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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.

2019-2020 Winner

New Kid

New Kid by Jerry Craft

2020-2021 Nominees

Download the Great Stone Face Book Award Brochure

 
 
 

Allies

Allies

by Alan Gratz

Experience the WWII Allied invasion known as D-Day through the eyes of several young people, from different nations, who were involved in the action.

Historical Fiction Gr. 6

 

Best Of Iggy

The Best of Iggy

by Annie Barrows

Join Iggy for these hilarious tales of things that “Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time”.

Realistic Fiction Gr. 4

 

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

by Scott Ostler

Lots of basketball action in this story of a spine- injured shooting star who must re-learn the game to help bring his wheelchair team to the finals against many odds.

Realistic/Sports Gr. 5

 

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

by Stuart Gibbs

Middle-school superspy Charlie is an athlete, a math-whiz, and a talented thief---but does she has what it takes to outsmart Einstein?

Mystery/Adventure Gr. 5 & up

 

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

by Janae Marks

Zoe’s father, whom she’s never known, has written to her from prison, where he’s been serving time for a crime he swears he did not commit. What should she do?

Realistic Fiction Gr. 5 and up

 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 (Graphic edition)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 (Graphic edition)

by Lauren Tarshis

This exciting story of one boy’s experience aboard the ill-fated Titanic has been transformed into a gripping graphic novel.

Historical Fiction Gr. 4 and up

 

Notorious

Notorious

by Gordon Korman

Keenan is having a boring summer until he is befriended by Zarabeth, who is determined to get his help to solve the mystery of the death of her notoriously ill-behaved dog.

Mystery Gr. 5

 

The Oddmire Book 1: Changeling

The Oddmire Book 1: Changeling

by William Ritter

Who is the human—who is the changeling? Twins Tinn and Cole will have their courage and their loyalty tested as they race to find out before their world’s magic is destroyed.

Fantasy Grade 5

 

Other Words For Home

Other Words For Home

by Jasmine Warga

Torn from her home in Syria, Jude struggles to adapt to life in the U.S. as she worries for the family members she left behind.

Realistic Fiction Gr. 6

 

Owl’s Outstanding Donuts

Owl’s Outstanding Donuts

by Robin Yardi

Who is dumping toxic gloop into the creek near her aunt’s donut shop? Mattie’s going to find out, with a little help from her friends, and, maybe, a local owl...

Mystery Gr. 5

 

Planet Earth is Blue

Planet Earth is Blue

by Nicole Panteleakos

Autistic Nova awaits the lift-off of the space shuttle Challenger while trying to adjust to a new family, a new school, and the fact that her beloved older sister seems to be missing.

Realistic Fiction Gr. 5

 

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

by Kelley Armstrong

When tragedy strikes their family, royal twins Rowan and Rhydd must battle monsters and human enemies alike to save the kingdom.

Fantasy Gr. 5 and up

 

Shadow School 1: Archimancy

Shadow School 1: Archimancy

by J.A. White

What do you do when the grounds of your new school are filled with ghosts---and you seem to be the only one who can see them?

Fantasy Gr. 5

 

A Slip of a Girl

A Slip of a Girl

by Patricia Reilly Giff

Anna struggles to help her family survive the Land War of Drumlish, in the Ireland of 1881.

Historical Fiction Gr. 5 and up  

 

Squint

Squint

by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Can Flint, known as “Squint” due to a worsening eye condition, overcome the “Rules of Middle School” and achieve popularity by winning the “Find a Comic Star” contest?

Realistic Fiction Gr. 5 and up

 

Stay

Stay

by Bobbie Pyron

Piper, who has recently moved into a shelter with her family, must put her own troubles aside to find a happy ending for a little dog and his elderly owner.

Realistic Fiction Gr.5

 

A Talent For Trouble

A Talent For Trouble

by Natasha Farrant

Alice, determined to meet with her father, convinces her boarding-school friends to accompany her on an unauthorized trek that

Adventure Gr. 5 and up

 

Tito the Bonecrusher

Tito the Bonecrusher

by Melissa Thomson

Oliver schemes to enlist the aid of his favorite luchador (pro wrestler), Tito the Bonecrusher, to help him free his father from prison.

Realistic Fiction Gr. 4

 

Wildfire

Wildfire

by Rodman Philbrick

Sam and Delphy must depend on their courage, wits, and an old Jeep if they are to escape the massive wildfire that is heading their way. 

Adventure Gr. 5

 

A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

by Rosanne Parry

When his pack is attacked and scattered, young wolf Swift must strike out on his own to find a new home.

Realistic/Adventure Gr. 5 and up

 

Prior Great Stone Face Winners

New kid /
The trail /