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2017 Nominees

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells / Marcus Calo

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger / Michael Cordell

The Journey that Saved Curious George by Louise Borden

Justin Case: School, Drool, and other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail / Matthew Cordell

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst / Kevin Cornell

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien / Zena Bernstein

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Shooting at the Stars: the Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney / J. Brian Pinkney

Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley Brubaker


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