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DCF nominees 2015-2016
Transcript of DCF nominees 2015-2016
by Paul Acampora
DCF nominees 2015-2016
The Kids Choice,
The Kids Voice!
are book conspirators
find a cure for the Summer Reading blues
Motivate a community to read "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Lucy, Elena, & Michael...
are best friends
by Kwame Alexander
Novel in Verse
Close relationship with basketball star father
The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
2 Irish orphans looking for a job
Mysterious muddy footprints
A ghoulish spirit that comes to steal your soul
A creepy mansion with a creepy past
by Cece Bell
growing up feeling different
Cece is dealing with first crush
Making new friends
and has Superhero powers
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
by Julie Berry
7 boarding school girls who do not want to go home
Lies & Deception
The Madman of Piney Woods
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Benji, a black boy, wants to be a reporter and he loves the woods!
Although they are from different worlds, they soon become fast friends.
A companion novel to Newbery Award winner: Elijah of Buxton
The Madman of Piney Woods...
Is he friend or is he foe?
Red, an Irish boy, wants to be a scientist and has an angry grandmother.
The Badger Knight
by Kathryn Erskine
Adrian is asthmatic, small for his age, and albino
Will he prove to his father, nasty aunt, and the rest of his town that he can be a hero?
But he is also an amazing archer and wants to prove himself in battle.
There is a battle between the English and the Scottish
Under the Egg
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
The last words Theo's grandfather spoke were "look under the egg."
Maybe a painting by Renaissance artist Raphael?
Help Theo solve the mystery!!
But is the painting stolen?
Are they a clue to hidden treasure?
There Will Be Bears
by Ryan Gebhart
Tyson's best friend has just ditched him
Tyson is very excited about an elk hunting trip with his grandfather
And there is a killer Grizzly bear in the area.
But now, Grandpa Gene is having health problems
His other best friend is his grandpa, Gene, but he just moved into a retirement home
by Lisa Graff
Albie has always been "almost"
His parents don't pay too much attention to him
He has a hard time fitting in at his new school
His new babysitter, Calista, is an artist and creates superhero comics for Albie to help him see he is more than just "almost."
He flunked out of a fancy private school
Gabriel Finley & the Raven's Riddle
by George Hagen
Humans mind melding with Ravens
Gabriel's father kidnapped by the evil Corax
A walking desk that holds a secret diary
Hope is a Ferris Wheel
by Robin Herrera
Star is new to school
She has a long running stand off with her teacher over vocabulary lists.
To help make new friends, she starts an Emily Dickinson club. Will it work?
She really enjoys poems by Emily Dickinson, especially "Hope is a thing with feathers."
She is the only one in her school who lives in a trailer park
The Fourteenth Goldfish
by Jennifer Holm
Ellie's mom gets called to pick up her grandfather, Melvin, from the police station.
Melvin gets Ellie to help him scheme ways back into his science lab with humorous results.
Melvin discovered the secret to the aging process and returned his body to his teenage years.
When she returns, she is accompanied by a 13 year old boy.
The Mark of the Dragonfly
by Jaleigh Johnson
Piper survives by salvaging artifacts from strange meteor storms.
by Terry Lynn Johnson
Vicky Secord wants to be champion dog sledder
She finds a snowmobile wrapped around a tree and an unconscious boy in the snow.
She has to use the survival skills that her father taught her to keep her and Chris alive.
One day, she takes her team out on a new coarse
The Art of Secrets
by James Klise
Mysterious apartment fire.
Told from different points of view and different forms of communication.
A fundraiser to help the family turns up a odd piece of art that could be worth $$
What was the cause?
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
by Jessica Lawson
Becky likes to have adventures even though its not "what proper young ladies do."
...like coming face to face with the Pritchard Brothers, outlaws suspected of train robbery, bank robbery, and possible murder.
Book set in Mark Twain's classic "Tom Sawyer" but you don't need to be familiar with it to enjoy this whopper of a good tale.
She and her best friend Amy also take on a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas, known town witch.
Her adventures get her into some mischief.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
by Dana Alison Levy
Tells the story of four brothers: Sam, Jax, Eli, & Frog.
Sam stresses about 6th grade where the work is a little harder and he feels need to fit in.
Eli starts at a new school for the gifted and talented that doesn't allow time for fun.
Jax feels the pressure to be just like his big brother Sam now that he's moved up the the Upper El.
They all have different challenges over the year, including a crotchety old next door neighbor.
Running Out of Night
by Sharon Lovejoy
Girl helps Zenobia runaway from slavery
Can they reach freedom?
Dangers they face: Copperhead snakes, evil slave catchers, and even Girl's own Pa and brothers.
by Ann M. Martin
Rose is obsessed with homophones, following the rules, and prime numbers.
During a hurricane, Rain is lost.
Rose lives alone with her father, who spend most of his time working at the local garage or hanging out at the local bar.
Rose must find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places.
Luckily, she has her dog, Rain, to keep her company.
by Kate Milford
Set in a secluded inn often the refuge for smugglers.
Why are they all here?
What secrets are they hiding?
An unexpected number of mysterious guests arrive at the Greenglass House Inn.
The Turtle of Oman
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Aref lives in the small Middle East country of Oman.
Aref doesn't want to leave his home, friends, and most of all his grandfather, Siddi.
During his last weeks before the move, he and his grandfather go on adventures.
He and his family are about to move to the United States.
by Kenneth Oppel
Will longs for adventure.
And the help from a new friend, Maren, the circus's tight rope walker.
Train Robbers and Murders!
Aboard the Boundless, he finds more than he can imagine.
Nuts to You
by Lynne Rae Perkins
Jed gets snatched by a hawk, but wiggles free of his grip.
Along the way, the three squirrels learn of a new danger in the forest.
Will they make it in time?
They hurry back home to help save their community.
TsTs and Chai go off to find their fallen friend.
No Summit Out of Sight
by Jordan Romero with Linda LaBlanc
Youngest to climb the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents.
with lots of hard work and years of training.
Jordan tells his story of an idea that became reality
Youngest to climb Mount Everest
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight For Civil Rights
by Steve Sheinkin
In the Navy, black servicemen couldn't sail on vessels. Instead, they loaded ammunition at Port Chicago in California.
Afterward, men refused to work in the unsafe conditions. The Navy arrested them for Mutiny.
An explosion killed 300 men and countless more were injured.
During World War II, the military was segregated.
Seven Stories Up
by Laurel Snyder
A fun mix of Historical Fiction and Fantasy
When she wakes up the next morning, she is in the same room, but something is different.
Annie goes on adventures with Molly (her grandma) and tries to find away to get back to her own time.
Somehow, Annie traveled back in time to when her grandmother was a little girl.
Annie is finally going to meet her estranged grandmother, but is devastated to learn that her grandmother is a bitter mean old women.
by Rachel Vail
Told from different perspectives and with different types of communications.
This causes a shift in the social status of multiple people including two of Truly's ex-best friends.
Before she knows what's happening, Truly gets herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, all made worse by the relentless social media world.
But Truly is too caught up in what it means to be popular.
Truly is invited to be part of the popular table.
The One Safe Place
by Tania Unsworth
Set in a future world where water is scarce...
Devin heads to the city to find help.
They get a chance to go to an orphanage where they are well care for, but it isn't all that it seems.
There he meets Kit and learns how hard life is for kids on the street.
Devin's grandfather dies, leaving him alone to maintain the farm.
The Meaning of Maggie
By Megan Jean Sovern
Maggie dreams of one day becoming President of the United States.
her family goes through some dramatic changes.
Her older sister starts taking on more responsibility at home.
Her mom is always at work with little time for Maggie.
But when her father loses feeling in his legs, becomes confined to a wheelchair, and quits his job...
What would you choose?
Basketball or a girlfriend?
A gnarly tree that gives gifts
Will they survive this hunt?
The 13 year old boy turns out to be Melvin!
She discovers an unconscious girl with the dragonfly tattoo. This means she is valuable to the King.
Piper decides to return her for a reward. But is this really the right thing to do?
It also starts to snow heavily and she doesn't know her way
And Frog is off to Kindergarten with his imaginary friend Flare, who is a cheetah.
Can Milo and Meddy unravel the visitors' shadowy pasts and their connection to the Greenglass House?
Aref is finally able to come to terms with is departure and know he will always be connected to his home.
This book explores these events and reveals the layers of racism that faced black Americans in the armed forces.
And Maggie feels left out of the family's discussions because she is the youngest.
Can her family get through this tough time?
The kids there go into a strange dream state where they don't act like themselves. And they don't let anyone leave once they get there.
Can Devin figure out whats going on before it's too late?
Which book will you choose?