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2007-2008

  • A Heart Divided by Cherie Bennett
  • Firmament by Tim Bowler
  • Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
  • Moccasin Thunder by Lori Marie Carlson
  • Crackback by John Coy
  • Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
  • Hollow Kingdom by Clare Dunkle
  • Invisible by Pete Hautman
  • Things Left Unsaid by Stephanie Hemphill
  • I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman
  • Day of Tears by Julius Lester
  • The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
  • Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  • Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
  • Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

2006-2007

  • Swords for Hire by Will Allen
  • Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman
  • Daniel Half-Human and the Good Nazi by David Chotjewitz
  • Amaryllis by Craig Crist-Evans
  • Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Curtis
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
  • Bull Rider by Marilyn Halvorson
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • Electric Dreams by Caroline Kettlewell
  • Deliver us from Normal by Kate Klise
  • B is for Buster by Iain Lawrence
  • Bloody Jack by Louise A. Meyer
  • Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
  • Jude by Kate Morgenroth
  • Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales by Deborah Noyes
  • Luna by Julie Ann Peters
  • Double Helix by Nancy Werlin
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

2005-2006

  • Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins
  • Walk Softly Rachel by Kate Banks
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper
  • Grape Thief by Kristine Franklin
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going
  • Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
  • Out of Order by A. M. Jenkins
  • First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  • Alice, I Think by Susan Juby
  • Acceleration by Graham McNamee
  • Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • How Angel Peterson got his name by Gary Paulsen
  • The River Between Us by Richard Peck
  • Slumming by Kristin Randle
  • Pirates! by Celia Rees
  • Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
  • Restless: A Ghost's Story by Rich Wallace

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2004-2005

  • Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard
  • The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac
  • The House Next Door by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
  • Cat in Glass and other tales of the unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy
  • America by E. R. Frank
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
  • The Hunting of the Last Dragon by Sherryl Jordan
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge
  • One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz
  • Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
  • Dunk by David Lubar
  • Blizzard's Wake by Phyllis Naylor
  • Left for Dead: A young man's search for Justice by Peter Nelson
  • Stetson by S. L. Rottman
  • Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Teen Angst? Naah by Ned Vizzni
  • Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen

2003-2004

  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Anderson
  • It's not about the Bike by Lance Armstrong
  • A Matter of Profit by Hilari Bell
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks
  • Sacajawea by Joseph Bruchac
  • Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
  • Brides of Eden by Linda Crew
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris
  • Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
  • Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
  • Witness by Karen Hesse
  • Tender by Valerie Hobbs
  • Through the Lock by Carol Otis Hurst
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mickaelson
  • Big Mouth, Ugly Girl by Joyce Oates
  • Billy Boy: A novel by Edwin Shrake
  • Razzle by Ellen Wittlinger

2002-2003

  • Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
  • Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline Cooney
  • Tightrope by Gillian Cross
  • Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Night Hoops by Carl Deuker
  • Turnabout by Margaret Haddix
  • Grave by James Heneghan
  • Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
  • Cut by Patty McCormick
  • Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
  • Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Players by Joyce Sweeney
  • Katie.com: My Story by Katherine Tarbox
  • Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
  • Queen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen

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2001-2002

  • Hear These Voices: Youth At the Edge of the Millennium by Anthony Allison
  • Speak by Laurie Anderson
  • Crush: Stories by Ellen Conford
  • Burning Up by Caroline Cooney
  • Talk to Me: Stories and a Novella by Carol Dines
  • Mind's Eye by Paul Fleischman
  • Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs
  • The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
  • Crooked by Laura McNeal
  • Mary, Bloody, Mary by Carolyn Meyer
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Jade Green: A Ghost Story by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
  • Close to a Killer by Marsha Qualey
  • Head Above Water by S. L. Rottman
  • Saga of Lewis & Clark: Into the Uncharted West by Thomas Schmidt
  • Downsiders by Neal Shusterman
  • Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones
  • Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde

2000-2001

  • The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic by Caroline Alexander
  • Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett
  • Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone
  • Heroes by Robert Cormier
  • Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  • Trapped: Cages of Mind and Body by Lois Duncan
  • Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix
  • The Maze by Will Hobbs
  • The Falcon by Jackie French Koller
  • The Storyteller's Beads by Jane Kurtz
  • No Prettty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita Lobel
  • Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen
  • Cast Two Shadows by Ann Rinaldi
  • For Mike by Shelley Sykes
  • These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
  • Hard Ball by Will Weaver
  • The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin
  • If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Raptor by Paul Zindel

1999-2000

  • Joy School by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Secret Family: Twenty Four Hours… by David Bodanis
  • Bone Dance by Martha Brooks
  • Bull Catcher by Alden Carter
  • The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole
  • P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger
  • The Window by Micheal Dorris
  • Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper
  • Gallows Hill by Lois Duncan
  • Back of Beyond: Stories of the Supernatural by Sarah Ellis
  • Thin Ice by William Campbell Gault
  • Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems by Mel Glenn
  • Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald
  • Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Shade's Children by Garth Nix
  • Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing by Gary Paulsen
  • Thin Ice by Marsha Qualey
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi
  • Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney

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1998-1999

  • Total Control by David Baldacci
  • The China Garden by Liz Berry
  • Zero at the Bone by Michael Cadnum
  • Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook
  • The Voice on the Radio by Caroline Cooney
  • Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper
  • The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman
  • Stone Water by Barbara Snow Gilbert
  • Who Killed Mr. Chippendale by Mel Glenn
  • Mr. Was by Pete Hautman
  • Far North by Will Hobbs
  • Necessary Roughness by Marie G. Lee
  • After the War by Carol Matas
  • Terry: My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism by George McGovern
  • Send Me Down a Miracle by Han Nolan
  • Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson
  • Gemini Game by Michael Scott
  • Dangerous Skies by Suzanne F. Staples
  • The Blooding by Patricia Windsor
  • Catherwood by Marly Youmans

1997-1998

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter
  • Angel's Gate by Gary Crew
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • Ash by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
  • Mary Wolf by Cynthia Grant
  • A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin
  • Do Angels Sing the Blues? by A. C. LeMieux
  • Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
  • She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
  • A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories by Robin McKinley
  • Past Forgiving by Gloria D. Miklowitz
  • Shadow of the Red Moon by Walter Dean Myers
  • Ice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Earthshine by Theresa Nelson
  • Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
  • The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
  • Cezanne Pinto: A Memoir by Mary Stolz
  • How I Changed My Life by Todd Strasser
  • Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Crying for a Vision by Walter Wangerin

1996-1997

  • Squashed by Joan Bauer
  • With Every Drop of Blood by James Lincoln Collier
  • Crazy Lady! by Jane Leslie Conly
  • Driver's Ed by Caroline Cooney
  • In the Middle of the Night by Robert Cormier
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • Ironman by Chris Crutcher
  • Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm
  • Afton of Margate Castle by Angela Hunt
  • Escape from Egypt by Sonia Levitin
  • Letters from the Inside by John Marsden
  • The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Beggar's Ride by Theresa Nelson
  • Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
  • Dean Duffy by Randy Powell
  • The Boys from St. Petri by Bjarne Reuter
  • Miriam's Well by Lois Ruby
  • The Spirit House by William Sleator
  • Cattail Moon by Jean Thesman
  • Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep
  • Loch by Paul Zindel

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1995-1996

  • What Hearts by Bruce Brooks
  • I'll be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
  • Pigs in Heaven: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  • California Blue by David Klass
  • The T.V. Guidance Counselor by A. C. LeMieux
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Slow Walk in a Sad Rain by John P. McAfee
  • The Car by Gary Paulsen
  • Revolutions of the Heart by Marsha Qualey
  • I Had Seen Castles by Cynthia Rylant
  • Windleaf by Josepha Sherman
  • Oddballs: Stories by William Sleator
  • A Wizards Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic by Michael Stearns, ed.
  • Timothy of the Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • The Wings of a Falcon by Cynthia Voigt
  • Montana 1948: A Novel by Lawrence Watson
  • Crocodile Burning by Michael Williams
  • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

1994-1995

  • What You Don't Know Can Kill You by Fran Arrick
  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
  • Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Choi
  • The Forever King by Molly Cochran
  • Flight #116 is Down by Caroline Cooney
  • Strange Objects by Gary Crew
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
  • Who Killed My Daughter by Lois Duncan
  • Short Circuits: Thirteen Shocking Stories by Donald Gallo, ed.
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
  • Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden
  • The Harmony Arms by Ron Koertge
  • Out of Control by Norma Fox Mazer
  • Twelve Days in August by Lisa Ketchum Murrow
  • The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev
  • The Haymeadow by Gary Paulsen
  • A Break With Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi
  • Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies by Hazel Rochman
  • Weeping Willow by Ruth White
  • The Pigman and Me by Paul Zindel

1993-1994

  • Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander
  • Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel by Avi
  • Jayhawker by Patricia Beatty
  • When Morning Comes by Patricia Calvert
  • Collidescope by Grace Chetwin
  • Children of the River by Linda Crew
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Eva by Peter Dickinson
  • White Peak Farm by Bertie Doherty
  • Summer Endings by Sollace Hotze
  • Preposterous: Poems of Youth by Paul B. Janeczko ed.
  • Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
  • Kris's War by Carol Matas
  • In the Center of the Nation by Dan O'Brien
  • The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction by Tim O'Brien
  • The Monument by Gary Paulsen
  • My Name is Sus5an Smith, the 5 is Silent by Louise Plummer
  • A Woman of Her Tribe by Margaret Robinson
  • The New York Times Book of Sports Legends by Joseph Vecchione
  • The Christmas Killer by Patricia Windsor

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1992-1993

  • Ratha and Thistle-Chaser by Clair Bell
  • Voices of Rape by Janet Bode
  • Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
  • Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
  • Bearstone by Will Hobbs
  • At Risk by Alice Hoffman
  • Dawn Rider by Jan Hudson
  • Wrestling With Honor by David Klass
  • The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
  • Incident at Loring Groves by Sonia Levitin
  • Hugh Glass, Mountain Man by Robert McClung
  • West Against the Wind by Lisa Ketchum Murrow
  • My Brother Stealing Second by Jim Naughton
  • Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
  • Canyons by Gary Paulsen
  • Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
  • The Other Mother: A Woman's Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption by Carol Schafer
  • Sniper by Theodore Taylor
  • On Fortune's Wheel by Cynthia Voigt
  • Ryan White, My Own Story by Ryan White

1991-1992

  • Up Country by Alden Carter
  • The Goats by Brock Cole
  • The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
  • Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher
  • On the Devil's Court by Carl Deuker
  • The Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle… by Micheal Dorris
  • Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan
  • The Big Bang by James D. Forman
  • Phoenix Rising: Or How to Survive Your Life by Cynthia Grant
  • Where Have All the Tigers Gone? by Lynn Hall
  • A Circle Unbroken by Sollace Hotze
  • I Feel Like the Morning Star by Gregory Maguire
  • Fire in the Heart by Lisa Ketchum Murrow
  • The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen
  • Unlived Affections by George Shannon
  • Strange Attractors by William Sleator
  • The Accident by Todd Strasser
  • Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene
  • Life Without Friends by Ellen E. White
  • Here at the Scenic Vu Motel by Thelma Wyss

1990-1991

  • Permanent Connections by Sue Ellen Bridgers
  • No Kidding by Bruce Brooks
  • A Sudden Silence by Eve Bunting
  • Fade by Robert Cormier
  • The Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher
  • Sex Education by Jenny Davis
  • Say Goonight Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver
  • Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of Miep Gies by Miep Gies
  • Waiting for the Rain by Sheila Gordon
  • “I Touch the Future…” by Robert T. Hohler
  • Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson
  • The Bone Wars by Kathryn Lasky
  • Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Spirit of the Hills by Dan O'Brien
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • The Girl in the Box by Ouida Sebestyen
  • The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator
  • A Good Courage by Stephanie S. Tolan
  • Probably Still Nick Swansen by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

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1989-1990

  • The Beggar Queen by Lloyd Alexander
  • They Cage Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch
  • Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad
  • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
  • False Face by Welwyn Wilton Katz
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Heartstones by Ruth Rendell
  • The Duplicate by William Sleator
  • A Piece of My Heart by Keith Walker

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