"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Saturday, October 4, 2014


  • Laurie Halse AndersonThe Impossible Knife of Memory (Viking/ Penguin Group (USA))
  • Gail GilesGirls Like Us (Candlewick Press)
  • Carl HiaasenSkink—No Surrender (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/ Random House)
  • Kate MilfordGreenglass House (Clarion Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Eliot SchreferThreatened (Scholastic Press)
  • Steve SheinkinThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
    (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
  • Andrew Smith100 Sideways Miles (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • John Corey WhaleyNoggin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • Deborah WilesRevolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic Press)
  • Jacqueline WoodsonBrown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))
October 15th- The finalists will be announced.
November 19th- The winners will be announced.

My favorite of the list: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson,

I've read six of the books. The three of the other four, by Hiaasen, Milford, and Wiles, have a target audience of middle grade students.

Do you have a favorite on the list?

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