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2009

Savvy

by Law, Ingrid

A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy", a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen.

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

by Engle, Margarita

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in re-concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps.

The Underneath

by Appelt, Kathi

A pregnant abandoned cat befriends a chained up old hound dog. Together these unusual friends try to protect each other from the cruelty of nature and humans.

2008

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village

by Schlitz, Laura Ann

Portraits of people, all 10 to 15 years old, who live in or near a 13th-century English manor. Their collective voices tell what it took to survive in the Middle Ages.

Elijah of Buxton

by Curtis, Christopher Paul

11-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit.

The Wednesday Wars

by Schmidt, Gary D.

Gary D. Schmidt was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars, the story of seventh grader Holling Hoodhood from suburban Long Island in 1967 who is stuck spending his Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs. Baker...

Feathers

by Woodson, Jacqueline

"Hope is the thing with feathers" starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about.

2007

The Higher Power of Lucky

by Patron, Susan and Phelan, Matt

Lucky, age ten, can't wait another day. The meanness gland in her heart and the crevices full of questions in her brain make running away from Hard Pan, California (population 43), the rock-bottom only choice she has.

Rules

by Lord, Cynthia

12-year-old Catherine has spent years trying to teach her autistic brother, David, the rules. But when she meets Jason and Kristi over the summer, it is her own behavior that turns everything upside down. A Newbery Honor Book.

Hattie Big Sky

by Larson, Kirby

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives.

Penny from Heaven

by Holm, Jennifer L.

It's 1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing' s that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool.

2006

Criss Cross

by Perkins, Lynne Rae

Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon.

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

This book is about the generation of young people who devoted their energy and passion to the Hitler Youth organization and left an indelible mark on world history.

Princess Academy

by Hale, Shannon

Word comes that Miri's village is the home of the future princess. All eligible girls must attend a makeshift academy to prepare for royal life. But when danger approaches, Miri must find a way to save her village. A Newbery Honor Book.

Show Way

by Woodson, Jacqueline

Soonie's family makes SHOW WAYS, quilts with secret meanings that are maps to freedoms. Her family tells stories of bravery that inspire courage. There is a road to a better place.

Whittington

by Armstrong, Alan

Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for-two retired trotters, a rooster, some banty hens, and a Muscovy duck with clipped wings who calls herself The Lady.

2005

Kira-Kira

by Kadohata, Cynthia

kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

by Choldenko, Gennifer

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 and has to live in his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

by Freedman, Russell

A story of one black woman's success as a performer in the days of segregation.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

by Schmidt, Gary D.

It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one.

2004

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

by Dicamillo, Kate

A tale about a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea; a rat who lives in the dark and covets a world of light; and a slow-witted serving girl with an impossible wish.

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Murphy, Jim

It's 1793 and there's an invisible killer on the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. It's called yellow fever, but everything about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. A Newbery Honor Book.

Olive's Ocean

by Henkes, Kevin

Martha and Olive could have been friends. But Olive was hit by a car on Monroe Street weeks ago. During the family vacation, Martha bonds with her grandmother, thinks about the Manning boys, and wonders about Olive. A Newbery Honor Book.

2003

Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)

by Avi

Set in the 14th century, this is the story of a 13-year-old boy's flight across England. A Newbery Award Winner.

Hoot

by Hiaasen, Carl

this book is about a boy, and his friends and saving some owls.

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