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Iowa Children's Choice Awards

The Iowa Children's Choice Award 1) encourages children to read more and better books; 2) provides an avenue for positive dialogue between teachers, parents, and children about books and authors; and 3) gives recognition to those who write books for children.

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  • Tiger boy

    Tiger boy2017

    by Mitali Perkins

    (297)

    Summary: A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her in order to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta and his men.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F PERKINS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brave like my brother

    Brave like my brother2016

    by Marc Tyler Nobleman

    (257)

    Summary: When Charlie's older brother Joe is called up in 1942, Charlie learns about the tedium and dangers of war through Joe's letters--and his brother's bravery in dealing with a spy as D-Day approaches,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F NOBLEMAN

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The distance to home

    The distance to home2016

    by Jenn Bishop

    (526)

    Summary: Baseball player and superfan Quinnen must struggle to deal with her older sister's death in a story that unfolds between two summers.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F BISHOP

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Liberty

    Liberty2016

    by Kirby Larson

    Series: Dogs of World War II

    (183)

    Summary: Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F LARSON

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Nine, ten : a September 11 story

    Nine, ten : a September 11 story2016

    by Nora Raleigh Baskin

    (4,561)

    Summary: Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day - until 8:46 a.m., when a plane struck the World Trade Center. But that hasn't happened yet. Right now it is a few days earlier,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F BASKIN

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • Wish

    Wish2016

    by Barbara O'Connor

    (4,142)

    Summary: "A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are." --

    BOOK

    Call #: J F O'CONNOR

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Garvey's choice

    Garvey's choice2016

    by Nikki Grimes

    (2,748)

    Summary: "Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GRIMES

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Moo

    Moo2016

    by Sharon Creech

    (5,423)

    Summary: Follows the efforts of twelve-year-old Reena, who has recently moved to rural Maine, to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding with an ornery cow.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CREECH

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unidentified suburban object

    Unidentified suburban object2016

    by Mike Jung

    (643)

    Summary: Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F JUNG

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Counting Thyme

    Counting Thyme2016

    by Melanie Conklin

    (1,826)

    Summary: "Thyme Owens moves across the country with her family so her younger brother can take part in a promising cancer drug trial, and though all she wants is for him to get better, adjusting to life in Manhattan is anything but easy." --

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CONKLIN

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Save me a seat

    Save me a seat2016

    by Sarah Weeks

    (6,429)

    Summary: Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F WEEKS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Allie, first at last

    Allie, first at last2016

    by Angela Cervantes

    (386)

    Summary: Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CERVANTES

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Some kind of courage

    Some kind of courage2016

    by Dan Gemeinhart

    (2,424)

    Summary: In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GEMEINHART

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Rescue on the Oregon trail

    Rescue on the Oregon trail2015

    by Kate Messner

    Summary: Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J PB MES

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Masterminds

    Masterminds2015

    by Gordon Korman

    Series: Masterminds Series

    (5,739)

    Summary: "A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment"--

    BOOK

    Call #: J F KORMAN

    Location: Juvenile Fiction, YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The sasquatch escape

    The sasquatch escape2014

    by Suzanne Selfors

    Series: Imaginary Veterinary Series - #1

    (2,046)

    Summary: Spending the summer in his grandfather's rundown town, ten-year-old Ben meets an adventurous local girl and together they learn that the town's veterinarian runs a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

    BOOK

    Call #: J PB SEL

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The Night Gardener : a scary story

    The Night Gardener : a scary story2014

    by Jonathan Auxier

    (12,711)

    Summary: Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F AUXIER

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A million ways home

    A million ways home2014

    by Dianna Dorisi-Winget

    (1,262)

    Summary: When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F DORISI-WINGET

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The contract

    The contract2014

    by Derek Jeter

    Series: Contract Series

    (830)

    Summary: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F JETER

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The map trap

    The map trap2014

    by Andrew Clements

    (808)

    Summary: Sixth-grader Alton Barnes loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CLEMENTS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details