Lamplighter Nominated Books

Three Bird Summer

By Sara St. Antoine

During a summer family trip, Adam meets an adventurous neighbor named Alice, and they spend the summer trying to discover the mystery surrounding Adams grandmother.

Winner

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 4.6

Published by Candlewick Press

ISBN# 9780763665647 (HB)

What Flowers Remember

By Shannon Wiersbitzy

A touching story about a young girl named Delia who helps with collecting the memories of Old Red, a member in her community who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Namelos

ISBN# 9781608981670 (PB, HB)

Wind Dancer

By Chris Platt

Ali learns to overcome her fears when she rescues neglected horses and has to care for them sharing the responsibilities with her brother returning home from Afghanistan suffering with PTSD.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 4.6

Published by Peachtree

ISBN# 9781561457366 (PB, HB)

I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

By Lauren Tarshis

A non-fiction book detailing some of the world’s most devastating natural disasters accompanied with stories from witnesses.

Nominated

2015-2016 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.3

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 9780545782241 (HB)

A Strange Place to Call Home

By Marilyn Singer

Narrative of 14 animals defying the odds coupled with illustrations to visualize the fascinating acts of each species in their living domain.

Nominated

2014-2015 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.3

Published by Chronicle Books

ISBN# 9781452141251 (PB)

Animals Welcome

By Peg Kehret

Non-fiction memoir of a popular author who shares true stories of animals and family while living on a wildlife sanctuary as an animal rescuer.

Honor

2014-2015 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.0

Published by Penguin

ISBN# 9780525423997 (HB)

Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand

By Eric LeGrand

LeGrand tells a real life story of his journey as he fights to walk again after being tackled on the football field in a college game leaving him paralyzed. He inspires his fans with his personal motto to “believe.”

Winner

2014-2015 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 6.4

Published by HarperCollins

ISBN# 9780062225825 (HB)

Eclipse of the Jaguar

By Richard Trout

During a family trip 13 year old R.O. and his friend are kidnapped in Belize by looters. The family of R.O. uses unique skills and talents to rescue them.

Nominated

2014-2015 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.8

Published by Pelican

ISBN# 9781589808720 (HB)