Award Winning Books California Young Readers Medal Grades K

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					                            2008 Award Winning Books

California Young Readers Medal:

Grades K-3:
                “Dex: The Heart of a Hero”
                originally published as: “Super Dog, Heart of a Hero”
                By: Carolyn Buehner
                Illustrated by: Mark Buehner
                AR Level 3.5

                “Each Little Bird That Sings”
                By: Deborah Wiles
                AR Level 4.5

Grades 4-5:
                “Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse”
                Written & Illustrated By: Frank Asch
                AR Level 4.3

Newberry Medal 2008:

“Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village”
By: Laura Schlitz
AR Level 5.6 middle grade

Newberry Honor Books 2008:

“Elijah of Buxton”
By: Christopher Curtis
AR Level 5.4 middle grade

By: Jacqueline Woodson
AR Level 4.4 middle grade

“The Wednesday Wars”
By: Gary Schmidt
AR Level 5.9 middle grade

Caledcott Winners 2008:

“The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures”
By: Brian Selznick
AR Level 5.1 middle grade

Caldecott Honor Books 2008:

“First the Egg”
By: Laura Seeger
No AR test at this time

“Henry’s Freedom Box”
By: Ellen Levine
AR Level 3.0

“Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity”
By: Mo Williams
AR Level 2.4

“The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain”
By: Peter Sis
AR Level 5.2 middle grade
California Reader Medal Nominees for 2009:

Grades K-3:
               “Stanley’s Wild Ride” By: Linda Bailey
               AR Level 2.6

               “The Perfect Nest” By: Catherine Friend
               AR Level 2.5

               “Bats at the Beach” By: Brian Lies
               AR Level 3.4

               “Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding”
               By: Lenore Look AR Level 4.2

               “Hilda Must Be Dancing” By: Karma Wilson
               AR Level 2.2

Grades 3-6:
               “Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment”
               By: Frances O’Rouke Dowell - AR Level 5.0

               “Sheep” By: Valerie Hobbs
               AR Level 4.0
               “Clementine” By: Sara Pennypacker
               AR Level 4.5

Picture Books for Older Readers (grades 4 and up):
                “Pop’s Bridge” By: Eve Bunting
                AR Level 3.4

               “Mystery at the Club Sandwich” By: Doug Cushman
               AR Level 2.8

               “Brothers” By: Yin
               AR Level 3.1