Cocheco Readers Award

The Cochecho Readers' Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire.  The award is named after the Cochecho River which runs through the heart of Dover. This award will be given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover. We have chosen titles published within the last three years. The criteria for selection are quality of writing and child appeal. Children are required to read or listen to at least three of the titles on the list in order to vote in the spring.  The voting will take place in the school libraries. Ballots will be available at the Dover Public Library for home-schooled children and those attending private schools.

2022-2023 Winner


by Megan Wagner Lloyd

2023 - 2024 Nominees

Endlessly Ever After

By Laurel Snyder


By Matt Tavares

Link + Hud: Heroes by a Hair

By Jarrett Pumphrey, Jerome Pumphrey

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

By Traci N Todd

The One and Only Ruby

By Katherine Applegate

The Ghost Tree

By Natasha Deen

Spy School

By Stuart Gibbs


By Deborah Ellis

The Wolf Suit

By Sid Sharp

Trouble in the Stars

By Gabriel Soria

Prior Cochecho Winners

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