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Rebecca Caudill Award
What is the Rebecca Caudill Award ? <ul><li>Award given to the author of the book voted “most outstanding” by students in ...
Past Caudill Winners
2000 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 2006 2008
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
2002 Holes by Louis Sachar Movie -- 2003 New Book -- 2008
2003 Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 2008 1999
2004 Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
8th Novel -- Alex Rider Series   Scheduled to be published in 2010 Crocodile Tears
2005 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen 2005 2009 movie
2006 Eragon by Christopher Paolini 2008 2005
2007 So Be It by Sarah Weeks 2006 2008
2008 Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick 2006 2007
2009 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Just for Fun ….
Who is Rebecca Caudill? <ul><li>Born in Kentucky; lived in Urbana, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Author, teacher, influential...
Purpose of the Rebecca Caudill Award <ul><li>Encourage children and young adults to read for  FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>And d...
Presenting 2010 Nominees ….
A Crooked Kind of Perfect By:  Linda Urban Genre:  Realistic Fiction
<ul><li>“ When you play the piano, you have to get the heart right. Which is harder than getting the notes right. Each not...
A Crooked Kind of Perfect Perfectone D60 “ Forever in Blue Jeans”  by Neil Diamond
A Small White Scar By:  K.A. Nuzum Genre:  Historical Fiction/    Boyhood Adventure Setting:  Colorado ranch in    the 194...
A Small White Scar 15 yr. old Will dreams of winning first-place at the rodeo.
A Small White Scar
All the Lovely Bad Ones By:  Mary Downing Hahn Genre:  Fantasy/Ghosts Author of  The Old Willis Place   Caudill Nominee in...
All the Lovely Bad Ones Setting:  Bed and Breakfast in Vermont
All the Lovely Bad Ones Poor Houses in the 1800’s -- Cook County
All the Lovely Bad Ones Poor Houses in the 1800’s -- Dupage County Link to  Pix of   Poor House Cemeteries
Crossing the Wire By:  Will Hobbs Genre:  Realistic Fiction
Crossing the Wire
Crossing the Wire
Crossing the Wire
Crossing the Wire
Crossing the Wire Some illegal immigrants illicit the assistance of a &quot;coyote,” or smuggler, to help them navigate th...
Crossing the Wire Lion’s Ledge Baboquivari Peak, Arizona
Dragon Slippers By:  Jessica Day George Genre:  Fantasy
Dragon Slippers By:  Jessica Day George Enter   Shardas’  Cave Fairy tale with a twist!
To Be Continued ….
Elephant Run By: Roland Smith Genre:  Historical Fiction Link to Scholastic Book Talk
Elephant Run
Elephant Run A mahout caring for his elephants.
Elephant Run
Elephant Run
Elephant Run
Elephant Run Japanese invasion of Burma
Emma-Jean Lazarus  Fell Out of a Tree By: Lauren Tarshis Genre:  Realistic Fiction Sequel -- 2009
<ul><li>Three words to describe this book:  </li></ul><ul><li>Humor, Friendship, Girls   </li></ul>Emma-Jean Lazarus  Fell...
First Light By: Rebecca Stead Genre:  Fantasy
First Light Greenland
First Light Global Warming
First Light The light blue areas show ponds of water on the sea ice, white areas are sea ice without ponds, and the darker...
Freedom Walkers:  The Story  of the Montgomery Bus Boycott By: Russell Freedman Genre:  Historical Non-Fiction
Freedom Walkers:  The Story  of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Photos taken from pbs.org and about.com
Freedom Walkers:  The Story  of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Photos taken from pbs.org and about.com African/American history
Freedom Walkers:  The Story  of the Montgomery Bus Boycott They   changed the   world!
Home of the Brave By: Katherine Applegate Genre:  Historical Fiction   Realistic Fiction
Home of the Brave Sudan
Home of the Brave Sudanese refugee children sit in their makeshift classroom April 19 in the refugee camp Kou Kou Angarana...
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life By: Wendy Mass Genre:  Realistic Fiction
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life By: Wendy Mass Genre:  Realistic Fiction
Kimchi and Calamari By: Rose Kent Genre:  Realistic Fiction Rocky Road   due out in 2010
Kimchi  and Calamari Kimchi -- traditional Korean pickled dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings. It is most commo...
Kimchi and  Calamari Fried squid, often called &quot;fried calamari&quot; or even just &quot;calamari&quot;, is popular in...
Kimchi and  Calamari
Kimchi  and  Calamari Fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro is stumped when his social studies teacher assigns an ancestry es...
Naked Mole Rat Letters By: Mary Amato Genre:  Realistic Fiction
Naked Mole Rat Letters
Naked Mole Rat Letters When 12 year old Frankie’s father begins a long-distance romance with a zookeeper from Washington, ...
Shark Girl By: Kelly L. Bingham Genre:  Realistic Fiction  Free Verse Poetry
Shark Girl
Shark Girl Ichthyology * Pronunciation:  ˌ ik-thē- ˈ ä-lə-jē * Function: noun * Date: 1646 * Branch of zoology that deals ...
Shark Girl Prosthesis * Pronunciation: präs- ˈ thē-səs,  ˈ präs-thə-  Function:  noun  (from Meriam Webster dictionary)
Shooting the Moon By: Frances O'Roark Dowell   Genre:  Historical Fiction Setting:  Vietnam War era
Shooting the Moon
Shooting the Moon
Shooting the Moon
Shooting the Moon
Someone Named Eva By: Joan M. Wolf Genre:  Historical Fiction Setting:  World War II Lidice, Czech Republic 1942
Someone Named Eva
Someone Named Eva The “ Lebensborn ”Program Creating the “Master Race” *Two story lines intertwined in book. Story Line 1
Someone Named Eva The Liquidation of  Lidice Story Line 2 Lidice  1942
Someone Named Eva   &quot;Lidice  Memorial Park - Crest Hill, IL&quot; Lidice  Memorial -- Czech Republic
The Mozart Question By: Michael Morpurgo  Genre:  Historical Fiction Setting:  WWII concentration camp (flashback)
The Mozart Question Paolo is obsessed with something he can’t have.  Have you ever been obsessed with something?  Hidden a...
The Mozart Question Insert Mozart Audio clip
The Thing About Georgie By: Lisa Graff  Genre:  Realistic Fiction
The Thing About Georgie The thing about poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to walk them. The thing about Jeanie the Mean...
The Thing About Georgie Dwarfism A  dwarf  is a person of short stature - under 4’ 10” as an adult
The Thing About Georgie
The Wednesday Wars By: Gary D. Schmidt  Genre:  Historical Fiction Setting:  Cold War, 1960’s, Vietnam War, Hippies, Flowe...
The Wednesday Wars Funny, funny, funny … filled with middle school pranks and relationships. Holling Hoodhood is the only ...
The Wednesday Wars The   sixties era
The Wednesday Wars Nuclear air raid drills were part of everyday life for schoolchildren in the late 1940s and early '50s....
The Wednesday Wars
The White Giraffe By: Lauren St. John  Genre:  Mystical Fantasy
The White Giraffe
The White Giraffe Author: Lauren St. John’s Web site
The White Giraffe Photo in the News:  Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Africa
Links to Book Trailers A Crooked Kind of Perfect Elephant Run
 
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  • novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine digs deep into ancient mythic times to create a world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Ever is a thought-provoking, well-crafted, and imaginative story that will appeal to fans of Fairest. Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of the author&apos;s other novels, as well as to young teens who enjoy romantic fantasy novels.
  • Ms Caudill taught English and history from 1920-21 at Sumner County High School, Portland, Tennessee. She also taught English at Collegio Bennett, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for two years. n 1943, she published her first book for children, Barrie and Daughter, which was a Junior Literary Guild Selection. She published 18 books for children, one book of children&apos;s verse, and three other titles that include My Appalachia: A Reminiscence.
  • Eleven-year-old Zoe dreams of giving piano recitals at Carnegie Hall. When her father purchases a Perfectone D-60, though, she must settle for the sounds of the organ rather than the distinguished sounds of a baby grand. Her organ teacher, Mabelline Person, notices the child&apos;s small talent for music and recommends her for the &amp;quot;Perfectone Perform-O-Rama&amp;quot;; she will play Neil Diamond&apos;s &amp;quot;Forever in Blue Jeans.&amp;quot; Accepting this new twist to her ambitions, Zoe must depend on a quirky support system: her father, who gets anxious when he leaves the house and who earns diplomas from Living Room University; her workaholic mother; and her classmate Wheeler, who follows Zoe home from school daily to spend time with her father, baking. Playing television theme songs from the &apos;60s and &apos;70s rather than Bach doesn&apos;t get Zoe down. Instead, aware of the stark difference between her dream and her reality, she forges ahead and, as an underdog, faces the uncertainty of entering the competition. In the end, resilient and resourceful Zoe finds perfection in the most imperfect and unique situations, and she shines. The refreshing writing is full of pearls of wisdom, and readers will relate to this fully developed character. The sensitive story is filled with hope and humor. It has a feel-good quality and a subtle message about how doing one&apos;s best and believing in oneself are what really matter.
  • Since the death of their mother seven years earlier, Will, 15, has been responsible for his disabled twin. His desire to help on his father&apos;s ranch, ride off to the rodeo, prove himself as a man, and escape being his brother&apos;s caregiver is the pivot of the plot; the fact that Denny follows him, showing himself to be just as tenacious and stubborn as Will, drives the plot to another level. The unique bond shared by the boys is aptly described. Will is repelled by Denny and his needs, but he is also fiercely protective of him. He does get to the rodeo, and the description of his rides is exciting and realistic, bringing the arena to life. In the end, Will finally has a chance to talk to his father. Not all problems are resolved, but Nuzum leaves readers with the hope that both Will and Denny will be able to begin their lives as adults relatively unhampered by the past. The images of the stark 1940s Colorado countryside suffering from drought, and the wild animals that populate it, are clearly drawn with poetic turns of phrase. Characters, plot, and theme all combine to make a compelling story. Although Will is the narrator, readers also hear the voice of Denny through dialogue and through Will&apos;s projections of his brother&apos;s thoughts. Nuzum clearly knows her rodeo and she knows how to evoke a teen&apos;s ambivalent feelings toward a disabled sibling. A thoughtful, perceptive story, beautifully told.
  • Hahn has mastered the art of the not-too-creepy ghost story for upper-elementary-school readers, and this latest offering combines chills, thrills, and poignant historical fiction. Twelve-year-old Travis and his younger sister, Corey, are spending the summer with their grandmother at her Vermont bed-and-breakfast. Born mischief makers, the siblings hear that the inn is rumored to be haunted and decide to manufacture some ghostly effects for the guests. Unfortunately, they arouse the real ghosts: young boys who died in the early 1800s, when the property was the county poor farm, and Miss Ada, the evil spinster who caused their deaths. The rambunctious young ghosts cause a lot of ruckus, but they are ultimately endearing beings, whereas Miss Ada is deliciously horrible. Readers will learn about the history of poor farms while reveling in the genuinely creepy hauntings Hahn describes so well.
  • For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon&apos;s father dies, Moon follows his father&apos;s last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn&apos;t know or understand, apparent property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.
  • Poorhouses were tax-supported residential institutions to which people were required to go if they could not support themselves. They were started as a method of providing a less expensive (to the taxpayers) alternative to what we would now days call &amp;quot;welfare&amp;quot; - what was called &amp;quot;outdoor relief&amp;quot; in those days. People requested help from the community Overseer of the Poor ( sometimes also called a Poor Master) - an elected town official. If the need was great or likely to be long-term, they were sent to the poorhouse instead of being given relief while they continued to live independently. Sometimes they were sent there even if they had not requested help from the Overseer of the Poor. That was usually done when they were found guilty of begging in public, etc.
  • Poorhouses were tax-supported residential institutions to which people were required to go if they could not support themselves. They were started as a method of providing a less expensive (to the taxpayers) alternative to what we would now days call &amp;quot;welfare&amp;quot; - what was called &amp;quot;outdoor relief&amp;quot; in those days. People requested help from the community Overseer of the Poor ( sometimes also called a Poor Master) - an elected town official. If the need was great or likely to be long-term, they were sent to the poorhouse instead of being given relief while they continued to live independently. Sometimes they were sent there even if they had not requested help from the Overseer of the Poor. That was usually done when they were found guilty of begging in public, etc.
  • When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to “cross the wire” from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert. Victor’s journey is fraught with danger, freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger and dead ends. It’s a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor’s often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.
  • t is estimated that 4,500 undocumented people try to cross the Southwest’s Sonoran Desert each day. Heightened security in California and Texas pushed the illegal border-crossers into the Arizona desert. The U.S. Border Patrol recorded 253 immigrant deaths in 2005 in Arizona.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick&apos;s mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family&apos;s teak plantation.
  • She&apos;s not like other girls, that Emma-Jean Lazarus. She doesn&apos;t burst into tears every day in middle school or giggle about boys with her friends. Come to think of it, she doesn&apos;t seem to have all that many friends to begin with. That&apos;s okay, though. If Emma-Jean is anything, she&apos;s comfortable being herself. That&apos;s something Colleen Pomerantz would probably pay anything to be. When Emma-Jean finds Colleen sobbing in the girls&apos; bathroom (which is just as illogical as it is out of character) she vows to help Colleen out any way she can. Of course, that may mean some forgery here and there, but Emma-Jean is confident in her abilities. Now, however, she has mixed feelings towards her widowed mother falling for the nice Indian guy boarding with them, while at the same time learning that this whole &amp;quot;friendship&amp;quot; idea may not be as straightforward as all that. People don&apos;t always make sense and the world is not always fair, but sometimes change can be good. Even if it&apos;s not entirely comfortable.
  • Read a quote: She&apos;s not like other girls, that Emma-Jean Lazarus. She doesn&apos;t burst into tears every day in middle school or giggle about boys with her friends. Come to think of it, she doesn&apos;t seem to have all that many friends to begin with. That&apos;s okay, though. If Emma-Jean is anything, she&apos;s comfortable being herself. That&apos;s something Colleen Pomerantz would probably pay anything to be. When Emma-Jean finds Colleen sobbing in the girls&apos; bathroom (which is just as illogical as it is out of character) she vows to help Colleen out any way she can. Of course, that may mean some forgery here and there, but Emma-Jean is confident in her abilities. Now, however, she has mixed feelings towards her widowed mother falling for the nice Indian guy boarding with them, while at the same time learning that this whole &amp;quot;friendship&amp;quot; idea may not be as straightforward as all that. People don&apos;t always make sense and the world is not always fair, but sometimes change can be good. Even if it&apos;s not entirely comfortable.
  • Melt Ponds on Sea Ice, June 27, 2000 This image shows digital true-color images of Baffin Bay taken from a Navy research aircraft participating in the Meltpond2000 experiment. The light blue areas show ponds of water on the sea ice, white areas are sea ice without ponds, and the darker areas depict ice-free water. Credit: NASA
  • The squid is a mollusk related to the cuttlefish and octopus. It has ten tentacles, and like its cousin, the octopus, it also has a protective mechanism which releases a dark ink into the water when it senses danger. The meat is firm and white with a mild, slightly sweet and almost nutty flavor. The squid ranges from one inch in size up to eighty feet, but the most common size for eating is less than twelve inches. Although the tentacles are edible, the body is the prime section of meat which can be stuffed whole, cut into flat pieces, or sliced crosswise into perfect rings. Squid lends itself to just about every cooking method imaginable and is often eaten raw in sushi dishes. Squid is available fresh, canned, frozen, dried and pickled.
  • The squid is a mollusk related to the cuttlefish and octopus. It has ten tentacles, and like its cousin, the octopus, it also has a protective mechanism which releases a dark ink into the water when it senses danger. The meat is firm and white with a mild, slightly sweet and almost nutty flavor. The squid ranges from one inch in size up to eighty feet, but the most common size for eating is less than twelve inches. Although the tentacles are edible, the body is the prime section of meat which can be stuffed whole, cut into flat pieces, or sliced crosswise into perfect rings. Squid lends itself to just about every cooking method imaginable and is often eaten raw in sushi dishes. Squid is available fresh, canned, frozen, dried and pickled.
  • The squid is a mollusk related to the cuttlefish and octopus. It has ten tentacles, and like its cousin, the octopus, it also has a protective mechanism which releases a dark ink into the water when it senses danger. The meat is firm and white with a mild, slightly sweet and almost nutty flavor. The squid ranges from one inch in size up to eighty feet, but the most common size for eating is less than twelve inches. Although the tentacles are edible, the body is the prime section of meat which can be stuffed whole, cut into flat pieces, or sliced crosswise into perfect rings. Squid lends itself to just about every cooking method imaginable and is often eaten raw in sushi dishes. Squid is available fresh, canned, frozen, dried and pickled.
  • welve-year-old Jamie Dexter and her brother, TJ, have grown up with the Army: their dad is a colonel. So Jamie is puzzled when neither the Colonel nor their mother is thrilled to learn that TJ has enlisted. After all, he’s going to war in Vietnam, where Jamie would like to go if she weren’t so young. But then TJ, a photographer, begins to send her rolls of film to develop that gradually reveal the horrors of what he’s seen. This is a sparse, beautifully written story about learning to truly see people, situations, and emotions as they are, not as we want to see them. Through lovingly drawn, complex characters and explicit details about photography, Dowell introduces a war, and the issues surrounding it, that will seem familiar to contemporary readers in spite of the historical setting, and she invites young people to reflect on the many shades of gray that Jamie confronts. Grades 4-8. --Frances Bradburn
  • Like any young boy, Paolo becomes obsessed with what he can’t have -- in his case, a violin. Hidden away in his parents’ room, it beckons the boy to release the music inside it. The music leads Paolo to a family secret, a story of World War II that changed the course of his parents’ lives. But once the truth is told, the family is reunited in a way no one had thought possible.
  • When Holling Hoodhood starts seventh grade, he knows two things for sure. First, he is the son who will one day inherit Hoodhood and Associates (his father’s architecture firm). Second, his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. He first discovers this fact on Wednesday, when the Jewish and Catholic students leave for religious study, and Holling, the only Presbyterian, must stay behind with Mrs. Baker. Mrs. Baker tortures him with meaningless chores each Wednesday, until one day, she comes up with a new punishment. She forces him to read Shakespeare.
  • Transcript of "2010 Caudill Nominees"

    1. 1. Rebecca Caudill Award
    2. 2. What is the Rebecca Caudill Award ? <ul><li>Award given to the author of the book voted “most outstanding” by students in grades 4-8 in participating Illinois schools. </li></ul>Last year’s Caudill winner: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    3. 3. Past Caudill Winners
    4. 4. 2000 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 2006 2008
    5. 5. 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
    6. 6. 2002 Holes by Louis Sachar Movie -- 2003 New Book -- 2008
    7. 7. 2003 Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 2008 1999
    8. 8. 2004 Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
    9. 9. 8th Novel -- Alex Rider Series Scheduled to be published in 2010 Crocodile Tears
    10. 10. 2005 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen 2005 2009 movie
    11. 11. 2006 Eragon by Christopher Paolini 2008 2005
    12. 12. 2007 So Be It by Sarah Weeks 2006 2008
    13. 13. 2008 Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick 2006 2007
    14. 14. 2009 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    15. 15. Just for Fun ….
    16. 16. Who is Rebecca Caudill? <ul><li>Born in Kentucky; lived in Urbana, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Author, teacher, influential community member </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote 18 children’s books </li></ul><ul><li>Won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor </li></ul><ul><li>1st person in her family to go to college </li></ul>
    17. 17. Purpose of the Rebecca Caudill Award <ul><li>Encourage children and young adults to read for FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>And develop a desire to become life-long readers. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Presenting 2010 Nominees ….
    19. 19. A Crooked Kind of Perfect By: Linda Urban Genre: Realistic Fiction
    20. 20. <ul><li>“ When you play the piano, you have to get the heart right. Which is harder than getting the notes right. Each note can only be right in one way. A B-flat is a B-flat is a B-flat. A robot can get a B-flat right. </li></ul><ul><li>But getting the heart right is something only a person can do. And the ways to do it are as many and as different as there are people in the world.” </li></ul>A Crooked Kind of Perfect
    21. 21. A Crooked Kind of Perfect Perfectone D60 “ Forever in Blue Jeans” by Neil Diamond
    22. 22. A Small White Scar By: K.A. Nuzum Genre: Historical Fiction/ Boyhood Adventure Setting: Colorado ranch in the 1940’s
    23. 23. A Small White Scar 15 yr. old Will dreams of winning first-place at the rodeo.
    24. 24. A Small White Scar
    25. 25. All the Lovely Bad Ones By: Mary Downing Hahn Genre: Fantasy/Ghosts Author of The Old Willis Place Caudill Nominee in 2008
    26. 26. All the Lovely Bad Ones Setting: Bed and Breakfast in Vermont
    27. 27. All the Lovely Bad Ones Poor Houses in the 1800’s -- Cook County
    28. 28. All the Lovely Bad Ones Poor Houses in the 1800’s -- Dupage County Link to Pix of Poor House Cemeteries
    29. 29. Crossing the Wire By: Will Hobbs Genre: Realistic Fiction
    30. 30. Crossing the Wire
    31. 31. Crossing the Wire
    32. 32. Crossing the Wire
    33. 33. Crossing the Wire
    34. 34. Crossing the Wire Some illegal immigrants illicit the assistance of a &quot;coyote,” or smuggler, to help them navigate through the land and cross the border.
    35. 35. Crossing the Wire Lion’s Ledge Baboquivari Peak, Arizona
    36. 36. Dragon Slippers By: Jessica Day George Genre: Fantasy
    37. 37. Dragon Slippers By: Jessica Day George Enter Shardas’ Cave Fairy tale with a twist!
    38. 38. To Be Continued ….
    39. 39. Elephant Run By: Roland Smith Genre: Historical Fiction Link to Scholastic Book Talk
    40. 40. Elephant Run
    41. 41. Elephant Run A mahout caring for his elephants.
    42. 42. Elephant Run
    43. 43. Elephant Run
    44. 44. Elephant Run
    45. 45. Elephant Run Japanese invasion of Burma
    46. 46. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree By: Lauren Tarshis Genre: Realistic Fiction Sequel -- 2009
    47. 47. <ul><li>Three words to describe this book: </li></ul><ul><li>Humor, Friendship, Girls </li></ul>Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
    48. 48. First Light By: Rebecca Stead Genre: Fantasy
    49. 49. First Light Greenland
    50. 50. First Light Global Warming
    51. 51. First Light The light blue areas show ponds of water on the sea ice, white areas are sea ice without ponds, and the darker areas depict ice-free water. Credit: NASA photograph
    52. 52. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott By: Russell Freedman Genre: Historical Non-Fiction
    53. 53. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Photos taken from pbs.org and about.com
    54. 54. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Photos taken from pbs.org and about.com African/American history
    55. 55. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott They changed the world!
    56. 56. Home of the Brave By: Katherine Applegate Genre: Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction
    57. 57. Home of the Brave Sudan
    58. 58. Home of the Brave Sudanese refugee children sit in their makeshift classroom April 19 in the refugee camp Kou Kou Angarana in Chad near the Sudan border. MSNBC photo
    59. 59. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life By: Wendy Mass Genre: Realistic Fiction
    60. 60. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
    61. 61. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life By: Wendy Mass Genre: Realistic Fiction
    62. 62. Kimchi and Calamari By: Rose Kent Genre: Realistic Fiction Rocky Road due out in 2010
    63. 63. Kimchi and Calamari Kimchi -- traditional Korean pickled dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings. It is most commonly the spicy baechu (cabbage) variety.
    64. 64. Kimchi and Calamari Fried squid, often called &quot;fried calamari&quot; or even just &quot;calamari&quot;, is popular in the cuisine of many Mediterranean countries. It consists of batter-coated, deep fried squid, often fried for less than two minutes to prevent it from becoming too tough. It is usually served plain, with salt and lemon on the side.
    65. 65. Kimchi and Calamari
    66. 66. Kimchi and Calamari Fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro is stumped when his social studies teacher assigns an ancestry essay. Joseph knows very little about his Korean background (and his parents are not being very helpful).
    67. 67. Naked Mole Rat Letters By: Mary Amato Genre: Realistic Fiction
    68. 68. Naked Mole Rat Letters
    69. 69. Naked Mole Rat Letters When 12 year old Frankie’s father begins a long-distance romance with a zookeeper from Washington, D.C., Frankie attempts to sabotage the relationship. Read excerpt!
    70. 70. Shark Girl By: Kelly L. Bingham Genre: Realistic Fiction Free Verse Poetry
    71. 71. Shark Girl
    72. 72. Shark Girl Ichthyology * Pronunciation: ˌ ik-thē- ˈ ä-lə-jē * Function: noun * Date: 1646 * Branch of zoology that deals with fishes (from Meriam Webster dictionary)
    73. 73. Shark Girl Prosthesis * Pronunciation: präs- ˈ thē-səs, ˈ präs-thə- Function: noun (from Meriam Webster dictionary)
    74. 74. Shooting the Moon By: Frances O'Roark Dowell Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: Vietnam War era
    75. 75. Shooting the Moon
    76. 76. Shooting the Moon
    77. 77. Shooting the Moon
    78. 78. Shooting the Moon
    79. 79. Someone Named Eva By: Joan M. Wolf Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: World War II Lidice, Czech Republic 1942
    80. 80. Someone Named Eva
    81. 81. Someone Named Eva The “ Lebensborn ”Program Creating the “Master Race” *Two story lines intertwined in book. Story Line 1
    82. 82. Someone Named Eva The Liquidation of Lidice Story Line 2 Lidice 1942
    83. 83. Someone Named Eva &quot;Lidice Memorial Park - Crest Hill, IL&quot; Lidice Memorial -- Czech Republic
    84. 84. The Mozart Question By: Michael Morpurgo Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: WWII concentration camp (flashback)
    85. 85. The Mozart Question Paolo is obsessed with something he can’t have. Have you ever been obsessed with something? Hidden away in his parents’ room is a … violin! Paolo steals it and the events that follow lead Paolo to a family secret, a story of World War II that changed his parents’ lives forever.
    86. 86. The Mozart Question Insert Mozart Audio clip
    87. 87. The Thing About Georgie By: Lisa Graff Genre: Realistic Fiction
    88. 88. The Thing About Georgie The thing about poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to walk them. The thing about Jeanie the Meanie is that she would rather write on her shoe than help Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln project. The thing about Georgie's mom is that she's having a baby—a baby who will probably be taller than Georgie very, very soon. The thing about Georgie . . . well, what is the thing about Georgie?
    89. 89. The Thing About Georgie Dwarfism A dwarf is a person of short stature - under 4’ 10” as an adult
    90. 90. The Thing About Georgie
    91. 91. The Wednesday Wars By: Gary D. Schmidt Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: Cold War, 1960’s, Vietnam War, Hippies, Flower Children
    92. 92. The Wednesday Wars Funny, funny, funny … filled with middle school pranks and relationships. Holling Hoodhood is the only Presbyterian in Mrs. Baker’s 7th grade class. On Wednesday afternoon’s, his Catholic and the Jewish classmates leave for religious study. Holling must spend the afternoon with Mrs. Baker. And Holling is convinced that Mrs. Baker hates his guts!
    93. 93. The Wednesday Wars The sixties era
    94. 94. The Wednesday Wars Nuclear air raid drills were part of everyday life for schoolchildren in the late 1940s and early '50s. Children were taught to &quot;duck and cover&quot; under their desks and were herded into school basements for periodic air raid drills.
    95. 95. The Wednesday Wars
    96. 96. The White Giraffe By: Lauren St. John Genre: Mystical Fantasy
    97. 97. The White Giraffe
    98. 98. The White Giraffe Author: Lauren St. John’s Web site
    99. 99. The White Giraffe Photo in the News: Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Africa
    100. 100. Links to Book Trailers A Crooked Kind of Perfect Elephant Run
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