MLD Choice Awards 2019 - Junior Fiction

The Best Children's Books of the Year!

Winners

1. Dog Man:
Brawl of the Wild

by Dav Pilkey

Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit! While his pals work to…

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2. The Princess in Black
and the Science Fair Scare

by Shannon Hale

It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but luckily some science-loving princesses are…

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3. Bad Kitty: Camp Daze
by Nick Bruel

Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be…

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4. The Bad Guys in
Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!

by Aaron Blabey

THE DAWN OF TIME! Nothing on Earth could rival the terrifying power of the DINOSAURS. Except maybe…

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5. I Survived the
Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

by Lauren Tarshis

No grizzly has ever killed a human in Glacier before . . . until tonight. Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and

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6. Hurricane Heroes in Texas
by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie are on a mission! When the magic tree house whisks them back to Galveston, Texas, in…

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7. I Survived the
Children’s Blizzard, 1888

by Lauren Tarshis

Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he’s about to experience

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8. Eva and the Lost Pony
by Rebecca Elliott

A big storm is coming to Treetopolis! Eva and her classmates are also getting ready to take their very important…

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9. Eva’s Big Sleepover
by Rebecca Elliott

It’s almost Eva’s birthday, and she can’t wait for her super-special sleepover. But one of her friends, Sue, doesn’t seem…

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10. Peanut Butter and Jelly
by Ben Clanton

Narwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession . . . peanut butter! He’s so obsessed he even wants to change his name to…

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And the other nominees were…

The Bad Guys in
Alien vs Bad Guys

by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys are vanishing! A creature with TONS of teeth and WAY too many butts is …

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The Whispering Oak
by Katrina Charman

Tag, Skyla, and Blaze journey to the Whispering Oak in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. There, they find…

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Lullaby Lake
by Katerina Charman

Tag, Skyla, and Blaze continue their journey in search of the next piece of the Ember Stone. The magical map leads them…

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No Time to Lose
by Geronimo Stilton

New Mouse City is in danger! There is only one way to bring harmony back to the island. Geronimo and friends must…

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Thea Stilton and
the Niagra Splash

by Thea Stilton

The Thea Sisters are taking a trip to Canada! They have been invited to do some bird-watching with…

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The Creature of the Pines
by Adam Gidwitz

Elliot Eisner isn’t exactly excited about starting at a brand-new school in a brand-new town; he’d much rather …

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Miss Newman Isn’t Human!
by Dan Gutman

Sprinkles Newman, the local TV meteorologist, is coming to Ella Mentry School! She’s going to teach…

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Sea Prayer
by Khaled Hosseini

Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of…

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The Principal Strikes Back
by Jarrett Krosoczka

As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it’s Victor Starspeeder’s third year at…

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My Father’s Words
by Patricia MacLachlan

Declan O’Brien always had a gentle word to share, odd phrases he liked to repeat, and songs to sing while…

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Two Peas in a Pod
by Sarah Miynowski

I’ve landed — along with my brother, Jonah, and our dog, Prince — in the fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea! When I can’t…

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Seeing Red
by Sarah Miynowski

When my brother, Jonah, and I bump into Little Red in the forest, we try to warn her about…

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Brother / Sister Squad
by Meredith Rusu

Kai and Nya have always worked together closely as brother and sister. But that was before…

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Stick Dog Crashes a Party
by Tom Watson

Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it’s never…

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Chill of the Ice Dragon
by Tracey West

A Dragon Master named Mina arrives at the castle. She tells Drake and his friends that her kingdom in

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