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Jo Buendorf 
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Maud Hart Lovelace Award

The 2023 winner the Maud Hart Lovelace Award was City of Spies by James Ponti. Vote for this year's winning book:

  • from March through the first week in April.
  • in the media center.
  • if you have read at least three of the nominated titles.
A Place to Hang the Moon

by Kate Albus

Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year

by Nina Hamza

Efren Divided

by Ernesto Cisneros

The Great Pet Heist

by Emily Ecton; illustrated by Dave Mottram

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

by J Dillard; illustrated by Akeem S. Roberts

The Smartest Kid in the Universe

by Chris Grabenstein


by Varian Johnson; illustrated by Shannon Wright

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Peach Pie

by Erin Downing

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

by Ally Carter

Maizy Chen's last Chance

by Lisa Yee

Star of the North Award

The 2023 winner of the  Star of the North Award was The Box Turtle written and illustrated by Vanessa Roeder. Vote for this year's winning book:

  • vote the last two weeks in March
  • in the media center
  • if you are in grades K-2 and have read at least eight of the nominated titles
The Beak Book

written and illustrated by Robin Page

Berry Song

written and illustrated by Michaela Goade

The Big Leaf Leap

by Molly Beth Griffin; illustrated by Meleck Davis

Blue Floats Away

by Travis Jonker; illustrated by Grant Snider

Hello, Mandarin Duck!

by Bao Phil; illustrated by Ken Daley

A House for Every Bird

by Megan Maynor; illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

John's Turn

by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Kate Berube

Knight Owl

written & illustrated by Christopher Denise

Pizza! A Slice of History

written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

This is a School

by John Schu; illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison