BLACK EYED SUSAN 2021
BES is a Children's Choice award for the state of Maryland. The BES Award honors outstanding
picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Each year 15 picture books, 10 chapter books, and 10 graphic novels are nominated for the award. Students in the state of Maryland vote for the winning book in each category.
In order to be eligible to vote, students must read or have read to them at least 8 of the 15 nominated picture books (K - 3), or at least 3 of the nominated chapter books (4 - 6), and complete a reading log. Students who read at least 12 (picture) or 5 (chapter) books are invited to a special BES party. Students who read all of the books in either category receive an award at the Soaring Eagles Ceremony.