Montana Book Award

The Montana Book Award was established in 2001 by the Friends of the Missoula Public Library. Books by Montana authors or set in Montana are eligible. A committee of readers, representing the library federations in the state, select yearly winner from a large field of titles.





Montana Book Award 
Learn about the Award and how YOU can nominate your favorite Montana book!


Pictures from an Expedition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142004067
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - March 30th, 2004

2002 Winner

Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780917298813
Availability: Special Order
Published: Montana Historical Society Press - June 1st, 2003

2003 Winner

Useful Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565123663
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - January 1st, 2004

2004 Winner

Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592287000
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Lyons Press - April 1st, 2005

2005 Winner

Hattie Big Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385733137
Availability: Special Order
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2006

2006 Winner

Red Rover Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670063505
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking Adult - August 2nd, 2007

2007 Winner

Full-Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806139739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - November 10th, 2008

2008 Winner

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345505347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

2009 Winner

Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from the Western High Plains Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806141374
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - October 8th, 2010

2010 Winner

Raptors of the West: Captured in Photographs Cover Image
By Kate Davis, Rob Palmer (Photographer), Nick Dunlop (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780878425754
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountain Press Publishing Company - May 1st, 2011

2011 Winner

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062020567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 7th, 2012

2012 Winner

Let Him Go Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571311030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 2nd, 2014

2013 Winner

Fourth of July Creek Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062286444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco Press - May 27th, 2014

2014 Winner