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2015

The Crossover

by Alexander, Kwame

2015 Newberry Award Winner! "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell.

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Woodson, Jacqueline

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and a Newbery Honor Book. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

El Deafo (Graphic Novel)

by Bell, Cece

2014

Flora And Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

by Dicamillo, Kate and Campbell, K. G.

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal. Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

Doll Bones

by Black, Holly and Wheeler, Eliza

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

One Came Home

by Timberlake, Amy

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

Paperboy

by Vawter, Vince

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name.

The Year of Billy Miller

by Henkes, Kevin

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school.

2013

The One and Only Ivan

by Applegate, Katherine and Castelao, Patricia

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle.

Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

by Sheinkin, Steve

This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Splendors and Glooms

by Schlitz, Laura Amy

Three Times Lucky

by Turnage, Sheila

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since.

2012

Dead End in Norvelt

by Gantos, Jack

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

Breaking Stalin's Nose

by Yelchin, Eugene

In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs. Newbery Honor winner for 2012.

Inside Out and Back Again

by Lai, Thanhha

No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.

2011

Moon Over Manifest

by Vanderpool, Clare

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I'd seen only in Gideon's stories: Manifest--A Town with a rich past and a bright future.

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

by Sidman, Joyce

Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze, come smell your way among the trees, come touch rough bark and leathered leaves: Welcome to the night. Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter.

Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro

by Preus, Margi

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.

One Crazy Summer

by Williams-Garcia, Rita

Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined...

Turtle in Paradise

by Holm, Jennifer L.

She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though...

2010

When You Reach Me

by Stead, Rebecca

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Hoose, Phillip M.

When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.' 2009 National Book Award winner for Children's Literature.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Kelly, Jacqueline

In 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg

by Philbrick, Rodman

Twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Lin, Grace

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

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