MCBA Mash-Up


Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards

2017-2018 MCBA MASH-UP*

*This list was created FOR Amherst students BY the school librarians. It’s based on the state MCBA list.

Students who read 5 titles from the list in order to vote for their favorite in February! Lani Blechman, FR Librarian  

eBooks (e) and audiobooks (a) available on AXIS360, a free APP.


Title / Series Authors Genre / Level


Inspector Flytrap (e)

(Inspector Flytrap #1)

by Tom Angelberger,

illustrated by Cece Bell

Illustrated Mystery (P)


The Jumbies(e)

(The Jumbies #1)

by Tracey Baptiste

Folktale (U)


Lowriders in Space(e)

(Lowriders in Space #1)

by Cathy Camper,

illustrated by Raul The Third

Graphic Novel

Fantasy (V)


Stella by Starlight(e)(a)

by Sharon Draper

Historical Fiction (W)

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Space Case (e)(a)(A Moon Base Alpha Novel)

by Stuart Gibbs

Science Fiction (W)

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Full Cicada Moon(e)

by Marilyn Hilton

Historical Fiction (W)

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I Got This: To Gold and Beyond(a)

by Laurie Hernandez


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Fish in a Tree(e)

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Realistic Fiction (W)

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Mighty Jack

(Mighty Jack #1)

by Ben Hatke

Graphic Novel

Fractured Fairytale

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Maps and Geography (e)

(Ken Jennings Junior Genius Guides)

by Ken Jennings

Illustrated Nonfiction


The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

(Family Fletcher #1) (e)(a)

by Dana Alison Levy

Realistic Fiction  (V)


The Truth of Me:About a Boy, His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog (e)

by Patricia MacLachlan

Realistic Fiction  (Q)

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Clueless McGee

(Clueless McGee #1)

by Jeff Mack

Illustrated Mystery (T)

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse (e)

by Joseph Marshall III

Historical Fiction (U)


A Night Divided (e)(a)

by Jennifer Nielsen

Historical Fiction (W)

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The Turtle of Oman(e)(a)

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Realistic Fiction


The Nest (e)(a)

by Kenneth Oppel,

illustrated by Jon Klassen

Science Fiction (W)


The Seventh Most Important Thing(e)

by Shelley Pearsall

Historical Fiction (Y)

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The Blackthorn Key(e)(a)

(The Blackthorn Key, #1)

by Kevin Sands

Fantasy (X)


Another Day as Emily(e)

by Eileen Spinelli

Novel in VerseHistorical Fiction (Q)


Screaming Staircase(e)

(Lockwood & Co. #1)

by Jonathan Stroud

Fantasy (Z)

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Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

(Science Comics)

by Maris Wicks

Graphic Novel



Save Me a Seat(e)(a)

by Sarah Weeks

and Gita Varadarajan

Realistic Fiction (S)


The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond (e)

by Brenda Woods

Realistic Fiction (T)


Secret Coders (e)

(Secret Coders #1)

by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Mike Holmes

Graphic Novel (V)