Black-Eyed Susan Reading Project & Party 

Do you like to read?  Do you like pizza parties?  Well then the Black-Eyed Susan Reading Project is for you!  Every year, librarians from across the state of Maryland select the very best books for kids and young adults.  They nominate these books for the Black-Eyed Susan Award.  TPMS students who read at least 3 Black-Eyed Susan nominated books and submit a project about 1 book will be invited to the party in the spring.

See Ms. Phelan in the Media Center for more information.

2017 - 2018 Project Directions and Tally Sheet

Email your project to Ms. Phelan at

2017 - 2018 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees 

Click on the titles to watch book trailer previews.

4 – 6 Nominees

6 – 9 Nominees

High School Nominees

The Wild Robot, 

Peter Brown 


Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard,

Jonathan Auxier 


Tell Me Three Things,    

Julie Buxbaum (9-12) 



Sharon Creech 


 Joan Bauer 


Carl Deuker 


Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter,    

Beth Fantaskey 

When Friendship Followed Me Home,  

Paul Griffin  


Wolf by Wolf,  

Ryan Graudin 


Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel,  

Stuart Gibbs  


Terror on Bottle Creek, 

Watt Key 

My Lady Jane, 

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows 

Garvey’s Choice,  

Nikki Grimes  

A Night Divided, 

Jennifer A. Nielsen 


March. Book Three,    

John Lewis & Andrew Aydin 



Full Cicada Moon,    

Marilyn Hilton 


Jason Reynolds 

The Safest Lies,    

Megan Miranda (9-12) 


Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer,

Kelly Jones 



Roland Smith 

Highly Illogical Behavior,

John Corey Whaley (9-12)



Sara Pennypacker 


Falling Over Sideways,  

Jordan Sonnenblick 


The Steep & Thorny Way,

Cat Winters 

Towers Falling,  

Jewell Parker Rhodes 

23 Minutes,  

Vivian Vande Velde 

The Sun is Also a Star,

 Nicola Yoon 


Save Me a Seat,  

Sarah Weeks 


 Wolf Hollow, 

Lauren Wolk 


The Serpent King,   

Jeff Zentner (9-12) 







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