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Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award Nominees 2014

Established in 2002, this book award is sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) to encourage early reading by highlighting good quality literature (fiction and nonfiction) written on the second – third grade reading level. This contest encourages students to read books they may not otherwise find on their own or which may not necessarily be popular or bestselling books. All elementary school-aged students who have read (or listened to) at least two of the nominated titles are eligible to vote for their favorite book.

spunky Spunky Tells All
by Ann Cameron
Called a troublemaker by his human family, a reflective dog defends himself and then relates the family’s adoption of an aristocratic but incompetent cat, who gives him a life purpose and and new way of looking at his world.
inkling Invisible Inkling
by Emily Jenkins
When Hank Wolowitz runs into trouble in the form a of lunch-stealing bully, he finds an unlikely ally in an invisible refugee pumpkin-loving bandapat named Inkling.
magic Waiting for the Magic
by Patricia MacLachlan
When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.
marty Marty McGuire
by Kate Messner
When tomboy Marty is cast as the princess in the third-grade play, she learns about improvisation, which helps her become more adaptable.
clementine Clementine and the Family Meeting
by Sara Pennypacker 
Third-grader Clementine tries to adjust to the news that her perfect family of four is adding a new brother or sister.
stuey The One and Only Stuey Lewis
by Jane Schoenberg
Stuey Lewis makes his way through second grade facing reading problems, pulling off a great Halloween caper, joining a soccer team, and more with the help of family, friends, and a special teacher.
chaos 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (Divided by) 1 Dog=Chaos
by Vivian Vande Velde
A dog chases a squirrel into an elementary school one night, creating monumental chaos.