Buckeye Book Award Nominees for 2016

April 4, 2016

The children and teens of Ohio have nominated their favorite recent books for the Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Awards, and the list of nominees is now posted.  The five most-nominated books for each grade band will go on to the voting round, which begins on September 1.  Please consider highlighting these books and the Buckeye Book Awards this spring and summer, so your kids will know the BCTBA nominees and be ready and motivated to vote when September comes around.

Grades K-2 nominees

Just a Duck? by Carin Bramsen 

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen 

Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony 

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat 

Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus by Pat Schories 

Grades 3-5 nominees

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm 

How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby 

Tales From a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Dork Diaries #8) by Rachel Renee Russell 

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez 

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar 

Grades 6-8 nominees

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 

Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) by Shannon Messenger 

Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy: #1) by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore & Andie Tong 

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 

The Teen Buckeye Book Award nominees 

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Shadow Prince (Into the Dark #1) by Bree Despain 

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West 

Learn more on the Buckeye Book Awards Facebooks page (https://www.facebook.com/buckeyekidsread/) and follow the Buckeyes on Twitter, @BuckeyeKidsRead.

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