Winners of the 2016

Land of Enchantment Award

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Congratulations to each of the authors and books selected by New Mexico’s young readers. Winners of the New Mexico Land of Enchantment Children’s Choice Award are announced each May.

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Author Pamela Tuck shares her award on Twitter
2016
Picture Book Narrative: As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck
Children’s: Perfect Game by Fred Bowen
Young Adult: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Author Kristin Sims Levine (left) accepting her Land of Enchantment storyteller award during the 2015 NMLA annual conference
2015
Picture Book Narrative: Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan
Children’s: Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen
Young Adult: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

2014

Children’s: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Young Adult: (tie) City of Orphans by Avi and Divergent by Veronica Roth

 

2013

Picture Book Narrative: The Dog Who Loved Tortillas by Benjamin Alire Saenz, illustrated by Geronimo Garcia

Children’s: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Young Adult: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

Children’s: United Tweets of America by Hudson Talbott

Young Adult: Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

2009

Children’s: Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter

Young Adult:So B. It by Sarah Weeks

2008

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

2007

Children’s: George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora

Young Adult: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Pictures of Acceptance)

2006

Children’s: Togo by Robert J. Blake  (Pictures of Acceptance)

Young Adult: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Acceptance Letter)

2005

Children’s: El Cucuy! as told by Joe Hayes

Young Adult:  Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

2004

Children’s: Pee Wee’s Tale by Johanna Hurwitz

Young Adult: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

2003

Children’s: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Young Adult: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

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