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Early Childhood

THE OBAMAS: A LIFT-THE-FLAP BOOK illustrated by Violet Lemay (ISBN: 978-1-9474-5882-6 | 9.95)

  • SCBWI 2019 Reading List

THIS IS ME by Jamie Lee Curtis (ISBN: 978-0-7611-8011-1 | 16.95)

  • Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award, 2017-2018 list

Middle Grade/Chapter Book

OWLING by Mark Wilson (ISBN: 978-1-6121-2962-4 | 18.95)

  • NYPL Best Book of 2019

THE BECKET LIST by Adele Griffin (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0790-8 | 7.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Intermediate Level 2020, TOP PICK

HURRICANE SEASON by Nicole Melleby (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0906-3 | 16.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Junior Level 2020, TOP PICK

ANNA STRONG AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR CULPER SPY RING by Enigma Alberti (ISBN: 978-1-5235-0794-8 | 9.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Intermediate Level 2020

THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER'S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD'S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID by Dylan Thuras (ISBN: 978-1-5235-0354-4 | 19.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Intermediate Level 2019

MASON JAR SCIENCE  by Jonathon Adolph (ISBN: 978-1-6121-2986-0 | 14.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Intermediate Level 2019

GODS AND HEROES  by Korwin Briggs (ISBN: 978-1-5235-0378-0 | 19.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Junior Level 2019, Recognized with a Starred Review as the "Best of the Best"

A POSSIBILITY OF WHALES  by Karen Rivers (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0723-6 | 8.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Junior Level 2019

LEAVING CHINA: AN ARTIST PAINTS HIS WWII CHILDHOOD  by James McMullan (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0255-2 | 19.95)

  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2015 list (*recognized for Outstanding Merit)

THE SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE  by Brian Farrey (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0505-8 | $6.95)

  • Indiana Young Hoosiers Award long list, 2018-2019
  • Minnesota Book Award, 2016 list
  • Wisconsin Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, 2017 list
  • Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Division I (3rd-5th grade) Award Nominee 2020

CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR  by Avi (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0359-7 | $8.95)

  • Wisconsin Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, 2016 list

WHO WINS?  by Clay Swartz (ISBN: 978-0-7611-8544-4 | $14.95)

  • Texas Library Association Topaz Reading List, 2017

FEARSOME CREATURES OF THE LUMBERWOODS  by Hal Johnson (ISBN: 978-1-5235-0121-2 | $8.95)

  • South Dakota Children’s Book Award Prairie Pasque list, 2017-2018
  • Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award, 2017-2018 list
  • Indiana Young Hoosiers Award long list, 2018-2019

THE GIRL IN THE WELL IS ME  by Karen Rivers (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0569-0 | $6.95)

  • Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award list, 2017-2018
  • Indiana Young Hoosiers Award long list, 2018-2019

THE JUMBIES  by Tracey Baptiste (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0414-3 | $7.95)

  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award, 2017-2018 list
  • Massachusetts Children’s Book Award list, 2018
  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2016 list

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON  by Kelly Barnhill (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0567-6 | $9.95)

  • Texas Library Association’s Bluebonnet list, 2017
  • Vermont Dorothy Canfield Award list, 2017-2018
  • Wisconsin’s WSRA Just One More Page, 2017 list
  • Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award list, 2017-2018
  • North Carolina YA Book Award, Middle School list, 2017-2018
  • Hawaii Nēnē Award list, 2018
  • Great Texas Mosquito List for the 2019-2020
  • Indiana Young Hoosiers Award long list, 2018-2019
  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2017 list
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award, 2018-2019 list
  • Louisiana Young Readers Choice List, 2019
  • Charlotte Huck Book Award 2017 Honor

SPY ON HISTORY: MARY BOWSER AND THE CIVIL WAR SPY RING  by Enigma Alberti (ISBN: 978-0-7611-8739-4 | $12.95)

  • Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award, 2017-2018 list

THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth (ISBN: 978-1-61620-483-9 | $6.95)

  • Vermont's 2015-2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award master list
  • Louisiana 2017 Readers' Choice Award list

THREE RING RASCALS: THE SHOW MUST GO ON! by Kate Klise and Illustrations by Sarah Klise (ISBN: 978-1-61620-244-6 | $5.95)

  • Kansas City Great Kids Can Read/KC3, 2015 list
  • Virginia Readers Choice, 2015-16 list
  • Oklahoma Library Association “Not Quite Sequoyah,” 2016 list

THE WITCH'S BOY by Kelly Barnhill (ISBN: 978-1-61620-351-1 | $16.95)

  • Minnesota Book Award, 2015 list
  • Capitol Choices, 2015 list
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2015-2016 list

THE TIME FETCH by Amy Herrick (ISBN: 978-1-61620-453-2 | $6.95)

  • New York State Reading Association  Charlotte Award, 2016 list

ANTON AND CECIL: CATS AT SEA by Lisa Martina and Valerie Martin (ISBN: 978-1-61620-456-3 | $6.95)

  • Great Stone Face Children’s Book Award (New Hampshire), 2015-2016 list

Young Adult


IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE  by Susan Kaplan Carlton (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0860-8 | $17.95)

  • 2020 Sydney Taylor Notable Book
  • Rise: A Feminist Book Project 2020 list
  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Senior Level 2020

(DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY  by Kelly Jensen (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0781-6 | $16.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Senior Level 2019
  • 2019 Schnieder Family Book Award Honor
  • Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2019

HERE TO STAY  by Sara Farizan (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0700-7 | $17.95)

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle Senior Level 2019
  • 2019 Rainbow List: Young Adult
  • 2019 Project Lit Inlusion

VOTES FOR WOMEN by Winifred Conkling (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0734-2)

  • Capitol Choices, 2019 list

RADIOACTIVE  by Winifred Conkling (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0641-3 | $10.95)

  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2017 list

WRECKED  by Maria Padian (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0624-6 | $9.95)

  • Vermont Dorothy Green Mountain Book Award list, 2017-2018
  • Maine Lupine Book Award, 2017

A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON  by Samantha Mabry (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0521-8 | $9.95)

  • Texas Library Association Tayshas Reading List, 2017
  • Texas Library Association Spirit of Texas High School Program, 2017
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah High School, 2018 list

HIT COUNT by Chris Lynch (ISBN: 978-1-6162-0250-7 | $9.95)

  • Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award List, 2018

CHOOSING COURAGE by Peter Collier (ISBN: 978-1-5796-5596-9 | $8.95)

  • Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award List, 2017-2018
  • Texas Library Association Topaz Reading List, 2017
  • Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2016 list

THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise (ISBN: 978-1-61620-482-2 | $9.95)

  • Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, 2015-2016 master list

GO! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd (ISBN: 978-0-76117-219-2 | $17.95)

  • Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah, 2016 list

 PASSENGER ON THE PEARL: THE TRUE STORY OF EMILY EDMONSONS'S FLIGHT FROM SLAVERY by Winifred Conkling (ISBN: 978-1-61620-196-8 | $17.95)

  • New York State Reading Association  Charlotte Award, 2016 list

IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan (ISBN: 978-1-61620-455-6 | $9.95)

  • Illinois' Abraham Lincoln Award, 2016 master list (as chosen by the student panel!)

TELL ME AGAIN HOW A CRUSH SHOULD FEEL by Sara Farizan (ISBN: 978-1-61620-284-2 | $16.95)

  • Capitol Choices, 2015 list 
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), 2015 list

JACKABY by William Ritter (ISBN: 978-1-61620-353-5 | $16.95)

  • Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, 2015-2016 list
  • Florida Teen Reads (FAME), 2015-2016 list
  • Mississippi Magnolia Award, 2016 list
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Intermediate, 2017 list
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award for YA, 2017 list
  • Connecticut Nutmeg Award for Teens, 2017 list
  • The Children's Literature Association of Utah Beehive Award for YA, 2017 list
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for High School, 2016-2017 list
  • Land of Enchantment Black Bear Award (New Mexico), 2016-2017 list

THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (ISBN: 978-1-61620-372-6 | $17.95)

  • Texas Library Association Tayshas Reading List, 2016
  • Capitol Choices, 2016 list

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