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Young Reader's Choice Award Winners

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The Black Stallion Returns

by Walter Farley

In this, the second book in the series, the heart-stopping adventures of the Black Stallion continue as Alec discovers that two men are after the Black. One claims to be the Black's rightful owner and one is trying to kill the beautiful steed. An Arab chieftain proves his ownership of the Black and takes him away, but Alec is determined to find his horse again. Following the pair to Arabia, Alec encounters great evil and intrigue, as only a horse as spectacular as the Black could inspire.

Date Added: 03/15/2019


Year: 1948

Award: Medal Winner

The House of the Scorpion

by Nancy Farmer

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom... because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

Newbery Honor book

National Book Award

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Senior Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2005

Award: Senior

The Great Brain Does It Again

by John D. Fitzgerald

"As entertaining as ever. . . readers will fall happily under The Great Brain's spell. "--School Library Journal.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Award: Youth

The Great Brain Reforms

by John D. Fitzgerald

During summer vacation in 1898, J. D. arrives at a means of reforming his older brother, The Great Brain, and ending his career as a swindler.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1976

Award: Medal Winner

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

by Ian Fleming

Wen resourceful inventor Caractacus Pott saves the enormous green roadster from the scrap heap, it doesn't take long for his family to realize that they have a pretty amazing auto. Their day trip to the beach turns into an exciting sea voyage, complete with a secret cave and a gang of ruthless mobsters (who have a giant stockpile of explosives)! The Potts quickly learn that CHITTY CHITTY Bang Bang may be their only hope!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1967

Award: Medal Winner

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

by Ian Fleming

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children's novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1967

Award: Medal Winner

Dragon Rider

by Cornelia Funke

With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Junior Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2007

Award: Youth

Cowboy Boots

by Shannon Garst

Cowboys have a language of their own.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1949

Award: Youth

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub

by Jamie Gilson

At last, some real luck - 4B gets a substitute teacher. And double luck - she's never even taught a class before. A sinkable sub!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1985

Award: Medal Winner

Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson

At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

Newbery Medal Honors book

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1959

Award: Medal Winner

The Taking of Room 114

by Mel Glenn

A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2000

Award: Senior

Fat kid rules the world

by K. L. Going

Troy Billings at 6'1", 296 pounds, is standing at the edge of a subway platform seriously contemplating suicide when he meets Curt MacCrae -a sage-like, semi-homeless punk guitar genius who also happens to be a drop-out legend at Troy's school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

"I saved your life. You owe me lunch," Curt tells Troy, and Troy can't imagine refusing; after all, think of the headline: FAT KID ARGUES WITH PIECE OF TWINE.

But with Curt, Troy gets more than he bargained for and soon finds himself recruited as Curt's drummer. "We'll be called Rage/Tectonic. Sort of a punk rock, Clash sort of thing," Curt informs him. There's only one problem. Troy can't play the drums. Oh yes, and his father thinks Curt's a drug addict. And his brother thinks Troy's a loser. But with Curt, anything is possible. "You'll see," says Curt. "We're going to be HUGE. "

In an outstanding, funny, edgy debut, K. L. Going presents two unlikely friends who ultimately save each other.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Senior

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

by Chris Grabenstein

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high. In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.

Date Added: 03/15/2019


Year: 2016

Award: Junior

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Young Readers Choice Award Winner, 2015

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Senior

Wait Till Helen Comes

by Mary Downing Hahn

Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse.

But they do—when Helen comes.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1989

Award: Medal Winner

Rapunzel's Revenge

by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Once upon a time, in a land you only think you know, lived a little girl and her mother ... or the woman she thought was her mother. Every day, when the little girl played in her pretty garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall ... a rather enormous garden wall. And every year, as she grew older, things seemed weirder and weirder, until the day she finally climbed to the top of the wall and looked over into the mines and desert beyond. Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you've never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2011

Award: Intermediate

Sea Star

by Marguerite Henry

Movie men have come to Chincoteague to film the annual Pony Penning, and Paul and Maureen are thrilled--until they learn that the producers want to buy their beloved Misty. Reluctantly, they agree to sell in order to send their uncle to college. But how will they ever fill the lonely place that Misty leaves behind? Finding an orphaned colt helps Paul and Maureen deal with their loss, and they soon discover that little Sea Star needs them just as much as they need him.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1952

Award: Medal Winner

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution

by Stewart H. Holbrook

History of a small band of backwoodsmen who carried on a private war with the British redcoats in South Carolina during the American Revolution. Led by Francis Marion, these guerrilla fighters struck fear into the hearts of the English.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1962

Award: Medal Winner

Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson

Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Year: 2018

Award: Junior

Terror at the Zoo

by Peg Kehret

Run for your life!

Ellen and Corey Streater couldn't have asked for a better birthday present -- an overnight camp-out at the zoo. But their dream gift becomes a nightmare when darkness falls. No one comes and they're locked in with the most dangerous animal of all -- an escaped criminal. He's stalking their every move, determined to kidnap them for ransom -- or worse! There's no time to waste. They're desperate to escape. They'll try anything -- even Ellen's crazy science project on animal communication. Can they talk to the animals and summon help before it's too late?

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Junior Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1995

Award: Youth

A Mouse Called Wolf

by Dick King-Smith

Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name for such a little mouse. But the name fits. His favorite pastime is listening to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play the piano. If only he could sing along to the music!

One day, Wolf decides to try -- and to his surprise, out of his mouth comes a perfect melody.It's not long before Wolf is singing everything from "Three Blind Mice" to Chopin to the Beatles, all to Mrs. Honeybee's accompaniment. Then an accident leaves Mrs. Honeybee in danger, and it's up to Wolf to save her... the only way he knows how.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2000

Award: Youth

Cabin Fever

by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley is in big trouble.

School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Youth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

Boys don't keep diaries--or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid.

As Greg says in his diary, "Just don't expect me to be all 'Dear Diary' this and 'Dear Diary' that." Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won't do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Youth

Lassie Come-Home

by Eric Knight

Lassie, the prize dog of a humble household, is sold to a wealthy family when hard times befall her original owners. Taken hundreds of miles away, she does what many collies have done before her, she starts for home so that she can be faithful to a duty--that of meeting a boy by a schoolhouse gate.

There is something epic in Eric Knight's story of this dog and the saga of its weary trek, guided only by instinct. It is told with profound understanding, in moving prose. Marguerite Kirmse's illustrations blend into the spirit of one of the most poignant and best-loved dog stories in the world.

"This is more than a good dog-story; it may well be found, a long time hence, among the dog-stories that do not go out of print." So wrote May Lamberton Becker, reviewing the book in the fall of 1940, when it was published for the first time. Her prediction has been borne out.

The outstanding dog classic of all time, Lassie Come-Home has since appeared in twenty-five languages throughout the world. In 1942 an M-G-M movie based on the book launched the career of Elizabeth Taylor. In the spring of 1978 a new movie version was released, starring James Stewart, Alice Faye and Mickey Rooney and the best-loved dog of all time, the collie Lassie.

The book has been in print continually in various editions since the time of its first publication.

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1943

Award: Medal Winner

No More Dead Dogs

by Gordon Korman

Football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2003

Award: Intermediate


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