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The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.

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Adventures of a South Pole Pig
by Chris Kurtz
"Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs"-- Provided by publisher.

Almost Home
by Joan Bauer
When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. Will Sugar manage to keep the rescue dog she’s determined to adopt?

Athlete vs. Mathlete
by M. C. Mack
When their two worlds collide in seventh grade, fraternal twins and opposites Owen and Russell find themselves in direct competition at school, on the court, and at home.

Doug TenNapel
When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Counting by 7s

by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein

Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the 12 kids who get to spend the night in the new town library, designed by the famous game designer, Luigi Lemoncello. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.



Fortunately, the Milk
by Neil Gaiman
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

How to Catch a Bogle
by Catherine Jinks
Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. As bad as it sounds, hunting bogles isn’t the most dangerous work on the mean streets of Victorian England. Or so it seems--until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

The Hypnotists
by Gordon Korman
Twelve-year-old Jackson Opus is descended from two powerful hypnotist bloodlines, but he has just begun to realize that he can control other peoples' actions with sometimes frightening results--especially when the head of the Sentia Institute plans to use Jackson for his own benefit.

Mountain Dog
by Margarita Engle

When Tony’s mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. There he meets Gabe, a search-and-rescue dog. Can his uncle, the mountains, and this wonderful dog help Tony to put his troubled past behind him?


Nickel Bay Nick
by Dean Pitchford

Eleven-year-old Sam Brattle, embittered at having the lousiest Christmas ever, is blackmailed by his mysterious neighbor into taking on the role of Nickel Bay’s homegrown secret Santa, Nickel Bay Nick. But before he can rescue Nickel Bay, Sam has to learn the skills of a spy and unravel some even darker secrets that will change his life forever.


Operation Bunny: the fairy detective
agency's first case

by Sally Gardner
At the age of nine, Emily Vole, a foundling raised to be housemaid and nanny for a wealthy couple, inherits a shop and discovers a magical world where, with the help of Fidget the talking cat, she must try to save fairies being targeted by a terrible witch.

Playing With Fire
by Bruce Hale

Reluctant orphan-turned-spy Max Segredo discovers intrigue at the Merry Sunshine Orphanage and must confront an international group bent on world domination, while uncovering mysteries from his past.


by Katherine Rundell

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she takes matters into her own hands and flees to Paris to look for her mother, starting with the only clue she has— the address of the cello maker.

The Sasquatch Escape
by Will Hobbs

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?


The Saturday Boy
by Melissa Wiley
Every school day seems to bring more trouble to eleven-year-old Derek, whose former best friend bullies him, while at home he deals with the long absence of his father, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and his mother's sudden moodiness.

The Short Seller
by Elissa Brent Weissman

Look out Wall Street—Lindy Sachs is about to make some serious cash. A twelve-year-old takes on the stock market and finds out she is very, very good at e-trading. In fact, given how well Lindy’s stocks are doing, it would be a disservice not to invest all her parent’s savings… right?


The Tell-Tale Start
Gordon McAlpine
Edgar and Allan Poe are twelve-year-old identical twins who look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped, Edgar and Allan are on the case.  

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
by Stephan Pastis
Timmy Failure just knows he’s destined for greatness in the world of crime detection. With his polar-bear assistant,Total Failure, how could he lose? Now if only he could solve a case. 

Wake up Missing
Kate Messner
Cat and her four fellow patients have nothing in common except for the head injuries that land them in an elite brain-science center in the Florida Everglades. It's known as the best in the world, but as days pass, the kids begin to suspect that they are subjects in an experiment that goes far beyond treating concussions....and threatens their very identities. They'll have to overcome their injuries - and their differences - to escape, or risk losing themselves forever.  

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