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AWARD WINNERS: Sasquatch Award

AWARD WINNERS: Sasquatch Award

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The dead boys Juvenile Book The dead boys

Buckingham, Royce.

2014 Winner. Timid twelve-year-old Teddy Mathews and his mother move to a small, remote desert town in eastern Washington, where the tree next door, mutated by nuclear waste, eats children and the friends Teddy makes turn out to be dead.

Out of my mind Juvenile Book Out of my mind

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

2013 Winner. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

NERDS. National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society Juvenile Book NERDS. National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

Buckley, Michael.

2012 Winner. While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

Found Juvenile Book Found

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

2011 Winner. When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

Deep and dark and dangerous :   a ghost story Juvenile Book Deep and dark and dangerous : a ghost story

Hahn, Mary Downing.

2010 Winner. When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.

The homework machine Juvenile Book The homework machine

Gutman, Dan.

2009 WINNER. Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.

The ghost's grave Juvenile Book The ghost's grave

Kehret, Peg.

2008 WINNER. What Josh thought would be the dullest summer of his life, spent with his eccentric great-aunt, turns chilling when he meets the ghost of a miner killed in a mine explosion and then finds a box of cash buried in the miner's grave.

The world according to Humphrey Juvenile Book The world according to Humphrey

Birney, Betty G.

2007 WINNER. With a fresh voice and an engaging, hamster's-eye view of school, families, and treats to hide in a cheek pouch, Birney's Humphrey will elicit laughter and demands for hamsters in every elementary classroom.

The city of Ember Juvenile Book The city of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne.

2006 WINNER. In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Loser Juvenile Book Loser

Spinelli, Jerry.

2005 WINNER. Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.

The monsters of Morley Manor Juvenile Book The monsters of Morley Manor

Coville, Bruce.

2004 WINNER. What do you get when you mix together-- werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, wizards, aliens, alternate dimensions, tiny people, Transylvania, ancient curses, giant frogs, evil clones, ghosts, lawyers, shape-changers, fallen angels, journeys through hell, zombie warriors, body snatchers, and two clever kids in whose hands rests the fate of Earth? --The craziest adventure-comedy-fantasy-mystery from bestselling novelist Bruce Coville, that's what.

Because of Winn-Dixie Juvenile Book Because of Winn-Dixie

DiCamillo, Kate.

2003 WINNER. Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

Dork in disguise Juvenile Book Dork in disguise

Gorman, Carol.

2002 WINNER. Starting middle school in a new town, brainy Jerry Flack changes his image from "dork" to "cool kid," only to discover that he'd rather be himself.

Joey Pigza swallowed the key Juvenile Book Joey Pigza swallowed the key

Gantos, Jack.

2001 WINNER. To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off, and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone Juvenile Book Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

Rowling, J. K.

2000 WINNER. Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

Frindle Juvenile Book Frindle

Clements, Andrew, 1949-

1999 WINNER. Nicholas Allen is not a troublemaker -- he's just creative. When he decides to liven things up in Mrs. Granger's fifth grade language arts class, he comes up with the greatest plan yet. He invents a new word for a pen -- "frindle." It doesn't take long for frindle to take root and soon the excitement spreads beyond the school and town and unleashes a series of events that rapidly spins out of control.

Mick Harte was here Juvenile Book Mick Harte was here

Park, Barbara.

1998 WINNER. Thirteen-year-old Phoebe recalls her younger brother Mick and his death in a bicycle accident.

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