Nominated Books

Littlejim’s Dreams

By Gloria Houston

In 1920 in the mountains of North Carolina, fourteen-year-old Jim Houston sees his hopes of continuing his education fade when his mother becomes seriously ill and his logger father must deal with underhanded businessmen.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Harcourt Brace

ISBN# 0-15-201509-4 (HB)

Eye Of The Storm

By Stephen Kramer

Storm chaser Warren Fraidley discusses the techniques, dangers, and difficulties of photographing lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes. He gives tips on storm safety and the glossary includes a bibliography.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Putnam

ISBN# 0-399-23029-7 (PB, HB)

Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie

By Kristiana Gregory

In her diary, thirteen year-old Hattie chronicles her family’s arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. This is number four of the Dear America series.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 0-590-22651-7 (PB)

The Arrow Over The Door

By Joseph Bruchac, Illustrated by James Watling

Told in alternating viewpoints of Stands Straight and Samuel Russell, this is based on a historical meeting of Indians and Quakers during the Revolutionary War.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Dial Press

ISBN# 0-8037-2078-5 (PB, HB)