2014 Nominees

The 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award Nominees are listed below.  Resources for the titles are hyperlinked.

GRADES PRE K-2/PRIMARY

Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders & Creepy Insiders.  Written by  Anthony D.Fredericks.   Illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio .  Published in 2011 by Dawn Publications.

Our interview with Anthony Fredericks.

Because Amelia Smiled.  Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

Our interview with David Ezra Stein.

Cloudette. Written and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.  Published in 2011 by Henry Holt.

Our interview with Tom Lichtenheld.

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships.  Written by Catherine Thimmesh. Published in 2011 by    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Goldilocks and Just One Bear. Written by Leigh Hodgkinson. Published in 2012 by Nosy Crow.

I Need My Own Country. Written by Rick Walton. Illustrated by Wes Hargis.  Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

Our interview with Rick Walton.

Our interview with Wes Hargis.

Jangles: A Big Fish Story. Written by David Shannon.  Published in 2012 by Blue Sky Press.

Penguin and Pinecone. Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon. Published in 2012 by Walker.

Our interview with Salina Yoon.

Spike the Mixed Up Monster. Written by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

Our interview with Susan Hood and Melissa Sweet.

Who Has This Tail? Written by Laura Hulbert.  Illustrated by Erik Brooks.  Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

GRADES 3-5/INTERMEDIATE

Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z. Written by Alan Schroeder.  Illustrated by John O’Brien.  Published in 2011 by Holiday House.

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Published in 2012 by Walker.

Our interview with Dorothy Patent.

 For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. Written by Peggy Thomas. Illustrated by Laura Jacques. Published in 2011 by Calkins Creek.

Our interview with Peggy Thomas.

Our interview with Laura Jacques.

 Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. Written by Doreen Rappaport.  Illustrated by Matt Tavares.  Published in 2012 by Disney/Hyperion.      

Our interview with Doreen Rappaport.

Kizzy Ann Stamps. Written by Jeri Watts. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

Our interview with Jeri Watts.

May B:  A Novel. Written by Caroline Starr Rose. Published in 2012 by Schwartz and Wade.

Our interview with Caroline Starr Rose.

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds A Civil War Hero. Written by Marissa Moss.  Illustrated by John Hendrix.  Published in 2011 by Abrams.

Our interview with Marissa Moss and John Hendrix.

Same Sun Here. Written by Silas House and Neela Vaswani.  Illustrated by Hilary Shenker.  Published in 2011 by Candlewick Press.

A Storm Called Katrina. Written by Myron Uhlberg.  Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Published in 2011 by Peachtree.

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. Written and illustrated by Gene Barretta. Published in 2012 by Henry Holt.

GRADES 6-8/MIDDLE SCHOOL

Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur. Written by Tracey Fern. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Our interview with Tracey Fern.

Dogs of Winter. Written by Bobbie Pyron. Published in 2012 by Arthur Levine Books.

Gifts from the Gods:  Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology. Written by Lise Lunge-Larsen. Illustrated by Gareth Hinds. Published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin.

Our interview with Gareth Hinds.

Our interview with Lise Lunge-Larsen.

 Hidden. Written by Helen Frost. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Our interview with Helen Frost.

Mighty Miss Malone. Written by Christopher Paul Curtis.  Published in 2012 by Random House.

Meet Mr. Curtis at the 2014 NYSRA Conference!

A Monster Calls. Written by Patrick Ness.  Illustrated by Jim Kay.  Published in 211 by Candlewick Press.

 My Brother’s Shadow. Written by Monika Schroeder. Published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Shadow. Written by Michael Morpurgo. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

Our interview with Michael Morpurgo.

Surviving the Hindenburg. Written by Larry Verstraete.  Illustrated by David Geister. Published in 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press.

Our interview with Larry Verstraete.

Wonder. Written by R.J. Palacio.  Published in 2012 by Knopf.

GRADES 9-12/HIGH SCHOOL

Ashfall. Written by Mike Mullin. Published in 2011 by Tanglewood.

Our interview with Mike Mullin.

The Amazing Harry Kellar. Written by Gail Jarrow. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

Cinder. Written by Marissa Meyer. Published in 2012 by Feiwel and Friends.

Our interview with Marissa Meyer.

Freaks Like Us. Written by Susan Vaught. Published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.

Our interview with Susan Vaught.

The Giant and How He Humbugged America. Written by Jim Murphy. Published in 2012 by Scholastic.

Our interview with Jim Murphy.

Ice: The Amazing History of the Ice Business Written by Laurence Pringle. Published in 2012 by Calkins Creek.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Written by Ransom Riggs.  Published in 2011 by Quirk Books.

Never Eighteen. Written by Megan Bostic. Published in 2012 by Graphia.

Our interview with Megan Bostic.

October Mourning. Written by Leslea Newman. Published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

Teachers guide October Mourning  and our interview with Ms. Newman.

Wolf Mark. Written by Joseph Bruchac. Published in 2011 by TU Books.

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