Have You Read Your Three?
Maud Hart Lovelace was a Minnesota author, born and raised in Mankato at the turn of the twentieth century. She loved reading and wrote stories from the time she was young. Through her Betsy/Tacy series, Ms. Lovelace has left a lasting history of Minnesota and thus has been honored with this award. The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children’s choice book award. Its purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school age children. The nominated titles each year are fiction works. Students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to read at least three of the nominated works. Voting for the “best book” takes place in the spring by students who have read (and passed the AR quiz for) three or more of these books. All libraries in Minnesota are encouraged to participate. Each year’s winner is announced in April!
Maud Hart Lovelace
Vote for your favorite Maud Hart Lovelace March 19, 2019!
2018-2019 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nominees
- The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman
- Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
- Enchanted Files: Cursed by Bruce Coville
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
- The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
- Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
- Soar by Joan Bauer
- The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
- Webster: Tale of An Outlaw by Ellen Emerson White
- Codename Zero by Chris Rylander
- Ghost by Jason Reynolds
- My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson
- The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
- A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin