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2021 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominees

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.

The purposes of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award are:

To encourage children and young adults to read for personal satisfaction. To develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children and young people and to promote a desire for literacy.
To encourage cooperation among Illinois agencies providing educational and library service to young people.

Amal Unbound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

Ms. Bixby's Last Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062338181
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Published: Walden Pond Press - April 4th, 2017

Drum Roll, Please Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062791153
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062836694
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020

Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338159325
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 17th, 2019

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524767600
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Published: Yearling - April 2nd, 2019

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Nightbooks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062560094
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 25th, 2019

Nowhere Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250307576
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 7th, 2018

The Only Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481457514
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545952781
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338148473
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 28th, 2018

Small Spaces Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515043
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

Speechless Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536200928
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Published: Candlewick - November 6th, 2018

Spirit Hunters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062430090
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781554518951
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Published: Annick Press - April 11th, 2017

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419737022
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 5th, 2020

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629795867
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Published: Calkins Creek - October 24th, 2017