Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rebecca Caudill 2010 Nominees

Woohoo! The 2010 Rebecca Caudill Master List has been posted!! (Link opens a PDF.) This looks to be another great list and I can't wait to dive in to the titles I haven't read.

Amato, Mary. Naked Mole-Rat Letters. (2005)
Applegate, Katherine. Home of the Brave. (2007)*
Bingham, Kelly L. Shark Girl. (2007)*
Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Shooting the Moon. (2008)*
Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (2006)
George, Jessica Day. Dragon Slippers. (2007)
Graff, Lisa. The Thing About Georgie. (2006)
Hahn, Mary Downing. All the Lovely Bad Ones. (2008)
Hobbs, Will. Crossing the Wire. (2006)
Kent, Rose. Kimchi & Calamari. (2007)*
Mass, Wendy. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. (2006)
Morpurgo, Michael. The Mozart Question. (2006)
Nuzum, K.A. A Small White Scar. (2006)
Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars. (2007)*
Smith, Roland. Elephant Run. (2007)
St. John, Lauren. The White Giraffe. (2006)
Stead, Rebecca. First Light. (2007)*
Tarshis, Lauren. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. (2007)*
Urban, Linda. A Crooked Kind of Perfect. (2007)*
Wolf, Joan M. Someone Named Eva. (2007)

Starred titles are the ones I've read prior to the list being announced. 8 out of 20 is not quite as good as last year, but I would like to point out that I predicted A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Home of the Brave, and Emma-Jean Lazarus last week. :)

I've linked to my reviews for those titles that I've reviewed. As I read & review them over the next couple of months, I'll change the links from Amazon to my reviews. For those books that I read before embarking on the magical journey that is blogging (or books I didn't review for whatever reason), I'll post a "mini-review" with my thoughts on the book at the time that I read it.

I'll also be adding discussion questions and maaaybe some video booktalks, so keep checking back! I'll link this post in the sidebar of my blog so it'll be easy to find.

ETA (April 15): Apologies, but it looks like I probably won't be getting around to adding discussion questions or other Caudill-related content this year!

Thanks to the Caudill committee for their hard work in coming up with this list!