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About This Award

The Land of Enchantment Book Award is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality.

A committee selects two lists of books -- children's and young adult. Then, New Mexico’s young people read and vote for the winners.

The Land of Enchantment Book Award is New Mexico's annual state book award.

 



 

Land of Enchantment Book Award 
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I Suggest A Book For Consideration?

 

If you are interested in nominating a book for consideration, please send your suggestions to: loebookaward@yahoo.com

How Do Books Get On The List?

 

Books on the Land of Enchantment Book Award Master list are chosen each year by a committee from the New Mexico Library Association and the New Mexico Council of the International Reading Association.Committee members are library and education professionals working with children and young adults who volunteer their time to read and discuss over 100 titles annually. Criteria for selection of the master list(s) include the following:

  • Written by an author living in the United States.
  • Copyright within five years prior to award date.
  • Literary quality and favorable reviews.
  • Interest, appeal, and developmental levels for students in grades 3rd – 9th.
What Is The Land Of Enchantment Book Award?

 

 

The Land of Enchantment Book Award is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality.

A committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association, the New Mexico Council of the International Reading Association, and the New Mexico State Library selects two lists of books -- children's and young adult.

Then, New Mexico’s young people read at least three books from one of these lists and vote on their favorite. The final selectors, then, of this award are students in grades 3rd – 9th.

Teachers and librarians are encouraged to promote the Land of Enchantment Book Award program. Successful promotions have included book talking, displays, and "reader’s theater".

Who Can Vote For A Land Of Enchantment Book Award Winner?

 

 

Any New Mexico child, provided they have read (or had read to them) three or more books from the current list appropriate to him/her. Of course, we encourage reading as many books from the list as possible. The more books read, the more meaningful the winner will be.

How Do I Vote?

 

Voting for the Land of Enchantment Book Award is easy! Get children and young adults excited about the award. This is their chance to help pick a book that will be honored by New Mexico. Encourage participants to read as many books as possible from the appropriate list.

Print out a ballot, or create your own, and make them available to participants that have read three or more books from the appropriate list. In April, have readers select the book they want to win the Land of Enchantment Book Award.

Write the total number of votes each title receives on the tally forms for each category and submit.

When and Where Does Voting Take Place?

 

The traditional time to vote is National Library Week, but all of April is voting time. Ballots must be in to the Land of Enchantment Book Award Committe before April 30th for the votes to count towards selecting the winners.

All libraries and schools are eligible as voting venues. Check with one near you for details.

How Are Committee Members Chosen?

 

Committee members are New Mexico teachers or librarians committed to encouraging literacy, reading and love of literature in our state's children.

Committee members select the Land of Enchantment annual lists by reading, evaluating and discussing children's and young adult books throughout the year. Additionally there are organizational tasks such as booktalks at conferences, publicity and liaison work performed by committee chairs.

 



WINNERS

The 2016 Winners Are:

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

As Fast As Words Could Fly
  Picture Narrative Winner: As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck

Perfect Game

 Children's Book Winner:  Perfect Game by Fred Bowen

Dangerous
Young Adult: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

 

The 2015 Winners Are:

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

Irenas Jars of Secrets
  Picture Narrative Winner: Irena's Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan

Masters of Disaster

 Children's Book Winner: Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen.

The Lions of Little Rock
Young Adult: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

 

The 2014 Winners Are:

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

Wonder
  Picture Narrative Winner: Wonder  by R.J. Palacio

City of Orphans

 Children's Book Winner: City of Orphans by Avi.

Divergent
Young Adult: Divergent by Veronica Roth

 

The 2013 Winners Are:

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

dog who loved tortillas
  Picture Book Winner: The Dog Who Loved Tortillas by Benjamin Alire Saenz, illustrated by Geronimo Garcia

OrigamiYoda

 Children's Winner: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

outofjmymind
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

 

The 2012 Winners Are:

Picture Book Narrative:
Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse  by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse
Children's:
Bad to the Bone
by Lucy Nolan, illustrated by Mike Reed
Young Adult:
The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan

The 2011 Winners Are:

Picture Book Narrative:
What Really Happened to Humpty?
by Jeanie Franz Ransom
Children's:
Stolen Children
by Peg Kehret AND Raymond and Graham Rules the School by Mike Knudson
Young Adult:
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

The 2010 Winners Are:

Children's:
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United Tweets of America by Hudson Talbott
Young Adult:
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Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

The 2009 Winners Are:

Children's:
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
by Jonah Winter
Young Adult:
So B. It
by Sarah Weeks

The 2008 Winners Are:

Children's:
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
by Megan McDonald (Acceptance Speech)
Young Adult:
A Dog's Life
: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann Martin

The 2007 Winners Are:

Children's:
George Washington's Teeth
by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora
Young Adult:
City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau (Pictures of Acceptance)

The 2006 Winners Are:

Children's:
Togo by Robert J. Blake 
(Pictures of Acceptance)
Young Adult:
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo (Acceptance Letter)

The 2005 Winners Are:

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Children's Winner:
El Cucuy! 
as told by Joe Hayes

 

Ruby Holler cover

Young Adult Winner:
Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech

 

 

The 2004 Winners Are:

Pee Wee's Talecover

Children's Winner:
Pee Wee's Tale by Johanna Hurwitz

 

Love That Dog

Young Adult Winner:
Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech

2003 Winners Are:

2003 Winners! The winners of this year's awards have been announced!
The voters all across New Mexico have chosen:

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
is the winner of the Land of Enchantment Children's Book Award

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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
is the winner of the Land of Enchantment Young Adult Book Award.

Thank you to all the voters and their teachers and librarians who helped pick these winners!
The Land of Enchantment Book Award is New Mexico's annual state book award

 

MORE PAST WINNERS

2002
Children's: Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter by Diane Stanley
Young Adult: Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs

2001
Children's: A Spoon For Every Bite by Joe Hayes
Young Adult: Holes by Louis Sachar

2000
Children's: Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Young Adult: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

1999
Poppy by Avi

1998
The Worst Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

1997
The Giver by Lois Lowry

1996
Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

1995
Terror at the Zoo by Peg Kehret

1994
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1993
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

1992
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

1991
Pecos Bill: a Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg

1990
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar

1989
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe DeClements

1988
The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

1987
Zucchini by Barbara Dana

1986
Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub by Jamie Gilson

1985
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements

1984
Superfudge by Judy Blume

1983
Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan

1982
Bunnicula: a Rabbit-Tale Mystery by Deborah and James Howe

1981
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary

 


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