Browse Books by Year

Ten to Fourteen

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

THE BEST MAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
PECK
Author's First Name: 
RICHARD
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Growing up is hard but Archer has three great men to look up to, his grandfather, his father and his uncle. Archer navigates elementary school and middle school with humor while getting gentle guidance from the men in his life. When he discovers his uncle and student teacher Mr. McLeod are a couple things get interesting. Matter-a-fact and moving this is a timely book about the limitless definition of love.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Connor
Author's First Name: 
Leslie
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Perry has grown up in a minimum security prison with his mother and a family of inmates. It’s been a warm and loving experience, although he is aware of how different his “family” is from those on the outside. Then assistant district attorney learns of this unusual arrangement and arranges for him to be placed in foster care. Perry feels like a fish out of water and struggles to adjust to a new world while desperately missing his mother. Add in a class project, bullies at school and a very important parole hearing and Perry will have to work hard to rise to the top.

MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Carter
Author's First Name: 
Caela
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
3/8/16

 Ten days before her 13th birthday, Zylynn is plucked from The Children Inside the Light and made to live with a man claiming to be her father. Told through the eyes of a confused child, this is a thought-provoking story about family and cults.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PETE SEEGER

Cover image of Let Your Voice Be Heard
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Silvey
Author's First Name: 
Anita
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2016

 The life and legacy of the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger and the continuing relevance of his commitment to social and political change is respectfully conveyed in Silvey’s dynamic, well-sourced biography.

PAX

PAX
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennybacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Klassen
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A boy is made to abandon his pet fox when his father goes off to war. Both the boy and the fox must learn about survival and responsibility as they travel in new directions and forge new communities.

THE SEVENTH MOST IMPORTANT THING

Seventh Most Important Thing
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pearsall
Author's First Name: 
Shelley
Publisher: 
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In 1963 Washington D.C. Arthur Owens is angry and confused as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his dad and his community service with the local Junk Man. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton.

THE NEST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oppel
Author's First Name: 
Kenneth
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2015

 Steve’s baby brother is unwell, and an eerie wasp-like creature promises to ease Steve’s anxieties. This chilling tale will grips brave readers with its palpable tension; hazy graphite illustrations enhance our unease as the story builds to frenzied conflict.

MY SENECA VILLAGE

African-American girl - historical picture
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Author's First Name: 
Marilyn
Publisher: 
Namelos
Publication Date: 
2015

 Exquisitely crafted vignettes about the 19th century community of African-American property owners in Manhattan. These fictional poems paint rich portraits based on real citizens from a lost moment of American history.

BREAKTHROUGH!: HOW THREE PEOPLE SAVED "BLUE BABIES" AND CHANGED MEDICINE FOREVER

an operation
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murphy
Author's First Name: 
Jim
Publisher: 
HMH (Clarion)
Publication Date: 
2015

The story of three medical innovators who are given the recognition they deserve: Dr. Alfred Blalock, a renowned surgeon along with Vivien Thomas, a largely self taught African-American lab assistant and Dr. Helen Taussing, a pediatrician, whose work saved babies with heart defects from certain death. Thomas faced racial prejudice and Taussing faced sexism in the world of 1944.

 

THE OCTOPUS SCIENTISTS

Octopus
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Montgomery
Author's First Name: 
Sy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Keith
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Ellenbogen
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Amazingly intelligent octopuses have personalities that charm psychologist Jennifer Mather and her team in French Polynesia as the scientists strive to learn more about the octopuses’ habits and emotions. A fascinating and well laid out book with gorgeous color photos.

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