Filtered Results for 2016-2017, Winner

Book Scavenger

By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.


2016-2017 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.5

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

ISBN# 9781627791151 (HB)

The Boy on the Porch

By Sharon Creech

A young couple inexplicably finds a boy on their porch. John and Marta know they have been chosen to care for the boy and they try to unravel his history.


2016-2017 Crown Award

Reading Level: 4.0

Published by HarperCollins

ISBN# 978-0061892356 (HB)

My Grandfather’s Coat

By Jim Aylesworth, Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Based on the Yiddish folk song “I Had a Little Overcoat,” this splendid tale chronicles four generations through the a grandfather’s coat, which becomes a jacket, then a vest and so on.


2016-2017 Gallery Award

Reading Level: 4.1

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 978-0439925457 (HB)