Louisiana Choice Book List


LYRC 3-5 2018 Nominated List


   1.      Bigfoot is Missing! by J. Patrick Lewis, 9781452118956, 32 pgs. Chronicle    Books. No AR yet. [Poetry,                cryptozoology]


2.      Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. 9781250043238, 256 pgs. Feiwel & Friends.

IL:MG – BL:3.8 – AR Pts:3.0. [Male protagonist, deals with realistic problems, like homelessness, imaginary friend]


3.      The Doublecross: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy by Jackson Pearce, 9781619634145, 304 pgs. Bloomsbury.

IL:MG – BL:5.6 – AR Pts:10.0. [Male protagonist is an average guy, spies, adventure]


4.      Ellie’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron, 9780765374691, 208 pgs. Tom Doherty Associates. IL:MG – BL:4.2 – AR Pts:6.0. [Realistic fiction, service dogs, animal protagonist]


5.      Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks, 9781627791540, 288 pgs. Henry Holt. IL: MG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 8.0. [Female protagonist, fantasy, adventure, mystery, pirates]


6.      Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, 9780316324908, 56 pgs. Little, Brown.

IL:LG – BL:3.4 – AR Pts:0.5. [nonfiction, animals, Winnie-the-Pooh, WWI, 2016 Caldecott winner]


7.      Flunked by Jen Calonita, 9781492601562, 256 pgs. Sourcebooks.

IL:MG – BL:4.8 – AR Pts:7.0. [Female protagonist, fantasy, twisted fairy tales, reluctant readers, sell to fans of Disney’s Descendants]


8.      Fort by Cynthia DeFelice, 9780374324278, 208 pgs. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

IL:LG – BL:4.4 – AR Pts:5.0. [Realistic fiction, boy interest, boy protagonist, humor, bullying, summer vacation]


9.      The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Kathryn Brown, 9780805090499, 32 pgs. Henry Holt.

IL:LG – BL:4.5 – AR Pts:0.5. [Nonfiction, picture book biography, social activist who helped house and provide education to the homeless and poor in Chicago in the late 1800’s]


10. Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, 9780805099768, 40 pgs. Henry Holt. No AR yet. [Nonfiction, picture book biography, environmental activist, nature and conservation]

IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5


11. Marvelous Cornelius- Hurricane Katrina And the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Parra, 9781452125787, 40 pgs. Chronicle Books.

IL:LG – BL:4.0 – AR Pts:0.5. [Louisiana interest, African-American Interest, folktale retelling about a real male protagonist, picture book, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]


12. Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully, 9780374300074, 32 pgs. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5. [Nonfiction, biography picture book, sports, baseball, female protagonist]


13. Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb, 9781595142429, 192 pgs. Penguin.

IL:MG – BL:4.8 – AR Pts:5.0. [fantasy, animals, Arthurian legend retelling, humor]


14. The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John, 9781419714917, 224 pgs. Abrams.

IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 4.0. [pranks, humor, new school, realistic fiction]


15. Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, 9781419714658, 40 pgs. Abrams.

IL:LG – BL:4.2 – AR Pts:0.5.[Louisiana interest, biography picture book, African-American Interest, 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner]




LYRC 2018

6-8th Nominated Title List


1.      5 to 1 by Holly Bodger, 9780385391535, 256 pgs. Random House.


2.      Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, 9780316381307, 224 pgs. Yen Press.


3.      Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman, 9780545651264, 336 pgs. Scholastic.


4.      The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, 9781481446518, 348 pgs. Simon & Schuster.


5.      A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel, 9781634501576, 264 pgs. Skyhorse.


6.      Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, 9781627791151, 368 pgs. Henry Holt.


7.      Charlie and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell, 9780375868603, 240 pgs. Random House.


8.      The Disappearance of Emily H. by Barrie Summy, 9780385739436, 256 pgs. Random House.


9.      Ferals by Jacob Grey, 9780062321039, 288 pgs. HarperCollins.


10. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, 9780385743785, 192 pgs. Delacorte.


11. How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel by Jennifer Brown, 9781619634541, 240 pgs. Bloomsbury.


12. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff, 9780399164064, 304 pgs. Philomel.