Try one of these books from the SCASL Junior Book Award Nominee List. Read three to be eligible to vote.
You're going to like what you find!
by Paul Griffin Year Published: 2015
Matt and John are working-class guys trying to earn some money, and Driana, JoJo, and Stef live a much different life of privilege and wealth. Worlds collide when the five teens are lost at sea with no one to count on but themselves. This is a great summer read- as long as you stay on dry land.
by Roland Smith Year Published: 2016
After receiving a cryptic message from his older brother, Pat sets out on a strange and dangerous journey to the mysterious Community living beneath the streets of New York.
by Laura A. Woollett Year Published: 2015
This book draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disastersin American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over 100 people.
by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Year Published: 2015
Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
by GEnnifer Choldenko Year Published: 2015
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend, Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to resue Noah's father from the quarantined Chinatown and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.
by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2015
When Iranian American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.
by Mike Lupica Year Published: 2015
Since his mother's death, twelve-year-old Jayson has focused on basketball and surviving. When he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family, he must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.
by Cynthia DeFelica Year Published: 2015
When older boys trepass in the fort where Wyatt and Augie have been enjoying a wonderful summer, they team up with another bullied kid to exact revenge against the older boys, with unexpected consequences.
by Sonia Gensler Year Published: 2015
Disapponted when her brother pursues other interests during their annual summer visit to their grandmother's farm, Avery befriends a famous man's son, who announces his intentions to film a ghost story at a scary nearby mansion.
by K. A. Holt Year Published: 2015
Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.
by Cherie Priest Year Published: 2015
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing all over town.
by Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda Year Published: 2015
In this dual memori, Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda recount how they became best friends and better people through letters.
by Jennifer A. Nielsen Year Published: 2015
Nic, a slave in the mines of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cave filled with Julius Caesar's treasures. What he finds will change his destiny and the history of th Empire. Book #1.
by Victoria Jamieson Year Published: 2015
Astrid signs up for rollerderby camp, but her best friend Nicole chooses dance. While making new friends and struggling with a new sport, Astrid fears she is losing Nicole.
by Watt Key Year Published: 2016
Thirteen-year-old Cort's father, a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama, has been teaching his son everything he knows. When a deadly Gulf Coast hurricane makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put all his skills to the test.
by Diane Stanley Year Published: 2015
Prince Alexos, the long-awaited champion of the goddess Athene, follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: a ship-wreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island.
by Shelley Pearsall Year Published: 2015
In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after Arthur throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects.
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Year Published:
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
by Dave Barry Year Published: 2015
Attending a class trip in Washington, D.C., Wyatt and his friends encounter a group of mysterious men and find themselves dodging their long-suffering teachers to stop what may be a plot against the president. Book #1.