The very best books for kids from 1922 to the present.
Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, this is the coming of age story of Merci Suarez, sixth grader. Things are complicated at school because she's a scholarship kid, and she's now the target of a school mate's jealousy. At home, her beloved grandfather Lolo has begun to forget things and isn't acting like himself. Merci navigates these significant events in her life with humor and spirit.
Grades 4 - 7
(Gr. 4-6) Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
Gr. 4 and up. 10-year-old Bud escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of a man he believes is his father, renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway. Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal.
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.