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2023 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee


This edition: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publication date: September 15, 2020
Ages: 14 - 99

An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intrig...

2022 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

Maybe He Just Likes You

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: October 01, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13

A 2020 ALA Notable Children’s Book A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019 Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade a...

2022 - 2023 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business

(Book #1 of Mindy Kim)
Illustrated by Dung Ho
This edition: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publication date: January 14, 2020
Ages: 6 - 9

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who...

2021 Oregon Book Awards Finalist

Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life

This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: January 07, 2020
Ages: 8 - 12

“Entertaining and emotionally resonant.” —Kirkus Reviews “Long nails the voice of a kid trying as hard as she can to tackle adult problems on her o...

2021 Oregon book Awards Finalist

The Sullivan Sisters

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: June 23, 2020
Ages: 12 - 99

From the author of the “intense coming-of-age story” (School Library Connection) The Great Unknowable End and the “beyond refreshing…irreverent” (B...

2021 - 2022 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet

Illustrated by Nadja Sarell
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: June 18, 2019
Ages: 7 - 10

Ivy and Bean meets Aliens in my Pocket in this start to a brand-new chapter book series about Frankie Sparks, a third grader who uses her love for ...

2020 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

Long Way Down

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is Na...

2020 - 2021 Oregon Battle of the Books Reading List

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: June 06, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

From the author of Lucky Few comes a “refreshing” (Booklist, starred review) teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to ...