Maine Student Book Award

More information about the Maine Student Book Award and the nominated books for each year, can be found here.

’20-21 MSBA Nominees

Watch the book trailers for all the ’20-21 nominees here.

Book cover of The Tender LineThe Tender Line by Kate Allen
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of This Was Our Pact

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of Orange for the Sunsets

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide 
Grades 6-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla)

 
 

Book cover of The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett and Sarah Jacoby 
Grades 4-6
Only available through Lithgow-to-Go.

 

Book cover of Monstrous

Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters by Carlyn Beccia 
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla)

 

Book cover of Caught!: Nabbing History's Most Wanted

Caught!: Nabbing History’s Most Wanted by Georgia Bragg 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 
 

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker 
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of New Kid

New Kid by Jerry Craft 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Captain Rosalie

Captain Rosalie by Timothee de Fombelle 
Grades 4-6
Only available through Lithgow-to-Go.

 
 

Book cover of Maybe He Just Likes You

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee 
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 

Book Cover of Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidecker
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of The Dark Lord Clementine

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz 
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla)

 
 

Book cover of Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell

Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell by Illustratus 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

 Book cover of Dog Driven

Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of Lily the Thief

Lily the Thief by Janne Kukkonen 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of The World Ends in April

The World Ends in April by Stacy McAnulty 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Killer Style

Killer Style by Serah-Marie McMahon and David Allison Matthews 
Grades 4-8
Only available through Lithgow-to-Go.

 

Book cover of Fireborne

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda 
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Under the Broken Sky

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julie Nobel 
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla) | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 

Book cover of Homerooms & Hall Passes

Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla) | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 

Book cover of The Best at It

The Best At It by Maulick Pancholy 
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla) | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 

Book cover of Good Enough

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy 
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 
 

Book cover of Wildfire

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick 
Grades 4-6
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Beastly Puzzles

Beastly Puzzles by Rachel Poliquin 
Grades 4-6
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla)

 
 

Book cover of Blood Mountain

Blood Mountain by James Preller 
Grades 4-8
eBook

 
 

Book cover of Nikki on the Line

Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts 
Grades 4-8
audiobook

 
 

Book cover of We're Not From Here

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Oddmire: The Changeling

Oddmire: The Changeling by William Ritter 
Grades 4-6
eBook

 
 

Book cover of To Night Owl From Dogfish

To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg and Meg Wolitzer 
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 

Book cover of I, Cosmo

I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak 
Grades 4-6
eBook

 
 

Book cover of Roll With It

Roll With It by Jamie Sumner 
Grades 4-6
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
Grades 4-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga 
Grades 4-8
eBook (CloudLibrary) | eBook (Hoopla) | audiobook (CloudLibrary) | audiobook (Hoopla)

 

Book cover of The Guinevere Deception

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White 
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook

 
 

Book cover of Genesis Begins Again

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Grades 6-8
eBook | audiobook