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Maud Hart Lovelace Award
Best books chosen by Minnesota kids each year. Maud Hart Lovelace website
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  Cover Art: 11 Birthdays 2013
Mass, Wendy
11 Birthdays
[Division I] After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.
267 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Matched 2013
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
Matched
[Division II] All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
369 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Please Write in this Book 2012
Amato, Mary
Please Write in this Book
[Division I] When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to "talk to each other" in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.
97 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stolen Children 2012
Kehret, Peg
Stolen Children
[Division II] Amy's babysitting course taught first-aid, how to bathe a baby, and tips for a happy bedtime. It did not cover what to do if two thugs show up, intent on stealing the baby.
165 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Deep and Dark and Dangerous : a Ghost Story 2011
Hahn, Mary Downing
Deep and Dark and Dangerous : a Ghost Story
[Division I & II] When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.
187 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Champ 2010
Jones, Marcia Thornton
Champ
[Division I] Together Riley and Champ make a great team. But they stand to lose more at the Founders Day dog show than a blue ribbon. Could they be separated forever?
187 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book JONES
  Cover Art: I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You 2010
Carter, Ally
I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You
[Division II] As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from normal teenage life until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.
284 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book CARTER
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  Cover Art: Flush 2009
Hiaasen, Carl
Flush
[Division I] With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.
263 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book HIAASEN
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  Cover Art: The Lightning Thief 2009
Riordan, Rick
The Lightning Thief
[Division II] Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
377 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book RIORDAN
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  Cover Art: Ruby Holler 2008
Creech, Sharon
Ruby Holler
[Division I] Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.
310 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book CREECH
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  Cover Art: Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie 2008
Sonnenblick, Jordan
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie
[Division II] When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
273 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book SONNENB
  Cover Art: Escaping the Giant Wave 2007
Kehret, Peg
Escaping the Giant Wave
[Division I] When an earthquake creates a tsunami while thirteen-year-old Kyle is babysitting his sister during a family vacation at a Pacific Coast resort, he tries to save himself, his sister, and a boy who has bullied him for years.
151 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book KEHRET
  Cover Art: Things Not Seen 2007
Clements, Andrew
Things Not Seen
[Division II] When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.
251 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book CLEMENTS
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  Cover Art: Runt 2006
Bauer, Marion Dane
Runt
[Division I] Runt, the smallest wolf cub in the litter, seeks to prove himself to his father King and the rest of the pack and to earn a new name.
138 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book BAUER
  Cover Art: Hoot 2006
Hiaasen, Carl
Hoot
[Division II] Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
292 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book HIAASEN
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  Cover Art: The Doll People 2005
Martin, Ann M.
The Doll People
[Division I] A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor.
256 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book MARTIN
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  Cover Art: Zach's Lie 2005
Smith, Roland
Zach's Lie
[Division II] When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
211 p. 2001
Teen Fiction Book SMITH
  Cover Art: In the Stone Circle 2004
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody
In the Stone Circle
[Division I] While spending the summer in an old stone house in Wales, fourteen-year-old Cristyn comes to terms with the death of her mother while satisfying the request of a thirteenth-century princess.
225 p. 1998
Children's Fiction Book KIMMEL
  Cover Art: Touching Spirit Bear 2004
Mikaelsen, Ben
Touching Spirit Bear
[Division II] After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
241 p. 2001
Children's Fiction Book MIKAELS
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  Cover Art: The Ghost of Fossil Glen 2003
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
The Ghost of Fossil Glen
[Division I] Allie Nichols' friend Karen doesn't want to hear the story of a ghost calling for Allie's help and then falling to her death. As Allie discovers that her role is to avenge a murder, she also learns something about friendship, false and true.
167 p. 1998
Children's Fiction Book DEFELIC
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