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2012 Rebecca Caudill Winning Books

The 2012 Rebecca Caudill books, ranked in order of their selection by students at Frederick School and throughout the state of Illinois.

2012 Rebecca Caudill Winning Books 2012 Rebecca Caudill Winning Books

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years, Depke said.

In Grayslake, here are the top selections voted on by Frederick School students:

  1. Knucklehead
  2. Every Soul A Star
  3. Tie: Powerless / One-Handed Catch
  4. Leviathan
  5. Peak
  6. Tie: Woods Runner / Greetings From Nowhere
  7. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
  8. All the Broken Pieces
  9. Tie: Extra Credit / The Rock and the River / Masterpiece
  10. The Magic Thief
  11. Tie: When the Mountain Meets the Moon / Wild Things
  12. Flygirl
  13. Tie: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate / The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
  14. Heart of a Shepherd

In Illinois, here is the ranking of the top selections:

  1. Powerless
  2. Knucklehead
  3. Every Soul a Star
  4. Peak
  5. One-Handed Catch
  6. The Magic Thief
  7. Leviathan
  8. Extra Credit
  9. When the Mountain Meets the Moon
  10. Woods Runner
  11. Masterpiece
  12. All the Broken Pieces
  13. Flygirl
  14. Greetings From Nowhere
  15. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
  16. Wild Things
  17. The Rock and the River
  18. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
  19. Heart of a Shepherd
  20. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

See photos from the Frederick School head shaving celebration when the Caudill winners were announced. 

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