Newbery Medal (1990-1999) (36 Books)

Newbery winner and honor books in the order of award years (1990-1999)
Readu Level
V
Lexile Level
660
Ages
11-16
Grades
6+
Louis Sachar

Holes

Hardcover (1998-08-20)



Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Series
Newberry Medal Book
ISBN
0374332657 / 9780374332655
Pages
240
Weight
14.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.9 in.
A darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck, so he isn't too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys' juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. There is no lake - it has been dry for over a hundred years - and it's hardly a camp. As punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but she is really using the boys to dig for loot buried by the Wild West outlaw Kissin' Kate Barlow. The story of Kissin' Kate, and of a curse put on Stanley's great-great-grandfather by a one-legged gypsy, weaves a narrative puzzle that tangles and untangles, until it becomes clear that the hand of fate has been at work in the lives of the characters - and their forebears - for generations.

With this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has written his best book to date. Holes is a 1998 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction and the 1999 Newbery Medal.
Readu Level
V
Lexile Level
750
Ages
10+
Grades
5+
Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

Hardcover (1998-09-01) , 1st edition



Publisher
Dial
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0803722907 /
Pages
192
Weight
9.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.7 x 0.9 in.
What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice -- two city slickers from Chicago -- make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.
August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back.
August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma trespass, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry -- all in one day.
And there's more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's -- each one funnier than the year before -- in self-contained chapters that readers can enjoy as short stories or take together for a rollicking good novel. In the tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannery O'Connor, popular author Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining. Richard Peck lives in New York City.
Readu Level
X
Lexile Level
-
Ages
9+
Grades
4-6
Karen Hesse

Out Of The Dust

Paperback (2005-06-01)



Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Series
Out Of The Dust
ISBN
0439771277 / 9780439771276
Pages
256
Weight
5.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 1.0 in.
None
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
670
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted

Hardcover (1997-04-25) , 1st edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0060275103 / 9780060275105
Pages
240
Weight
11.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.8 in.

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old.

At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate...

Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever.

Readu Level
S
Lexile Level
720
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Patricia Reilly Giff

Lily's Crossing

Hardcover (1997-02-10)



Publisher
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0385321422 / 9780385321426
Pages
192
Weight
5.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.9 x 0.7 in.
This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town, and worse, much worse, Lily's father is on his way overseas to the war.

There's no one else Lily's age in Rockaway until Albert comes, a refugee from Hungary, a boy with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he's been through things Lily can't imagine. But when they join together to rescue and care for a kitten, they begin a special friendship. For Lily and Albert have their own secrets to share: they both have told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
690
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Jerry Spinelli

Wringer

Hardcover (1997-01-01) , 1st edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Newberry Honor Book
ISBN
0060249137 / 9780060249137
Pages
240
Weight
13.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.0 x 0.8 in.

Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book

"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." —The New York Times

"A spellbinding story about rites of passage." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A realistic story with the intensity of a fable." —The Horn Book (starred review)

"Thought-provoking." —School Library Journal (starred review)

In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to, but something to dread. Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.

Wringer is a powerful tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.

Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
870
Ages
8-12
Grades
4-6
E.L. Konigsburg

The View From Saturday

Hardcover (1996-09-01) , 1st ed edition



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Series
Newbery Medal Book
ISBN
068980993X / 9780689809934
Pages
128
Weight
25.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.7 in.
HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?
It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen?
It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued.
Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen.
This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.
Readu Level
X
Lexile Level
730
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Nancy Farmer

A Girl Named Disaster

Paperback (2012-01-01) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN
0545356628 / 9780545356626
Pages
336
Weight
7.2 oz.
Dimensions
6.7 x 0.8 in.
This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!

Eleven-year-old Nhamo lives in a traditional village in Mozambique, where she doesn't quite fit in. When her family tries to force her into marrying a cruel man, she runs away to Zimbabwe, hoping to find the father she's never met. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a dangerous year-long adventure, and Nhamo must summon her innermost courage to ensure her survival.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
940
Ages
9-12
Grades
4-7
Eloise McGraw

The Moorchild

Paperback (2006-12-26) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Aladdin
ISBN
9781416927 / 9781416927686
Pages
256
Weight
12.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.8 in.
Half moorfolk and half human, and unable to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the safety of the Band. So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling. Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped, she grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different, and is comfortable only on the moor, playing strange music on her bagpipes.

As Saaski grows up, memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge. But so do emotions from her human side, and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma. She is determined to restore their child to them, even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
-
Ages
-
Grades
-
Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief

Hardcover (1996-10-31) , 1st Ed. edition



Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Series
Queen's Thief (Book 1)
ISBN
9780688146 / 9780688146276
Pages
224
Weight
12.8 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.8 in.

Discover the world of the Queen’s Thief

New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner’s entrancing and award-winning Queen’s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.

Eugenides, the queen’s thief, can steal anything—or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king’s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he’s in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own. The Queen’s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, “best of” citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief.

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
A Horn Book Fanfare Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection

“The Queen’s Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turner’s books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come.”—Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer

"Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detail—you will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again.”—Leigh Bardugo, New York Times-bestselling author of the The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows

“Trust me. Just read it. Then read it again, because it will not be the same river twice.”—Lois McMaster Bujold, acclaimed and Hugo Award-winning author of the Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife series

"In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all—a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“To miss this thief’s story would be a crime.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“A literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel.”—The Horn Book (starred review)

Readu Level
V
Lexile Level
760
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Ruth White

Belle Prater's Boy

Paperback (1998-01-12) , Reissue edition



Publisher
Yearling
ISBN
0440413729 / 9780440413721
Pages
224
Weight
11.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.5 in.
When Belle Prater disappears, Belle’s boy, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia. Woodrow’s cousin Gypsy is the town beauty, but she has hidden sorrows and secrets of her own. She wonders how Woodrow can accept his mother’s disappearance when she’s never gotten over her father’s death. That’s when Woodrow tells Gypsy the secret about his mother.
Readu Level
X
Lexile Level
1150
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Karen Cushman

The Midwife's Apprentice

Hardcover (1995-03-27) , First Edition edition



Publisher
Clarion Books
ISBN
0395692296 / 9780395692295
Pages
128
Weight
25.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.0 x 0.4 in.
From the author of Catherine, Called Birdy comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat--who renames herself Alyce--gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book.
Readu Level
T
Lexile Level
-
Ages
9+
Grades
4+
Carolyn Coman

What Jamie Saw

Hardcover (1997-03-09)



Publisher
Perfection Learning
ISBN
0780768639 / 9780780768635
Pages
126
Weight
3.2 oz.
Dimensions
7.1 x 4.6 in.
None
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
1000
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Paperback , Reissue edition



Publisher
Yearling
ISBN
0385382944 / 9780385382946
Pages
224
Weight
4.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.6 in.
None
Readu Level
V
Lexile Level
710
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Carol Fenner

Yolonda's Genius

Hardcover (1995-05-01)



Publisher
Margaret K
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0689800010 / 9780689800016
Pages
224
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.8 in.
Moving from Chicago to a small town, cool and streetwise fifth-grader Yolonda struggles to adapt to her new school and to persuade her mother and other adults that her little brother, Andrew, is a harmonica genius. By the author of Randall's Wall.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
1130
Ages
9-12
Grades
4-7
Jim Murphy

The Great Fire

Hardcover (1995-04-01)



Publisher
Scholastic Press
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0590472674 / 9780590472678
Pages
144
Weight
25.6 oz.
Dimensions
8.2 x 0.5 in.
The Great Fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourshing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.

By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting narrative that recreates the event with drama and immediacy. And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest dispair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
770
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons

Hardcover (1994-02-14) , 1st edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Walk Two Moons (Book 1)
ISBN
0060233346 / 9780060233341
Pages
280
Weight
12.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 1.0 in.

"Narrated by a 13-year-old girl traveling with her grandparents, Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal winning novel braids two stories together into a singular, beautiful tale of love, loss, and finding strength in our heritage and ourselves." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

Readu Level
X
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Karen Cushman

Catherine, Called Birdy

Hardcover (1994-05-23) , First Edition edition



Publisher
Clarion Books
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0395681863 / 9780395681862
Pages
176
Weight
8.0 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.7 in.

Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

Readu Level
Y
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Nancy Farmer

The Ear, The Eye, And The Arm

Hardcover (1994-03-01)



Publisher
Scholastic
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0531068293 / 9780531068298
Pages
320
Weight
20.8 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 1.0 in.
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Readu Level
Y
Lexile Level
760
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Lois Lowry

The Giver

Hardcover (2012-09-25) , Reissue edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Series
Giver Quartet (Book 1)
ISBN
0547995660 / 9780547995663
Pages
240
Weight
12.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.9 in.

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
570
Ages
10-13
Grades
5-8
Jane Leslie Conly

Crazy Lady!

Library Binding (1995-03-01) , Harper Trophy edition



Publisher
Perfection Learning
Series
Trophy Newbery
ISBN
0780747143 / 9780780747142
Pages
180
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.0 x 0.6 in.
Receiving less and less attention from his widowed father, Vernon joins with his friends as they ridicule the neighborhood outcasts--Maxine, an alcoholic prone to public displays of outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. Then social services trys to put Ronald into a special home, and Vernon finds himself fighting the agency.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
-
Ages
7-10
Grades
2-5
Laurence Yep

Dragon's Gate

Hardcover (1993-11-19) , 1st edition



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Golden Mountain Chronicles
ISBN
0060229713 /
Pages
288
Weight
16.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 1.0 in.
'In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter eagerly sails to California to join his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. On a freezing, snow-filled mountain in the Sierras, Otter begins his harrowing journey toward self-knowledge. An engaging survival-adventure story, a social history, a heroic quest.'--BL. 'Told with humanity and compassion... a tribute to the survival and courage of these immigrants.'--1994 Newbery Committee. 1994 Newbery Honor Book Notable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA) 1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library) 1993 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA) 1994 John and Patricia Beatty Award (California Library Association) 1994 Silver Medal for Literature (Commonwealth Club of America)
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
-
Ages
8-12
Grades
4-6
Russell Freedman

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

Hardcover (1993-08-15)



Publisher
Clarion Books
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0899198627 /
Pages
208
Weight
30.4 oz.
Dimensions
7.5 x 0.8 in.
None
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
4-6
Cynthia Rylant

Missing May

Hardcover (1992-03-01) , First Edition edition



Publisher
Scholastic
ISBN
0531059960 / 9780531059968
Pages
96
Weight
9.9 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.5 in.
After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living
Readu Level
S
Lexile Level
-
Ages
10+
Grades
4-6
Bruce Brooks

What Hearts

Paperback (1992-11-01) , 1st edition



Publisher
Harpercollins Childrens Books
ISBN
0060211318 / 9780060211318
Pages
208
Weight
2.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 1.0 in.
After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
730
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Patricia McKissack, Brian Pinkney

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Hardcover , 1st edition



Publisher
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0679818634 / 9780679818632
Pages
128
Weight
22.4 oz.
Dimensions
11.4 x 0.8 in.
None
Readu Level
X
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Walter Dean Myers

Somewhere in the Darkness

Hardcover (1992-05-01) , Library Binding edition



Publisher
Scholastic
Series
Newbery Honor Book
ISBN
0590424114 / 9780590424110
Pages
168
Weight
13.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.8 in.
Jimmy Little's life is turned upside down when his dying father reenters his life and takes Jimmy on a cross-country journey to clear his name of the crimes he is reputed to have committed.
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
890
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shiloh

Hardcover (1991-09-30) , Repackage ed. edition



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Series
The Shiloh Quartet (Book 1)
ISBN
0689316143 / 9780689316142
Pages
144
Weight
8.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.7 in.
Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see what he can shoot, like some cans lined up on a rail fence. Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer. But one summer Sunday, Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouses -- a young beagle -- and the trouble begins.
What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you? When it is someone else's dog? When the man who owns him has a gun? This is Marty's problem, and he finds it is one he has to face alone. When his solution gets too big for him to handle, things become more frightening still. Marty puts his courage on the line, and discovers in the process that it is not always easy to separate right from wrong. Sometimes, however, you do almost anything to save a dog.
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
Avi

Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel

Paperback (1993-09-01) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Avon Flare Books
ISBN
9780380719 / 9780380719075
Pages
213
Weight
4.0 oz.
Dimensions
4.2 x 0.8 in.
Patriotism or practical joke?

Harrison, NH -- Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called "a disturbance." But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad -- very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known?

Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one -- least of all Philip -- could have ever predicted.

Readu Level
Y
Lexile Level
-
Ages
-
Grades
-
Russell Freedman

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Paperback (1993-04-01)



Publisher
Scholastic
ISBN
0590464248 / 9780590464246
Pages
129
Weight
15.2 oz.
Dimensions
9.9 x 8.8 in.
Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
Readu Level
W
Lexile Level
820
Ages
10-13
Grades
3-7
Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee

Hardcover (1990-04-02) , 1st edition



Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series
Newberry Medal Book
ISBN
0316807222 / 9780316807227
Pages
184
Weight
12.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.9 x 0.9 in.
"A modern classic and winner of the Newbery Medal, this story of an orphaned boy who turns his need to run into a catalyst for change in a racially divided town is a powerful page-turner." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.
Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
Readu Level
V
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7+
Avi

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Literature Connections

Hardcover (1997-10-30)



Publisher
MCDOUGAL LITTEL
ISBN
0395874777 / 9780395874776
Pages
272
Weight
22.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.7 x 0.7 in.
Contains: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; Mary Patten from Searfaring Women; Two Years Before the Mast; Walking the Trestle; The Princess and the Admiral; This Morning there were Rainbows in the Sprinklers
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
670
Ages
10-12
Grades
5-7
Lois Lowry

Number the Stars

Hardcover (1989-04-24) , First Printing edition



Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN
0395510600 / 9780395510605
Pages
144
Weight
8.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.7 in.

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

Readu Level
S
Lexile Level
820
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Janet Taylor Lisle

Afternoon of the Elves

Hardcover (2017-05-16)



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN
1481499084 / 9781481499088
Pages
128
Weight
9.1 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.6 in.
A Newbery Honor Book
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Janet Taylor Lisle’s captivating Newbery Honor book explores how, like friendship, magic can emerge when you least expect it—and when you need it most. All you have to do is look deep.

Anything might happen in Sara-Kate’s backyard. For that matter, anything was happening.

For nine-year-old Hillary Lenox, being friends with Sara-Kate Connolly is a complicated business. Sara-Kate’s clothes don’t match, her hair’s a mess, and she’s known to spit at people when they make her mad. But when Sara-Kate shows Hillary the tiny elf village in her overgrown backyard, Hillary decides she can’t be as awful as all that.

Hillary is amazed by the delicate houses, the miniature well, even an intricate Ferris wheel made of bicycle wheels and popsicle sticks. But the more time she spends in Sara-Kate’s yard, the more questions she has. How come they never go inside Sara-Kate’s house? Why is Sara-Kate sometimes missing from school? And why hasn’t Hillary ever seen Sara-Kate’s mom? If Hillary can just look deep enough, she hopes, she will uncover the secrets of the elves—and of her new friend.
Readu Level
Z
Lexile Level
970
Ages
12-17
Grades
7-12
Suzanne Fisher Staples

Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Paperback (2012-09-11) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Ember
Series
Shabanu Series
ISBN
9780307977 / 9780307977885
Pages
288
Weight
8.5 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.6 in.
The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.” 

Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she’s dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her family’s honor—or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?

A New York Times Notable Book

“Staples has accomplished a small miracle in her touching and powerful story.” —The New York Times
Readu Level
U
Lexile Level
-
Ages
12+
Grades
7-9
G Paulsen, G. Paulsen

The Winter Room

Hardcover (1989-09-01) , n Later printing edition



Publisher
Scholastic
ISBN
0531058395 / 9780531058398
Pages
112
Weight
10.2 oz.
Dimensions
6.0 x 0.8 in.
A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past