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.
Adventure surrounds a small shorebird’s awe-inspiring 9,000 mile annual migration from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, a journey completed eighteen times—to the moon and halfway back—while scientists track it. Carefully labeled maps and photographs highlight the text with enhancing source notes and bibliography.
As Dr. Martin Luther King aged, he continued his battle for equality, economic justice, and the Vietnam War’s end. His final struggle was the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968 after two men died. Elegant text and complementary archival photographs highlight this event with backmatter offering further clarification.
Mary O'Hara, 12, thinks her great-grandmother is a new neighbor, but Tansy, dead since age 25 from influenza, is a ghost ready to be with her dying daughter, Ember, Mary’s beloved Granny. Those three and Mary’s mother, Scarlett, take an intergenerational midnight journey before their final parting.
Interviews with Audrey, Wash, James, and Arnetta, participants as children in the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, recreate the rarely-related story of this important civil rights event. After they protested peacefully, they were arrested and jailed. Archival photographs and extensive author notes complement the well-researched narrative of their role in Birmingham’s desegregation.
This gripping, meticulously researched, compassionate recounting of the night the Titantic, a supposedly unsinkable luxury liner, met with disaster includes eyewitness accounts, primary sources, diagrams, and archival photographs. Mark Bramhall's and Peter Altschuler’s audio narration effectively heighten the emotion and drama of this terrible event.
After a wealthy family hires Grisini, a talented street puppeteer, and his orphaned apprentices to entertain for their daughter Clara on her 12th birthday, Clara and Grisini disappear. In the search for Clara, the orphans encounter and outsmart both evil and magic.
When Great-Aunt Louise dies, antagonists Stella and Angel tell no one because their only real home is the summer rental property where they have lived with her. They continue to clean the cottages and keep their secret while this intense situation fosters unexpected friendship and maturation between them.
This fascinating and highly accessible “biography of tuberculosis” covers the medical and social history of the disease from early humans to present day. Primary sources and firsthand accounts complete the engaging narrative with comprehensive backmatter including source notes, index, and bibliography.
Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.
Through his own words and graphically illustrated paintings “signed” with Ivan’s thumbprint, Ivan portrays the humor and hardships of his life as a gorilla in the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. This bittersweet book about friendship effectively balances print with the silences of white space.