Nominated Books

Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember

By Tim Tebow, Illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bronco the dog and three animal friends, all reluctant to attend a party for various reasons, receive a warm welcome when they do decide to go.

Honor

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 2.9

Published by WaterBrook

ISBN# 978-0593232040 (HB)

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Agnes’s Place

By Marit Larsen, Kari Dickson (Translator), Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

Agnes lives in a tight-knit apartment building where she knows what it is like to be the only child in a place full of adults who never have time. When a little girl moves in to the building, everything changes.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Amazon Crossing Kids

ISBN# 978-1542026758 (HB)

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A Good Thing Happened Today

By Michelle Figueroa, Illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki

Good things are happening every day and everywhere! This book tells the story of real good news from all over the world.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by "HarperCollins "

ISBN# 978-0063142312 (HB)

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A Secret Shared

By Patricia MacLachlan

Ben and Nora discover through a mail-order DNA test kit that their youngest sister was adopted and must unravel a family secret.

Nominated

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 3.2

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN# 978-0062885852 (HB)

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The Adventure is Now

By Jess Redman

After a horrible year, twelve-year-old Milton spends the summer on Lone Island, where he learns about friendship, protecting the environment, and fighting for what is right.

Nominated

2023-2024 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.8

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 978-0374314712 (HB)

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The Beatryce Prophecy

By Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

When a child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing, Brother Edik nurses her back to health. When he uncovers her dangerous secret, she is sent away into the world with a goat and a boy.

Nominated

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.4

Published by Candlewick

ISBN# 978-1536213614 (HB)

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The House of Grass and Sky

By Mary Lyn Ray, Illustrated by E. B. Goodale

Every house has a story. This house—an old one hunkered in the deep grass below a wide country sky—is a waiting house. Once it was full of laughter and song. The sounds of life rang within its walls. Now it stands quiet and still.

Nominated

2023-2024 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Candlewick

ISBN# 978-1536200973 (HB)

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The Islanders

By Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May

While spending the summer with his grandmother on Dewees Island, eleven-year-old Jake finds two friends also struggling with family issues. Together, they try to save a sea turtle nest.

Winner

2023-2024 Crown Award

Reading Level: 3.8

Published by Aladdin

ISBN# 978-1534427273 (HB)

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