2011 Master List
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
Illinois' Children's Choice Award, Grades 4-8

Please Note: The numbers in parentheses indicate grade/interest level as determined by the Steering Committee for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award and are included to help guide readers to titles which may be most appropriate for them. To participate in the program registered organizations must provide participants access to at least 12 of the titles. Teachers, librarians and parents are encouraged to evaluate these books in order to determine their appropriateness to individual students and school communities.

The Alchemyst (Gr. 5-8)
The Hunger Game (Gr. 7-8)
All Shook Up (Gr. 5-8) Savvy (Gr. 5-8)
The Boy Who Dared (Gr. 6-8) The Mailbox (Gr. 5-8)
Chains (Gr. 6-8) Notes from the Midnight Driver (Gr. 7-8)
Diamond Willow (Gr. 4-7) Scarlett (Gr. 5-8)
11  Birthdays (Gr. 4-6) Scat (Gr. 6-8)
Fablehaven (Gr. 4-8) Schooled (Gr. 4-8)
Found (Gr. 4-8) Trouble (Gr. 7-8)
A Friendship for Today (Gr. 4-8) Waiting for Normal (Gr. 5-8)
The Great Wide Sea (Gr. 6-8) Yellow Star (Gr. 5-7)
   

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The Alchemyst
Scott, Michael
Delacorte, 2007 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * Author * Book * Official Book Site * Game

Book Trailer * Nicholas Flamel


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All Shook Up
Pearsall, Shelley
Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * For Teachers * Official Elvis Website * Author's Teacher Guide

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The Boy Who Dared
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Scholastic, 2008 (Gr. 6-8)

Author * Movie

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Chains
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Simon & Schuster, 2008 (Gr. 6-8)

Author * Book * NYC Revolutionary War 1 * 2

 

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Diamond Willow
Frost, Helen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008 (Gr. 4-7)

Author  1 * 2

Dog Sledding Videos * Diamond Willows * Animals Alaska



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11  Birthdays
Mass, Wendy
Scholastic, 2009 (Gr. 4-6)

Author

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Fablehaven
Mull, Brandon
Shadow Mountain, 2006 (Gr. 4-8)

Author * Game

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Found
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Simon & Schuster, 2008 (Gr. 4-8)

Author


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A Friendship for Today
McKissack, Patricia C.
Scholastic, 2007 (Gr. 4-8)

Book * Brown vs Board of Education

Polio 1 * 2 * 3

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The Great Wide Sea
Herlong, M.H.
Viking, 2008 (Gr. 6-8)

Author & Book * Author's Teacher Resource

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The Hunger Games
Collins, Suzanne
Scholastic, 2008 (Gr. 7-8)

Author * Book * Video Author Interview * Review

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The Mailbox
Shafer, Audrey
Delacorte, 2006 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * Author Bio * Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Notes from the Midnight Driver
Sonnenblick, Jordan
Scholastic, 2006 (Gr. 7-8)

Author * Booktalk * Video Booktalk

Quia Quiz * Teens Drunk Driving

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Savvy
Law, Ingrid
Dial, 2008 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * Video Interview * Book

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Scarlett
Cassidy, Cathy
Viking, 2006 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * Gypsies in Ireland

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Scat
Hiaasen, Carl
Knopf, 2009 (Gr. 6-8)

Author * Florida Panther 1 * 2 * Book


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Schooled
Korman, Gordon
Hyperion, 2007 (Gr. 4-8)

Author * Communes

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Trouble
Schmidt, Gary D.
Clarion, 2008 (Gr. 7-8)

Book * Discussion Questions * Mt. Katahdin

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Waiting for Normal
Connor, Leslie
HarperCollins, 2008 (Gr. 5-8)

Author * Author Interview * Review

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Yellow Star
Roy, Jennifer
Marshall Cavendish (Gr. 5-7)

Author * Lodz Getto 1 * 2

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