Rebecca Caudill Book List

Each year, 20 books are nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Award and then voted on by students in fourth through eighth grade in Illinois. It is given in honor of Rebecca Caudill in recognition of her writing talent and the love of her books by children and young adults. She lived and wrote in Urbana, IL for almost 50 years.

For every five 2024 Rebecca Caudill nominees that you read and turn in by May 15, 2024, you will earn a special Rebecca Caudill scratch-off ticket for a chance at prizes and get entered in the grand-prize drawing! Stop in the library today to pick up your checklist!

Click on the titles below to request a copy!

Title and Author
Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza
Alone by Megan E. Freeman
Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui
City of Dragons 1: The Awakening Storm by Jaimal Yogis
City Spies by James Ponti
Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin
Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee
My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee
Ophie’s Ghost by Justina Ireland
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
Stamped (for kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by Sonja Cherry-Paul, et. Al.
Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein
The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

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