The Society of School Librarians

Society of School Librarians International. Book Awards


The Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) give annual awards in various categories to outstanding trade books for young people, published in the preceeding year.        Categories include:                                                                    Elementary Language Arts -Picture Books                       Elementary Language Arts K-6 - Novels                                 Secondary Language Arts 7 -12 - Novels                                       Elementary Social Studies K - 6                                                       Secondary Social Studies 7 - 12                                                        Elementary Science K - 6                                                                            Secondary Science 7 - 12                                                                     2007 Book Awards

Language Arts--Picture Books

Best Book

Judge, Lita. One Thousand Tracings. Hyperion, 2007.

Honor Books

Grifalconi, Ann. Ain't Nobody A Stranger To Me. Hyperion, 2007.

Kulkajoe. Wolf's Coming. Carolrhoda/Lerner. 2007.'

Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny Too. Hyperion, 2007.Heling, Kathryn and Deborah Hembrook I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abbey. Raven Tree Press, 2007.

Wilson, Karma. Whopper Cake. Margaret McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Krishnaswami, Uma. Bringing Asha Home. Lee & Low, 2006.

Bryan, Ashley. Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals. Simon & Schuster, 2007.



Lithgew, John. Mahaiia Mouse Goes To College. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Long, Melinda. Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Harcourt, 2007.

Language Arts - Grades K-6 Novels

Best Book

Korman, Gordon. Schooled. Hyperion, 2007.

Honor Books

Duble, Kathleen. Bravo Zulu. Samantha! Peachtree, 2007.

Wolfe, Joan. Someone Named Eva. Clarion, 2007.

Flake, Sharon. Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street. Hyperion, 2007.

Frederick Heather Vogel. Mother Daughter Book Club. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Hill, Kirkpatrick Do Not Pass Go. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Arlington, Aileen. Paper Heart. Front Street/Boyds Mills, 2006.

Schwartz, Virginia. 4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year. Holiday House, 2006.

Holt,KimberlyW. Piper Reed. Navy Brat. Henry Holt, 2007.


Russo, Marisabina. A Portrait of Pia. Harcourt, 2007.

Howe, James. Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Language Arts - Grades 7-12 Novels

Best Book

Kadohta, Cynthia. Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Honor Books

Alegria, Malin. Sofi Mendoza's Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Collins, Yvonne and SadyRideout. Black Sheep. Hyperion, 2007.

Antieau, Kim. Broken Moon. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Easton, Kelly. Aftershock McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Huser, Glen. Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen. Groundwood, 2006.

Ellswoith, Loretta. In Search of Mockingbird. Henry Holt, 2007.

Spencer, Katherine. Saving Grace. Harcourt, 2006.

Davis, Deborah. Not Like You. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

Ellis, Deborah. I Am a Taxi. Groundwood, 2006.

Social Studies - Grades K-6

Best Book

Shoveiler, Herb. Ryan and Jimmy. Kids Can Press, 2006.

Honor Books

Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers. Holiday House, 2006.

Tyldestey, Joyce. Egypt. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

McPherson, James. Into the West. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Peacock, Louise. At Ellis Island. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Land of Liberty. Peachtree, 2007.

Mann, Elizabeth. Parthenon. Mikaya Press, 2006.

Cheney, Lynne. Our Fifty States. Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Pringle, Laurence. American Skve. American Hero. Calkins Creek/Boyds Milk, 2007.

Hode, Deborah. Canadian Immigration. Kids Can Press, 2006. ' ::;,:::
Greenwood. Barbara. Factory Girl. Kids Can Press. 2007. ,,,'"„- :v«^:
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Matthews, John. Pirates Most Wanted. Atheneiun/Simon & Schuster, 2007. ••••••

Social Studies - Grades 7-12

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Dennis. Matthew, ed. Encyclopedia of Holidays and Celebrations. Facts on File. 2006.

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Woelfle. Gretchen. Jeanette Rankin: Political Pioneer. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills. 2007.

Fradin, Judith Bloom. Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Redsand, Anna S. Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Laxter, James. Empire. Groundwood, 2006.

Killgore, James. Passage. Peachtree, 2006. . 'i

Gaines. Ann. Border Patrol Agent and Careers in Border Protection. Enslow. 2006.

Hamilton, Janice. Somalia in Pictures. 21st Century/Lerner, 2007. '

Hale. Marion. Dark Water Rising. Henry Holt. 2006

Leslie, Jeremy and David Roberts. Pick Me Up. Dorling Kindersley, 2006.

Science - Grades K-6

Best Book

Posada, Mia. Guess What's Growing Inside This Egg. Millbrook/Lerner, 2007.

Honor Books

Sohn, Emily. Adventures in Sound With Max Axiom. Capstone Press, 2007.

Woods, Michael and Mary Woods. Droughts. Disasters Up Close. Lerner, 2007.

Bradley, James V. How Species Change (Nature Walk Series). Chelsea House, 2006.

Kelly, Irene. It's A Butterfly's Life. HoEday House, 2007.

Strauss. Rochelle. One Well: The Story of Water On Earth. Kids Can Press. 2007.

McMillan, Beverly and John A Musick. Oceans (Insiders Series). Simon & Schuster, 2007.

FarrelL John. Stargazer's Alphabet. Boyds Mills. 2007. ! ., • • ,, •• •

Anderson, Maxine. Exploring Spirng: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring. Nomad Press, 2007.

Sill, Cathryn. Deserts (About Habitats Series). Peachtree, 2007.

Science - Grades 7-12

Best Book

Goldsmith, Connie. Superbugs Strike Back When Antibiotics Fail. 21st Century, 2007.

Honor Books t

Kachlany, Scott. Infectious Diseases of the Mouth (DeadlyDiseases and Epidemics). Chelsea House, 2007.

Lourie, Peter. Artic Thaw The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate. Boyds Mills, 2007.

Vogt, Gregory L. Biosphere: Realm of Life. 21st Century, 2007.

Wechsler, Doug. Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool. Boyds Mills, 2006.

Rice, Stanley. Encyclopedia of Evolution. Facts on File, 2007. • =

Winner, Cherie. Circulating Life: Blood Transfusion from Ancient Superstition to Modern Medline. 21st Century, 2007.

Casper, Julie Kerr. Energy: Powering the Past. Present and Future (Natural Resources). Chelsea Flouse, 2007.

Swinburne, Stephen K Saving Manatees. Boyds Mills, 2006.

MacDonald, David W. Encyclopedia of Mammals (Facts on File Natural Science Library). Facts on File, 2006.