Do you know any 
good books…? 
Dr. Mika 
LRC Director 
Beebe Elementary
Yes, I 
do! 
Today’s lesson will help you: 
• Find a good book! 
• Search the catalog 
• Revisit popular series 
• Think a...
Library Catalog 
• Author, Subject, Title, or Series
Battle of the Books 
• Over twenty years in District 
203 
• A literature challenge for 
students in 4th & 5th grade 
• Te...
• Link to official web site 
• Book trailer 
• 2nd Year on Battle List 
• Also a Bluestem 
Nominee 
• Also a Rebecca 
Caud...
Adventures of a South Pole Pig 
By Chris Kurtz 
Flora the pig ditches the sedentary 
life on the farm for an adventure in ...
Bo at Ballard Creek 
By Kirkpatrick Hill 
It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for 
an Alaska orphanage when she won 
the hea...
Breathing Room 
By Marsha Hayles 
In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister 
and her newfound friends struggle to get 
w...
Candymakers 
By Wendy Mass 
Four gifted twelve-year-olds, including 
Logan, the candymaker's son, are set 
to be contestan...
Dog Called Homeless 
By Sarah Lean 
Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops 
talking, partly because her father and 
brothe...
Duke 
By Kirby Larson 
In 1944, Hobie Hanson's father is flying 
B-24s in Europe, so Hobie decides to 
donate his beloved ...
Each Little Bird that Sings 
By Deborah Wiles 
Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted 
with death since her family runs the...
Egypt Game 
By Zilpha Keatly Snyder 
Melanie and April turn a deserted lot into 
an imaginary Egypt where they spend 
many...
Ella Enchanted 
By Gail Carson Levine 
In this novel based on the story of 
Cinderella, Ella struggles against the 
childh...
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library 
By Chris Grabenstein 
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay 
overnight in the new town l...
Five Lives of Our Cat Zook 
By Joanne Rocklin 
As ten-year-old Oona and younger 
brother Fred conspire to break their 
sic...
Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, 
the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel 
By Deborah Hopkinson 
Eel, an orphan, and his b...
Half a Chance 
By Cynthia Lord 
Lucy, with her mother and her 
photographer father, has just moved to 
a small rural commu...
Hana’s Suitcase 
By Karen Levine 
A biography of a Czech girl who died 
in the Holocaust, told in alternating 
chapters wi...
Helen’s Big World: 
The Life of Helen Keller 
By Doreen Rappaport 
An illustrated biography of Helen 
Keller, introducing ...
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace 
By Nan Marino 
When musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, 
completely freezes up on television, 
...
Leepike Ridge 
By N.D. Wilson 
While his widowed mother continues 
to search for him, eleven-year-old 
Tom, presumed dead ...
Matilda 
By Roald Dahl 
Matilda applies her untapped mental 
powers to rid the school of the evil, 
child-hating headmistr...
Million Dollar Shot 
By Dan Gutman 
Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance 
to win a million dollars by sinking a 
foul shot ...
MVP: The Magellan Voyage Project 
By Douglas Evans 
Twelve-year-old Adam Story is 
challenged by the deposed ruler of 
Bab...
Never Say Die 
By Will Hobbs 
Fifteen-year-old half-Inuit Nick and his 
white brother, Ryan, meet and share an 
adventure ...
Numbed 
By David Lubar 
When a robot at the math museum 
zaps their math skills, sixth-grader 
Logan and his mischievous f...
One Dog and His Boy 
By Eva Ibbotson 
When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns 
that his wealthy but neglectful 
parents only ...
One White Dolphin 
By Gill Lewis 
When a baby albino dolphin caught in 
old fishing netting washes ashore, 
Paralympics sa...
Parrots Over Puerto Rico 
By Susan Roth 
A combined history of the 
Puerto Rican parrot and 
the island of Puerto Rico, 
h...
Pi in the Sky 
By Wendy Mass 
Joss is the seventh son of the 
Supreme Overlord of the Universe. His 
older brothers help h...
Riley Mack and 
the Other Known Troublemakers 
By Chris Grabenstein 
Eleven-year-old Riley Mack and his 
friends, Briana, ...
Salt 
By Helen Frost 
Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami 
village of Kekionga, and James, of the 
trading post outside ...
Short Seller 
By Elissa Brent Weissman 
While seventh-grader Lindy Sachs is 
recovering from mononucleosis, her 
father gi...
Snicker of Magic 
By Natalie Lloyd 
The Pickles are new to Midnight 
Gulch, Tennessee, a town which 
legend says was once ...
Sugar 
By Jewell Parker Rhodes 
In 1870, Reconstruction brings big 
changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation 
where spunk...
The Thing About Georgie 
By Lisa Graff 
Georgie's dwarfism causes 
problems, but he could always rely 
on his parents, his...
Three Times Lucky 
By Shelils Turnage 
Map on inside covers. Washed ashore 
as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North 
Carol...
True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp 
By Kathi Appett 
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient 
Sugar Man, and his raccoon-b...
Ungifted 
By Gordon Korman 
Due to an administrative mix-up, 
troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to 
the Academy of Schol...
Wanderville 
By Wendy McClure 
To escape rumored terrors in Kansas, New 
Yorkers Jack and Frances, eleven, and 
Frances's ...
Warriors 
By Joseph Bruchac 
An Iroquois boy known on the 
reservation for his talent at the sacred 
game of lacrosse move...
What the Moon Said 
By Gayle Rosegren 
When Esther's family moves to a farm 
during the Great Depression, she soon 
learns...
Winter Sky 
By Patricia Reilly Giff 
Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who 
chases firetrucks in the middle of the 
night to e...
Worm Whisperer 
By Betty Hicks 
Ellison Ellis Coffey, a lonely fifth-grader, 
discovers he might have the special gift of ...
Where are they this year?
Bluestem Nominees 
2015 
PowerPoint created by 
Katie Lawrence and Brian Wilson 
Bluestem Steering Committee 
Original des...
Chained 
by Lynne Kelly 
In order to help his family, 
Hastin takes a job in a 
circus taking as an 
elephant caretaker. 
...
49 
A Dog Called Homeless 
by Sarah Lean 
Cally Fisher decides to 
stop speaking because 
talking won’t bring 
back her mo...
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the 
Battlefield and Beyond 
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent 
Throughout history, 
dogs ...
Drita, My Homegirl 
by Jenny Lombard 
Lonely Drita moves 
from war-torn Kosovo 
to New York City 
where she struggles to 
...
The Dunderheads 
by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David 
Roberts 
A bunch of misfit 
students have the 
meanest teacher ...
Frindle 
by Andrew Clements 
Nicholas decides to play 
a trick on his dictionary-loving 
teacher by 
inventing a new word ...
Gregor the Overlander 
by Suzanne Collins 
In this action-packed 
fantasy, Gregor and his 
2-year-old sister fall into 
an...
If You Lived Here: 
Houses of the World 
by Giles Laroche 
Imagine living inside a 
mountain, or in a home 
where you coul...
Liar & Spy 
by Rebecca Stead 
After he moves into a 
new apartment 
building, Georges 
meets Safer, a boy who 
says he is ...
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute 
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 
The new substitute 
teacher seems to be up 
to no good! Who...
Niagara Falls, or Does it 
by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver 
Hank Zipzer does not 
like to read or write. 
When asked to co...
59 
Night of the Twisters 
by Ivy Ruckman 
12-year old Dan Hatch 
finds himself at home 
with his baby brother 
and his be...
60 
The One and Only Ivan 
by Katherine Applegate 
Ivan has spent most of 
his life in a circus-themed 
mall. He has his 
...
61 
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel 
Book 
by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by R. 
Gregory Christie Dyamonde Daniel 
cannot wait to en...
62 
Shiloh 
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
When Marty discovers a 
beagle in the hills behind 
his house he falls in love 
at...
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio 
by Peg Kehret 
63 
The true story of how 
Peg Kehret battled polio 
when she was twelve...
The Stonekeeper 
by Kazu Kibuishi 
When a terrible creature 
lures their mother away 
from their new home, 
Emily and Navi...
The Truth About Poop 
by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by Elwood H. 
Smith 
65 
A fascinating look at one 
of the more pri...
Wild River 
by P.J. Petersen 
Ryan, a video game 
addict, finds himself in a 
real life adventure when 
a camping trip wit...
Wonderstruck 
by Brian Selznick 
67 
This is the story of Ben 
and Rose. Though they 
live 50 years apart, both 
wish for ...
Where are they this year?
Rebecca Caudill 
• Born in KY, later moved to TN 
• One of ten children, both 
parents were teachers 
• She graduated from...
Rebecca Caudill 
• Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award Gr. 4-8 
• Books nominated by children 
• Master list of 20 title...
2014 Rebecca Caudill Vote Tallies - Statewide 
Wonder: 4657 
The Running Dream: 2944 
A Tale Dark and Grimm: 2315 
Mocking...
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Joan Bauer 
Joan Bauer
Grades 6-8 
2015 
Steve Sheinkin
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Tommy Greenwald
Grades 4-8 
2015 
Chuck Close
Grades 6-8 
2015 
Matthew J. Kirby
Grades 5-7 
2015 
Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Grades 4-5 2015 
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Grades 4-6 
2015 
Joanne Rocklin
Grades 7-8 
2015 
Marie Lu
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Linda Sue Park 
Born in Urbana, Illinois!
Grades 6-8 
2015 
Clare Vanderpool
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Will Hobbs
Grades 4-6 
2015 
Katherine Applegate
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Randi Barrow
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Ellen Potter
Grades 4-8 
2015 
Jessica Day George
Grades 5-8 
2015 
Gordon Korman
Grades 5-8 
2015 
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• Named for the 18th century 
bookseller John Newberry 
• First children’s book award in 
the world ...
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  1. 1. Do you know any good books…? Dr. Mika LRC Director Beebe Elementary
  2. 2. Yes, I do! Today’s lesson will help you: • Find a good book! • Search the catalog • Revisit popular series • Think about great authors • Use the Beebe Web Site • Discover other book lists
  3. 3. Library Catalog • Author, Subject, Title, or Series
  4. 4. Battle of the Books • Over twenty years in District 203 • A literature challenge for students in 4th & 5th grade • Team of four become experts on a list of 40 books – 30 new – 10 previous Battle book
  5. 5. • Link to official web site • Book trailer • 2nd Year on Battle List • Also a Bluestem Nominee • Also a Rebecca Caudill Nominee
  6. 6. Adventures of a South Pole Pig By Chris Kurtz Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs.
  7. 7. Bo at Ballard Creek By Kirkpatrick Hill It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.
  8. 8. Breathing Room By Marsha Hayles In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her newfound friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
  9. 9. Candymakers By Wendy Mass Four gifted twelve-year-olds, including Logan, the candymaker's son, are set to be contestants in the Confectionary Association's national competition to determine the nation's tastiest sweet, but nobody anticipates that a friendship will form between them.
  10. 10. Dog Called Homeless By Sarah Lean Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.
  11. 11. Duke By Kirby Larson In 1944, Hobie Hanson's father is flying B-24s in Europe, so Hobie decides to donate his beloved German shepherd, Duke, to Dogs for Defense in the hope that it will help end the war sooner--but when he learns that Duke is being trained for combat he is shocked, frightened, and determined to get his dog back.
  12. 12. Each Little Bird that Sings By Deborah Wiles Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.
  13. 13. Egypt Game By Zilpha Keatly Snyder Melanie and April turn a deserted lot into an imaginary Egypt where they spend many hours enacting rituals and consulting oracles, but there are real dangers and problems lurking outside their make-believe world that almost bring their game to a disastrous end.
  14. 14. Ella Enchanted By Gail Carson Levine In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
  15. 15. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library By Chris Grabenstein Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
  16. 16. Five Lives of Our Cat Zook By Joanne Rocklin As ten-year-old Oona and younger brother Fred conspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zook's previous lives.
  17. 17. Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel By Deborah Hopkinson Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
  18. 18. Half a Chance By Cynthia Lord Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.
  19. 19. Hana’s Suitcase By Karen Levine A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
  20. 20. Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller By Doreen Rappaport An illustrated biography of Helen Keller, introducing young readers to her life and legacy, and including quotations by Keller.
  21. 21. Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace By Nan Marino When musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, completely freezes up on television, he is forced to hide out in the Pinelands of New Jersey and try to find his way back to the music once again with the help of a new friend.
  22. 22. Leepike Ridge By N.D. Wilson While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom, presumed dead after drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another survivor and a dog, and pursued by murderous treasure-hunters.
  23. 23. Matilda By Roald Dahl Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
  24. 24. Million Dollar Shot By Dan Gutman Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot at the National Basketball Association finals.
  25. 25. MVP: The Magellan Voyage Project By Douglas Evans Twelve-year-old Adam Story is challenged by the deposed ruler of Babababad and his mongoose companion to become the first youngster to travel around the world in forty days without an adult.
  26. 26. Never Say Die By Will Hobbs Fifteen-year-old half-Inuit Nick and his white brother, Ryan, meet and share an adventure on the Firth River in the Canadian Arctic, facing white water, wild animals, and fierce weather as Ryan documents the effects of climate change on caribou for National Geographic magazine.
  27. 27. Numbed By David Lubar When a robot at the math museum zaps their math skills, sixth-grader Logan and his mischievous friend, Benedict, must pass a series of math challenges to retrieve their knowledge.
  28. 28. One Dog and His Boy By Eva Ibbotson When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live.
  29. 29. One White Dolphin By Gill Lewis When a baby albino dolphin caught in old fishing netting washes ashore, Paralympics sailing hopeful Felix and English school girl Kara work with veterinarians and specialists to save and reunite the dolphin with her mother, setting off a chain of events that might just save the reef from the environmental effects of proposed dredging.
  30. 30. Parrots Over Puerto Rico By Susan Roth A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species.
  31. 31. Pi in the Sky By Wendy Mass Joss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. His older brothers help his dad rule the cosmos, but all Joss gets to do is deliver pies. That's right: pies. Of course, these pies actually hold the secrets of the universe between their buttery crusts, but they're still pies.
  32. 32. Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers By Chris Grabenstein Eleven-year-old Riley Mack and his friends, Briana, Mongo, Jake and Jamal outwit the school bully, solve the mystery of who stole the goldendoodle named Poodle, and get evidence to help the FBI catch bank robbers.
  33. 33. Salt By Helen Frost Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.
  34. 34. Short Seller By Elissa Brent Weissman While seventh-grader Lindy Sachs is recovering from mononucleosis, her father gives her access to his etrading account as a way to pass the time and she discovers that she has a knack for buying and selling stocks.
  35. 35. Snicker of Magic By Natalie Lloyd The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
  36. 36. Sugar By Jewell Parker Rhodes In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.
  37. 37. The Thing About Georgie By Lisa Graff Georgie's dwarfism causes problems, but he could always rely on his parents, his best friend, and classmate Jeanie the Meanie's teasing, until a surprising announcement, a new boy in school, and a class project shake things up.
  38. 38. Three Times Lucky By Shelils Turnage Map on inside covers. Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a cafe and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
  39. 39. True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp By Kathi Appett Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.
  40. 40. Ungifted By Gordon Korman Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
  41. 41. Wanderville By Wendy McClure To escape rumored terrors in Kansas, New Yorkers Jack and Frances, eleven, and Frances's brother Harold, seven, jump off an orphan train in 1899 and help new friend Alexander to build Wanderville, a safe place for homeless children.
  42. 42. Warriors By Joseph Bruchac An Iroquois boy known on the reservation for his talent at the sacred game of lacrosse moves to Washington, D.C., with his mother and grows frustrated with the misleading statements about Native Americans that his new lacrosse coach makes.
  43. 43. What the Moon Said By Gayle Rosegren When Esther's family moves to a farm during the Great Depression, she soon learns that there are things much more important than that her superstitious mother rarely shows her any affection.
  44. 44. Winter Sky By Patricia Reilly Giff Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases firetrucks in the middle of the night to ensure her fire fighter dad's safety, learns about bravery one winter as she tries to mend a broken friendship.
  45. 45. Worm Whisperer By Betty Hicks Ellison Ellis Coffey, a lonely fifth-grader, discovers he might have the special gift of talking to bugs and decides to use his ability to win his town's annual Woolly Worm Race.
  46. 46. Where are they this year?
  47. 47. Bluestem Nominees 2015 PowerPoint created by Katie Lawrence and Brian Wilson Bluestem Steering Committee Original design by Michelle Johnson This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
  48. 48. Chained by Lynne Kelly In order to help his family, Hastin takes a job in a circus taking as an elephant caretaker. However, when he discovers that the circus owner is being cruel to a little elephant, he tries to find a way to save the creature! Can he? Set in India! (248 pages)
  49. 49. 49 A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean Cally Fisher decides to stop speaking because talking won’t bring back her mother, or get people to listen to her either. After 31 days, Cally sees a vision of her mother, and meets a scruffy dog. Will new friendships and her new dog help Cally begin to hope again? (224 pages)
  50. 50. Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent Throughout history, dogs have helped soldiers on the battlefield. Learn how these canine helpers are trained to assist people in the military. Packed with photographs! (48 Non-fiction! pages)
  51. 51. Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard Lonely Drita moves from war-torn Kosovo to New York City where she struggles to learn English. She meets funny rebel Maxie, who has a sad secret she tells no one. Will these two girls overcome their differences and become friends? (135 pages)
  52. 52. The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts A bunch of misfit students have the meanest teacher in the world, Miss Breakbone! When she goes too far, they decide it is time to teach her a lesson! Will they pull off their plan? (56 pages) Quick read and funny!
  53. 53. Frindle by Andrew Clements Nicholas decides to play a trick on his dictionary-loving teacher by inventing a new word for “pen.” Soon everyone starts using the word “frindle” and his teacher is not happy! Will things spin out of control? (105 pages) Funny!
  54. 54. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins In this action-packed fantasy, Gregor and his 2-year-old sister fall into an underground world. There they meet bats and cockroaches…and evil rats who want to take over the world! Can Gregor save humankind against these vicious rodents? (311 pages) First in a series!
  55. 55. If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche Imagine living inside a mountain, or in a home where you could catch fish from your bedroom window. This book takes you all over the world, showing you the coolest of houses! Which house would you choose as your favorite? (32 pages) Non-fiction!
  56. 56. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead After he moves into a new apartment building, Georges meets Safer, a boy who says he is a great spy. They start spying on neighbor Mr. X, who may or may not be completely evil! What will they discover about this possibly dangerous man? (180 pages)
  57. 57. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka The new substitute teacher seems to be up to no good! Who will save the school? Why, the crime-fighting Lunch Lady and her brave assistant Betty will! Which supercool gadgets will she use to save the day??? A funny graphic novel! (95 pages) Funny, first in a series, and a quick read!
  58. 58. Niagara Falls, or Does it by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Hank Zipzer does not like to read or write. When asked to compose an essay about his summer vacation, he decides to build a model of Niagara Falls instead! What happens when he shows off his epic project? (137 pages) Funny and first in a series!
  59. 59. 59 Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman 12-year old Dan Hatch finds himself at home with his baby brother and his best friend Arthur when tornado sirens begin to go off. Hiding in the basement, the three boys face multiple twisters in a night none of them will ever forget. An exciting story about survival and strength. (160 pages) Based on a true story!
  60. 60. 60 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Ivan has spent most of his life in a circus-themed mall. He has his art, his friends and he can even watch TV. When a baby elephant is brought in to draw in more customers, Ivan begins to view his life in a new light. Can he find a way to save them all? Newbery Medal Winner. (320 pages) Based on a true story! Short chapters and illustrations.
  61. 61. 61 Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie Dyamonde Daniel cannot wait to enter the library’s poetry contest with her friend Free. They could do so many great things with the $100 prize! When they discover their classmate, Damaris’ secret, they have to decide whether winning, or helping their new friend is more important. (95 pages)
  62. 62. 62 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor When Marty discovers a beagle in the hills behind his house he falls in love at first sight. Unfortunately Shiloh belongs to a cruel man, Judd Travers. As Marty protects Shiloh the secrets and danger grow greater. Read this classic to find out if Marty can ever have Shiloh for good. (144 pages)
  63. 63. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret 63 The true story of how Peg Kehret battled polio when she was twelve years old. Surviving the initial paralysis brought on by the illness, Peg then had to learn how to walk again. A story of strength and courage in the face of an uncertain future. (179 pages)
  64. 64. The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi When a terrible creature lures their mother away from their new home, Emily and Navin find themselves on a dangerous mission. They must rescue her from an underground world full of talking animals, robots and demons. (192 pages) 64 First in a graphic novel series!
  65. 65. The Truth About Poop by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by Elwood H. Smith 65 A fascinating look at one of the more private bodily functions. Learn how far a skipper caterpillar can shoot its poop as well as about all of the substitutes there have been for toilet paper in history. Full of hilarious illustrations too! (48 pages)
  66. 66. Wild River by P.J. Petersen Ryan, a video game addict, finds himself in a real life adventure when a camping trip with his older brother Tanner goes horribly wrong. Can Ryan save his brother and brave the wilderness on his own? (128 pages) 66
  67. 67. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick 67 This is the story of Ben and Rose. Though they live 50 years apart, both wish for different lives and set out on quests to find what they are missing. Ben’s story is told in words, while Rose’s is told in dynamic illustrations. (608 pages) By the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret!
  68. 68. Where are they this year?
  69. 69. Rebecca Caudill • Born in KY, later moved to TN • One of ten children, both parents were teachers • She graduated from Wesleyan College and received her master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1922. • She taught English in high school and college and worked as an editor for a time. • She published her first book for children, Barrie and Daughter, in 1943.
  70. 70. Rebecca Caudill • Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award Gr. 4-8 • Books nominated by children • Master list of 20 titles is sent to participating elementary and middle schools • Students read the books on the list and vote for their favorites each February • Votes are sent to the award committee, which compiles the final tally • Winning title is announced in March • Plaque is given to the author of the winning book
  71. 71. 2014 Rebecca Caudill Vote Tallies - Statewide Wonder: 4657 The Running Dream: 2944 A Tale Dark and Grimm: 2315 Mockingbird: (Mok'ing-bûrd): 1350 Ways to Live Forever: 1315 How They Croaked: The Awful...: 1250 The Apothecary: 1203 Close to Famous: 1069 The Lions of Little Rock: 1051 The Hunt for the Seventh: 901 Ghetto Cowboy : 885 I, Emma Freke: 757 The Outcasts: 671 Boys Without Names: 645 Bamboo People: 590 Okay for Now: 567 Candy Bomber: The Story of the...: 550 Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax...: 350 Words in the Dust: 317 Breaking Stalin's Nose: 287 23,674
  72. 72. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
  73. 73. Grades 5-8 2015 Joan Bauer Joan Bauer
  74. 74. Grades 6-8 2015 Steve Sheinkin
  75. 75. Grades 5-8 2015 Tommy Greenwald
  76. 76. Grades 4-8 2015 Chuck Close
  77. 77. Grades 6-8 2015 Matthew J. Kirby
  78. 78. Grades 5-7 2015 Kathryn Fitzmaurice
  79. 79. Grades 4-5 2015 Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  80. 80. Grades 5-8 2015 Jennifer A. Nielsen
  81. 81. Grades 4-6 2015 Joanne Rocklin
  82. 82. Grades 7-8 2015 Marie Lu
  83. 83. Grades 5-8 2015 Linda Sue Park Born in Urbana, Illinois!
  84. 84. Grades 6-8 2015 Clare Vanderpool
  85. 85. Grades 5-8 2015 Will Hobbs
  86. 86. Grades 4-6 2015 Katherine Applegate
  87. 87. Grades 5-8 2015 Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  88. 88. Grades 5-8 2015 Randi Barrow
  89. 89. Grades 5-8 2015 Ellen Potter
  90. 90. Grades 4-8 2015 Jessica Day George
  91. 91. Grades 5-8 2015 Gordon Korman
  92. 92. Grades 5-8 2015 Tim Green
  93. 93. ALA’s Newberry Award • Named for the 18th century bookseller John Newberry • First children’s book award in the world (1921) • Awarded annually to the most distinguished children’s literature published the previous year.
  94. 94. Other Lists • Anderson’s Bookshops – Kid’s Picks – Mock Newberry List • Naperville Public Library – General Book Lists – Children’s Book Awards • Lisle Public Library – Literature Links
  95. 95. Mr. Mika’s Favorites • Hey, you’re the librarian! What are you reading? • Library Thing • Do you have a recommendation? – Alex Rider Series – Geronimo Stilton – Warriors Series – …and more!
  96. 96. LRC Online • Book Lists • Series Books • Books made into Movies • Rebecca Caudill • Anderson’s Book Lists • Naperville Public Library • Mr. Mika’s Favorites!
  97. 97. References • Book covers used without permission for promotional purposes in educational setting only. • Book summaries retrieved from Follett’s Titlewave Database: http://www.titlewave.com/login/ • LCPS. 9138112. 2012. Battle of the Books, Lenoir County Public Schools. Elementary Battle of the Books. Web. 7 Sept. 2013. • “More old books…” by guldfisken (Creative Commons License: Attribution) http://www.flickr.com/photos/92269864@N00/398144161 • “Stack of Books Design Template” available from Microsoft Online Templates http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ templates/TC011594401033.aspx?pid=CT101427471033 • School Clipart. "Pupil, Student Reading a Book." Cartoon. Clip Projects. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Sept. 2012. http://www.clipproject.info/Clipart_Schule_Seite_3.html.

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