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The One and Only Ivan Ivans transformative emergence from the Ape at Exit 8 to The One and

Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback, comes to life through the gorillas own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity.
Newberry 2013

This is Not My Hat In this darkly humorous tale, a tiny fish knows its wrong to steal a hat. It fits him just right. But the big fish wants his hat back. Klassens controlled palette, opposing narratives and subtle cues compel readers to follow the fish and imagine the consequence.

Caldecott 2013

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe brings readers the tale of 15-year-old loner Aristotle Mendoza and his friendship with Dante Quintana. Senz exquisitely captures the story of two boys on the edge of manhood. By addressing issues of identity, friendship, family and love, Senz pushes beyond geography, sexuality and cultural identity to create a truly universal novel.
Belpre 2013 Odyssey Award 2013

The Fault in Our Stars (audiobook) The Fault in Our Stars perfectly captures the mercurial characters of Hazel Grace and Augustus, teens whose chance meeting in a cancer support group, surprises them both as they embark on an emotional roller coaster of a journey.

Bomb: The Race to Buildand Stealthe Worlds Most Dangerous Weapon


A riveting thriller told in three parallel stories: the race against time to build the world's first atomic bomb; the determination to stop the Nazis from developing it first; and the stealthy efforts of Soviet spies to steal the American plans. Sibert Award 2013

Wilder Award Winner 2013

Katherine Paterson is the winner of the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include Bridge to Terabithia (Crowell, 1977), Jacob Have I Loved (Crowell, 1980) and The Great Gilly Hopkins (Crowell, 1978).
Up Tall, and High A bevy of birds perform a play in three acts, while teaching the concepts of up, tall and high. The large font, word repetition, occasional rhyming and simple, but clever illustrations support the very beginning readers effort to read independently. Children will delight in reading additional words hidden beneath thick flaps.

Geisel Award 2013 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Winners 2013

K-2: Pete the Cat:Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin; James Dean, ill. -- Harper, 2011. 3-5: Smile by Raina Telgemeier. -- Graphix, 2010. 6-8: Legend by Marie Lu. -- G. P. Putnams Sons, 2011. 9-12: Divergent by Veronica Roth. -- Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.

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