This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
Historical photographs and vignettes of German and Allied soldiers with excerpts from their letters and diaries unflinchingly and elegantly portray the senseless waste and horror of war in the first global conflict to use modern weapons.
Nineteen monologues, two dialogues, and six explanatory interludes bring to life the world of young people in a medieval manor in England in 1255. Pen-and-ink drawings reminiscent of manuscript decoration illustrate this useful and engaging read.
The last installment brings the Harry Potter series to a satisfying conclusion. Will Harry survive and what will happen to Voldemort? All the intricate plot lines come together as as we say a final goodbye to the boy wizard.
After an accident, motherless Jack is sent to New York to see a specialist. There he is pulled into a ghostly underworld where he hopes to rejoin his mother. This new take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice makes rewarding reading.
“Stuff,” including post-it notes, school assignments, to-do lists, diary entries, and more reveal Ginny’s navigation through a typical bumpy year of seventh grade. This “graphic fiction” will intrigue readers who enjoy piecing together a story.
A reporter provides vivid descriptions of his experiences covering Black September and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 for a U.S. wire service. His timely insights guide readers through the continuing conflicts in the Middle East.
This captivating fantasy is told through the diary pages of a young peasant girl imprisoned in a tower. Romance, mistaken identities, danger, a monster, and an engaging pet cat will leave readers sighing with contentment.
Although her aunt gave her to a dragon, Creel negotiates her freedom along with a curious pair of shoes which bring her a new friend but also spark a war in this clever fairy tale that mixes medieval and modern elements.