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Young Hoosier Book Award. 2012-2013. Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt. The Case of The Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Young Hoosier Book Award

Young Hoosier Book Award2012-2013Because of Mr. Teruptby Rob Buyea

Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.The Case of The Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

Twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective and must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.Dark Emperor & Other Poems of The Nightby Joyce Sidman

A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.Eggs Over Evieby Alison Jackson

Evie feels unsettled and sad after her parents divorce, her father remarries and takes the family dog, and his new wife becomes pregnant, but a cooking class and helping the elderly lady next door with her cat give Evie a way to cope with the changes.The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein

Three young wizards-in-training are kidnapped by an evil queen and their familiars--Aldwyn the alley cat, Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay, and Gilbert a tree frog who can see the future--set out on a dangerous journey to rescue the boys.The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jesterby Barbara O Connor

After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding a Miss Know-it-all.The Ghost of Crutchfield Highby Mary Downing Hahn

In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A tale of The Oldby Avi

Early Whitcomb, whose family's farm in Iowa is failing due to drought, is enticed by his uncle Jesse to go west and dig for gold to help prevent foreclosure, but during their adventure, Jesse gets into trouble, and Early makes hard decisions while on his journey.Kakapo Rescue: Saving The Worlds Strongest Parrotby Sy Montgomery

Provides an introduction to the kakapo parrot, a flightless bird found on Codfish Island off the coast of New Zealand, and looks at how the country's National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to save the kakapos, whose population is in a steep decline.Kubla Kahn: The Emperor of Everythingby Kathleen Krull

An illustrated exploration of the life of the fifth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Kublai Khan that discusses his building of Beijing, children, rule, and more.Love, Aubrey by Suzanne Lafleur

While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.Lizardsby Nic Bishop

Full color photographs and easy-to-follow text profile different types of lizards, with information about their habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and survival skills.Night Fairyby Laura Amy Schlitz

When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.One Crazy Summerby Rita Williams-Garcia

Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, One Crazy Summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. Seeds of Change; Planting a Path to Peaceby Jen Cullerton Johnson

Examines the life of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize-winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and started an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem.Sharing The Seasons a Book: of Poems Selected by Lee Bennet Hopkins

A collection of poems and illustrations about, and depicting, the changing of the seasons.The Strange Case of Origami Yodaby Tom Anglberger

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making your own origami Yoda.Touch Blueby Cynthia Lord

When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.Turtle in Paradiseby Jennifer L. HolmIn 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.