2016 Rebecca Caudill Book Awards

Rebecca CaudillStatewide Event

It’s that time of year again everyone! The 2016 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Awards are here, and that means it’s time to vote!

For anyone who’s not familiar with Rebecca Caudill, here’s a basic rundown. The Rebecca Caudill Award is a Illinois-only award given to an book/author who has been voted most outstanding by kids in grades 4-8. To vote for a book, you must read three of the Caudill nominees. Last year’s award was given to Legend with 2447 votes, in 2nd place was The One and Only Ivan with 2420 votes, and in 3rd place was Unstoppable, with 2135 votes.

Who are this year’s nominees you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!


Title Author Interest Levels
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet Nancy Cavanaugh 4-5
Will in Scarlet Matthew Cody 5-7
Mountain Dog Margarita Engle 4-5
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 Richard Paul Evans 7-8
Hidden Helen Frost 5-7
Chomp Carl Hiaasen 5-7
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster Deborah Hopkinson 5-7
See You at Harry’s Joanna Knowles 7-8
Camo Girl Kekla Magoon 4-5
Cinder Marissa Meyer 7-8
A Monster Calls Patrick Ness 7-8
Shadow on the Mountain Margi Preus 5-7
May B. Caroline Starr Rose  4-5
The Rithmatist Brandon Sanderson 5-7
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers Steve Sheinkin 5-7
Rump Liesl Shurtliff 4-5
Counting by 7’s Holly Goldberg Sloan 5-7
Golden Boy Tara Sullivan 5-7
The President Has Been Shot James L. Swanson 5-7
Three Times Lucky Sheila Turnage 5-7


So there you go! All 20 of the nominees for 2016. For more information on this years award, you can visit the Palombi School library, or your own public library. Thanks for reading, and happy voting!

  By Marina Obaid


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