2013 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.

Anything but Typical (Gr. 5-8)
Love, Aubrey (Gr. 4-7)
As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth (Gr. 6-8) Ninth Ward (Gr. 5-8)
Black Radishes (Gr. 5-8) One Crazy Summer (Gr. 6-8)
Born to Fly (Gr. 4-7) Out of My Mind (Gr. 4-8)
Bounce (Gr. 7-8) Shooting Kabul (Gr. 4-8)
Countdown (Gr. 5-8) Smile (Gr. 4-8)
Dark Life (Gr. 5-8) The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Gr. 4-8)
The Graveyard Book (Gr. 5-8) Trash (Gr. 7-8)
How to Survive Middle School (Gr. 4-8) Turtle in Paradise (Gr. 4-6)
Inside Out & Back Again (Gr. 4-8) The Year Money Grew on Trees (Gr. 5-8)

Anything but Typical
Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Simon & Schuster, 2009 (Gr. 5-8)

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As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth
Perkins, Lynne Rae
Greenwillow, 2010 (Gr. 6-8)

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Black Radishes
Meyer, Susan Lynn
Delacorte, 2010 (Gr. 5-8)

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Born to  Fly
Ferrari, Michael
Delacorte, 2009 (Gr. 4-7)

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Bounce
Friend, Natasha
Scholastic, 2007 (Gr. 7-8)

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Countdown
Wiles, Deborah
Scholastic, 2010 (Gr. 5-8)

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Author * 60s Videos & Songs

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Dark Life
Falls, Kat
Scholastic, 2010 (Gr. 5-8)

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The Graveyard Book
Gaiman, Neil
Harper Collins, 2008 (Gr. 5-8)

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How to Survive Middle School
Gephart, Donna
Delacorte, 2010 (Gr. 4-8)

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Inside Out & Back Again
Lai, Thanhha
Harper Collins, 2011 (Gr. 4-8)

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Author * Author interview

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Love, Aubrey
LaFleur, Suzanne
Random House, 2009 (Gr. 4-7)

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Ninth Ward
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Little, Brown, 2010 (Gr. 5-8)

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One Crazy Summer
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Amistad, 2010 (Gr. 6-8)

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Author * SLJ article

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Out of My Mind
Draper, Sharon M.
Atheneum, 2010 (Gr. 4-8)

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Shooting Kabul
Senzai, N. H.
Simon & Schuster, 2010 (Gr. 4-8)

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Smile
Telgemeier, Raina
Graphix, 2010 (Gr. 4-8)

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Angleberger, Tom
Amulet, 2010 (Gr. 4-8)

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Trash
Mulligan, Andy
Random House, 2010 (Gr. 7-8)

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Turtle in Paradise
Holm, Jennifer L.
Random House, 2010 (Gr. 4-6)

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Author * Hurricane 1 * 2

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The Year Money Grew on Trees
Hawkins, Aaron
Houghton Mifflin, 2010 (Gr. 5-8)

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