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 2017 AND THE WINNER IS ...  "The Crossover,"  by Kwame Alexander


Click on Files above to read a review of the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Nominee books.

The Manteno Middle School Literary Club began it's tenth year in 2017-2018.  We are looking for members, grades 5 to 8, who enjoy reading.  We participate in the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award program.  Members who read a minimum of three nominated books are eligible to vote.  Start reading over the summer.  Here are the 2018 nominations:






 5th gr

1 The Book Scavenger Bertman, Jennifer  4-7      
2 Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans  Brown, Don  6-8      

3 Awkward

 Chmakova, Svetlana  5-8  
4 All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook  Connor, Leslie  4-6      
 5 Hour of the Bees  Eagar, Lindsay
6 I Will Always Write Back  Ganda, Martin  5-8      
 7 Full Cicada Moon  Hilton, Marilyn  5-8      
 8 House Arrest  Holt, K.A.  5-8      
9 Roller Girl Jamieson, Victoria  4-8      
 10 Listen, Slowly  Lai, Thanhha  4-8      
11 The Boy on the Wooden Box  Leyson, Leon  5-8      
12 A Night Divided Nielsen, Jennifer A.   5-8      
 13 The Seventh Most Important Thing  Pearsall, Shelley  5-8      
 14  I Am Princess X  Priest, Cherie  6-8      
 15  Fuzzy Mud

 Sachar, Louis


 16  Orbiting Jupiter Schmidt, Gary D.          7-8           
17  Beneath  Smith, Roland  4-8      
 18  Goodbye Stranger  Stead, Rebecca          6-8         
 19 The Bitter Side of Sweet  Sullivan, Tara  7-8    
20 Sullivan, Tara Tyre, Lisa Lewis  4-6