The Maine Student Book Award, a joint project of the Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, and Maine Reading Association, has been around for decades. While most awards for children’s books are chosen by adults (I mean, what’s up with that, right?) the Maine Student Book Award is awarded each spring to a book that kids in grades 4-8 in Maine have chosen by voting. A committee chooses a list of books, published the previous year. Kids can suggest books to go on the list. Kids in grades 4-8 read from the list, and then vote by April 1st.