Younger Readers Winner

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Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking: a toon book

Written by: Philippe Coudray

Description: Graphic novel translated from the French about a bear who faces organizational issues! Children are challenged to solve the problems that plague Benjamin.

Middle Readers Winner
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Squish No. 1, Super Amoeba
Written by: Jennifer L. Holm
Description: Squish prefers to spend his time reading comic books starring Super Amoeba but has to attend elementary school with his friends Pod, who’s a bit of a mooch, and Peggy, who’s always happy and a bit naive. Once at school, they face more danger from bullies than most of the students.

Older Readers Winner
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Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Description: Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a springer spaniel appears in the mouth of their Afghan cave. As life in Afghanistan becomes more dangerous by the moment, Aman, his mother and Shadow find the courage to leave. But how far can Shadow lead them?

Mature Readers Winner

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Anya's Ghost

Written by: Vera Brosgol

Description: Anya, embarrassed by her family and lacking confidence in her body and her social skills, finally finds a friend after falling down a well, but quickly learns there are drawbacks to having a ghost for a friend.