The Rebecca Caudill Award winners are voted on by Illinois students in grades 4-8. This year’s nominees are:

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Unbound by Ann Burg

Moo by Sharon Creech

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana

March: Book 1 by John Lewis

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick (Review)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson