Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award: 2018 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.

The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Beneath by Roland Smith

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre


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