Books in Newbery Honor Book series

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Age
10-14
Grade
4-6

Steve Sheinkin

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Hardcover (Sept. 4, 2012)

Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in Bomb: The Race to Build―and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.

A Newbery Honor book A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's LiteratureA Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title

In December of 1938, a chemist in a …

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Age
10+
Grade
5-6

Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming

Hardcover (Aug. 28, 2014) , 1 edition
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureA New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim … More
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Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion

Hardcover (Sept. 1, 2002) , 1st edition
Series: National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, Newbery Honor Book, Printz Honor BookMatteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested.His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium--a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. … More
Z
Age
10-12
Grade
5-7

Jim Murphy

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Hardcover (June 23, 2003) , First Printing edition

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of …

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Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Hardcover (Sept. 1, 1995) , 20th edition
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who … More
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Robin Mckinley

The Blue Sword

Paperback (Oct. 1, 2000) , Newbery Honor Roll edition
Read this modern classic of young adult fantasy from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinleyHarry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Free Hillfolk. When Corlath, the Hillfolk King, sees her for the first time, he is shaken—for he can tell that she is something more than she appears to be. He will soon realize what Harry has never guessed: She is to … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Patricia Reilly Giff

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Hardcover (Sept. 10, 2002) , First edition, third printing (stated) edition
This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews). Hollis Woods is the place where a baby was abandoned is the baby’s name is an artist is now a twelve-year-old girl who’s been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted

Hardcover (April 25, 1997) , 1st edition

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old.

At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate...

Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on …

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Age
9-12
Grade
4-7

Jim Murphy

The Great Fire

Hardcover (April 1, 1995)
The Great Fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourshing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting narrative that recreates the event with drama and immediacy. And finally, he reveals how, even in a … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-6

Carolyn Treffinger, Kurt Wiese

Li Lun, Lad of Courage

Paperback (Oct. 1, 1995) , Reprint edition

Newbery Honor book

Banished to a mountaintop to learn to grow rice, Li Lun proves his courage as he fights the elements and his own loneliness to make his rice seedlings flourish where no one else has for generations.

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Age
10+
Grade
5-6

Russell Freedman

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Hardcover (March 1, 1991) , 1st edition
A Newbery Honor-winning biography of the men whose experiments brought about the Age of Flight. This engaging narrative account of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two men with little formal schooling but a knack for solving problems, follows their interest from a young age in the developing field of aeronautics. Russell Freedman’s writing brings the brothers’ personalities to life, enhancing the record of events with excerpts from the brothers’ writing and correspondence, and accounts of those who knew them.Chronicling their lives … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
5-7

Kevin Henkes

Olive's Ocean

Hardcover (Aug. 12, 2003) , 1st edition

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew."

Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends. But they weren't -- and now all that is left are eerie connections between two girls who were in the same grade at school and who both kept the same secret without knowing it.

Now Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. A family summer on Cape …

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