Children's Sequoyah Masterlist 2019
Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote.
Children's Sequoyah Annotated Masterlist 2019
Applegate, Katherine. Wishtree. New York: Fiewel and Friends Book, 2017. 211. (Grades 4-8). Red, the 216 year old wishtree, works to unite neighborhood through acceptance and understanding while protecting the creatures that live within it from impending eviction.
Bailey, Linda. The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2017. 324 pages. (Grades 3-6). Eddie must use his wits and knowledge of stories to rescue his missing Aunt Min and save the Ferny Creek School Library from being closed permanently.
Bell, Jennifer. The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence. New York: Crown Books, 2017. 309p. (Grades 5-8). Full of wonder, this is the story of what happens when ordinary items exhibit extraordinary powers. The Dirge, a nefarious group of individuals, will stop at nothing to possess these items; Ivy Sparrow, and her brother Seb, may be the only people standing in their way.
Coville, Katherine. Ivy. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. 134 p. (Grades 2-4) The little town of Broomsweep wants to be known as the tidiest town in the land, but they fear that young Ivy and her grandmother May’s unkempt home and garden will destroy their chances. When magical creatures, including a griffin, a dragon, and pixies appear, the mess begins to grow, and Ivy finds herself delighted by the possibilities.
Davis, Mandy. Superstar. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2017. 320p. (Grades 4-6). Starting at a new school is never easy, but for Lester, the changes from homeschooling are even more profound. Dealing with his unique behavior causes friction between not only the other students, but the teachers as well as he navigates making new friends, being bullied, and wanting to win the science fair.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Genevieve’s War. New York: Holiday House, 2017. 222p. (Grades 4-6). On an impulsive decision as her summer stay ends, Genevieve decides to stay in France with her grandmother instead of returning to New York, a choice which lands her in the middle of World War II where German soldiers take over a room in her grandmother’s farmhouse and she must make decisions and take risks in helping her friends.
Graff, Lisa. The Great Treehouse War. New York: Philomel Books, 2017. 272p. (Grades 3-6). When Winnie’s parents get divorced and force her to divide her time perfectly evenly between them including spending Wednesdays in a treehouse between their houses, Winnie’s frustration level forces her to barricade herself in the treehouse along with her friends in this zany kids-vs-parents showdown told in a “collective memoir” style.
By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join her. It’s kids versus grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, Winnie discovers that things can get pretty complicated pretty fast! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. (From Author’s website)
Haydu, Corey Ann. Someday Suitcase. New York: HarperCollins, 2017. 297p. (Grades 5-8). Clover and Danny are almost inseparable best friends until Danny becomes deathly ill. Mysteriously, Danny’s health improves when Clover is present and she is determined to learn why and help Danny’s doctors heal him.
Martin, Emily Winfield. Snow & Rose. New York: Random House, 2017. 205p. (Grades 3-5). This retelling of Snow White and Rose Red is enchanting; it is full of fierce beasts and villains, magical libraries, and heroic girls with real moxie. Also, the illustrations are beautiful and add to the compelling story.
McCormick, Patricia. Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of a Little Horse Who Became a Hero. New York: HarperCollins, 2017. 40p. (Grades 1-5). A scrawny sorrel mare dubbed Private Reckless proved her worth with heart and bravery. Reckless earned two purple hearts, and the rank of Sergeant for her work with the U.S. marine corp during the Korean War.
Orenstein, Denise Gosliner. Dirt. New York: Scholastic Press, 2017. 212p. (Grades 3-7) Eleven-year-old Yonder is having a hard time. Her mom has died and her dad is so sad he can hardly get out of bed. Yonder is lonely and her only friend is an overweight Shetland pony named DIrt, whose owner is selling him for horsemeat.
Roy, Katherine. How to Be An Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild. New York: Roaring Book Press, 2017. 48 p. (Grades 2-6) This informative text follows the birth and development of a baby elephant in the wilds of Africa, as it grows and expands its many skills.
Savage, Melissa. Lemons. New York: Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017. 308p. (Grades 3-6). When Lemonade Liberty Witt’s mother dies, Lem has no choice but to leave San Francisco to live with her grandfather in Willow Creek. Heartbroken and scared, Lem meets 11 year old Tobin Sky, CEO of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. and the two have a summer full of adventures and Bigfoot!
Stanley, Diane. Joplin Wishing. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2017. 255p. (Grades 4-6). Joplin returns home from her grandfather’s funeral with a secret treasure, one that holds much more magic than she ever imagined.
Tubb, Kristin O’Donnell. A Dog like Daisy. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. 177p. (Grades 3-6). Ten weeks is all rescued pitbull Daisy has to prove that she can pass the test to become a service dog. She is determined to help Colonel Victor with his PTSD attacks, but she must first learn to overcome her past.