MAINE STUDENT BOOK AWARD




PAST YEARS' LISTS



The links below will take you to the book lists and the Maine Student Book Award winners for each year beginning with the 1990 - 1991 school year. Additionally, lists of the rankings of all books are available for each year beginning with the 2004 - 2005 school year.




 
 

Reading Lists



1990 - 1991 Reading List (all books are 1989 copyright) Print pdf


Winning Book 1990-1991

Winner:Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Beatty, Patricia. Sarah and Me and the Lady from the Sea
Blakeslee, Ann. After the Fortune Cookie
Byars, Betsy. Bingo Brown and the language of love
Climo, Shirley. T.J.'s Ghost
Corcoran, Barbara. The Private War of Lillian Adams
Davis Deborah. The Secret of Seal
Delton, Judy. Angel's Mother's Baby
George, Jean Craighead. Shark Beneath the Reef
Gormley, Beatrice. More Fifth Grade Magic
Greenwald, Sheila. Rosy's Romance
Hahn, Mary. The Doll in the Garden
Hall, Lynn. Dagmar Schultzs and the Powers of Darkness
Hopkins, Lila. Talking Turkey
Kaye, Marilyn. A Friend Like Phoebe
Keller, Beverly. Fowl Play Desdemona
Killien, Christi. Artie's Brief
Kinsey-Warnock,Natalie. The Canada Geese Quilt
Levitin, Sonja. Silver Days
Lisle, Janet. Afternoon of the Elves
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Alice in Rapture, Sort Of
Nelson, Theresa. And One For All
Park, Barbara. My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters)
Paulsen, Gary. Voyage of the Frog
Paulsen, Gary. The Winter Room
Rowland, Della. Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark
Smith, Alison. Billy Boone
Snyder, Zilpha. Janie's Private Eyes
Springer, Nancy. They're All Called Wildfire
Turner, Ann. Grasshopper Summer


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1991-1992 Reading List (all books are 1990 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 1991-1992

Winner: Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Blume, Judy. Fudge-A-Mania
Bunting, Eve. Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies
Byars, Betsy. Bingo Brown, Gypsy Lover
Chang, Margaret & Raymond. In the Eye of War
Conly, Jane. R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH
Cross, Gilbert. Witch Across Time
Danziger, Paula. Make Like a Tree and Leave
DeFelice, Cynthia. Weasel
Facklam, Marjorie. And Then There was One; The Mysteries of Extinction
Ferguson, Alane. Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid
Fleischman, Paul. Saturnalia
George, Jean Craighead. On the Far Side of the Mountain
Grove, Vicki. The Fastest Friend in the West
Hall, Barbara. Dixie Storms
Hamilton, Virginia. Cousins
Hill, Kirkpatrick. Toughboy and Sister
Howard, Ellen. Sister
Howe, James. Dew Drop Dead
Hurwitz, Johanna. Aldo Peanut Butter
King-Smith, Dick. Ace, The Very Important Pig
Krementz, Jill. A Very Young Musician
Lowry, Lois. Your Move, J.P.!
Mills, Claudia. Dynamite Dinah
Park, Barbara. Maxie, Rosie, and Earl...Partners in Grime
Paulsen, Gary. Woodsong
Prelutsky, Jack. Something Big Has Been Here
Radin, Ruth. Carver
Slote, Alfred. The Trading Game
Snyder, Zilpha. Libby on Wednesday
Taylor, Mildred. Mississippi Bridge



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1992-1993 Reading List (all books are 1991 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 1992-1993

Winner: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Aaron, Chester. Alex, Who Won His War
Alexander, Lloyd. Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
Avi. Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel
Ballard, Robert D. Exploring the Bismarck: The Real-Life Quest fo Find Hitler's
     Greatest Battleship

Blumberg, Rhonda. Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook
Choi, Sook Nyul. Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Cleary, Beverly. Strider
Crutcher, Chris. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
Devaney, John. America Goes to War 1941
Fox, Paula. Monkey Island
Freedman, Russell. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane
Fritz, Jean. Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt
Goodman, Billy. Natural Wonders and Disasters
Hahn, Mary Downing. Stepping on the Cracks
Hermes, Patricia. Mama, Let's Dance
Janeczko, Paul B. Preposterous: Poems of Youth
Keehn, Sally M. I Am Regina
Kesey, Ken. The Sea Lion
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. The Night the Bells Rang
Koertge, Ronald. Mariposa Blues
MacLachlan, Patricia. Journey
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Reluctantly Alice
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh
Nelson, Drew. Wild Voices
Parnall, Peter. Marsh Cat
Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie
Paulsen, Gary. The Cookcamp
Shreve, Susan. The Gift of the Girl Who Couldn't Hear
Turner, Robyn Montana. Georgia O'Keefe (Portraits of Women Artists)
Wisler, G. Clifton. Red Cap


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1993-1994 Reading List (all books are 1992 copyright)  Print pdf


Winning Book 1993-1994

Winner: The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away
Arnold, Caroline. The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde
Baeden, Nina. Humbug
Bauer, Joan. Squashed
Beattie, Owen. Buried in Ice
Brooks, Bruce. What Hearts
Byars, Betsy. The Moon and I
Clifford, Eth. Will Somebody Please Marry My Sister?
Collier, James Linco. The Clock
Cummings, Pat. Talking With Artists
Dorris, Michael. Morning Girl
Ellis, Sarah. Pick-Up Sticks
Fine, Anne. The Book of the Banshee
Fleischman, Sid. Jim Ugly
Freedman, Russell. An Indian Winter
Getz, David. Almost Famous
Gherman, Beverly. E. B. White: Some Writer!
Green, Connie Jordan. Emmy
Henkes, Kevin. Words of Stone
Herrison, Barbara. Twilight Struggle: The Life of JFK
Hesse, Karen. Letters from Rifka
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Dian. Artic Hunter
Irwin, Hadley. Original Freddie Ackerman
Kruss, Kathleen. Gonna Sing My Head Off
Lavies, Bianca. The Atlantic Salmon
Mills, Claudia. Dinah for President
Murphy, Jim. The Long Road to Gettysburg
Myers, Walter Dean. Somewhere in the Darkness
Namioka, Lensey. Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
O'Dell, Scott. Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
Paterson, Katherine. The King's Equal
Paulsen, Gary. The Haymeadow
Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May
Scieszka, Jon. The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Stanley, Diane. Bard of Avon
Stanley, Jerry. Children of the Dust Bowl
Thesman, Jean. When the Road Ends
Walsh, Jill Paton. Grace


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1994-1995 Reading List (all books are 1993 copyright)  Print pdf

 

Winning Book 1994-1995

Winner:The Giver by Lois Lowry


AUTHOR. TITLE.

Applebaum, Diana. Giants in the Land
Banks, Lynn Reid. The Mystery of the Cupboard
Birdsyey, Tom. Just Call Me Stupid
Cooper, Susan. The Boggart
Deuker, Carl. Heart of a Champion
Dickinson, Peter. A Bone from a Dry Sea
Fleischman, Paul. Bull Run
Freedman, Russell. Eleanor Roosevelt
Hoose, Philip. It's Our World, Too!
Isaacson, Philip. A Short Walk Around the Pyramids and Through the World of Art
Kindl, Patrice. Owl in Love
King-Smith, Dick. Cuckoo Child
Klauss, Annette. Alien Secrets
Levine, Ellen. Freedom's Children
Lewin, Ted. I was a Teenage Professional Wrestler
Littlefield, Bill. Champions: stories of 10 Remarkable Athletes
Lowry, Lois. The Giver
Lynch, Chris. Shadow Boxer
Mahy, Margaret. The Pirate's Mixed Up Voyage
Marino, Jan. For the Love of Pete
Mason, Cherie. Wild Fox
Mori, Kyoki. Shizuko's Daughter
Murphy, Jim. Across America on an Emigrant Train
Paulsen, Gary. Nightjohn
Rosen, Michael, ed. Speak! Children's Book Illustrators Brag About Their Dogs
Taylor, Theodore. Timothy of the Cay
Temple, Frances. Grab Hands and Run
Winthrop, Elizabeth. Battle for the Castle
Wolff, Virginia. Make Lemonade Wright

Betty Ren. Ghost Witch


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1995-1996 Reading List (all books are 1994 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 1995-1996

Winner: Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Avi. The Barn
Bachrach, Susan. Tell Them We Remember
Bauer, Marion. A Question of Trust
Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons
Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy
Czernecki, Stefan. The Hummingbirds' Gift
Dugan, Barbara. Good-Bye, Hello
Farmer, Nancy. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Filipovic, Zlata. Zlata's Diary
George, Jean Craighead. Julie
Haas, Jessie. Uncle Daney's Way
Harris, Robie. It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health
Hesse, Robie. Sable
Hickman, Janet. Jericho
Hughes, Dean. The Trophy
Irwin, Hadley. Jim Dandy
Koertge, Ron. Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Lasky, Kathryn. Days of the Dead
Maguire, Gregory. Missing Sisters
Marrin, Albert. Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant & the Civil War
McCurdy, Michael (Ed.). Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass
     in His Own Words

McKinley, Robin. A Knot in the Grain
McKissack, Patricia &w Frederick. Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
Mead, Alice. Crossing the Starlight Bridge
Paterson, Katherine. Flip-Flop Girl
Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say
Schur, Maxine. The Rose Circle Maker
Sebestyen, Ouida. Out of Nowhere
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. Cat Running
Stanley, Jerry. I am an American
Stolz, Mary. Cezanne Pinto -- A Memoir
Sweeney, Joyce. Shadow: A Novel
Thesman, Jean. Cattail Moon
Woodson, Jacqueline. I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This


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1996-1997 Reading List (all books are 1995 copyright) Print pdf


Winning Book 1996-1997

Winner: Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Alder, Elizabeth. The King's Shadow
Bechard, Margaret. Star Hatchling
Besson, Jean-Louis. October 45
Bober, Natalie. Abigail Adams
Bunting, Eve. Spying on Miss Mueller
Coman, Carolyn. What Jamie Saw
Conrad, Pam. Our House
Crew, Gary. Angel's Gate
Crew, Linda. Fire on the Wind
Curtis, Christopher. The Watsons go to Birmingham
Cushman, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice
Farmer, Nancy. The Warm Place
Fitzgerald, John. The Great Brain is Back
Fleischman, Paul. A Fate Totally Worse Than Death
Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story
Fox, Paula. Eagle Kite
Franklin, Kirstine. Eclipse
Fraser, Mary. In Search of the Grand Canyon
Gray, Luli. Falcon's Egg
Hahn, Mary. Look for Me by Moonlight
Hall, Elizabeth. Venus Among the Fishes
Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories
Haugaard, Eric. The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai
Henkes, Kevin. Protecting Marie
Lincoln, Abraham. The Gettysburg Address
Matas, Carol. Of Two Minds
Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire
Rostkowski, Margaret. Moon Dancer
Scieszka, Jon. Math Curse
Scott, Elaine. Adventure in Space
Skinner, David. The Wrecker
Taylor, Mildred. The Well
Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms in the Wilderness
Wynne-Jones, Tim. Some of the Kinder Planets
Yolen, Jane. The Ballad of the Pirate Queens


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1997-1998 Reading List (all books are 1996 copyright)  Print pdf


Winning Book 1997-1998

Winner: Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Avi. Beyond the Western Sea: Book One/Book Two
Bawden, Nina. Granny the Pag
Brewster, Hugh. Anastasia's Album
Clements, Andrew. Frindle
Conrad, Pam. Zoe Rising
Cushman, Karen. The Ballad of Lucy Wipple
DeFelice, Cynthia. The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Dickinson, Peter. Chuck and Danielle
Dorris, Michael. Sees Behind Trees
Farmer, Nancy. A Girl itald Disaster
Fine, Anne. Step by Wicked Step
Fleischman, Sid. Abracadabra Kid
Freedman, Russell. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse
Freeman, Suzanne. The Cuckoo's Child
Geisert, Arthur. Roman Numerals I to MM
Hamilton, Virginia. When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing
Hesse, Karen. Music of Dolphins
Hobbs, Will. Far North
Ippisch, Hanneke. Sky
Jackson, Donna. The Bone Detectives
Konigsburg, E.L. The View From Saturday
Lavender, David. Snowbound
McKissack, Patricia. Red-Tail Angels
McManus, Peter. Never Cry "Arp!"
Mikaelsen, Ben. Countdown
Napoli, Donna. Zel
Nixon, Joan Lowery. Search for the Shadowman
Osofsky, Audrey. Free to Dream: Langston Hughes
O'Tunnel, Michael. Children of Topaz
Paterson, Katherine. Jip: His Story
Prelutsky, Jack. A Pizza the Size of the Sun
Pullman, Philip. Golden Compass
Scieszka, Jon. Tut, Tut.
Silverstein, Shel. Falling Up
Spinelli, Jerry. Crash
Stanley, Diane. Leonardo da Vinci
Sutcliff, Rosemary. Wanderings of Odysseus
Turner, Meghan. The Thief
White, Ruth. Belle Prater's Boy
Wisler, G. Clifton. Caleb's Choice


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1998-1999 Reading List (all books are 1997 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 1998-1999

Winner: Ella Enchanted byGail Levine

Second Place: Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Third Place: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

 

AUTHOR. TITLE.

Alexander, Lloyd. Iron Ring
Balgassi, Haemi. Tae's Sonata
Billingsley, Franny. Well Wished
Bishop, Nic. The Secrets of Animal Flight
Cameron, Ann. More Stories Huey Tells
Cerullo, Mary. The Octopus
Coville, Bruce. The Skull of Truth
Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird
Deuker, Carl. Painting the Black
Dickinson, Peter. The Lion Tamer's Daughter and Other Stories
Dorris, Michael. The Window
Fine, Anne. The Tulip Touch
Fleischman, Paul. Seedfolks
Franklin, Kristine L. Lone Wolf
Gantos, Jack. Jack's Black Book
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Lily's Crossing
Hampton, Wilborn. Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story
Heneghan, James. Wish Me Luck
Henkes, Kevin. Sun & Spoon
Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust
Hopkinson, Deborah. Birdie's Lighthouse
Jiang, Ji-Li. Red Scarf Girl
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton. Mother Jones
Joyce, William. The World of William Joyce Scrapbook
King, Martin Luther, Jr. I Have a Dream
Lasky, Kathryn. The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rain Forest Canopy
Levine, Gail. Ella Enchanted
McDonald, Joyce. Swallowing Stones
Mochizuki, Ken. Passage to Freedom
Myers, Ann. The Keeping Room
Norman, Howard. The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese
O'Grady, Scott. Basher Five-Two
Orr, Wendy. Peeling the Onion
Pearson, Kit. Awake & Dreaming
Pullman, Phillip. The Subtle Knife
Seidler, Tor. Mean Margaret
Severance, John B. Gandhi: Great Soul
Shusterman, Neal. Dark Side of Nowhere
Skurzynski, Gloria. Virtual War
Spinelli, Jerry. Wringer
Tillage, Leon Walter. Leon's Story
Wick, Walter. A Drop of Water
Wilson, Lori Lee. The Salem Witch Trials


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1999-2000 Reading List (all books are 1998 copyright)  Print pdf


Winning Book 1999-2000

Winner: Holes by Louis Sachar

Second Place: My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

Third Place: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Bauer, Joan. Rules of the Road. Putnam.
Branford, Henrietta. Fire, Bed and Bone. Candlewick.
Cummings, Pat. Talking with Adventurers. National Geographic Society.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is Feeling Blue. Putnam.
DeFelice, Cynthia. The Ghost of Fossil Glen. Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Fleischman, Paul. Whirligig. Henry Holt & Company.
Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner. Atheneum.
Freedman, Russell. Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life. Clarion.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Gauthier, Gail. A Year With Butch and Spike. Putnam.
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra. Chuck Close Up Close. DK.
Grove, Vicki. Reaching Dustin. Putnam.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Hidden. Simon & Schuster.
Holt, Kimberly Willis. My Louisiana Sky. Henry Holt & Company.
Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey Walk. Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Klise, Kate. Regarding the Fountain. Avon.
Kurtz, Jane. The Storyteller's Beads. Gulliver.
Lawrence, Iain. The Wreckers. Delacorte Press.
Lester, Alison. The Quicksand Pony. Walter Lorraine.
Lester, Julius. From Slave Ship to Freedom Road. Dial.
Mazer, Harry. The Wild Kid. Simon & Schuster.
Murphy, Jim. Gone A-Whaling. Clarion.
Paulsen, Gary. My Life in Dog Years. Bantam Doubleday Dell.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago. Dial.
Pfetzer, Mark & Galvin, Jack. Within Reach, My Everest Story. E.P.Dutton.
Pullman, Philip. Clockwork. Arthur A. Levine.
Rylant, Cynthia. The Islander. DK Ink.
Sachar, Louis. Holes. Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Sis, Peter. Tibet, Through the Red Box. Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Sleator, William. Boxes. Dutton.
Springer, Nancy. I Am Mordred. Philomel.
Stanley, Diane. Joan of Arc. Morrow.
Tanaka, Shelley. Graveyards of the Dinosaurs. Hyperion.
Thompson, Kate. Switchers. Hyperion.
Wells, Rosemary. Mary on Horseback. Dial.
Wick, Walter. Walter Wick's Optical Tricks. Cartwheel.
Wilson, Diane Lee. I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade. Orchard.
Yan Draanen, Wendelin. Sammy Keys and The Skeleton Man. Knopf.
Yolen, Jan & Coville Bruce. Armageddon Summer. Knopf.


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2000 - 2001 Reading List (all books are 1999 copyright) Print pdf


 

Winning Book 2000-2001


Winner: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Second Place: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Third Place: The Landry News by Andrew Clements


 

AUTHOR.   TITLE.    Publisher.


Aliki. William Shakespeare and the Globe. HarperCollins.
Almond, David. Skellig. Delacorte.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. No Man's Land. Blue Sky Press.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Kids on Strike. Houghton Mifflin.
Bell, Karen Magnuson. Fire in Their Eyes. Harcourt Brace.
Bell, William. Zack. Simon & Shuster.
Billingsley, Franny. The Folk Keeper. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/JKarl.
Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes Scholastic.
Bunting, Eve. Blackwater. HarperCollins.
Clements, Andrew. The Landry News. Simon & Schuster.
Cormier, Robert. Frenchtown Summer. Delacorte.
Couloumbis, Audrey. Getting Near to Baby. Putnam.
Curlee, Lynn. Rushmore. Scholastic. 

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Delacorte. 

De Young, C. Coco. A Letter To Mrs. Roosevelt. Delacorte.
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Hyperion.
Fletcher, Ralph. Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family. Orchard.
Freedman, Russell. Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion. Clarion.
Gallo, Donald. Time Capsule: Short Stories About Teenagers Throughout the      Twentieth Century. Delacorte.
Goldin, Barbara Diamon. Journeys with Elijah. Gulliver.
Griffith, Helen. Cougar. Greenwillow.
Henkes, Kevin. The Birthday Room. Greenwillow.
Holt, Kimberly Willis. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Henry Holt & Co.
Hoobler, Dorothy. The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn. Philomel.
Horvath, Polly. The Trolls. Farrar.
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition. Clarion.
Lally, Soinbhe. A Hive For the Honeybee. Scholastic.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. The Lost Flower Children. Philomel.
Matthews, Tom. Always Inventing. National Geographic.
Mills, Claudia. You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman. Farrar.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. What Have You Lost? Greenwillow.
Opdyke, Irene Gut. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. Knopf.
Paladino, Cathrine. One Good Apple: Growing our Food for the Sake of the Earth.
     Houghton Mifflin.
Perkins, Lynne Rae. All Alone in the Universe. Greenwillow.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Scholastic.
Ryden, Hope. Wild Horses I Have Known. Clarion.
Shusterman, Neal. Downsiders. Simon & Schuster.
Sones, Sonya. Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy.
     HarperCollins.
Swinburne, Stephen R. Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back
     the Gray Wolf
. Houghton Mifflin.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Never Trust a Dead Man. Harcourt Brace.
Winton, Tim. Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster. Simon & Schuster/MK McElderry.


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2001-2002 Reading List (all books are 2000 copyright)  Print pdf


Winning Book 2001-2002

Winner: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Second Place: Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

Third Place: Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Myers, Walter Dean. 145th Street. Random House.
Adoff, Arnold. The Basket Counts. Simon & Schuster.
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. Random House.
Murphy, Jim. Blizzard! Candlewick.
Burgess, Melvin. The Copper Treasure. Scholastic.
Levine, Ellen. Darkness over Denmark. Holiday House.
DeFelice, Cynthia. Death at Devil's Bridge. Holiday House.
Horowitz, Anthony. The Devil and His Boy. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Bishop, Nic. Digging for Bird Dinosaurs. Penguin Putnam.
Coburn, Jewell Reinhard. Domitila. Shen Books.
Honey, Elizabeth. Don't Pat the Wombat. Knopf.
Avi. Ereth's Birthday. HarperCollins.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperenza Rising. Scholastic.
Harrison, Michael. Facing the Dark. Holiday House.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. Fireflies in the Dark. Holiday House.
Greenberg, Jan. Frank O. Gehry: Outside In. DK Inc.
Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue. Houghton Mifflin.
Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird. HarperCollins.
Bauer, Joan. Hope Was Here. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Pullman, Philip. I Was a Rat! Knopf.
Fradin, Dennis Brindell. Ida B. Wells. Clarion.
Ibbotson, Eva. Island of the Aunts. Penguin Putnam.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Loses Control. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Almond, David. Kit's Wilderness. Delacorte.
Philbrook, Rodman. The Last Book in the Universe. Blue Sky Press.
Cushman, Karen. Matilda Bone. Clarion.
White, Ruth. Memories of Summer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Miracle's Boys. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Deuker, Carl. Night Hoops. Houghton Mifflin.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Nory Ryan's Song. Delacorte.
Etchemendy, Nancy. The Power of Un. Front Street.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. Salting the Ocean. Greenwillow.
Schwartz, Virginia Frances. Send One Angel Down. Holiday House.
Konigsburg, E. L. Silent to the Bone. Atheneum.
Lalicki, Tom. Spellbinder: The Life Harry Houdini. Holiday House.
Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl. Knopf.
Janeczko, Paul B. Stone Bench in an Empty Park. Orchard.
Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral. HarperCollins.
Cerullo, Mary. The Truth About Great White Sharks. Chronicle.
Creech, Sharon. The Wanderer. HarperCollins.
Peck, Richard. A Year Down Yonder. Penguin Putnam.
Hill, Kirkpatrick. The Year of Miss Agnes. Simon & Schuster.


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2002-2003 Reading List (all books are 2001 copyright)  Print pdf


Winning Book 2002-2003

Winner: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Second Place: The School Story by Andrew Clements

Third Place: Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Blumberg, Rhoda. Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy. HarperCollins
Brooks, Bruce. All That Remains. Atheneum
Choldenko, Gennifer. Notes from a Liar and Her Dog. G. P. Putnam's Sons
Clements, Andrew. The School Story. Simon & Schuster
Creech, Sharon. Love That Dog. HarperCollins
Curlee, Lynn. Brooklyn Bridge. Atheneum
Deans, Sis. Racing the Past. Henry Holt
Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner. Groundwood
Fletcher, Ralph. Have You Been to the Beach Lately? Scholastic
Giff, Patricia Reilly. All the Way Home. Delacorte
Goodall, Jane. The Chimpanzees I Love. Scholastic
Greenberg, Jan. Heart to Heart. Abrams
Greenberg, Jan. Vincent van Gogh. Delacorte
Hearne, Betsy. Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs. M.K. McElderry
Hesse, Karen. Witness. Scholastic
Hobbs, Will. Down the Yukon. HarperCollins
Holmes, Barbara Ware. Following Fake Man. Knopf
Hoose, Phillip. We Were There, Too! Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Howland, Ethan. The Lobster War. Front Street
Ibbotson, Eva. Dial-A-Ghost. Dutton
Janeczko, Paul. A Poke in the I. Candlewick
Jimenez, Francisco. Breaking Through. Houghton Mifflin
Kurlansky, Mark. The Cod's Tale. G. P. Putnams's Sons
Lawrence, Iain. Lord of the Nutcracker Men. Delacorte
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called FISH. Houghton Mifflin
Mead, Alice. Girl of Kosovo. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Montgomery, Sy. The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans. Houghton Mifflin
Myers, Walter Dean. The Greatest: Muhammad Ali. Scholastic
Na, An. A Step From Heaven. Front Street
Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of Truth. HarperCollins
Orr, Wendy. Nim's Island. Knopf
Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. Clarion
Rodowsky, Colby. Clay. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Rosen, Michael. Shakespeare: His Work and His World. Candlewick
Rubin, Susan Goldman. There Goes the Neighborhood. Holiday House
Sleator, William. Marco's Millions. Dutton
Townley, Roderick. The Great Good Thing. Atheneum
Weaver, Will. Memory Boy. HarperCollins
Wolff, Virginia Euwer. True Believer. Atheneum
Wulffson, Don. Soldier X. Viking
Zucker, Naomi Flink. Benno's Bear. Dutton
Zusak, Markus. Fighting Ruben Wolfe. Scholastic


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2003-2004 Reading List (all books are 2002 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2003-2004

Winner: Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Second: Double Fudge by Judy Blume

Third: The Thief Lord by Corneilia Funke

Fourth: Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Allende, Isabel. City of the Beasts. HarperCollins.
Armstrong, Jennifer, ed. Shattered: Stories of Children and War. Knopf/Borzoi.
Avi. Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Hyperion.
Barker, Clive. Abarat. HarperCollins.
Bauer, Joan. Stand Tall. Putnam.
Blume, Judy. Double Fudge. Dutton.
Bruchac, Joseph. The Winter People. Dial.
Carey, Janet Lee. Wenny Has Wings. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.
Chabon, Michael. Summerland. Hyperion.
Collier, Kristi. Jericho Walls. Henry Holt.
Creech, Sharon. Ruby Holler. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler.
Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.
Fleischman, J. Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science.      Houghton Mifflin.
Frederick, Heather Vogel. The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed. Simon &Schuster.
Freedman, Russell. Confucius: The Golden Rule. Scholastic.
Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord. Scholastic/Chicken House.
Gantos, Jack. What Would Joey Do? Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Giblin, James Cross. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. Clarion.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods. Random/Wendy Lamb.
Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. Alfred A. Knopf.
Janeczko, Paul B. comp. Seeing the Blue Between. Candlewick.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive. Putnam.
McKay, Hilary. Saffy's Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry.
Muth, Jon. The Three Questions. Scholastic.
Myers, Walter Dean. Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam. HarperCollins.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. 19 Varieties of Gazelle. HarperCollins/Greenwillow.
O'Brien, Patrick. Mammoth. Henry Holt.
O'Connor, Jane. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient
     China
. Penguin Putnam/Viking.
Park, Linda Sue. When My Name Was Keoko. Clarion.
Partridge, Elizabeth. This Land Was Made for You and Me. Penguin Putnam/Viking.
Paterson, Katherine. The Same Stuff as Stars. Clarion.
Shaw, Susan. Black-eyed Suzie. Boyds Mills.
Singer, Marilyn. Footprints on the Roof: Poems about the Earth. Knopf.
Smith, David J. If the World Were a Village. Kids Can Press.
Spinelli, Jerry. Loser. HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler.
Stanley, Diane. Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam. HarperCollins.
Taylor, Theodore. The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor. Harcourt.
Walker, Sally M. Fossil Fish Found Alive. Carolrhoda.
Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth. Blue Eyes Better. Dutton.
Woods, Brenda. The Red Rose Box. Putnam.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Hush. Putnam.
Worth, Valerie. Peacock and Other Poems. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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2004-2005 Reading List (all books are 2003 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2004-2005

Winner: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Second: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Third: Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Murpurgo

Fourth: Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzweil

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Banks, Kate. Walk Softly, Rachel. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy. Delacorte.
Brooks, Kevin. Lucas. Scholastic/Chicken House.
Byrd, Robert. Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer. Dutton.
Cerullo, Mary. Life Under Ice. Tilbury House.
Codell, Esme Raji. Sahara Special. Hyperion.
Cooper, Ilene. Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy. Dutton.
Creech, Sharon. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup. HarperCollins.
Cummings, Priscilla. Saving Grace. Dutton.
DeFelice, Cynthia. Under the Same Sky. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
DiCamillo, Kate. Tale of Despereaux, The. Candlewick.
Fleming, Candace. Ben Franklin's Almanac. S&S/Atheneum.
Frank, E. R. Friction. S&S/Atheneum.
Freedman, Russell. In Defense of Liberty. Holiday House.
Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart. Scholastic.
Gallo, Donald R. Destination Unexpected: Short Stories. Candlewick.
Gordon, Amy. Gorillas of Gill Park, The. Holiday House.
Henkes, Kevin. Olive's Ocean. Greenwillow.
Hicks, Betty. Animal House and Iz. Roaring Brook Press.
Hoffman, Alice. Green Angel. Scholastic.
Koertge, Ron. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup. Candlewick.
Krull, Kathleen. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Harcourt.
Kurzweil, Allen. Leon and the Spitting Image. Greenwillow.
Leedy, Loreen. There's a Frog in my Throat. Holiday House.
Levine, Karen. Hana's Suitcase. Whitman.
Mack, Tracy. Birdland. Scholastic.
Maurer, Richard. Wright Sister, The: Katherine Wright and Her Famous Brothers.
     Roaring Brook Press.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Stop the Train! HarperCollins.
Morpurgo, Michael. Kensuke's Kingdom. Scholastic.
Myers, Walter Dean. Blues Journey. Holiday House.
Naidoo, Beverly. Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope. HarperCollins.
Peters, Lisa Westberg. Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up. Greenwillow.
Prose, Francine. After. HarperCollins.
Pye, Claire. Wild World of the Future, The. Firefly Books.
Ritter, John H. Boy Who Saved Baseball, The. Philomel.
Sepulveda, Luis. Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly, The. Scholastic.
Sidman, Joyce. World According to Dog, The: Poems and Teen Voices. Houghton Mifflin.
Testa, Maria. Almost Forever. Candlewick.
Trueman, Terry. Inside Out. HarperCollins.
Wait, Lea. Seaward Born. S&S/McElderry.
White, Ruth. Tadpole. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Locomotion. Putnam.


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2005-2006 Reading List (all books are 2004 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2005-2006

           Winner:The End of the Beginning (Being the Adventures of a Small Snail and an even Smaller Ant) by Avi

Second Place: Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Third Place: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Fourth Place Tie: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Avi. End of the Beginning, The. Harcourt.
Baggott, Julianna. Anybodies, The. HarperCollins.
Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. Scholastic.
Barry, Dave & Pearson, Ridley. Peter and the Starcatchers. Hyperion.
Bredoli, Jane. Goat Lady, The. Tilbury House.
Bredsdorff, Bodil. Crow Girl, The: The Children of Crow Cove. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Colfer, Eoin. Supernaturalist, The. Miramax/Hyperion.
Constable, Kate. Singer of All Songs , The. Arthur A. Levine.
Creech, Sharon. Heartbeat. Joanna Cotler.
Elliott, David. Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle.      Candlewick.
Esckilsen, Erik. Offsides: A Novel. Houghton Mifflin.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. House of Tailors, A. Wendy Lamb.
Grimes, Nikki. What is goodbye? Hyperion.
Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B: ---And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster,
     and (Possibly) Save the World
. Greenwillow.
Hartinger, Brent. Last Chance Texaco, The. Harper Children's.
Hazen, Lynn. Mermaid Mary Margaret. Bloomsbury.
Ibbotson, Eva. Star of Kazan, The. Dutton.
Janeczko, Paul B. Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing.      Candlewick.
Jordan, Sarah Clark. BossQueen, Little BigBark, and the Sentinel Pup, The. Tricycle Press.
Konigsburg, E. L. Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, The. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.
Larson, Peter. Bones Rock! Invisible Cities Press.
Leonard, Elmore. Coyote's in the House, A. HarperEntertainment.
McWhorter, Diane. Dream of Freedom, A. Scholastic.
Morpurgo, Michael. Private Peaceful. Scholastic.
Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn. Eos.
Packer, Tina. Tales from Shakespeare. Scholastic.
Patneaude, David. Thin Wood Walls. Houghton Mifflin.
Philbrick, Rodman. Young Man and the Sea, The. Blue Sky Press.
Place, Francois. Old Man Mad About Drawing, The. David R. Godine.
Robinson, Sharon. Promises to Keep. Scholastic.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Becoming Naomi Leon. Scholastic.
Schanzer, Rosalyn. George vs. George. National Geographic.
Schmidt, Gary D. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. Clarion.
Shaw, Susan. Boy from the Basement, The. Dutton.
Sherlock, Pattie. Letters From Wolfie. Viking.
Sones, Sonya. One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies. Simon & Schuster.
Torrey, Michele. Voyage of Ice: Chronicles of Courage. Knopf.
Tunnell, Michael O. Wishing Moon. Dutton.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Shredderman: Secret Identity. Knopf.
Wait, Lea. Wintering Well. Margaret K. McElderry.
Webb, Sophie. Looking for seabirds :--journal from an Alaskan voyage. Houghton Mifflin.
Weeks, Sarah. So B. It. Laura Geringer.


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2006-2007 Reading List (all books are 2005 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2006-2007

Winner: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Second Place: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Third Place: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Fourth Place: Sea Legs by Alex Shearer

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Abrahams, Peter. Down the Rabbit Hole. Laura Geringer Books.
Banks, Lynne Reid. Tiger, Tiger. Delacorte.
Bateman, Colin. Running with the Reservoir Pups. Delacorte.
Bateman, Robert. Bateman's Backyard Birds. Barron's.
Bauer, Joan. Best Foot Forward. Putnam's.
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks. Knopf.
Blumenthal, Karen. Let Me Play. Atheneum.
Borden, Louise. The Journey That Saved Curious George. Houghton Mifflin.
Bruchac, Joseph. Code Talker. Dial.
Caputo, Philip. 10,000 Days of Thunder. Atheneum.
Cheng, Andrea. Shanghai Messenger. Lee & Low.
Child, Lauren. Clarice Bean Spells Trouble. Candlewick.
DeFelice, Cynthia. The Missing Manatee. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Fleming, Candace. Lowji Discovers America. Atheneum.
Gardner, Sally. I, Coriander. Dial.
Going, K. L. The Liberation of Gabriel King. Putnam's.
Graff, Nancy Price. Taking Wing. Clarion.
Hale, Shannon. Princess Academy. Bloomsbury.
Harkrader, Lisa. Airball. Roaring Brook.
Hiaasen, Carl. Flush. Knopf.
Hobbs, Valerie. Defiance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Howe, James. Totally Joe. Atheneum.
Jackson, Donna M. ER Vets. Houghton Mifflin.
Janeczko, Paul B., ed. A Kick in the Head. Candlewick.
Johnson-Davies, Denys. Goha, the Wise Fool. Philomel.
Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal. Memories of Survival. Hyperion.
Lester, Julius. Day of Tears. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion.
Madden, Kerry. Gentle's Holler. Viking.
Marsden, Carolyn. Moon Runner. Candlewick.
Maynard, Joyce. The Cloud Chamber. Atheneum.
McNaughton, Janet Elizabeth. The Secret Under My Skin. Eos.
O'Dell, Kathleen. Agnes Parker--Happy Camper? Dial.
Pearsall, Shelley. Crooked River. Knopf.
Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief. Miramax/Hyperion.
Shearer, Alex. Sea Legs. Simon & Schuster.
Sidman, Joyce. Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems. Houghton Mifflin.
Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Under the Persimmon Tree. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Tanaka, Shelley. Mummies. Harry N. Abrams.
Whelan, Gloria. Listening for Lions. HarperCollins.
Wiles, Debbie. Each Little Bird That Sings. Harcourt.
Wilson, Diane L. Black Storm Comin'. Margaret K. McElderry.
Wolfson, Jill. What I Call Life. Holt.


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2007-2008 Reading List (all books are 2006 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2007-2008

Winner:Rules by Cynthia Lord

Second Place: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

Third Place: Heat by Mike Lupica

Fourth Place: The Legend of Thunderfoot by Bill Wallace

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Balliett, Blue. The Wright 3. Scholastic Press.
Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders. National Geographic.
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. How to Survive in Antarctica. Holiday House.
Bright, Sarah Stiles. Wind Bird: Gift of the Mist. Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute.
Brown, Susan Taylor. Hugging the Rock. Tricycle Press.
Bruchac, Joseph. Wabi: A Hero's Tale. Dial Books.
Colfer, Eoin. Half-Moon Investigations. Miramax Books/Hyperion Books.
Coombs, Kate. The Runaway Princess. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Cushman, Karen. The Loud Silence of Francine Green. Clarion Books.
De Mari, Silvana. The Last Dragon. Miramax Books/Hyperion Books.
Fleischman, Sid. The White Elephant. Greenwillow Books.
Fletcher, Susan. Alphabet of Dreams. Atheneum.
Freedman, Russell. The Adventures of Marco Polo. A.A. Levine.
Gutman, Dan. The Homework Machine. Simon and Schuster.
Halls, Kelly Milner, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young. Tales of the Cryptids.
      Darby Creek Publishing.
Haven, Paul. Two Hot Dogs With Everything. Random House.
Haydon, Elizabeth. The Floating Island. Starscape.
Hughes, Langston. Langston Hughes. Stirling Publishing.
Johnson, Dolores. Onward. National Geographic.
Jones, Kimberly. Sand Dollar Summer. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Key, Watt. Alabama Moon. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Klages, Ellen. The Green Glass Sea. Viking.
Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky. Delacorte Press.
Lipsyte, Robert. Heroes of Baseball. Atheneum.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. Black Duck. Philomel.
Lombard, Jenny. Drita, My Homegirl. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Lord, Cynthia. Rules. Scholastic Press.
Lowry, Lois. Gossamer. Houghton Mifflin.
Lupica, Mike. Heat. Philomel Books.
Markle, Sandra. Rescues! Millbrook Press.
Marrin, Albert. Oh, Rats! Dutton.
Montgomery, Sy. Quest for the Tree Kangaroo. Houghton Mifflin.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Dairy Queen. Houghton Mifflin.
Resau, Laura. What the Moon Saw. Delacorte Press.
Rex, Adam. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. Harcourt.
Singer, Marilyn. What Stinks? Darby Creek Publishing.
Snow, Alan. Here Be Monsters! Atheneum.
St. Anthony, Jane. The Summer Sherman Loved Me. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
Timberlake, Amy. That Girl Lucy Moon. Hyperion.
Weeks, Sarah. Jumping the Scratch. Laura Geringer Books.
Wallace, Bill. The Legend of Thunderfoot. Simon and Schuster.


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2008-2009 Reading List (all books are 2007 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2007-2008

Winner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Second Place: The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick

Third Place: The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

Fourth Place: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Applegate, Katherine. Home of the Brave. Feiwel and Friends.
Banks, Kate. Lenny's Space. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Burns, Loree Griffin. Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of
     Ocean Motion
. Houghton Mifflin.
Compestine, Ying Chang. Revolution is not a Dinner Party: a Novel. Henry Holt.
Creech, Sharon. The Castle Corona. Joanna Cotler.
Duble, Kathleen Benner. Bravo Zulu, Samantha! Peachtree.
French, Jackie. Rover. HarperCollins.
Funke, Cornelia. Igraine the Brave. Chicken House/Scholastic.
George, Jessica Day. Dragon Slippers. Bloomsbury.
Graff, Lisa. The Thing about Georgie: a Novel. Laura Geringer.
Haig, Matt. Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest. Putnam.
Hale, Shannon. Book of a Thousand Days. Bloomsbury.
Heuer, Karsten. Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd. Walker.
Higgins, F. E. The Black Book of Secrets. Feiwel and Friends.
Hill, Kirkpatrick. Do Not Pass Go. Margaret K. McElderry.
Jonell, Lynne. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat. Henry Holt.
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal. Amulet.
La Fevers, Robin L. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. Houghton Mifflin.
Lupica, Mike. Summer Ball. Philomel.
Mason, Prue. Camel Rider. Charlesbridge.
Paulsen, Gary. Lawn Boy. Wendy Lamb.
Peck, Richard. On the Wings of Heroes. Dial.
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. The Neddiad. Houghton Mifflin.
Resau, Laura. Red Glass. Delacorte.
Schlitz, Laura Amy. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Candlewick.
Scott, Elaine. When is a Planet not a Planet? Clarion.
Scott, Michael Dylan. The Alchemyst. Delacorte.
Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Scholastic.
Sheth, Kashmira. Keeping Corner. Hyperion.
Sidman, Joyce. This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness. Houghton Mifflin.
Singer, Marilyn. Venom. Darby Creek.
Smith, Roland. Peak. Harcourt.
St. John, Lauren. The White Giraffe. Dial.
Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society. Little, Brown.
Thompson, Kate. The New Policeman. Greenwillow.
Thomson, Sarah L. Dragon's Egg. Greenwillow.
Urban, Linda. A Crooked Kind of Perfect. Harcourt.
Wells, Rosemary. Red Moon at Sharpsburg. Viking.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Feathers. Putnam.
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn. Reaching for Sun. Bloomsbury.


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2009-2010 Reading List (all books are 2008 copyright) Print pdf

 

Winning Book 2009-2010
Winner: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Second: Swindle by Gordon Korman

Third: Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

Fourth: Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale


 

AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Anderson, Laurie. Chains. Simon & Schuster.
Avi. The Seer of Shadows. HarperCollins.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared. Scholastic.
Bauer, Joan. Peeled. Putnam.
Beaty, Andrea. Cicada Summer. Amulet.
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street. Knopf.
Bishop, Nic. Nic Bishop Frogs. Scholastic.
Bryant, Jennifer. A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams. Eerdmans.
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic.
Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal. Katherine Tegen.
Cowley, Joy. Chicken Feathers. Philomel.
Creech, Sharon. Hate that Cat. HarperCollins.
Duble, Kathleen Benner. Quest. McElderry.
Gardner, Sally. The Smallest Girl Ever; The Boy Who Could Fly. Dial.
Gibson, Sarah P. The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life as a Coward. Marshall Cavendish.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Eleven. Wendy Lamb.
Hale, Shannon & Dean Hale. Rapunzel's Revenge. Bloomsbury.
Herlong, Madaline. The Great Wide Sea. Dutton.
Ibbotson, Eva. The Dragonfly Pool. Dutton.
Korman, Gordon. Swindle. Scholastic.
Law, Ingrid. Savvy. Dial.
Les Becquets, Diane. Season of Ice. Bloomsbury.
Mason, Adrienne, editor. Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World. Kids Can Press.
McBratney, Sam. One Voice, Please: Favorite Read-aloud Stories. Candlewick.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Princess Ben. Houghton Mifflin.
Myers, Walter Dean. Game. Harper.
Myers, Walter Dean. Sunrise over Fallujah. Scholastic.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Mogo, the Third Warthog. Hyperion.
Nuzum. K.A. The Leanin' Dog. HarperCollins.
Padian, Maria A. Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress. Knopf.
Pearson, Mary. The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Henry Holt.
Prelutsky, Jack. My Dog May Be a Genius: Poems. Greenwillow.s
Prineas, Sarah. The Magic Thief. HarperCollins.
Riddell, Chris. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. HarperCollins.
Schmidt, Gary D. Trouble. Clarion.
Schulman, Janet. Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. Knopf.
Scieszka, Jon. Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up. Viking
Spradlin, Michael P. Keeper of the Grail. Putnam.
Venkatraman, Padma, Climbing the Stairs. Putnam.


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2010-2011 Reading List (all books are 2009 copyright) Print pdf

Nubs

Winner: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle 

by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nothery

Second: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Third: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Fourth: Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor

 
AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.
Barton, Chris. The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and     Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new Colors. Charlesbridge.
Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Anything but Typical. Simon & Schuster.
Bryan, Ashley. Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song. Atheneum.
Bryant, Jennifer. Kaleidoscope Eyes. Knopf.
Burg, Ann E. All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse. Scholastic.
Cochrane, Mick. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies. Knopf.
Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire. Scholastic.
Couloumbis, Audrey. War Games: A Novel Based On a True Story.   Random House.
Coy, John. Top of the Order. Feiwel.
Dennis, Brian. The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle.           Little, Brown.
DiCamillo, Kate. The Magician's Elephant. Candlewick.
Fagan, Deva. Fortune's Folly. Henry Holt.
Forman, Mark. Slathbog's Gold. Shadow Mountain.
French, Susannah T. Operation Redwood. Amulet.
Harris, Lewis. A Taste for Red. Clarion.
Higgins, F. E. The Eyeball Collector. Feiwel.
Keat, Nawuth. Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer           Rouge Genocide. National Geographic.
Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Henry Holt.
Klise, Kate. Dying to Meet You. Harcourt.
LaFleur, Suzanne M. Love, Aubrey. Wendy Lamb.
Libbrecht, Kenneth George. The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An         Up-close Look at the Art & Science of Snowflakes. Voyageur.
Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Little, Brown.
Mass, Wendy. 11 Birthdays. Scholastic.
Montgomery, Sy. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition   Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia. Houghton Mifflin
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Faith, Hope, and Ivy June. Delacorte.
O'Connor, Barbara. The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis.         Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Paterson, Katherine. The Day of the Pelican. Clarion.
Peck, Richard. A Season of Gifts. Dial.
Philbrick, W. Rodman. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P.       Figg. Blue Sky.
Resau, Laura. The Indigo Notebook. Delacorte.
Saunders, Kate. The Little Secret. Feiwel.
Siwanowicz, Igor. Animals Up Close: Zoom In On the World's         Most Incredible Creatures.     DK.
St. John, Lauren. The Last Leopard. Dial.
Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. Wendy Lamb.
Swanson, James L. Chasing Lincoln's Killer. Scholastic.
Taylor, Greg. Killer Pizza. Feiwel.
Townley, Rod. The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy,               Sorcery, and Shoes. Knopf.
Weyn, Suzanne. Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic. Scholastic.
Williams, Carol Lynch. The Chosen One. St. Martin's Griffin.
Wilson, Karma. What's the Weather Inside?: Poems. Margaret K.     McElderry.

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2011-2012 Reading List (all books are 2009 copyright) 

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Smile

Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Second: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Third: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan


 
AUTHOR. TITLE. Publisher.

Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Amulet.

Chapman, Fern Schumer. Is It Night or Day? FSG.

Clements, Andrew. We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the            Keepers of the School. Antheneum.

Corriveau, Art. How I Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) : a Novel. Amulet.

DiTerlizzi, Tony. The Search for Wondla. Simon & Schuster.
Draper, Sharon M. Out of My Mind. Atheneum.
Erskine, Kathryn. Mockingbird : (Mok'ing-burd). Philomel.
Gidwitz, Adam. A Tale Dark & Grimm. Dutton.
Grant, Katy. Hide and Seek.  Peachtree.
Ignatow, Amy. The Popularity Papers : Research for the Social         Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie   Grahm-Chang. Amulet.
Koertge, Ronald. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs. Candlewick.
Lupica, Mike.  The Batboy. Philomel.
MacColl, Michaela. Prisoners in the Palace: How Victoria Became       Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundre : a   Novel of Intrigue and Romance. Chronicle.
Malone, Marianne. The Sixty-Eight Rooms. Random House.
Mazer, Anne and Ellen Potter. Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's             Handbook. Flash Point/Roaring Brook.
Mulligan, Andy. Trash. David Fickling.
O'Connor, Barbara. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. FSG.
Park, Linda Sue. A Long Walk to Water: A Novel: Based on a True     Story. Clarion.
Paulsen, Gary. Woods Runner. Wendy Lamb.
Peet, Mal and Elsbeth Graham. Cloud Tea Monkeys. Candlewick.
Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People: A Novel. Charlesbridge.
Preus, Margi. Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of           Manjiro Nakahama. Amulet.
Reeve, Philip. Fever Crumb. Scholastic.
Riordan, Rick. The Red Pyramid. Disney/Hyperion.
Rizzo, Johnna. Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!:       Meet 60 Cool Sea Creatures and Explore Their Amazing Watery     World. National Geographic.
Sceiszka, Jon, editor. Guys Read: Funny Business.  Walden Pond.
Scieiszka, Jon and Francesco Sedita. Spaceheadz. Simon &               Schuster.

Sheth, Kashmira. Boys Without Names. Balzer & Bray.

Sidman, Joyce. Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night.               Houghton Mifflin.

Silbergerg, Alan. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze. Aladdin.

Snyder, Laurel. Penny Dreadful. Random House.

Tashjian, Janet. My Life as a Book. Henry Holt.

Telgemeier, Raina. Smile. Graphix.

Tunnell, Michael O. Candy Bomber: The True Story of the Berlin       Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot." Charlesbridge.

Vanderpool, Clare. Moon Over Manifest. Delacorte.

Walsh, Pat. The Crowfield Curse. Chicken House.

Wood, Maryrose. The Mysterious Howling. Balzer & Bray.

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Winners by School Year

 

1990-1991 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1990-1991
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry



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1991-1992 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1991-1992
Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume



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1992-1993 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1992-1993
Shiloh by Phyllis Naylor



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1993-1994 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1993-1994
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka



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1994-1995 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1994-1995
The Giver by Lois Lowry



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1995-1996 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1995-1996
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco


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1996-1997 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1996-1997
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka


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1997-1998 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1997-1998
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein


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1998-1999 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1998-1999
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Second Place: Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
Third Place: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse


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1999-2000 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 1999-2000
Holes by Louis Sachar
Second Place: My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
Third Place: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos


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2000-2001 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2000-2001
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Second Place: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Third Place: The Landry News by Andrew Clements


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2001-2002 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2001-2002
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Second Place: Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
Third Place: Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson


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2002-2003 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2002-2003
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Second Place: The School Story by Andrew Clements
Third Place: Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson


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2003-2004 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2003-2004
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Second Place: Double Fudge by Judy Blume
Third Place: The Thief Lord by Coneilia Funke
Fourth Place: Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech


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2004-2005 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2004-2005
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Second Place: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Third Place: Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Murpurgo
Fourth Place: by Allen Kurzweil


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2005-2006 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2005-2006
The End of the Beginning (Being the Adventures of a Small Snail and an even Smaller Ant) by Avi
Second Place: Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Third Place: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridle Pearson
Fourth Place Tie: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet & Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen

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2006-2007 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2006-2007
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Second Place: Flush by Carl Hiaasen
Third Place: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Fourth Place: Sea Legs by Alex Shearer


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2007-2008 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2007-2008
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Second Place: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Third Place: Heat by Mike Lupica
Fourth Place: The Legend of Thunderfoot by Bill Wallace


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2008-2009 School Year Winner:
Winning Book 2007-2008
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Second Place: The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
Third Place: The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
Fourth Place: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart


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2009-2010 School Year Winner:

Winning Book 2009-2010
Winner: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Second Place: Swindle by Gordon Korman

Third Place: Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

Fourth Place: Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale


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2010-2011 School Year Winner:
 Nubs

Winner: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nothery


Second: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Third: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass


Fourth: Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor

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2011-2012 School Year Winner:

Smile

Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Second: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Third: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan


 
 

Complete Rankings by School Year



Complete Vote Ranking of 2003-2004 List

 

Winning Book 2003-2004

Winner: Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Second: Double Fudge by Judy Blume

Third: The Thief Lord by Corneilia Funke

Fourth: Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

5 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
6 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
7 Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey
8 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
9 Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay
10 The Boy Who Could Fly without a Motor by Theodore Taylor
10 Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers
12 Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
13 Black-eyed Suzie by Susan Shaw
14 Abarat by Clive Barker
15 What Would Joey Do? by Jack Gantos
16 City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
17 Blue Eyes Better by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
18 How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive by Janet Taylor Lisle
19 Mammoth by Patrick O'Brien
20 The Three Questions by Jon Muth
21 Peacock and Other Poems by Valerie Worth
22 The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac
23 The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson
24 The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods
25 Summerland by Michael Chabon
26 When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
27 Footprints on the Roof: Poems about the Earth by Marilyn Singer
28 Jericho Walls by Kristi Collier
29 Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
30-Tie If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith
30-Tie The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed by Heather Vogel Frederick
32-Tie Fossil Fish Found Alive by Sally M. Walker
32-Tie Stand Tall by Joan Bauer
34 The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
     by Jane O'Connor
35 Seeing the Blue Between compiled by Paul B. Janeczko
36 Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
     by John Fleischman
37 The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
38 Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley
39-Tie Shattered: Stories of Children and War edited by Jennifer Armstrong
39-Tie This Land Was Made for You and Me by Elizabeth Partridge
41 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye
42 Confucius: The Golden Rule by Russell Freedman


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2004-2005 List

 

Winning Book 2004-2005
Winner: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Second: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Third: Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4 Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzweil
5 The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
6 Almost Forever by Maria Testa
6 Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
8 Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
9 Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
10 There's a Frog in my Throat by Loreen Leedy
11 Animal House and Iz by Betty Hicks
12 For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
13 Tadpole by Ruth White
14-Tie Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
14-Tie The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly by Luis Sepulveda
14-Tie Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell
17 The Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon
18 Lucas: A Story of Love and Hate by Kevin Brooks
19 Inside Out by Terry Trueman
20 Saving Grace by Priscilla Cummings
21-Tie After by Francine Prose
21-Tie Seaward Born by Lea Wait
23 The Wild World of the Future by Claire Pye
24 Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
25 Friction by E. R. Frank
26 Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up by Lisa Westberg Peters
27 Life Under Ice by Mary Cerullo
28 Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
29 Walk Softly, Rachel by Kate Banks
30 Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
31 The World According to Dog by Joyce Sidman
32 Stop the Train! by Geraldine McCaughrean
33 Under the Same Sky by Cynthia DeFelice
34 Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
35 Ben Franklin's Almanac by Candice Fleming
36-Tie Blues Journey by Walter Dean Myers
36-Tie In Defense of Liberty by Russell Freedman
38 Birdland by Tracy Mack
38 Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy by Ilene Cooper
40 Destination Unexpected: Short Stories by Donald R. Gallo
41-Tie Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope by Beverly Naidoo
41-Tie The Wright Sister: Katherine Wright and Her Famous Brothers
     by Richard Maurer


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2005-2006 List

 

Winning Book 2005-2006
Winner: The End of the Beginning (Being the Adventures of a Small Snail and an even Smaller Ant) by Avi
Second Place: Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Third Place: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4-Tie Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
4-Tie Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
6 The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
7 The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
8 Evangeline Mudd and the Golden haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle
     by David Elliott
9 The Goat Lady by Jane Bredoli
10 Wintering Well by Lea Wait
11 So B. It by Sarah Weeks
12 The Anybodies by Julianna Baggott
13 Ida B. And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly)
     Save the World
by Katherine Hannigan
14 Mermaid Mary Margaret by Lynn Hazen
15 A Coyotes in the House by Elmore Leonard
16 The BossQueen, Little BigBark, and the Sentinel Pup by Sarah Clark Jordan
17 Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
18 One of those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
19 The Boy From the Basement by Susan Shaw
20 Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
21 What is Goodbye? by Nikki Grimes
22 Crow Girl: The Children of Crow Cove by Bodil Bredsdorff
23 Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
24 The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
25 Top Secret by Paul B. Janeczko
26 George vs. George by Rosaly Schanzer
27 Voyage of Ice by Michele Torrey
28 Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson
29 A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff
30 Letters from Wolfie by Pattie Sherlock
31 Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger
32 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
33 Thin Wood Walls by David Patenaude
34 The Old Man Mad About Drawing by Francois Place
35-Tie The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E. L. Konigsburg
35-Tie Tales from Shakespeare by Tina Packer
37 Offsides by Erik Esckilsen
38 The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable
39 Bones Rock by Peter Larson
40 Wishing Moon by Michael O. Tunnell
41-Tie A Dream of Freedom by Diane McWhorter
41-Tie Looking for Seabirds by Sophie Webb


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2006-2007 List

 

Winning Book 2006-2007
Winner: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Second: Flush by Carl Hiaasen
Third: Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Murpurgo

 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4 Sea Legs by Alex Shearer
5 ER Vets by Donna M. Jackson
6 Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
7 Each Little Bird That Sings by Debbie Wiles
8 Goha, The Wise Fool by Denys Johnson-Davies
9 The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice
10 Moon Runner by Carolyn Marsden
11 The Liberation of Gabriel King by K. L. Going
12 Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child
13-Tie I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
13-Tie Airball, My Life in Briefs by Lisa Harkrader
15 Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks
16 Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
17 Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
18 Lowji Discovers America by Candace Fleming
19 Agnes Parker - Happy Camper? by Kathleen O'Dell
20 The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden
21 Mummies by Shelley Tanaka
22 What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson
23 Black Storm Comin' by Diane L. Wilson
24 Totally Joe by James Howe
25 A Kick in the Head ed. by Paul B. Janeczko
26 Gentle's Holler by Kerry Madden
27 Defiance by Valerie Hobbs
28 Day of Tears by Julius Lester
29 10,000 Days of Thunder by Philip Caputo
30 Listening For Lions by Gloria Whelan
31 Running with the Reservoir Pups by Colin Bateman
32 Taking Wing by Nancy Price Graff
33 Bateman's Backyard Birds by Robert Bateman
34 The Cloud Chamber by Joyce Maynard
35 Shanghai Messenger by Andrea Cheng
35 Crooked River by Shelley Pearsall
37 Best Foot Forward by Joan Bauer
38 Song of the Water Boatman and Other Poems by Joyce Sidman
39 The Secret Under My Skin by Janet Elizabeth McNaughton
40 Memories of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
41 Let Me Play by Karen Blumenthal
42 Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2007-2008 List

 

Winning Book 2007-2008
Winner: Rules by Cynthia Lord

Second: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Third: Heat by Mike Lupica


 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4 The Legend of Thunderfoot by Bill Wallace
5 Sand Dollar Summer by Kimberly Jones
6 Gossamer by Lois Lowry
7 The Last Dragon by Silvana De Mari
8 Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
9 Half-Moon Invaestigtions by Eoin Colfer
10 Two Hot Dogs With Everything by Paul Haven
11 Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow
12 The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett
13 Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown
14 Tales of the Cryptids by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, and Roxyanne Young
15 Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle 16 The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
17 Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard
18 Wind Bird: Gift of the Mist by Sarah Stiles Bright
19 Alabama Moon by Watt Key
20 The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs
21 The Summer Sherman Loved Me by Jane St. Anthony
22-Tie The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon
22-Tie Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
24 Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
25 The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman
26 Rescues! by Sandra Markle
27 That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake
28 What Stinks? by Marilyn Singer
29 Heroes of Baseball by Robert Lipsyte
30 Wabi: A Hero's Tale by Joseph Bruchac
31 What the Moon Saw by Laura Reseau
32 Jumping the Scratch by Sarah Weeks
33 Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
34 Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery
35 Oh, Rats! by Albert Marrin
36 The Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman
37 How to Survive Antarctica by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
38 Freedom Riders by Ann Bausum
39 The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman
40 Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes
41 Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher
42 Onward by Dolores Johnson


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2008-2009 List

 

Winning Book 2007-2008
Winner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney

Second: The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
by Brian Selznick

Third: The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John


 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
5 Peak by Roland Smith
6 Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
7 Dragon's Egg by Sarah L. Thompson
8 A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
9 Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
10 The Alchemyst by Michael Dylan Scott
11 Summer Ball by Mike Lupica
12 The Think About Georgie: a Novel by Lisa Graff
13 Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
14 Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke
15 Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig
16 Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
17 This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman
18 Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
19 The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
20 Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
21 Bravo Zulu, Samantha! by Kathleen Benner Duble
22-Tie Do Not Pass Go by Kirkpatrick Hill
22-Tie The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins
24 Red Glass by Laura Resau
25-Tie Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
25-Tie Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
27-Tie Camel Rider by Prue Mason
27-Tie Being Caribou: Five Monts on Foot with a Caribou Herd by Karsten Heuer
27-Tie Lenny's Space by Kate Banks
30 Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by Robin L. La Fevers
31-Tie Venom by Marilyn Singer
31-Tie On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
33-Tie The Neddiad by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
33-Tie Rover by Jackie French
35 Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
     by Loree Griffin Burns
36 Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
37 When is a Planet not a Planet?: the Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott
38 Red Moon at Sharpsburg: a Novel by Rosemary Wells
39-Tie Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
39-Tie The New Policeman by Kate Thompson


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Complete Vote Ranking of 2009-2010 List

 

Winning Book 2009-2010
Winner: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Second: Swindle by Gordon Korman

Third: Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka


 

RANKING.   TITLE.   AUTHOR.

4 Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
5 Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
6 Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman
7 Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
8 Savvy by Ingrid Law
9 Seer of Shadows by Avi
10 Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
11 Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
12 Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
13 Mogo, the Third Warthog by Donna Jo Napoli
14 Leanin' Dog by K. A. Nuzum
15 Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life as a Coward by Sarah P. Gibson
16 Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
17 Great Wide Sea by Madaline Herlong
18 Peeled by Joan Bauer
19 Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop
20 Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
21 Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty
22 Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
23 My Dog May Be a Genius by Jack Prelutsky
24 Chicken Feathers by Joy Cowley
25 River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams by Jennifer Bryant
26 Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
27 Keeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin
28 Smallest Girl Ever; The Boy Who Could Fly by Sally Gardner
29 Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
30 Robots: From Everyday to out of This World edited by Adrienne Mason
31 Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress by Maria Padian
32 Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
33 One Voice Please: Favorite Read-Aloud Stories by Sam McBratney
34 Game by Walter Dean Myers
35 Quest by Kathleen Benner Duble
36 Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
37 Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets
38 Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
39 Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

 

 


Complete Vote Ranking of 2010-2011 List



Nubs

Winner: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nothery


Second: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Third: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass


Fourth: Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor


RANKING.   TITLE

5. When You Reach Me
6. Dying to Meet You
7. Love, Aubrey
8. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
9. A Taste for Red
10. Chasing Lincoln's Killer
11. Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
12. Slathbog's Gold
13. Operation Redwood
14. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
15. The Day-Glo Brothers
16. The Last Leopard
17. The Chosen One
18. Day of the Pelican
19. What's the Weather Inside?: Poems
20. The Magician's Elephant
21. Top of the Order
22. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
23. Kaleidoscope Eyes
24. Secret Life of a Snowflake
25. Blue Shoe, The: A Tale of Thievery, Villany, Sorcery,       and Shoes
26. The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis
27. The Little Secret
28. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
29. The Indigo Notebook
30. Animals up Close: Zoom In On the World's most             Incredible Creatures
31. Anything But Typical

32. Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic
33. Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer                 Rouge Genocide
34. All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse
35. War Games: A Novel Based On a True Story
36. A Season of Gifts
37. The Eyeball Collector
38. Fortune's Folly
39. Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition             Among Snow Leopards
40. Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song

 

 

Complete Vote Ranking of 2011-2012 List

Smile

Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Second: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Third: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

4. A Tale Dark & Grimm
5. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
6. My Life as a Book
7. A Long Walk to Water
8. Mockingbird (Mok'ing-burd)
9. Woods Runner
10. Popularity Papers, The
11. How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (And a Dog)
12. The Sixty-Eight Rooms
13. Guys Read: Funny Business
14. Candy Bomber
15. The Batboy
15. Hide and Seek
16. Cloud Tea Monkeys
16. Spaceheadz
17. After Ever After
17. The Search for WondLa
18. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
19. Penny Dreadful
20. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
21. Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins and More!
22. Boys Without Names
23. Trash
24. The Crowfield Curse
25. Bamboo People
26. Fever Crumb
27. We the Children (Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of        the School)
28. Heart of a Samurai
29. Moon Over Manifest
30. Mysterious Howling, The (Incorrigible Children of         Ashton Place: Book 1)
31. Is it Night or Day
32. Spilling Ink
33. Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
34. Prisoners in the Palace
35. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs


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