Young Reader's Choice Award Favorites
Annotation:2006 winner. It's great when kids and adults all agree that a book is terrific. This won the Newbery Medal as well.
Annotation:2005 winner. Two orphan brothers on the run in Venice, Italy, find help and protection with the Thief Lord, who is just a kid himself.
Annotation:1998 winner. With their beloved Miss Jewell away on maternity leave, Wayside school kids get some very strange substitute teachers. One sub has three nostrils. Another has three ears. The extra nostril sucks up children's voices. The extra ear can hear their thoughts.
Annotation:1979 winner and Newbery Medal winner too. A black family you'll love, living in the terrible days of segregation but standing up and speaking out every chance they get.
Annotation:1974 winner. Here's another one where kids agree with the Newbery Award. This classic tale of superintelligent rats won the Newbery medal in 1972.
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Kids choose the books that win this Pacific Northwest Library Association award. It began in 1940; here are some of our lasting favorites.
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