These are the books on the Massachusetts Book Awards (Children's Books) list for 2010-2011. I'm putting this list here and hyperlinking to Amazon so it's easy to buy them if I want. My daughter likes to go through the list and read them all. I'm posting this now and will hyperlink throughout the day today.
Anderson, L. H. (2008). Chains. (Simon & Schuster).
Appelt, K. (2008). The Underneath. (Atheneum).
Applegate, K. (2007). Home of the Brave. (Feiwel & Friends).
Avi. (2007). Iron Thunder. (Hyperion Books).
Balliett, B. (2008). The Calder Game. (Scholastic).
Barrows, A. (2007). The Magic Half. (Bloomsbury).
Baskin, N. (2009). Anything but Typical. (Simon & Schuster).
Berlin, E. (2009). The Potato Chip Puzzles: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen. (Putnam).
Blume, J. (2008). Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One. (Delacorte).
Clements, A. (2007). No Talking! (Atheneum).
Goodman, A. (2008). The Other Side of the Island. (Razorbill).
Harper, C. (2007). Just Grace. (Houghton Mifflin).
Key, W. (2006). Alabama Moon. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Law, I. (2008). Savvy. (Dial).
Lowery, L. (2006). Truth and Salsa . (Peachtree).
Lowry, L. (2008). The Willoughbys. (Houghton Mifflin).
MacLachlan, P. (2007). Edward's Eyes. (Atheneum).
Mass, W. (2009). 11 Birthdays. (Scholastic).
Mortenson, G., & Relin, D. (2009). Three Cups of Tea (Young Edition). (Dial).
Reilly Giff, P. (2008). Eleven. (Wendy Lamb Books).
Scaletta, K. (2009). Mudville. (Knopf).
Stead, R. (2007). First Light. (Wendy Lamb Books).
St. John, L. (2007). The White Giraffe. (Dial).
Stuchner, J. (2008). Honey Cake. (Random House).
Wilson, N. D. (2007). 100 Cupboards: Book 1. (Random House).
I'm also intrigued by this post, which talks about building a free bookstore at a school. I'd love to do something like this at the middle school where we do our community service.