• 2018- 2019 Caudill Books

    (chosen by Illinois librarians)

    The following sites are not managed by Thompson Junior High School.


    Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

    Booked by Kwame Alexander

    Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

    Ghost by Jason Reynolds

    The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

    The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

    The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

    It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

    Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

    March, Book 1 by John Lewis

    Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

    Moo by Sharon Creech

    Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

    One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

    Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

     Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

    Unbound by Ann Burg

    Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin 

    Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana

    We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman


    Tiger Tales

    (chosen by Mrs Buan)

    Child Soldier by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine Illustrated by Claudia Davila

    Genius by Leopoldo Gout

    How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy By Crystal Allen

    I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

    Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

    Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth by Don Brown & Dr. Mike Perfit

    Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

    Princeless X:  Book One: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley

    Since You Asked by Maurene Goo

    The First Rule of Punk of Celia C. Perez

    The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

    The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

    The Reader by Traci Chee

    The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin


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