Rebecca Caudill award Books are nominated by children in grades 4-8.
A master list of 20 titles is sent to participating elementary and
Students read the books on the list and vote for their favorites each
2007 - So B. It: A Novel by Sarah Weeks
2006 - Eragon by Christopher Paolini
2005 - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
2004 - Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
2003 - Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
2002 - Holes by Louis Sachar
2001 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2000 - Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
1999 - Frindle by Andrew Clements
1998 - Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
1997 - The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
1996 - The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very
Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo marines of World War Two by Joseph Buchac
The Misadventures of Maude march, or, Trouble rides a Fast Horse by
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell
MVP*: Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Defiance by Valerie Hobbs
Worth by A. Lafaye
East by Edith Pattou
Crooked River by Shalley Pearsall
Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Schusterman
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
Adam Canfield of the Slash by Michael Winerip
Best Books for Young Adults
A 15 member committee of YALSA members narrowed a field of 214 official
nominations to the final list of 86 significant adult and young adult
titles recommended for ages 12-18.
Abbott, Hailey. The Bridesmaid. 2005
Bauer, Joan. Backwater. 2000.
Bruchac, Joseph. The Warriors. 2003.
Cabot, Meg. All-American Girl. 2003.
Cappo, Nan Willard. Cheating Lessons. 2003
Carlson, Melody. It's My Life: Diary of a Teenage Girl. 2000.
Ferris, Jean. Love Among the Walnuts. 1998.
Hilgartner, Beth. Murder for Her Majesty. 1992.
Hobbs, Will. Leaving Protection. 2005.
Karr, Kathleen. The Boxer. 2004.
Lubar, David. Dunk. 2002.
Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn. 2005
Rabb, M. E. The Rose Queen. 2004.
Rallison, Janette. All's Fair in Love, War, and High School. 2005.
Schindler, Nina (translator, Rob Barrett). An Order of Amelie, Hold the
Shaw, Tucker. Flavor of the Week. 2005.
Sheldon, Dyan. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. 2005.
Smith, Greg Leitich. Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo. 2005.
Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits Basket Vol. 1. 2004.
Trottier, Maxine. Sister to the Wolf. 2004.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Flipped. 2003.
Vaughan, Brian K. Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy.
Weaver, Will. Memory Boy. 2003
These awards are presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create
outstanding books for children and young adults.
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper - Author Award
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom, Kadir Nelson -
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones - New Talent Award
The road to Paris by Nikki Grimes - Honor Book
Jazz by Christopher Myers - Honor Book
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes - Honor Book
Recommended Trade Paperbacks and Graphic Novels
Amazing Spiderman: The Death of Jean DeWolff
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman: The Long Halloween
Captain America: Operation Rebirth
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Daredevil: Born Again
Fearful Symmetry: Kraven's Last Hunt (Spiderman)
Flash: Terminal Velocity
The Golden Age
Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told
Superman: A Man for all Seasons
Weapon X: (Wolverine)
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga
X-Men Visionaries: The Neal Adams Collection
If you liked Narnia, or are a Harry Potter fan, you might like these:
The Time Quarter Series - Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Children of the Red King series - Jenny Nimmo
Midnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
Charlie Bone and the Hidden King.
Books by Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord
The Princess Knight
The Inheritance Series: - Christopher Paolini
Septimus Heap Series - Angie Sage
The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series - Rick Riordan
The Lightening Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Underland Chronicles - Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
Gregor and the Marks of Secret
Gregor and the Code of Claw
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird - Phillip Hoose
George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War - Thomas Allen
Good Poems - Garrison Keeler, Ed.
Heart Songs - Mattie Stepanek
Chew on this: Everything You don't Want to Know About Fast Foo d - Eric
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever
Epidemic of 1793. - Jim Murphy
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science - John
The Complete Dog Book for Kids - American Kennel Club
Science is: A Source Book of Fascinating Facts, Projects and Activities
- Susan V. Bosak
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille - Russell Freedman
Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog -
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Chernobyl: The Ongoing Story of the World's Deadliest Nuclear Disaster -
Glen Allen Cheney