The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.
Recent Winners 2014 Buddy by M.H. Herlong 2013 Wonder by R.J. Palacio 2012 Big Nate: in a Class by Himself Lincoln Peirce 2011 Murder At Midnight Avi 2010 Swindle Godon Korman 2009 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney 2008 Rules Cynthia Lord 2007 The Ghost's Grave Peg Kehret 2006 The Legend of Spud Murphy Eoin Colfer 2005 City of Ember Jeanne Du Prau 2004 Loser Jerry Spinelli 2003 Love That Dog Sharon Creech 2002 Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo 2001 Among the Hidden Margaret Haddix 2000 Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone JK Rowling