tumblegif.gif

Summer Reading List - Rotolo Middle School 2017

 

Featured New Titles in the Youth Services Department

 

Monarch Award Nominees 2017 | Bluestem Award Nominees 2017 | Rebecca Caudill Nominees 2017 |

 

 


monarchLogo.jpg

Monarch Award Nominees 2017

 

Illinois

MONARCH AWARD

2017 MASTER LIST

 

The Monarch Award is designed to encourage Illinois children to read critically and to become familiar with children’s books, authors and illustrators.

The award is named for the Monarch Butterfly and symbolizes the growth, change and freedom that characterize the emergent reader. The Monarch Award is given annually to an author and/or illustrator of a book voted as their favorite by participating K-3 children in Illinois.

 

   Author                                                 Illustrator                                Title                                           Publisher

 

Santat, Dan

Santat, Dan

Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, The

Little, Brown

Shea, Bob

Nick Bruel

Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

Hyperion

Cox, Lynne

Brian Floca

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Schwartz & Wade

Lang, Suzanne

Max Lang

Families, Families, Families!

Random House

DiPucchio, Kelly

Christian Robinson

Gaston

Atheneum Books

Reynolds, Peter H.
& Paul A. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds

Going Places

 

Atheneum Books

Yim, Natasha

Grace Zong

Goldy Luck and the Three
Pandas

Charlesbridge

Butterworth,
Christine

Lucia Gaggiotti

How Did That Get In My
Lunchbox?

Candlewick Press

 

Ludwig, Trudy

Patrice Barton

Invisible Boy, The

Alfred A. Knopf

Applegate,
Katherine

G. Brian Karas

Ivan: The Remarkable True
Story of the Shopping Mall
Gorilla

Clarion Books

Davis, Kathryn
Gibbs

Gilbert Ford

 

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt

Meyer, Susan

Eric Velasquez

New Shoes

Holiday House

Paul, Miranda

Elizabeth Zunon

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Millbrook Press

Hale, Shannon &
Dean Hale

LeUyen Pham

Princess In Black, The

Candlewick Press

 

Beaty, Andrea

David Roberts

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Abrams Books

Byrne, Richard

Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My Dog

Henry Holt and Co.

Burleigh, Robert

Wendell Minor

Trapped!: A Whale’s Rescue
Charlesbridge

Willems, Mo

Mo Willems

Waiting Is Not Easy!

Hyperion

Walker, Sally M.

Jonathan D. Voss

Winnie: The True Story of the
Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the Pooh

Henry Holt and Co.

Dyckman, Ame

Zachariah OHora

Wolfie the Bunny

Little, Brown, and Co.

 

 

Top

 


 

Bluestem Award Nominees 20172013BluestemAwardMasterList.jpg

 

Illinois

BLUESTEM AWARD

2017 MASTER LIST

 

The Bluestem Award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. The award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists. Children who have read or had read to them at least 4 of the 20 Master List titles are eligible to vote in February at participating schools. The winner will be announced in April during National Library Week.The award is named in honor of Big Bluestem which is the state prairie grass.

 

 

Author                                                                   Title                                             Publisher                        Date

 

Lisa Graff

Absolutely Almost

Philomel Books

2014

Matt Tavares

Becoming Babe Ruth

Candlewick Press

2015


Kate Messner

Brilliant Fall of

Gianna Z., The
Walker

2009

Marcia Wells / Marcus Calo

Eddie Red Undercover:

Mystery on Museum Mile

Houghton Mifflin

Harcourt

2014

Cece Bell El Deafo

Amulet Books

2014

Jennifer L. Holm

Fourteenth Goldfish, The

Random House

2014

Dan Gutman

Genius Files, The:

Mission Unstoppable

Harper

2011

Tamera Will Wissinger /

Matthew Cordell

Gone Fishing:

A Novel in Verse

Houghton Mifflin

2013

Louise Borden

Journey that Saved

Curious George, The

Houghton Mifflin

2005

Rachel Vail / Matthew Cordell

Justin Case: School,

Drool, and other Daily Disasters

Feiwel and Friends

2010 

Judith Viorst / Kevin Cornell Lulu’s Mysterious Mission

Atheneum Books

for Young Readers

2014

Dana Alison Levy

Misadventures of the

Family Fletcher, The

A Yearling Book

2015

Robert C. O’Brien /

Zena Bernstein

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats

of NIMH

Atheneum

1971

Katherine Roy

Neighborhood Sharks:

Hunting with the Great Whites

of California’s Farallon Islands

David Macaulay Studio/

Roaring Brook Press

2014

Ann M. Martin

Rain Reign

Feiwel and Friends

2014 

John Hendrix

Shooting at the Stars:

the Christmas Truce of 1914

Abrams Books

for Young Readers

2014

Andrea Davis Pinkney /

J. Brian Pinkney

Sit In: How Four Friends

Stood Up by Sitting Down

Little, Brown

2010

Brandon Mull

Spirit Animals: Wild Born

Scholastic, Inc.

2013

Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting

Farrar, Straus, Giroux

1975

Kimberly Bradley Brubaker

War that Saved my Life, The

Dial Books

for Young Readers

2015


 

Top

 


 Caudill Author and BookLogo.png

Rebecca Caudill Nominees 2017

 

Illinois 

REBECCA CAUDILL AWARD

2017 NOMINEE LIST

 

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award was established in 1987 in honor of children’s writer Rebecca Caudill, a longtime resident of Urbana, Illinois. To be eligible to vote in February, students must be in the 4th through 8th grades, have read or listened to at least 3 books on the list and attend a participating school.

 

Author                                                Title                                                                           Publisher                  Date

 

Alexander, Kwame

The Crossover

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2014 

Auxier, Jonathan

The Night Gardener

Abrams

2014

Bradley, Kimberly
Brubaker

The War that Saved My Life

Dial

2015

Draper, Sharon

Stella by Starlight

Atheneum

2015

Hoffman, Alice

Nightbird

Wendy Lamb 2015

Holczer, Tracy

The Secret Hum of a Daisy

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

2014 

Holm, Jennifer L.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Random House

2014

Holt, K.A.

Rhyme Schemer

Chronicle

2014

Hopkinson, Deborah

The Great Trouble

Knopf

2013

Hunt, Linda Mullaly

Fish in a Tree

Nancy Paulsen

2015

Johnston, E.K.

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer
of Trondheim

Carolrhoda

2014

Korman, Gordon

Masterminds

Balzer & Bray

2015

Levine, Kristin

The Paper Cowboy

G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2014

Lowery, Lynda Blackmon

Turning 15 on the Road to
Freedom: My Story of the 1965
Selma Voting Rights March

Dial

2015

Martin, Ann. M.

Rain Reign

Feiwel and Friends

2014

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Echo

Scholastic Press

2015

Sheinkin, Steve

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster,
Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil
Rights

Roaring Brook Press

2014

Stroud, Jonathan

The Screaming Staircase

Disney/Hyperion

2013

Tingle, Tim

How I Became a Ghost: A
Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

The RoadRunner Press

2013 

Venkatraman, Padma

A Time to Dance

Nancy Paulsen

2014

 

Top