Lamplighter Nominated Books

Frightful’s Mountain

By Jean George

Forty years after writing My Side of the Mountain, Ms. George returns to the Catskills for the third book about Sam Gribley growing up living off the land, and the peregrine partner that will never be far from his heart.

Honor

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Dutton

ISBN# 0-525-46166-3 (PB, HB)

Moon Over Tennessee

By Craig Crist-Evans

In the spring of 1863, a thirteen-year-old boy leaves his home on a farm in northeastern Tennessee with his father, who has joined the confederate army. This is a moving personal narrative in the form of a journal.

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Houghton

ISBN# 0-395-91208-3 (PB, HB)

Paperboy

By Isabelle Holland

Jobs aren’t easy to come by in New York during 1881, especially for a twelve-year-old immigrant boy. After a few scrapes he gets to work on a city newspaper for the man who gives him a real chance in life.

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Holiday House

ISBN# 0-8234-1422-1 (HB)

Standing in the Light

By Mary Osborne

Catherine Logan, a young girl from a Quaker family, reflects in her diary the experiences she has growing up in the late 1700’s in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania. Suddenly she is captured by the Lenape Indians!

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 0-590-13462-0 (HB)

The Longest Ride

By Denise Patrick

At fifteen, Midnight Son has already lived quite a courageous life. In the sequel to The Adventure of Midnight Son, the author tells a powerful coming-of-age story about the true meaning of responsibility, bravery, and honor in the face of adversity.

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Holt

ISBN# 0-8050-4715-8 (HB)

The Song of the Molimo

By Jane Cutler

When twelve-year-old Harry comes from Kansas to visit the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, he befriends an African pygmy who is part of an anthropology exhibit, works for a photographer, and becomes involved in a burgeoning scientific controversy.

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by FSG

ISBN# 0-374-37141-5 (HB)

The Storyteller’s Beads

By Jane Kurtz

During the political strife and famine of the 1980’s, two Ethiopian girls, one Christian and the other Jewish and blind, struggle to overcome many difficulties, including their prejudices about each other, as they flee their native country.

Nominated

2001-2002 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Harcourt

ISBN# 0-15-201074-2 (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)