2016-17 MD Black-Eyed Susan Nominees

Congrats to:
I'm Trying to Love Spiders (It Isn't Easy) by Bethany Barton
Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
When by Victoria Laurie
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Very interesting choices this year. Two of the books - Ellie's Story (A Dog's Purpose Novel) and Everything, Everything are movies. When was outstanding. Really good!! I thought that there were better picture books, but I'm Trying to Love Spiders was kind of fun. Congrats to the winners  and thanks to all the kids that voted!!

Picture Books
I'm Trying to Love Spiders (It Isn't Easy) by Bethany Barton
Counting Lions: Portraits From the Wild by Katie Cotton
Red: A Crayon Story by Michael Hall
Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems=Aleteo y Aumbido: Poems de Animals by Julie Paschkis
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
Blizzard by John Rocco
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff
Jackrabbit McCabe & the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret Rozier
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Kathryn Russell-Brown
Water Can Be... by Laura Purdy Salas
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Grades 4-6
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron
The Map Trap by Andrew Clements
My Near-Death Adventures (99% true!) by Alison DeCamp
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Graphic Novels Grades 4-6
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Augusta Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
The Lunch Witch. 1 by Deb Lucke
Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola
Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry by Dave Roman
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadia Spiegelman
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Grades 6-9
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
The Thing About Jellyfish: A Novel by Ali Benjamin
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
House Arrest by K. A. Holt
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
When by Victoria Laurie
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of The Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D Schmidt

Graphic Novels, Grades 6-9
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
The Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
Lumberjanes. 1, Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Oyster War by Ben Towle
Ms. Marvel. 1, No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

High School
The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry
Saint Anything: A Novel by Sarah Dessen
Stick by Michael B. Harmon
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
The Dogs by Allan Stratton
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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