Grades K-3 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.

Roadrunner (Grades K-3)

  • Ada Twist: Scientist by Andrea Beaty, ill. by David Roberts
  • Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
  • Islandborn by Junot Díaz, ill. by Leo Espinosa
  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
  • We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorrell, ill. by Frane Lessac
  • Super Manny Stands Up by Kelly DiPucchio, ill. by Stephanie Graegin
  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, ill. by Paola Escobar
  • Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady, ill. by Amiko Hirao
  • Ocean Meets Sky by Terry and Eric Fan
  • Seashells: More Than a Home by Melissa Stewart, ill. by Sarah S. Brannen
Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

Super Manny Stands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481459600
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 4th, 2017

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind Cover Image
By Cynthia Grady, Amiko Hirao (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623541118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - October 15th, 2019

Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Seashells: More Than a Home Cover Image
By Melissa Stewart, Sarah S. Brannen (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623541736
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Published: Charlesbridge - March 27th, 2020