The Buckeyes are one of the few reader’s choice awards in which students get to nominate the titles as well as vote on the final winners. The only adults who may submit nominations or votes are teachers and librarians who are representing a group of students from their school or library. This allows the Buckeyes to be truly a student-chosen award in all aspects.

The 2024 nominees are:

For Grades K-2      

  • Big by Vashti Harrison (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2023)
  • The Big Cheese by Jory John (HarperCollins, 2023)
  • Frank and Bert by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Nosy Crow, 2023)
  • Simon and the Better Bone by Corey R. Tabor (Balzer + Bray, 2023)
  • Stinkbird Has a Superpower by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Bob Shea (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2023)

For Grades 3-5

  • The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2023)
  • The Mystery of the Radcliffe Riddle by Taryn Souders (Sourcebooks Young Readers, 2023)
  • The Secret Letters (Mysteries of Trash and Treasure Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Katherine Tegen Books, 2022)
  • Sweet Fire by J. P. Mitchell; illus. by Fuuji Takashi (Freedomsong Press, 2023)
  • The Wild Robot Protects by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2023)

For Grades 6-8

  • Four Eyes: A Graphic Novel by Rex Ogle & Dave Valeza (Graphix, 2023)
  • Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown (Scholastic Press, 2022)
  • The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day, illus. by Brett Helquist (Random House Studio, 2023)
  • Skyriders by Polly Holyoke (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2023)
  • Wrecker by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2023)

The Teen Buckeye Book Award nominees (for grades 9-12)

  • Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards (Sourcebooks Fire, 2023)
  • The High Desert: Black. Punk. Nowhere. by James Spooner (Harper, 2022)
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (Wednesday Books, 2022)
  • Made of Stars by Jenna Voris (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2023)
  • One of Us Is Back by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte Press, 2023)

Voting begins September 1st!

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