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.
2016-2017 Reading Lists New!
Starting in the fall of 2016 there will be FOUR reading lists:
Roadrunner Reading List for grades K-3. Click here for a printable pdf file
Coyote Reading List for grades 3-5. Click here for a printable pdf file
Lizard Reading List for grades 6-8. Click here for a printable pdf file
Black Bear Reading List for grades 9-12. Click here for a printable pdf file
2015-2016 Winners Are:
Picture Narrative Winner: As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck
Young Adult Winner: Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Congratulations to all of our winners! 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.
Download bookmarks with this year's reading lists here.
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 2017-18 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