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.
Past Winners from previous years are below.
Roadrunner - The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Coyotes - The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken, Perfect Game by Fred Bowen
Lizards - The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire, Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
Black Bears - Scythe by Neal Shusterman, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero