The Massachusetts Children's Book Award

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award, sponsored by Salem State College, honors books that promote reading for pleasure among students in grades four through six.

2001 - Holes by Louis Sachar

2000 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

1999 - Frindle by Andrew Clements

1998 - Crash by Jerry Spinelli

1997 - Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger by Louis Sachar

1996 - The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

1995 - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

1994 - Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1993 - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

1992 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

1991 - There's A Boy In The Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar

1990 - no award

1989 - The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling

1988 - The Indian In The Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

1987 - Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

1986 - Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

1985 - Nothing's Fair In Fifth Grade by Barthe Declements

1984 - Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

1983 - Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

1982 - James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

1981 - The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

1980 - Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

1979 - The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden

1978 - Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

1977 - Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

1976 - How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell