Nominated Books

Cooper’s Story

By W. Bruce Cameron

Cooper, a malamute-Great Dane puppy, finds purpose as service dog and emotional support animal to fifth-grader Burke, a boy in a wheelchair.

Honor

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.4

Published by Starscape

ISBN# 978-1250163387 (HB)

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Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars

By Laurie Wallmark, Illustrated by Brooke Smart

This biography tells the story of Elizebeth Friedman (1892–1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA’s first cryptology unit.

Nominated

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 6.3

Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 978-1419739637 (HB)

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Billy Miller Makes A Wish

By Kevin Henkes

On his eighth birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. None of his wishes are answered the way he expects, but he does have lots of surprises, and the final one is possibly the best one ever.

Nominated

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.1

Published by Greenwillow Books

ISBN# 978-0063042797 (HB)

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Stay this Way Forever

By Linsey Davis, Illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Celebrate the joy, wonder, and innocence of being a child with a heartwarming celebration of all the endearing qualities found in children and the hope that those special traits will stay with them forever.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Zonderkidz

ISBN# 978-0310770084 (HB)

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Our Table

By Peter H. Reynolds

Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 2.5

Published by Orchard Books

ISBN# 978-1338572322 (HB)

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Longest Journey: An Artic Tern’s Migration, The

By Amy Hevron

Follow the epic annual migration of an Arctic Tern on its sixty-thousand-mile journey to the South Pole and back again, the longest such migration in the animal kingdom.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Neal Porter Books

ISBN# "978-0823447008 (HB)

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Knight Owl

By Christopher Denise

Owl wants nothing more than to be a knight. When his dream comes true, he proves to be both brave and clever.

Winner

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 2.6

Published by Christy Ottaviano Books

ISBN# 978-0316310628 (HB)

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Kate’s Light: Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse

By Elizabeth Spires, Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

This biography profiles the life of Kate Walker, one of the first women on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 5.2

Published by Margaret Ferguson Books

ISBN# 978-0823443482 (HB)

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