Land of Enchantment Book Award

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.

Roadrunners (Grades K-3) List

Coyotes ( Grades 3-5) List

Lizards (Grades 6-8)

Black Bears (Grades 9-12)

Past Winners

Roadrunner - The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, As Fast As Words Fly by Pamela M. Tuck

Coyotes - The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken, Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff, Perfect Game by Fred Bowen

Lizards - The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire, Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt, Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Black Bears - Scythe by Neal Shusterman, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero 

 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062438898
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2017

Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce, Book 1) (Mother Bruce Series #1) Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484730881
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 24th, 2015

As Fast as Words Could Fly Cover Image
By Pamela M. Tuck, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781600603488
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Published: Lee & Low Books - April 20th, 2013

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The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544130012
Availability: Backordered
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2015

Perfect Game (Fred Bowen Sports Stories: Baseball) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781561456253
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2013

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545522267
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 28th, 2015

Orbiting Jupiter Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544938397
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Published: Clarion Books - May 2nd, 2017

Dangerous Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619638198
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 5th, 2015

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781935955955
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 14th, 2014