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Children’s Award

Summer Reading 2013 - Children's Award Winners

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan  
Applegate, Katherine
Call Number: J APPL
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack GantosDead End in Norvelt  
Gantos, Jack
Call Number: J GANT
 In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
Moon over Manifest by Clare  VanderpoolMoon over Manifest  
Vanderpool, Clare
Call Number: J VAND
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca SteadWhen You Reach Me  
Stead, Rebecca
Call Number: J STEA
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book  
Gaiman, Neil
Call Number: J GAIM
 An orphaned boy, Nobody Owens, is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: voices from a medieval village by Laura SchlitzGood Masters! Sweet Ladies!: voices from a medieval village  
Schlitz, Laura
Call Number: J 808.51 SCHL
A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan PatronThe Higher Power of Lucky  
Patron, Susan
Call Number: J PATR
Criss Cross by Lynne  PerkinsCriss Cross  
Perkins, Lynne
Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
Kira-kira by  Kira-kira  
Call Number: J KADO
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
The Tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread by Kate DiCamilloThe Tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread  
DiCamillo, Kate
Call Number: J DICA
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.