Sequoyah Children's Masterlist 2016-2017

    Sequoyah Children’s Masterlist 2016-2017 

Children’s Award Winner 2017 –  The Doll Graveyard  by Lois Ruby  Doll Graveyard


Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote. 

  1. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  2. Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox
  3. Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
  4. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  5. Dash by Kirby Larson
  6. Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
  7. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  8. Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  9. Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick
  10. The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby
  11. Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen
  12. The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler
  13. Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet
  14. The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
  15. Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin

See Children’s Sequoyah Books available at Creek Elementary Library.


2016-2017 Children’s Sequoyah Annotated Masterlist


Auxier, Jonathan. 2014. The Night Gardener. New York: Abrams / Amulet Books 2014.  372p. (Grades 4-6). Molly and Kip were only looking for a job to make enough money to get back to mom and dad, while on the road the two meet with a storyteller who warns them about the sour woods and the dark secrets that surround Windsor House.


Cox, Lynne.  Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas.  New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2014. 42p. (Grades PK - 3).  When Elizabeth, an elephant seal in Christchurch, New Zealand, decides to sun herself across a busy road, local residents volunteer to move her back out to sea. But despite the volunteers’ repeated efforts, Elizabeth always finds her way back home.


Davis, Kathryn Gibbs.  Mr. Ferris and His Wheel.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 2014.  40p. (Ages 6-10).  America wanted something spectacular to feature at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and an eccentric young mechanical engineer had an idea that would dazzle the world.  George Ferris’ invention is a favorite of many; find out how his famous wheel came to be.


Holm, Jennifer. The Fourteenth Goldfish. New York: Random House, 2014. 208p. (Grades 3-7).  Eleven-year-old Ellie’s life is turned upside down when her scientist grandfather discovers the secret to eternal youth, turns himself into a teenager and moves in with Ellie and her mom.


Larson, Kirby. Dash. New York: Scholastic Press, 2014. 256p. (Grades 3-7).  When World War II breaks out, Mitzi and her family, Japanese Americans, enter an internment camp and leave behind most of their possessions, including Mitzi's beloved dog, Dash.


Lord, Cynthia.  Half a Chance. New York: Scholastic, 2014, 218p.  (Grades 3-7).  Lucy’s father is a famous photographer who is always away on assignment.  When Lucy discovers he is the judge of a photo contest for young people, she decides to enter in an effort to win her father’s approval.


Martin, Ann M.  Rain Reign. New York:  MacMillan, 2014. 226p. (Grades 4-7).  Rose struggles to make friends at school, but quickly bonds with a dog her father brings home. Keeping her dog, Rain, safe forces Rose to adventure outside her daily routine.


Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2014. 48p. (Grades 2-4).  Everyone knows that dogs have great sniffers, but the jobs and partnerships that dogs have may surprise you.


Philbrick, Rodman.  Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina. New York: The Blue Sky Press, 2014. 181p. (Grades 5-9).  While visiting family in New Orleans, Zane and his dog, Bandit, get caught in one of the worst disasters in American history.  Hurricane Katrina brings death and destruction and leaves Zane and Bandit in a fight for survival.


Ruby, Lois.  The Doll Graveyard.  New York: Scholastic Inc., 2014.  256p. (Grades 3-7).  Angry voices at night, a creepy dollhouse in the attic, and a doll graveyard, all make Shelby’s new house a chilling adventure.


Schanen, Adriana Brad.  Quinny & Hopper.  New York:  Disney/Hyperion, 2014.  230p. (Grades 3-7).  Quinny and Hopper, an eight year old boy and girl become good friends over the summer.  But when the new school year begins, things suddenly are not the same.


Schindler, Holly. Junction of Sunshine and Lucky.  New York, New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014.  240p. (Grades 3-7).  Auggie and her Grandpa Gus use junk to transform the appearance of their home but when her new friend’s father starts the Home Beautification Committee, Auggie and her grandfather find they have a different perception of beauty and art than the city council.


Van Vleet, Carmella.  Eliza Bing is (not) a Big, Fat Quitter.  New York: Holiday House, 2014.  176p. (Grades 3-6).  After eleven-year-old Eliza, who has ADHD, learns she cannot take a cake decorating class with her best friend, partly because her parents consider her a quitter, Eliza tries to prove herself by sticking with a Tae Kwon Do class all summer.  Along the way she learns about herself and her abilities.


Woods, Brenda. The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014. 240p. (Grades 4-6). Violet hates the way people look at her, the only brown-eyed brown-haired girl in a family of blondes, a brown leaf on a pile of snow until she meets her new “Bibi” and builds a relationship that expands her world and her definition of family.


Yelchin, Eugene. Arcady’s Goal. New York: Square Fish, 2014. 233p. (Ages 9-12). Twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia. Soccer becomes a way to secure extra food, respect, and protection and could prove to be his way out, if he can learn to trust and eventually love another person.


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