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California Young Reader Medal

Award Winning Books Chosen for Children, by Children: 1990 - 2012

This program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have read, nominated and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal!

For more information: http://californiayoungreadermedal.org

NOMINEES 2012-2013
Primary (Grades K-3)
E Becker, Bonnie A Bedtime for Bear
E Lies, Bryan Bats at the Library
E Rania, Queen The Sandwich Swap
E Scillian, Devin Memoirs of a Goldfish
EI Williems, Mo We Are In A Book!
Intermediate (Grades 3-6)
J Giff, Patricia Reilly Eleven
J Lawrence, Iain The Giant Slayer
J Lin, Grace Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Picture Books for Older Readers (Grades 4-6)
J 636.7092 DEN Dennis, Brian Nubs:  The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle
JB EDMONDS Moss, Marissa Nurse, Soldier, Spy:  The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
E Polacco, Patricia Junkyard Wonders
Middle School / Junior High (Grades 6-9)
JPB Amato, Mary Invisible Lines
J Carmichael, Clay Wild Things
J Draper, Sharon Out of My Mind
Teen (Grades 9-12)
TEEN Condie, Ally Matched
TEEN Garcia, Kami Beautiful Creatures
TEEN Reinhardt, Dana The Things a Brother Knows
California Young Reader Medal Winners
Picture Books (E)
Adler, David. The Babe and I
Asch, Frank. Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse
Bailey, Linda. Stanley's Wild Ride
Becker, Bonnie. A Visitor for Bear
Breathed, Berkeley Pete and Pickles
Buehner, Caralyn. Superdog: the Heart of a Hero
Calhoun, Mary. High-Wire Henry
Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna
Cazet, Denys. Never Spit on Your Shoes
Cecil, Randy. Duck
Child, Lauren. I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato
Clement, Rod. Grandpa’s Teeth
Creech, Sharon. A Fine, Fine School
Deedy, Carmen. Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
JCDK Drachman, Eric. A Frog Thing
Edwards, Pam. Livingstone Mouse
Fleischman, Paul. Weslandia
Fleming, Candace. Boxes for Katje
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Garland, Michael. Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook
Henkes, Kevin. Julius, the Baby of the World
Johnson, Paul. Lost
Kasza, Keiko. My Lucky Day
Kerby, Mona. Owney: The Mail-Pouch Pooch
Leaf, Margaret. Eyes of the Dragon
Lester, Helen. Hooway for Wodney Wat
Tacky the Penguin
Madison, Alan. Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
Marshall, Edward. Space Case
Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Speaks
Noll, Amanda. I Need My Monster
Pilkey, Dav. Dog Breath
Sierra, J. Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie
Silverman, Erica. Don’t Fidget a Feather
Steffensmeier, Alexander. Millie Waits for the Mail
Stevens, Janet. And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon
3rd & 4th Grade (JX)
Aston, Diana. Moon Over Star
Cushman, Doug. Mystery at the Club Sandwich
Hesse, Karen. Cats in Krasinski Square
King-Smith, Dick. Harry's Mad
Levine, Ellen. Henry's Freedom Box
Polacco, Patricia. Mr. Lincoln’s Way
Smith, Lane. John Paul George & Ben
Williams, Karen. Four Feet, Two Sandals
Wise, William. Christopher Mouse
5th & 6th Grade (J)
Avi. The Good Dog
Something Upstairs
Blume, Judy. Fudge-a-Mania
Byars, Betsy. The Pinballs
Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts
Clements, Andrew. No Talking
The School Story
Things Not Seen
Conrad, Pam. Stonewords: A Ghost Story
Corbett, Sue. 12 Again
Coville, Bruce. Jennifer Murdley’s Toad
Creech, Sharon. Ruby Holler
Curtis, Christopher. Elijah of Buxton
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn Dixie
Fleischman, Sid. The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story
Funke, Cornelia. Igraine the Brave
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Gutman, Dan. Honus and Me
Million Dollar Shot
Haddix, Margaret. Among the Hidden
Hanh, Mary. Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story
December Stillness
Haworth, Danette. Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning
Hobbs, Valerie. Sheep
Kadohota, Cynthia. Cracker:  the Best Dog in Vietnam
Kerley, Barbara. Greetings from Planet Earth
Levine, Gail. Ella Enchanted
Lowry, Lois. All About Sam
Lupica, Mike. Heat
Mikaelsen, Ben. Rescue John McGuire
Munoz-Ryan, Pam. Riding Freedom
Philbrick, Rodman. Freak the Mighty
Roberts, Willo. Scared Stiff
Salisbury, Graham. Under the Blood-Red Sun
Smith, Robert. The War with Grandpa
Spinelli, Jerry. There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock
Tamar, Erika. The Junkyard Dog
Taylor, Theodore. Sniper
Weston, Robert P. Zorgamazoo
Wiles, Deborah. Each Little Bird That Sings
7th-12th Grade (TEEN)
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Bunting, Eve. A Sudden Silence
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games
Cormier, Robert. We All Fall Down
Crutcher, Chris. Ironman
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Ferris, Jean. Bad
Garland, Sherry. Shadow of the Dragon
Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass
Hobbs, Will. Downriver
Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker
Jenkins, A.M. Breaking Boxes
Kerr, M.E. Night Kites
Key, Watt. Alabama Moon
Klause, Annette. The Silver Kiss
Landy, Derek. Skulduggery Pleasant:  Scepter of the Ancients, Book 1
Mass, Wendy. Every Soul a Star
McCormick, Patricia. Sold
Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear
Sparrow Hawk Red
Morpurgo, Michael. Private Peaceful
Namioka, Lensey. Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Nixon, Joan. The Other Side of Dark
Pearson, Mary E. Adoration of Jenna Fox
Peters, Julie. Define “Normal”
Pierce, Meredith. The Darkangel
Prose, Francine. After
Randle, Kristen. The Only Alien on the Planet
Shusterman, Neil. The Schwa Was Here
Van Draanen, Wendlin. Flipped
Voigt, Cynthia. Izzy, Willy Nilly
Yolen, Jane. Armageddon Summer
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