Mark Twain Nominees

Mark Twain Nominee Books 2013-2014

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Close to Famous Book Trailer

Barn Boot Blues by Catherine Friend

Barn Boot Blues

Hidden by Helen Frost


In front of God and everybody: confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite

In Front of God and Everybody: The Confessions of April Grace

Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach

Missing on Superstition Mountain

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor

Sparrow Road Excerpt

The Underdogs by Mike Lupica

The Underdogs Book Trailer

The Unwanted by Lisa McMann

The unwanteds book trailer

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

When Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, steals the school mascot, a goat, in order to make some friends with the popular crowd and gets caught, she gets herself in a heap of trouble. She is sent to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in her parent's hometown, where she makes friends with an elderly collector, who seems to be trying to give Tara a mysterious message.

Barn Boot Blues

Meet Taylor McNamara. She's twelve. She's a city girl. But her parents have just moved her onto a sheep farm in the middle of nowhere. She's trying to get into the spirit of farming, but things aren't going very well. With the help of her friend Megan, Taylor embarks on a nearly disastrous plan to move her family back to the city. But one lonely night, in the barn, Taylor discovers that farming isn't all bad.

Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Laurie Calkhoven

Twelve-year-old Will wants to be a drummer in the Union army, but he's stuck far from the fighting in his sleepy hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Then the Union and Confederate armies converge on Gettysburg, and suddenly Will and his family are caught up in the battle.