Lamplighter Nominated Books

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall

By Anita Silvey

Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with another species. She began tirelessly fighting to protect the environment so that chimpanzees and other animals will continue have a place and a future on our planet.

Nominated

2016-2017 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 7.4

Published by National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN# 978-1426315183 (HB)

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

By Gail Carson Levine

If you’re interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey.

Nominated

2016-2017 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.5

Published by HarperCollins

ISBN# 978-0062275295 (PB)

Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure

By Samantha Sieple

An engaging story about polar explorer and aviator, Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his travels with his fox terrier companion, as they both explore travelling to the North and South poles.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.7

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 9780545562768 (HB)

Half a World Away

By Cynthia Kadohata

Unable to connect to his new family, adopted 12 year old Jaden learns to connect after his adopted to family goes to Kazakhstan to replace him with another adopted baby.

Honor

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 4.7

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 9781442412750 (HB)

Perfect Season

By Tim Green

After moving to New Jersey Troy, a talented athlete and genius, undergoes several challenges as he joins a new football team to play football and offer his football expertise to a professional team.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 4.6

Published by Harper Collins

ISBN# 9780062208705 (PB, HB)

The Elk Hunt: The Adventures Begins

By S.J Dahlstrom

12 year old Wilder embarks on an outdoor journey with a mentor from his church as he tries to understand what it means to grow up.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.6

Published by Paul Dry Books

ISBN# 9781589880870 (PB)

The Hidden Deep

By Christa Kinde

Life is beginning to change again now that teenager Prissie Promeroy’s understands that she sees angels. She is challenged by the dangers of Adin who is not what he seems to be.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.4

Published by Zonderkidz

ISBN# 9780310724896 (HB)

The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking

By Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

A fascinating historical look about money and how it has changed throughout the years and how it differs from country to country.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Candlewick Press

ISBN# 9780763667634 (HB)