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Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominees 2014-15: Division I
Minnesota kids vote for the best book every spring. see Division II nominees. Maud Hart Lovelace website
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  Cover Art: Sylvia & Aki Conkling, Winifred
Sylvia & Aki
At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.
vii, 151 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Belly Up Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
Belly Up
Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.
294 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Guinea Dog Jennings, Patrick.
Guinea Dog
When his mother brings home a guinea pig instead of the dog he has always wanted, fifth-grader Rufus is not happy--until the rodent starts acting exactly like a dog.
183 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ghost Dog Secrets Kehret, Peg.
Ghost Dog Secrets
Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather, calls animal control then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret. Includes instructions for knitting cat blankets.
184 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Kindred Souls MacLachlan, Patricia.
Kindred Souls
Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it.
119 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Waiting for the Magic MacLachlan, Patricia.
Waiting for the Magic
When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.
143 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! McElligott, Matthew.
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!
While working on a science fair project, a Philadelphia school boy discovers both a secret laboratory in his basement and Benjamin Franklin, who comes to life after receiving a jolt of electricity.
121 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Aliens On Vacation Smith, Clete Barrett
Aliens On Vacation
251 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Liar & Spy Stead, Rebecca.
Liar & Spy
Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.
180 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Life as a Book Tashjian, Janet.
My Life as a Book
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
211 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Breadcrumbs Ursu, Anne.
Breadcrumbs
"Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life " -- Provided by publisher.
312 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: As Simple as it Seems Weeks, Sarah.
As Simple as it Seems
Eleven-year-old Verbena Polter gets through a difficult summer of turbulent emotions and the revelation of a disturbing family secret with an odd new friend who believes she is the ghost of a girl who drowned many years before.
181 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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