Children's Booklist

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

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    By Phillip Hoose 

    2010 Newbery Honor Book

    Hoose reveals the true story of an unsung hero of the Montgomery bus boycott. Hoose’s work stands out for its creative approach to narrative biography. Colvin’s own recollections are merged seamlessly with the narrative voice, providing a uniquely personal view of Colvin and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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    By Jacqueline Kelly 

    2010 Newbery Honor Book

    On the eve of the 20th century, 11-year-old Calpurnia awakens to new possibilities, and through her evolving relationship with her naturalist grandfather, learns to think like a scientist. Kelly’s rich, evocative language captures Callie’s distinctive voice and lively observations of the natural world.

  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

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    By Rodman Philbrick 

    2010 Newbery Honor Book

    This rollicking yarn, presented through the voice of 12-year-old Homer, uses humor and pluck to mitigate the horrors of the Civil War.

  • When You Reach Me

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    By Rebecca Stead 

    2010 Newbery Medal Winner

    Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot

  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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    By Grace Lin 

    2010 Newbery Honor Book

    A rich tapestry of stories, both original and traditional, transports readers to a fantastic world where Dragon joins Minli on a fortune-changing quest.