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Maud Hart Lovelace
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 Minnesota 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!
            Vote for your favorite Maud Hart Lovelace spring 2020!

2019-2020 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nomine

Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • Lemons by Melissa Savage
  • The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  • Save Me a Seat by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
  • The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey
  • Wish by Barbara O'Connor
  • Cyclone by Doreen Cronin
  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
  • Framed! by James Ponti
  • Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
  • The Parker Inheritance​ by Varian Johnson
  • *Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Wolf Hollow​ by Lauren Wolk

The books on the nominee lists are selected by the Maud Hart Lovelace Selection Committee. Criteria for selection include:
    • books must be available in paperback as of January 1st of the selection year
    • author must live in North America
    • original copyright must be within three years of the selection year
    • must be work of fiction and not classified as a picture book
Click Here to See the 2019 Winners!

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