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Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.

2020-2021 Winner

book cover wildfire

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

2021-2022 Nominees


book cover the barren grounds

The Barren Grounds

by David Robertson


book cover for Before the Ever After

Before the Ever After

by Jacqueline Woodson


book cover the blackbird girls

The Blackbird Girls

by Anne Blankman


book cover the boy who failed show and tell

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

by Jordan Sonnenblick


Book cover Brave Like That

Brave Like That

by Lindsey Stoddard


book cover n place for monsters

No Place for Monsters

by Kory Merritt


book cover pine island home

Pine Island Home

by Polly Horvath


book cover prarielotus

Prarie Lotus

by Linda Sue Park


book cover raising lumie

Raising Lumie

by Joan Bauer


book cover the silver arrow

The Silver Arrow

by Lev Grossman


book cover fighting words

Fighting Words

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


book cover ground zero

Ground Zero

by Alan Gratz


book cover harvey comes home

Harvey Comes Home

by Colleen Nelson


book cover the list of things that will not change

The List of Things That Will Not Change

by Rebecca Stead




The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane

by Kate O'Shaughnessy


book cover stepping stones

Stepping Stones

by Lucy Knisley


book cover the truth according to blue

The Truth According to Blue

by Eve Yohale


book cover unplugged


by Gordon Korman


book cover when stars are scattered

When Stars Are Scattered

by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohammed


book cover winterborne home for vengeance and valor

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

by Ally Carter


Prior Great Stone Face Winners

New kid /
The trail /