Grades 3-5 Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominees 2020-2021

The Land of Enchantment Book Award is designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association and the New Mexico Literacy Association selects four lists of books– Roadrunners (Grades K-3), Coyotes ( Grades 3-5), Lizards (Grades 6-8) and Black Bears (Grades 9-12). In April, New Mexico youth who have read at least three books from one of these lists vote on their favorite.

Coyotes ( Grades 3-5)

  • Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle, ill. by Raul Colon
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, ill. by Sydney Smith
  • Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, ill. by Victo Ngai
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • The Collectors by Jacqueline West
  • The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz
  • Solving for M by Jennifer Swender
  • The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks, color by Jordie Bellaire
  • Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli & David Wiesner
Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote By Margarita Engle, Raúl Colón (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561458561
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Published: Peachtree - October 3rd, 2017

Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Inkling By Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524772840
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Published: Yearling - March 10th, 2020

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion By Chris Barton, Victo Ngai (Illustrator), Johnny Heller (Narrated by) Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Victo Ngai (Illustrator), Johnny Heller (Narrated by)
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781974902071
Published: Dreamscape Media - May 15th, 2018

The Wild Robot By Peter Brown Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316382007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

The Collectors By Jacqueline West Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780062691705
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 24th, 2019

The Crossroads By Alexandra Diaz Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414563
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 3rd, 2019

Solving for M By Jennifer Swender Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101932902
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2019

The Nameless City By Faith Erin Hicks, Jordie Bellaire (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Faith Erin Hicks, Jordie Bellaire (Contributions by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721562
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Published: First Second - April 5th, 2016

Fish Girl By Donna Jo Napoli, David Wiesner (Illustrator), David Wiesner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547483931
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Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2017