The Land of Enchantment Book Award is designed to encourage New Mexico kids to read outstanding books. Each year a committee sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association, the New Mexico Council of the International Reading Association and the New Mexico State Library selects three lists of books -- Picture Book, Children's, and Young Adult. In April, New Mexio kids can read at least three books from one of these lists and vote on their favorite.
For more information, visit the Land of Enchantment Book Award website.
The winners of the Land of Enchantment Book Award for 2015-2016 are:
The first Land of Enchantment Award was given in 1981. The first winner was Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary.
For the first 19 years, there was only one age category. 2000 was the first year with two awards, one in the Children's category and one in the newly created Young Adult category.
In 2011 a third category was added, the Picture Book category.
Here's a printable list of all the reading lists complete with call numbers.