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Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Award

Nominees for 2017-2018

Past Winners

 

Picture Books

Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions / Chris Barton

Barton, Chris

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Maybe something beautiful : how art transformed a neighborhood

Campoy, F. Isabel

Maybe Something Beautiful

Higgins, Ryan Mother Bruce

Higgins, Ryan

Mother Bruce

Ada's violin : the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Hood, Susan

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark

Levy, Debbie

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Also available on OverDrive

Ida, always

Levis, Caron

Ida, Always

The bear and the piano

Litchfield, David

The Bear and the Piano

Miss Mary reporting : the true story of sportswriter Mary Garber

Macy, Sue

Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber

Seven and a half tons of steel

Nolan, Janet

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

Best frints in the whole universe

 Portis, Antoinette

Best Frints in the Whole Universe

Wet cement : a mix of concrete poems

Raczka, Bob

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

Are we there yet?

Santat, Dan

Are We There Yet?

Little Red and the very hungry lion

Smith, Alex

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

They all saw a cat

Wenzel, Brendan

They All Saw a Cat

Also available on OverDrive

 

Grades 4 – 6

The wild robot

Brown, Peter

The Wild Robot

Also available on OverDrive

Moo : a novel

Creech, Sharon

Moo

Also available on OverDrive

Isabel Feeney : Star Reporter

Fantaskey, Beth

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter

Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel

Gibbs, Stuart

Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel 

Garvey's choice

Grimes, Nikki

Garvey's Choice

Full cicada moon

Hilton, Marilyn

Full Cicada Moon

Also available on OverDrive

Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

Jones, Kelly

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Pax

Pennypacker, Sara

Pax

Also available on OverDrive

Towers falling

Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Towers Falling

Also available on OverDrive

Save me a seat

Weeks, Sarah

Save Me a Seat

 

Grades 4 – 6 (Graphic Novels)

Rutabaga the adventure chef

Colossal, Eric

Rutabaga, The Adventure Chef 1

Mighty Jack. Book one

Hatke, Ben

Mighty Jack: Book One

Red's planet

Pittman, Eddie

Red's Planet

Dinosaurs : fossils and feathers

Reed, M. K.

Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

Space Battle Lunchtime. Volume one, Lights, camera, snacktion!

Riess, Natalie

Space Battle Lunchtime: Lights, Camera, Snacktion

Ghosts

Telgemeier, Raina

Ghosts

Also available on OverDrive

The creepy case files of Margo Maloo

Weing, Drew

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

Hilo : saving the whole wide world

Winick, Judd

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World

Also available on OverDrive

 

Grades 6 – 9

Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard : a Peter Nimble adventure ; a story

Auxier, Jonathan

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Soar

Bauer, Joan

Soar

When friendship followed me home

Griffin, Paul

When Friendship Followed Me Home

Terror at Bottle Creek

Key, Watt

Terror at Bottle Creek

A night divided

Nielsen, Jennifer

A Night Divided

Ghost

Reynolds, Jason

Ghost

Also available on OverDrive

Beneath

Smith, Roland

Beneath

Falling over sideways

Sonnenblick, Jordan

Falling Over Sideways

Also available on OverDrive

23 minutes

Vande Velde, Vivian

23 Minutes

Wolf Hollow : a novel

Wolk, Lauren

Wolf Hollow

Also available on OverDrive

 

Grades 6 – 9 (Graphic Novels)

Delilah Dirk and the king's shilling

Cliff, Tony

Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling

Gotham Academy. Volume 1, Welcome to Gotham Academy

Cloonan, Becky

Gotham Academy: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Feathers

Corona, Jorge

Feathers

The dumbest idea ever!

Gownley, Jimmy

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

The Nameless City

Hicks, Faith Erin

The Nameless City: Volume 1

Compass south

Larson, Hope

Compass South: Four Points, 1

Snow White : a graphic novel

Phelan, Matt

Snow White

Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Prince, Liz

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

 

High School

Tell me three things

Buxbaum, Julie

Tell Me Three Things

Also available on OverDrive

Deuker, Carl Gutless

Deuker, Carl

Gutless

Graudin, Ryan Wolf by Wolf

Graudin, Ryan

Wolf by Wolf

Also available on OverDrive

Hand, Cynthia, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows My Lady Jane

Hand, Cynthia, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane

Also available on OverDrive

Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin March. Book Three

Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin

March. Book Three

Miranda, Megan The Safest Lies

Miranda, Megan

The Safest Lies

Whaley, John Corey Highly Illogical Behavior

Whaley, John Corey

Highly Illogical Behavior

Also available on OverDrive

Winters, Cat The Steep and Thorny Way

Winters, Cat

The Steep and Thorny Way

Yoon, Nicola The Sun Is Also a Star

Yoon, Nicola

The Sun Is Also a Star

Also available on OverDrive

Zentner, Jeff The Serpent King

Zentner, Jeff

The Serpent King