Library Collection: 2022 Caudill Award Nominees

The Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award recognizes 20 outstanding books per year for Grades 4–8. Rebecca Caudill was an Illinois writer who won many awards and honors. Her children’s books are known for their authentic depictions of settings and characters, and for evoking the lives of pioneers during eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. Return to our list of all Award-Winning Books.


The blackthorn key Kevin Sands. cover

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands

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Be prepared / Vera Brosgol ; color by Alec Longstreth. cover

Be Prepared
Vera Brosgol & Alec Longstreth

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City of ghosts / Victoria Schwab. cover

City of Ghosts
Victoria Schwab

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Clean getaway / Nic Stone ; illustrations by Dawud Anyabwile. cover

Clean Getaway
Nic Stone & Dawud Anyabwile

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Clean getaway Nic Stone. cover

Clean Getaway Playaway
Nic Stone

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The first rule of punk by Celia C. P{u00E9}rez. cover

The First Rule of Punk
Celia C. Pérez

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Free lunch / Rex Ogle. cover

Free Lunch
Rex Ogle

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From the desk of Zoe Washington / Janae Marks. cover

From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Janae Marks

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From the desk of Zoe Washington Janae Marks. cover

From the Desk of Zoe Washington Playaway
Janae Marks

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Genesis begins again / Alicia D. Williams. cover

Genesis Begins Again
Alicia D. Williams

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Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes. cover

Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes

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I can make this promise / Christine Day. cover

I Can Make This Promise
Christine Day

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I can make this promise / Christine Day. cover

I Can Make This Promise
Christine Day

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It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood ; adapted for young readers / Trevor Noah. cover

It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime, adapted for young readers
Trevor Noah

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Inkling / Kenneth Oppel ; with illustrations by Sydney Smith. cover

Inkling
Kenneth Oppel & Sydney Smith

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Inkling Kenneth Oppel. cover

Inkling
Kenneth Oppel

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King and the dragonflies / Kacen Callender. cover

King and the Dragonflies
Kacen Callender

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The line tender / by Kate Allen. cover

The Line Tender
Kate Allen

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The line tender Kate Allen. cover

The Line Tender
Kate Allen

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Maybe he just likes you / Barbara Dee. cover

Maybe He Just Likes You
Barbara Dee

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Ms. Bixby's last day / John David Anderson. cover

Ms. Bixby's Last Day
John David Anderson

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To Night Owl from Dogfish / by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer. cover

To Night Owl from Dogfish
Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

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The okay witch / by Emma Steinkellner. cover

The Okay Witch
Emma Steinkellner

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Orange for the sunsets / Tina Athaide. cover

Orange for the Sunsets
Tina Athaide

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The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise / Dan Gemeinhart. cover

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart

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They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steve Scott ; art by Harmony Becker. cover

They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steve Scott & Harmony Becker

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Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of the childrens ship. cover

Torpedoed: the True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Deborah Heiligman

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Torpedoed the true story of the World War II sinking of the childrens ship. cover

Torpedoed: the True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Deborah Heiligman

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Unbound a novel in verse / Ann E. Burg. cover

Unbound: A Novel in Verse
Ann E. Burg

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