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2018 - 2019 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee


(Book #1 of Track)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2016
Ages: 10 - 99

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost...

2017 - 2018 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee

We Forgot Brock!

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 25, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for...

2017 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Winner


Illustrated by Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 03, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly...

2016 - 2017 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee

Stella by Starlight

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 06, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel...

No Summit out of Sight

The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: May 06, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great...