The Land of Enchantment Book Award is designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association, and the New Mexico Council of the International Reading Association selects three lists of books--Picture Book, Children's, and Young Adult. In April, New Mexico youth who have read at least three books from one of these lists vote on their favorite.
2012-2013 Winners Are:
Picture Book Winner: The Dog Who Loved Tortillas by Benjamin Alire Saenz, illustrated by Geronimo Garcia
|Children's Winner: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.|
For summaries, reading suggestions, and teaching ideas on all of the books on this year's reading list visit the BookTalks page on Mackin Books' website.
Committee members are library and education professionals who work with children and young adults and volunteer their time to read over 100 titles annually. Criteria for selection of the master lists include the following:
We are currently reading for our 2014-2015 list.
If you are interested in nominating a book for consideration or if you are interested in joining the committee, please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org