Filtered Results for 2011-2012, Crown

A Wild Life

By Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin shares his story of how his love for all animals such as snakes and turtles developed his interest in the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN# 9780142414033 (PB)

Adventure According to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney

Humphrey, the classroom hamster, has many adventures in the library, learning about the ocean, and even sailing across a pond on a sailboat.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

ISBN# 978-0142415146 (PB)

Also Known As Harper

By Ann Haywood Leal

Fifth grader Harper Lee Morgan writes poetry and aspires to enter a contest, but her family’s financial troubles are getting in the way.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Square Fish

ISBN# 9780312659349 (PB)

Cars on Mars

By Alexandra Siy

Twin robotic Rovers searched for clues on Mars to help scientists determine if life ever existed there. This book chronicles some of the trials and discoveries experienced.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.

ISBN# 9781570914638 (PB)

Dewey the Library Cat

By Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

In the dead of winter, a small kitten was abandoned in a library book drop. The kitten miraculously survived and became known as Dewey Readmore living in the library and charming young and old.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 9780316068703 (PB)

Down Down Down

By Steve Jenkins

This book is a journey from the surface of the ocean to the bottom, discovering all that lives and exists at each level.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN# 9780547529158 (HB)

Everything for a Dog

By Ann M. Martin

Charlie is a boy who suffered a terrible loss and he is healing with the help of his dog. Bone is a stray dog that has been separated from his sister and is alone. Henry has wanted a dog of his own and he still can’t get one even when his best friend moves away. Each has his own troubles, but their stories connect in a surprising way.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Square Fish

ISBN# 9780312674847 (PB)

Extra Credit

By Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Mark Elliott

Sixth grader Abby, tenth grader Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed speak and listen to one another as they exchange letters between Illinois and Afghanistan across cultural and religious divides.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 9781416949312 (PB)

Faith, Hope, and Ivy Jane

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Seventh graders Ivy June and Catherine participate in an exchange program showing that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Random House Children's Books

ISBN# 9780375844911 (PB)

Marsupials

By Nic Bishop

This book explores marsupials of all sizes. It further tells about their habits, physical appearance, and environment.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Scholastic, Inc.

ISBN# 9780439877589 (HB)

Noah Webster:  Weaver of Words

By Pegi Deitz Shea, Illustrated by Monica Vachula

Noah Webster is a true story about a man that felt he could help unite the thirteen colonies by creating a national language. This would also help break the bond with England.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Highlights Press

ISBN# 9781590784419 (HB)

Storm Chaser

By Chris Platt

A fire forces Jessica’s family to turn their home into a guest ranch. Jessica is able to work with her favorite horse, but all her training is for the future owner, Ariel, a spoiled girl.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.

ISBN# 9781561454969 (HB)

The Cats of Roxville Station

By Jean Craighead

Mike, a fourteen-year-old foster boy, is not allowed to have a pet. He aides a young tiger striped cat fighting to survive after being thrown into a river.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN# 9780142415665 (PB)

The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes

By Marlane Kennedy

Charlotte who is 11 years old is the only one who remembers to take care of the St. Bernard her father brought home. Not being a dog person she spends time trying to find the dog a home, but during the year becomes a dog lover and discovers new friends.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN# 9780061452413 (HB)

The Georges and the Jewels

By Jane Smiley, Illustrated by Elaine Clayton

Abby Lovitt grows up on her family’s California horse ranch in the 1960’s. The horses that have been her refuge from the stress at school and home no longer are her escape.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Random House Children's Books

ISBN# 9780375862281 (PB)

The Last Newspaper Boy In America

By Sue Corbett

Wil’s twelfth birthday is approaching and he finally is able to take over the delivering of the newspapers. However, home delivery service is to be cancelled and Wil fights the odds of keeping this service available to his rural community.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 5.0

Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN# 978-0142416969 (PB)

Umbrella Summer

By Lisa Graf

Ten year old Annie worries about the dangers over everything after her brother dies. She befriends a new neighbor who helps her work through the sadness.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN# 9780061431890 (PB)

Wanda Gag:  The Girl Who Lived to Draw

By Deborah Kogan Ray

Wanda loves to draw, but after her father’s death she puts her family first. Once she realizes her family can support themselves she is able to attain her dream.

Nominated

2011-2012 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN# 9780670062928 (HB)