I’m so excited about the 2017 Caudill list!! This year’s list has been my favorite so far. I’m also glad that there’s a better grade range mix. Last year there were too many YA books for our parents to be comfortable.

So, here’s a copy of the list. If you click on a book, it will take you to my review of it. If you click on the link after the book (if there is one yet) it will be a link to ideas for teaching with the book and supplemental activities and websites.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson

Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt (Penguin Teacher Guide)

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackman Lowery

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story by Tim Tingle

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman