Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award: 2016 Master List

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy Cavanaugh

Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody

Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Hidden by Helen Frost

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

See You at Harry’s by Johanna Knowles

Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steven Sheinkin

Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

The President Has Been Shot by James L. Swanson

Three Times Lucky by Sheila  Turnage


Around Town

Check out these events around town…

June 17 – Gaming Night @ Rock Island Public Library

June 17 – Magic: The Gathering Club @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 17 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 17 – Create Your Own Guitar Poster @ River Valley District Library

June 18 – Young Adult Thursday Theater @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 18 – Tween Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 18 – Tie Dye  @ East Moline Public Library 

June 20 – Advanced Comic Book Design @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 22 – Otaku Afternoon @ Bettendorf Public Library


June 22 – Random Fandom @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 23 – Superhero Roleplaying @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 23 – Extreme Hula Hooping @ River Valley District Library



What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas
Jane’s summer romance with Handel Davies, one of the town bad boys, helps her start to heal after being held at knifepoint during an armed robbery last winter. But bad boys have secrets.

Creed by Trisha Leaver
After their car breaks down, three friends take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. But they soon discover that not everything is as it seem.

The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
Maddy and Gabe have been partners for years—but only on the ice as skating partners. When their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, they may have to admit they feel more than they’re willing to admit.

Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Braden believes in God. But with his brother estranged and his father accused of murder, he faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra
Gigi, Bette, and June, are students at an elite ballet school. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.


Next Week

Monday, June 15 @ 6:00
Turn a plain cupcake into a work of art in Superhero Cupcake Wars. Cupcakes will be judged on creativity and design. Compete in teams of up to three for a chance to win prizes. Ages 11-18. Registration is required by calling the Library at 309-524-2470.

Friday, June 19 @ 2:00 to 4:00
The Hero Movie Series feature will be Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief. Free popcorn!

Featured Series

Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

1) Lockdown

2) Solitary

3) Death Sentence

4) Fugitives

5) Execution

Around Town

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Scarlett is a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, who takes on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. A case involving evil genies and ancient curses, however, hits a little too close to home.

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Stewart is brilliant but socially clueless. Ashley is popular but her grades stink. When Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom, they think they have nothing in common. But they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman
The year is 1972, and Nani has moved from Hawaii to Santa Monica after her father’s death. Now she must adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.

Alchemy’s Daughter by Mary A. Osborne
Santina Pietra is seventeen in medieval San Gimignano and in love with Calandrino. But Trotula, the village midwife, challenges her to forget Calandrino and become the woman she is meant to be.

Tracers by J.J. Howard
A New York City bike messenger runs into a beautiful stranger who quickly disappears. But when he keeps seeing her around, he knows there’s something more.