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.
Elements of steampunk, horror, and folklore reveal the connection between a strange traveling medicine show that arrives in tiny Arcane, Missouri, in 1913 and events that took place at the crossroads on the outskirts of town 100 years earlier.
In 1963, someone killed four little girls in a racially-motivated bomb attack. Who were they, and what events led to that tragic day? Black and white photos, thorough research, and a moving narrative provide context for this chronological account of a horrific event.
Because agriculture depends on bees to pollinate crops, a sudden drop in the bee population alarmed scientists and bee keepers. They began studying "colony collapse disorder," a phenomenon where bees mysteriously disappear from their hives. Excellent color photographs enhance this clear demonstration of the scientific process.
Fearful and superstitious townsfolk drive orphaned Kate from her home. Alone except for Taggle, her cat, she joins the Roamers in a desperate quest to reclaim her shadow, having traded it to the dangerous witch, Linay, in exchange for the unspoken desire of her heart.
This fictional account of Manjiro, the 14-year-old Japanese boy whom whalers rescued in 1841, is filled with hardship and adventure as well as an outsider's perspective on nineteen-century American culture. Gritty details and authentic illustrations evoke the period.
When Gail Halvorsen was stationed in Berlin at the end of World War II, he dropped candy bars for the children as he flew overhead. Letters and drawings from these children illustrate how much his kindness meant to this war-damaged city.
Glowing sea-coal, lavender mixed with the scent of turpentine, soft fingers, and bright green remind sixteen-year-old Meg of Edward as she struggles to expand her role as a woman and a writer in the restricted society of 17th century London.
Raised by a peasant, Bella grows up untrained in the courtly ways befitting her true origins. Nevertheless, armed with a magic ring and a pair of glass slippers, she manages to end a war and rescue her childhood companion.