Middle-Grade Book Award Nominees*

2020-2021

Vermont’s book award for children, voted for by children, in grades 4-8. These books include fiction and non-fiction books. Titles in our collection are in italics.
 

Author Title Grade
Andrews, Ryan This Was Our Pact 4 up
Bacon, Lee The Last Human 5 up
Benjamin, Ali The Next Great Paulie Fink 5 up
Bunker, Lisa Zenobia July 6 up
Craft, Jerry New Kid 5 up
Day, Christine I Can Make This Promise 5 up
Dee, Barbara Maybe He Just Likes You 6 up
Donnelly, Jennifer Stepsister 7 up
Doughty, Caitlin Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death 7 up
Gemeinhart, Dan The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise 5 up
Gibbs, Stuart Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation 6 up
Heidicker, Christian McKay Scary Stories for Young Foxes 5 up
Horwitz, Sarah Jean The Dark Lord Clementine 5 up
Kelly, Lynne Song for a Whale 5 up
Kramer, J. Kasper The Story That Cannot Be Told 6 up
Marciano, Johnny and Emily Chenoweth Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat 4 up
Mbalia, Kwame Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky 6 up
McAnulty, Stacy The World Ends in April 5 up
Ogle, Rex Free Lunch 7 up
Palacio, R.J. White Bird 5 up
Pancholy, Maulik The Best at It 5 up
Parry,Rosanne A Wolf Called Wander 4 up
Ramée, Lisa Moore A Good Kind of Trouble 5 up
Ritter, Williamr The Oddmire: Changeling 4 up
Rodkey, Geoff We’re Not from Here 5 up
Sloan, Holly Goldberg and Meg Wolitzer To Night Owl from Dogfish 4 up
Sumner, Jamie Roll with It 4 up
Tyson, Neil deGrassewith Gregory Mone Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry 6 up
Venkatraman, Padma The Bridge Home 5 up
Warga, Jasmine Other Words for Home (we have audiobook)
5 up

(*formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award)