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2010 Caudill Nominees


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Booktalking slide show for the 2010 Caudill nominees (IL Award Program)

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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 and
  54. 54. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Photos taken from and 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