Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Winners Announced

On April 25th, winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award were announced at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. The 2009-2010 Maud Hart Lovelace award is a children’s choice book award presented by The Minnesota Youth Reading Association (MYRA).

The winner for division 1 (grades 3-5) was Champ by Marcia Thornton Jones.

The winner for division 2 (grades 6-8) was I’d Tell You I Love You, But then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter.

The award, established in 1980, honors Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980), the author of the popular Betsy-Tacy series about growing up in Mankato at the turn of the twentieth century.  The goal of the award is to encourage recreational reading among school age children.  Each year winners are announced on Maud Hart Lovelace’s birthday, April 25. More information is available at: