The Society of School Librarians
International

SSLI BOOK AWARDS 2009

 

 

2009 Conference Book Awards

LANGUAGE ARTS – PICTURE BOOKS

BEST BOOK:

Evans, Freddie W. Hush Harbor: Praying In Secret.  Carolrhoda Books, 2009.

HONOR BOOKS:

Kimmel, Eric A.  The Three Little Tamales.   Marshall Cavendish, 2009.

Wahman, Wendy.  Don’t Lick The Dog.  Henry Holt, 2009.

Seeger, Laura.  One Boy.  Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

Auch, Mary Jane and Herm.  The Plot Chickens.  Holiday House, 2009.

Soloman, Sharon K.  A Walk With Grandpa. Raven Tree Press, 2009.

Jarkins, Sheila.  Marco Flamingo.  Raven Tree Press, 2008.

Urban, Linda.  Mouse Was Mad.  Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

Morrow, Barbara O.  Mr. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo.  Holiday House, 2009.

Ka, Oliver.  My Great Big Momma.  Groundwood Books/House of  Anansi Press, 2008.

LANGUAGE ARTS – GRADES K-6 NOVELS

BEST BOOK:

Jukes, Mavis.  Smoke.   Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009.

HONOR BOOKS:

Harley, Bill.  Night of the Spadefoot Toads.  Peachtree, 2009.

Klise, Kate.  43 Cemetery Road: Dying To Meet You.  Harcourt, 2009.

Labatt, Mary.  Sam and Friends Mysteries: Dracula Madness.  Kids Can Press, 2009.

Gregory, Kristiana.  My Darling Clementine.  Holiday House, 2009.

Harris, Lewis.  A Taste For Red.  Clarion Books, 2009.

Taylor, Greg.  Killer Pizza.  Feiwel and Friends, 2009.

Givner, Joan.  Ellen’s Book of Life.  Groundwood Books, 2008.

Divakaruni, Chitra.  Shadowland.  Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Millard, Glenda.  The Naming of Tishkin Silk.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

LANGUAGE ARTS – GRADES 7-12 NOVELS

BEST BOOK:

Carter, Anne. The Shepherd’s Granddaughter.  Groundwood Books, 2008.

HONOR BOOKS:

Gollard, Sneed B.  Double Eagle.  Peachtree, 2009.

Delacre, Lulu.  Alicia Afterimage.  Lee & Low Books, 2008.

Khan, Rukhsana.  Wanting Mor.  Groundwood/House of Anansi, 2009.

Williams, Carol Lynch.  Pretty Like Us.  Peachtree, 2008.

Hahn, Mary Downing.  Closed For The Season.  Clarion, 2009.

Jinks, Catherine.  Reformed Vampire Support Group.    Harcourt, 2009.

Springer, Nancy.  Somebody.  Holiday House, 2009.

MacDonald, Anne Louise.  Seeing Red.  Groundwood, 2008

Butler, Dori Hillestad.  Yes, I Know the Monkey Man.   Peachtree, 2009.

SOCIAL STUDIES – GRADES K-6

BEST BOOK:

Chrisp, Peter.  Atlas of the Ancient Worlds.  Dorling Kindersley, 2009.

HONOR BOOKS:

Reynolds, Jan.  Cycle of Rice.  Lee & Low, 2009.

King, David C.  First People.  Dorling Kindersley, 2008.

Bogacki, Tomek.  Champion of the Children.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Warren, Andrea.  Under Seige.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Winter, Jeanette.  Wangari’s Trees of Peace.  Harcourt, 2008.

Rotner, Shelley and Kelly.  Shades of People.  Holiday House, 2009.

Calcines, Eduardo.  Leaving Glorytown.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Bunting, Eve.  Walking To School.  Clarion, 2008.

Falk, Lane.  What Is Mount Rushmore?  Children’s Press, 2009.

SOCIAL STUDIES – GRADES 7 – 12

BEST BOOK:

Warren, Andrea.  Under Siege: Three Children at the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

HONOR BOOKS:

Kaufman, Michael T.   1968.  Roaring Book Press, 2009.

Walker, Sally M. Written In Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland.  Carolrhoda Books, 2009.

Woods, Michael.  Seven Wonders of the Ancient Middle East.  21st Century Books, 2009.

Genovese, Michael. Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics.  Facts On File, 2008.

Ellis, Deborah.  Off To War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children.   Groundwood, 2008.

Grant, Reg.  Slavery: Real People and their Stories of Enslavement.  Dorling Kindersley, 2009.

Silvey, Anita.  I’ll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War.  Clarion, 2008.

Calcine, Eduardo. Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle Under Castro.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Hoose, Phillis.  Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

SCIENCE – GRADE K-6

BEST BOOK:

Chin, Jason.  Redwoods.  Roaring Brook Press, 2009

HONOR BOOKS:


Wallace, Nancy E.  Rocks! Rocks! Rocks!  Marshall Cavendish, 2009.

Stewart, Melissa. A Place For Birds.  Peachtree, 2009.

Stewart, Melissa. Why Are Animals Blue?  Enslow, 2009. 

Cobb, Vicki.  Your Body Battles A Cold.  Lerner (Millbrook), 2009.

Chesire, Gerald. Scary Creatures of the River.  Franklin Watts (Scholastic), 2009.

Houran, Lori Haskins.  Bloody Horned Lizards.  Bearport, 2009.

Wojahn, Rebecca & Donald.  A Savannah Food Chain.  Lerner, 2009.

Kalman, Bobbie.  oHow How Does It Move?  Crabtree, 2009.

Walker, Richard.  One Million Things: Animal Life.  Dorling Kindersley, 2009.

SCIENCE – GRADES 7-12

BEST BOOK:

Reynolds, Jan. Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Fascinating Story of Sustainable Farming.  Lee & Low, 2009.

HONOR BOOKS:

Holmes, Thom.  Age of Mammals: The Oligocene & Miocene Epochs.  Chelsea House, 2009.

Gaensslen, R. E.  Blood, Bugs, and Plants.  Facts On File, 2008.

Mitchell, Susan.  Animal Chemical Combat: Poisons, Smells and Slime.  Enslow, 2009.

Green, Jen.  Exploring the World of Reptiles and Amphibians.  Chelsea House, 2009.

Cullen, Katherine.  Encyclopedia of Life Science. Facts On File, 2009.

Johnson, Rebecca. Investigating Climate Change: Scientists Search For Answers In A Warming World.  21st  Century Books, 2009.

Is It Hot Enough For You? Global Warming Heats Up.  Franklin Watts/ Scholastic Library Publishing, 2009.

Rodriguez, Ana Marie.  Secret of the Puking Penguins.  Enslow, 2009.