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Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees 2012-2013

PICTURE BOOKS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
JE BAKER Baker, Keith LMNO Peas
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.
2010
JE BARTO Barton, Chris Shark vs. Train
A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.
2010
JE BIRDS Birdsall, Jeanne Flora's Very Windy Day
When a big wind blows her annoying little brother away, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers she gets for him from, among others, a cloud, an eagle, the man in the moon, and the wind itself.
2010
JE BLACK Black, Michael Ian A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea
Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
2010
JE ESBAU Esbaum, Jill Stanza
Stanza the dog and his two rotten brothers terrorize the streets by day, but at night Stanza secretly writes poetry.
2009
JE FLEMI Fleming, Candace Clever Jack Takes the Cake
A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess.
2010
JE GRAVE Graves, Keith Chicken Big
A giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.
2010
JE HENKE Henkes, Kevin My Garden
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.
2010
JE MCCUL McCully, Emily Arnold Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
A fictionalized account of Bill "Doc" Key, a former slave who became a veterinarian, trained his horse, Jim Key, to recognize letters and numbers and to perform in skits around the country, and moved the nation toward a belief in treating animals humanely
2010
JE MCELL McElligott, Matthew Even Monsters Need Haircuts
At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele.
2010
JE PULVE Pulver, Robin Thank You Miss Doover
Jack learns the value of revision as he practices Miss Doover's lesson on how to write a proper thank-you note.
2010
JE RACZK Raczka, Bob Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys
Raczka and Reynolds present a humorous haiku collection perfect for guys (big and small) that celebrates outdoor fun throughout the seasons.
2010
JE STEIN Stein, David Ezra Interrupting Chicken
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.
2010
JE THOMS Thomson, Bill Chalk
A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.
2010
JE WIESN Wiesner, David Art and Max
Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
2010
JE WILLE Willems, Mo City Dog, Country Frog
Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
2010
JE WINTE Winter, Jonah Here Comes the Garbage Barge
In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the East Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place w
2010
J591.47 Ehlert, Lois Lots of Spots
Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert invokes birds and beasts from all walks of the animal kingdom in this collection of fun, clever, and witty poems.
2010
J591.785 JENKI Jenkins, Steve How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
Learn about the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners.
2010
J664.6 MCCAR McCarthy, Meghan Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum
Full of fun historical facts, this book is the true story of how bubble gum was invented.
2010

INTERMEDIATE BOOKS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J ANGLE Angleberger, Tom The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
2010
J AVI Avi Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West
A young boy has narrow escapes and adventures traveling to the Rocky Mountains in search of his Uncle Jesse and gold.
2008
J BARNE Barnett, Mac The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.
2009
J BUYEA Buyea, Rob Because of Mr. Terupt
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
2010
J CONNO Connor, Leslie Crunch
The oldest Mariss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home.
2010
J EPSTE Epstein, Adam Jay The Familiars
When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards.
2010
J HAHN Hahn, Mary Downing The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.
2010
J HOLM Holm, Jennifer L. Turtle in Paradise
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
2010
J JACKS Jackson, Alison Eggs Over Evie
Evie feels unsettled and sad after her parents divorce, her father remarries and takes the family dog, and his new wife becomes pregnant, but a cooking class and helping the elderly lady next door with her cat give Evie a way to cope with the changes in her life. Includes recipes.
2010
J LAFLE LaFleur, Suzanne Love, Aubrey
While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.
2009
J LORD Lord, Cynthia Touch Blue
When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.
2010
J OCONN O'Connor, Barbara The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.
2010
J SCHLI Schlitz, Laura Amy Night Fairy
When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
2010
J WILLI Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
2010
J597.95 BISHO Bishop, Nic Nic Bishop Lizards
Simple text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of lizards.
2010
J639.97 MONTG Montgomery, Sy Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.
2010
J811 SHARI Hopkins, Lee Bennett Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems
A collection of 48 poems, 12 for each of the seasons.
2010
J811.54 SIDMA Sidman, Joyce Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
2010
JB K951KR Krull, Kathleen Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything
Presents a biography of the founder of the Mongol Dynasty in China.
2010
JB M112J Johnson, Jen Cullerton Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees.
2010

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J CATAN Catanese, P. W. Happenstance Found
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny--and a powerful enemy.
2009
J CONNO Connor, Leslie Crunch
The oldest Mariss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home.
2010
J DITER DiTerlizzi, Tony The Search for Wondla
Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.
2010
J GIDWI Gidwitz, Adam A Tale Dark and Grimm
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk.
2010
J PHILB Philbrick, W. Rodman The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
2009
J POTTE Potter, Ellen Slob
Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.
2009
J / YA COMICS GRAPHICS GHOSTO TenNapel, Doug Ghostopolis
"Garth Hale is as good as dead...The only problem is he's still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers…"--back cover.
2010
J / YA FICTION ANDER Anderson, Laurie Halse Forge
Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.
2010
J / YA FICTION DRAPE Draper, Sharon Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
2010
J / YA FICTION PARK Park, Linda Sue A Long Walk to Water: A Novel: Based on a True Story
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
2010
J / YA FICTION PERKI Perkins, Mitali Bamboo People: A Novel
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.
2010
J / YA FICTION RYAN Ryan, Pam Muñoz The Dreamer
A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.
2010
J / YA FICTION SONNE Sonnenblick, Jordan After Ever After
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.
2010
YA FICTION MCMUL McMullan, Margaret Sources of Light
Fourteen-year-old Samantha and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962 after her father is killed in Vietnam, and during the year they spend there Sam encounters both love and hate as she learns about photography from a new friend of her mother's and witnesses the prejudice and violence of the segregationists of the South.
2010
YA FICTION SCIENCE FICTION REICH Reichs, Kathy Virals
Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
2010
YA FICTION SMITH Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
2009
J638.1 BURNS Burns, Loree Griffin The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe
Bees don't just produce honey. Your food supply depends on them. Apiarist Dave Hackenberg's bees have a busy travel schedule, pollinating around the United States from February to July. So when Dave inspected four hundred of his hives and found that the bees had simply vanished, a dream team of bee scientists got to work.
2010
J811.6 ATKIN / YA 811.6 AT5B Atkins, Jeannine Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie and Their Daughters
Tells the stories of four extraordinary women and their daughters.
2010
J973.332 MURPH Murphy, Jim The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution
Tells the awe-inspiring story of George Washington's glorious fight for an independent America.
2010
YA 940.5318092 K84S Kor, Eva Mozes and Lisa Buccieri Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz
Eva Mozes Kor was 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele…
2009


WEB RESOURCES

Indiana Library Federation's Young Hoosier Book Award Website
http://www.ilfonline.org/index.php?submenu=About_YHBA&src=gendocs&ref=AboutYHBA&category=YHBA

Young Hoosier Book Award Winners
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/yhbawinners.html

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