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Cocheco Readers' Award

The Cochecho Readers' Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire.  The award is named after the Cochecho River which runs through the heart of Dover. This award will be given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover. We have chosen titles published within the last three years. The criteria for selection are quality of writing and child appeal. Children are required to read or listen to at least three of the titles on the list in order to vote in the spring.  The voting will take place in the school libraries. Ballots will be available at the Dover Public Library for home-schooled children and those attending private schools.

2018-2019 Winner

Compass South

Compass South by Hope Larson

2019 - 2020 Nominees

Download the 2019-2020 list

 
 
 

Bob

Bob

by Wendy Mass

Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.

 

Cardboard Kingdom

The Cardboard Kingdom

by Chad Sell

Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who make costumes from cardboard and use their imagination to create adventures with knights, robots, and monsters.

 

Endling

Endling: The Last

by Katherine Applegate

Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.  Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.

 

Knights vs. Dinosaurs

Knights Vs. Dinosaurs

by Matt Phelan

With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.

 

Losers Club

The Losers Club

by Andrew Clements

Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.

 

Lyric McKerrigan

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian

by Seger Weinstein/Vera Brosgol

When evil Dr. Glockenspiel threatens all the books in the world, only one person can stop him--a book-wielding, super-secret operative called Lyric McKerrigan.

 

Otis and Will

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record Setting Dive of the Bathysphere

by Barbara Rosenstock

A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat.

 

RA

Ra TheMighty : Cat Detective

by A. B. Greenfield

In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's pampered cat Ra and his scarab-beetle sidekick question the royal palace's animal inhabitants, solve a crime, and exonerate a servant girl falsely accused of theft.

 

Strongheart

Strongheart : Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

by Candace Fleming

A German shepherd is transformed from Etzel, a police dog in Berlin, to Strongheart, a silent movie star that will need his best acting skills to prove himself innocent of attacking a girl.

 

Witch Boy

The Witch Boy

by Molly Knox Ostertag

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch.  And it will require even more courage to save his family... and be truly himself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Prior Cochecho Reader Winners