot of MD BES available and if you're looking for next year's pick, then please ask. They can always be quickly ordered for ya!

PS - Next year's nominees are listed on the BES page at the top of this page.

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