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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again) - Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726826
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing back up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

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A Perfect Day - Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626725362
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard.

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Big Cat, Little Cat - Elisha Cooper
ISBN: 9781626723719
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats

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All the Way to Havana - Margarita Engle; Mike Curato (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627796422
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday includes author's note about cars in Cuba.

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Blue Sky White Stars - Sarvinder Naberhaus; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803737006
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
A stirring poetic tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's symbols, history, landscape.

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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse - Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677541
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone; a duck has already set up digs, and boy, has that duck got it figured out!

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The Book of Mistakes - Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
As an artist creatively incorporates her slip-ups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress".

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Little Fox in the Forest - Stephanie Graegin
ISBN: 9780553537895
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world

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This House, Once - Deborah Freedman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481442848
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them, by exploring all the different elements of a house and where each came from, once.

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Tony - Ed Galing; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626723085
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
A lyrical tale by the late poet follows the simple and powerful tale of a boy, his horse and their enduring friendship

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Wolf in the Snow - Matthew Cordell
ISBN: 9781250076366
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm, they must find their way home.

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Mighty Moby - Barbara DaCosta; Ed Young (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316299367
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
The classic tale of the hunt for Moby Dick, the white whale, with a new twist.

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Egg - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062408723
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
Three little birds crack their way out of eggs and fly away, leaving one egg sitting all alone until the three chicks come back and discover a friendly baby alligator has finally hatched.

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A Greyhound, a Groundhog - Emily Jenkins; Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553498059
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
A tongue twister featuring a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog who work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around each other

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A Different Pond - Bao Phi; Thi Bui (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623708030
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way) - Patrick McDonnell (Artist)
ISBN: 9780316502467
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a while chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again

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Grand Canyon - Jason Chin
ISBN: 9781596439504
Publication Date: 2017-02-21
An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain

Target for grades 3-5

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Now - Antoinette Portis
ISBN: 9781626721371
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
Follows a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from holes she digs to the hugs she gives.

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Silent Days, Silent Dreams - Allen Say (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545927611
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
A fictional biography of James Castle, a deaf, autistic artist whose drawings hang in major museums throughout the world

Grades 3 to 7

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The Five Forms - Barbara McClintock
ISBN: 9781626722163
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
A little girl conjures increasingly destructive animals using Chinese martial art poses

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Lines - Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452156651
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
In this wordless book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or blade of a skate--and the magic flows there.

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Accident! - Andrea Tsurumi
ISBN: 9780544944800
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Accidents happen. And in this charming, hilarious debut picture book, Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don't have to be the end of the world

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Muddy - Michael Mahin; Evan Turk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481443494
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll.

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Lucia the Luchadora - Cynthia Leonor Garza; Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781576878279
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
Lucia's beloved abuela reveals a secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha tradition. Cloaked in a flashy disguise. Lucia acts the part of a superhero at recess! But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucian must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.

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That Is My Dream! - Langston Hughes; Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399550188
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares.

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Under the Umbrella - Catherine Buquet; Marion Arbona (Illustrator); Erin Woods (Translator)
ISBN: 9781772780161
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
On a cold windy day, a man with the stormy heart is soaked and he's going to be late. Outside a nearby patisseries, a little boy is gazing at the beautiful treats on display. When the wind snatched the man's umbrella and drops it at the child's feet, he stops to share a treat with the small boy.

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The Fog - Kyo Maclear; Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781770494923
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
When the fog arrives on his island, a bird with a passion for people watching sets out to discover if anyone else has noticed it taking over the island

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The Discovery of Ramen - Phil Amara; Oliver Chin; Juan Calle (Artist)
ISBN: 9781597021340
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
A red panda named Dao You takes students Emma and Ethan across the Pacific and back to learn the history of noodles.

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When's My Birthday? - Julie Fogliano; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626722934
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Told in the rhythm of a child's rapid fire inquiries, this infectious and effervescent selection touches on all of the hoops and dreams of a perfect birthday celebration.

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I Walk with Vanessa - Kerascoët
ISBN: 9781524769550
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
A picture book without words, but with images that speak volumes.

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Ruby's Chinese New Year - Vickie Y. Lee; Joey Chou (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250133380
Publication Date: 2017-12-26
Chinese New Year is a time for family to get together. Best shared one on one..

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Libba - Laura Veirs; Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452148571
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
As a child, Elizabeth Cotten, or Libba heard a song every where she went, reverberating through the clean North Carolina air around her home.

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Pablo and Birdy - Alison Mcghee; Ana Juan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481470261
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
Pablo, nearly ten, has many questions about his origins and how he arrived at Isla as a baby, but finding the answers may mean losing his lifetime companion, Birdy the parrot.

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Stolen Words - Melanie Florence; Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781772600377
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
A look at the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated indigenous children from their families and the beautiful, healing relationship a little girl with her grandfather.

 

Mock Contenders for Newbery Books 2018

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Scar Island - Dan Gemeinhart
ISBN: 9781338053845
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
Twelve year old Jonathan has been sent to Slabhenge Reformatory School for troubled boys-- an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising against the ocean. Grades 5th and up

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See You in the Cosmos - Jack Cheng
ISBN: 9780399186370
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Eleven year old Alex Petroski is determined to laugh his golden iPod into space, just like his hero Carl Sagan launched the Golden Record into space ages and ages ago. Instead, Alex and his dog, aptly named Carl Sagan, wind up on a road with unexpected (and awesome) traveling companions and more than one one eye detour.

Grades 4 and up

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Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan
ISBN: 9780399186219
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of the Wizard of Oz.

Grades 4 and up

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Train I Ride - Paul Mosier
ISBN: 9780062455734
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
Taking a train journey from her elderly grandmother's home in California to live in Chicago with an unknown relative, young Ryder holds a suitcase filled with memories and bonds with fellow passengers while seeking the hope and forgiveness she needs to start over.

Grades 4 to 6th

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The Ethan I Was Before - Ali Standish
ISBN: 9780062433381
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
Moving from Boston to small-town Georgia after losing his best friend in an accident, Ali bonds with Coral a girl with an outsized personality whose inclination towards colorful stories may be putting them both in danger.

Grades 4th and up

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The War I Finally Won - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 9780525429203
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life not he home front--

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How to Be an Elephant - Katherine Roy
ISBN: 9781626721784
Publication Date: 2017-09-19

 

Beyond the Bright Sea Newbery Medal Contender

 

Amina's Voice Newbery Contender

 

Forget Me Not Newbery Contender 2018

 

Classic Newbery Medal Book Winners

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Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670586752
Publication Date: 1944-09-18

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Roller Skates - Ruth Sawyer
ISBN: 9780670603107
Publication Date: 1936-01-01
Liberated for a year from her parents' restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedom in the care of her temporary guardians as she roller skates around the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.

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Roller Skates - Ruth Sawyer
ISBN: 9780670603107
Publication Date: 1936-01-01
Liberated for a year from her parents' restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedom in the care of her temporary guardians as she roller skates around the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.

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Thimble Summer - Elizabeth Enright (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805003062
Publication Date: 1990-01-15
Recounts the events of a nine-year-old farm girl in Wisconsin during a summer when a drought ends, her family adopts an orphan boy, a barn is built, and her pig wins a blue ribbon at the county fair.

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Miss Hickory - Carolyn Sherwin Bailey; Ruth Gannett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670479405
Publication Date: 1946-09-20
Relates the adventures of a country doll made of apple wood twig with a hickory nut head

 

What is the Caldecott Medal?

The following is directly quoted from the American Library Association's (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) website.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

Click here for a list of past Caldecott Medal and Honor Book Winners.

 

Caldecott Presentation

 

Caldecott Contenders Book Trailers

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Book Trailers for Mock  Caldecott Book Contenders

 

After the Fall Book Trailer

 

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

 

Newbery Medal Power Point

Newbery Caldecott Winners Chapter Books

The John Newbery Award is awarded each year by the American Library Association for the most distinguished book in children and  juvenile  literature.The Newbery Award Medal is named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery.

Newbery Medal

 

Newbery Medal Winners 1922 to Present

 

Mock Newbery Contenders for 2018

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Wishtree - Katherine Applegate
ISBN: 9781250043221
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.

Grades 4-8th

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Beyond the Bright Sea - Lauren Wolk
ISBN: 9781101994856
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Set adrift on the ocean in a small skiff as a newborn, twelve-year-old Crow embarks on a quest to find the missing pieces of history.

Grades 4th -8th

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Orphan Island - Laurel Snyder
ISBN: 9780062443410
Publication Date: 2017-05-30
On the island where one child is delivered each year while the eldest is taken away, nine children live under the leadership of a new elder, Jerry, who trains the latest newcomer and wonders what will happen when her own departure occurs.

Grades 3 to 6th

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Real Friends - Shannon Hale; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626724167
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in the The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top...even if it means bullying others.

Grades 3 to 6th. Graphic novel

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Hello, Universe - Erin Entrada Kelly; Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062414151
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

Grades 3 to 7th

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Lucky Broken Girl - Ruth Behar
ISBN: 9780399546440
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
A semi-biographical story about a multiracial girl's coming of age in the 1960s describes how Cuban-Jewish Ruthie Mizrahi emigrated with her family from Castro's Cuba to New York, where a devastating accident challenges her perception about mortality and strength.

Grades 4 to 6th

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The Goldfish Boy - Lisa Thompson
ISBN: 9781338053920
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Suffering from a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder that prevents him from going to school and subjects him to terrible episodes, Matthew is challenged to step outside of his insular world when he realizes he is the last person who saw a missing toddler.

Grades 4 to 6th

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I Am Calliope June - Elliah Terry
ISBN: 9781250096272
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
When her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong at her latest middle school, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette syndrome and the embarrassment it can cause.

Grades 4 and up

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Patina - Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 9781481450188
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons

Grades 5-8th

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Princess Cora and the Crocodile - Laura Amy Schlitz; Brian Floca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763648220
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine.

Grades 1-4th Grade Early Chapter

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Amina's Voice - Hena Khan; Abigail Dela Cruz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481492065
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Amina, a Pakistani-American Muslim girl, struggles to stay true to her family's culture while dealing with the vandalism of the local Islamic Center and the mosque and her best friend Soojin's new friendship with their former nemesis.

Grades 4 to 6th

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The End of the Wild - Nicole Helget
ISBN: 9780316245111
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
Eleven year old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes the her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could be threatened.

Grades 4 and up

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Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes - Mary E. Lambert
ISBN: 9780545931991
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
Seventh grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers-but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix it all grandmother.

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Wed Wabbit - Lissa Evans
ISBN: 9781338185270
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Fidge (short for Iphigenia), her mother, and little sister Minnie, (short for Minerva) are getting read for an outdoor vacation when something terrible occurs.

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The Parker Inheritance - Varian Johnson
ISBN: 9780545946179
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Part historical fiction, part critical problem solving exercise, and part suspenseful mystery.

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Spin the Golden Light Bulb - Jackie Yeager
ISBN: 9781944995447
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Eleven year old Kia Krumpet is a young inventor who deals of going to a school where her STEM dreams will flourish.

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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies - Joyce Sidman
ISBN: 9780544717138
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Under the tutelage of her stepfather, artist Jacob Marrel, a young teen Maria Sibylla Merian developed her artistic talent and found ways to combine it where interest and careful observations of caterpillars, moths, and butterflies.

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The Witch Boy - Molly Knox Ostertag
ISBN: 9781338089523
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
In thirteen year old Aster's family, all the girls are raised as witches, while boys group up to be shapeshifters. Graphic novel

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Dragon's Green - Scarlett Thomas
ISBN: 9781481497848
Publication Date: 2017-05-30
The first book in a middle school series about three young heroes who go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world.

Grades 4th and up

 

Real Friends Book Trailer

 

Past Newbery Trailers

 

Past Newbery Trailers

 

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Trailer

 

Hello Universe Newbery Contender 2018

 

Classic Newbery Medal Book Winners!

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Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780027136708
Publication Date: 1973-11-01
Adventures of an eleven year old Tom Boy living in Wisconsin in 1864

 

Caldecott Contenders

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Pandora - Victoria Turnbull; Frances Lincoln Editors (Other Primary Creator)
ISBN: 9780544947337
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Pandora the fox lives alone in a junk yard and no one ever comes to visit, until one day, she rescues an injured bird that falls from the sky and nurses him back to health, and as thanks, the bird helps to transform the landscape of Pandora's home.

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The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! - Carmen Agra Deedy; Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545722889
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silence populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state

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Life - Cynthia Rylant; Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481451628
Publication Date: 2017-06-27
There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals-including elephants, monkeys, whales and more--Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity.

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The Antlered Ship - Dashka Slater; Terry Fan (Illustrator); Eric Fan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481451611
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
An inquisitive fox joins a flock of courageous pigeons and a herd of hungry deer, setting sail in search of a wonderful island and finding friendship on the way.

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Windows - Julia Denos; E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690359
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down your street around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighborhoods as families come together and folks settle for the night.

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All Ears, All Eyes - Richard Jackson; Katherine Tillotson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481415712
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
As darkness falls in the forest, animals hoot, chirp, whirl and bark, lulling drowsy children to sleep.

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Don't Blink! - Tom Booth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250117366
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
A girl and her animal friends challenge the reader to a staring contest in this interactive picture book

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Ice Boy - David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763682033
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
A little ice cube tires of a life spent helping others cool their drinks before venturing out under the sun and heading to the beach, where his edges begin to blur.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316341578
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.

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Rosie and Crayon - Inc. Peter Pauper Press (Created by)
ISBN: 9781441322876
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
When Rosie's dog Crayon dies all the color in her world seems to fade to grey, but after she helps a little boy find his cat she suddenly realizes that her heart is open to love again, which helps bring the beautiful colors back into her life.

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Why Am I Me? - Paige Britt; Sean Qualls (Illustrator); Selina Alko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338053142
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters--who don't realize they are thinking and asking the same questions--beautiful celebration of humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.

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The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors - Drew Daywalt; Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062438898
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
This laugh out loud hilarious picture book is about the fictional warriors who invented a classic childhood game.

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Jabari Jumps - Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678388
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
After he passes his swimming test, little Jabari decides he's ready to try jumping off the diving board, but when the big women arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump.

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Nothing Rhymes with Orange - Adam Rex
ISBN: 9781452154435
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything-until Apple invents a new word.

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This Is How We Do It - Matt Lamothe
ISBN: 9781452150185
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Follows he daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different and similar throughout the world.

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Life on Mars - Jon Agee
ISBN: 9780399538520
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
A young astronaut is sure there is life to be found on Mars. He sets off on a solitary mission, determined to prove [it]. But when he arrives, equipped with a package of cupcakes as a gift, he sees nothing but a barren planet. Finally, he spies a single flower and packs it away as proof that here is indeed life on Mars. But he settles in for the journey home, he cracks open his cupcakes to discover that someone had eaten them all!

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Noisy Night - Mac Barnett; Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439672
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
A clever picture book about a multi-level apartment building's occupants and their many nighttime noises.

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In the Middle of Fall - Kevin Henkes; Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062573124
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall-autumn colors, changes in plants...and wind, which soon leads to the next season.

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Her Right Foot - Dave Eggers; Eiko Ojala (Illustrator); Shawn Harris (Artist)
ISBN: 9781452162812
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. When they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Target for grades 3 and up

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Nina - Alice Brière-Haquet; Bruno Liance (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580898270
Publication Date: 2017-11-28
Black and white illustrations introduce music legend Nina Simone, depicting her career and the trials she faced as an African American woman.

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I Am a Cat - Galia Bernstein
ISBN: 9781419726439
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
A simple housecoat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't measure up. He doesn't have Lion's mane or Cheetah's spots. He doesn't sleep in trees like a Panther or climb mountains like Puma.

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If I Had a Horse - Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626729087
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
Beautifully illustrated book about a girl imagining what it be like to have a horse

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Town Is by the Sea - Joanne Schwartz; Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554988716
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
Throughout his day, a young boy thinks of his father who is working in the coal mine that is located under the ocean.

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Waiting for Goliath - Antje Damm (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781776571413
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
While waiting for his friend Goliath, Bear ignores the suggestion made by other animals that Goliath will never arrive.

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Out of Wonder - Kwame Alexander; Chris Colderley; Marjory Wentworth; Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763680947
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Grades 4 to 7th

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Walk with Me - Jairo Buitrago; Elisa Amado (Translator); Rafael Yockteng (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554988570
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
A girl is accompanied by a large ( possibly imaginary) lion through the streets and hills of an unspecified Lain American country.

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Round - Joyce Sidman; Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544387614
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
Sidman offers a fresh way to view shapes and the natural world through circular object

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In Your Hands - Carole Boston Weatherford; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481462938
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
In a poignant prayer, a black mother lists her hopes and dreams for her young son.

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Kate, Who Tamed the Wind - Liz Garton Scanlon; Lee White (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781101934791
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Young Kate helps tame the wind that disrupts the life of a man living atop a steep hill by planting a stand of aspen trees.

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The Crooked Sixpence - Jennifer Bell; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553498431
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
Ivy Sparrow and her big brother Seb discover a city beneath London where ordinary objects have magical powers.

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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day - Beatrice Alemagna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062657602
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Sent outside on a rainy day by a mom who tries to pry him away from a video game, a little boy is dismayed when his handheld game falls into a pond before encounters with giant snails, wet mushrooms and other elements awaken him to the sensory aspects of nature.

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Before She Was Harriet - Lesa Cline-Ransome; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823420476
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman, she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom not he Underground Railroad. As Minty, she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

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The Road Home - Katie Cotton; Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419723742
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
Animals teach their young how to find home in the forest.

 

Mock Contenders for Newbery Medal Books 2018

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You Go First - Erin Entrada Kelly
ISBN: 9780062414182
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
An outline Scrabble game is more than a pastime, it's a lifetime for middle schoolers Charlotte and Ben.
Grades 4 to 6th

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The Rise of the Jumbies - Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 9781616206659
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
When a number of local kids go missing, Corinne La Mer, who is part jumbie and the target of unjust suspicion, sets out on a dangerous journey to find them.

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The Song from Somewhere Else - A. F. Harrold; Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681194011
Publication Date: 2017-07-03

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Hello, Universe - Erin Entrada Kelly; Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062414151
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Introverted Virgil Salinas is tricked by the appropriately named Chet Bullens into falling down a well, with only his guinea pig.

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine - Mark Twain; Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553523225
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
Johnny is given seeds that help him to talk to animals he sets out on an adventure to search for a missing prince.

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Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring - Angela Cervantes
ISBN: 9781338159318
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Paloma Marquez isn't too excited about her first trip to Mexico. Her Mom has a fellowship and has dragged Paloma along to introduce her to her father's heritage. Father is annoyed she has to study Spanish in summer school instead of heading to the beach with friends. Despite her low expectations, she quickly makes some intriguing friends and gets involved in a mystery allowing her to emulate her favorite protagonistLulu Pennywhistle. The mystery revolves around Frida Kahlo.

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Funny Girl - Betsy Bird (Editor)
ISBN: 9780451477316
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Presents a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, and comic strips.

 

Her Right Foot Caldecott Contender 2018

 

A Different Pond by Bao Contender Caldecott

 

Wolf in the Snow Caldecott Contender

 

The War Saved My Life Newbery Winner!

 

Classic Newbery Medal Book Winners!

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King of the Wind - Marguerite Henry; Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780027436297
Publication Date: 1990-11-01
Traces the progression of Sham, a Moroccan horse, from its days as a carter's horse in France, to thoroughbred champion as the Godolphin Arabian at Newmarket, England, and the mute boy who cared for it all its life.
Genre:Stories told by animals

Ginger Pye - Eleanor Estes
ISBN: 9781557360564
Publication Date: 1987-10-01
When the Pye family's puppy, Ginger, disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the children are convinced that he has been abducted by a stranger in a yellow hat.

Ginger Pye - Eleanor Estes
ISBN: 9781557360564
Publication Date: 1987-10-01
When the Pye family's puppy, Ginger, disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the children are convinced that he has been abducted by a stranger in a yellow hat.

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