MCBA Information

MCBA Reading Project
Each year the 5th graders at Willard School participate in the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award presented by Salem State College. Each student is required to read 5 books from the list by the end of February break. For each book that they read, they will write a short response and post it in their reading log on Google Drive. Any student who reads all 25 books from the list will be invited to a special breakfast party in the library. Last year, 29 students read all the books on the list. How many will meet the challenge this year?

Students may read a hard copy, read an ebook, or listen to an audio book. All formats count. If they have already read one or more books on the list, they only need to submit a comment for that book to count. Most of the books will be available in the library beginning in September. They will also be available from public libraries across the state. The audiobooks are not available through the Willard library but can be requested from the public library.

Salem State MCBA page
More information on the books
Printable List with grade level recommendations