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Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

The Grand Canyon Reader Award is a reader award program for students in Arizona.

Students vote annually on their favorite book in the following categories: Picture Books, Non-Fiction, Intermediate, Tween and Teen.

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and The Boston Marathon

by Annette Bay Pimentel
Published in 2018 by Nancy Paulsen Books
ISBN: 9781101996683

Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told so yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it's a man's race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.

2020 Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

If Sharks Disappeared

by Lily Williams
Published in 2018 by Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781526307095

A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely?

2019 Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

by Sally M. Walker
Published in 2017 by Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805097153

When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was a soldier in training during World War I.

2018 Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero

by B. A. Hoena
Published in 2015 by Picture Window Books
ISBN: 9781479554614

Simple text and full-color illustrations describe the true story of Stubby the World War I dog.

2017 Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

A Little Book of Sloth

by Lucy Cooke
Published in 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 9781442445574

Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world's largest sloth orphanage. You'll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu!

2016 Grand Canyon Reader Award - Non-Fiction

The True Story of Ten Dogs

by Michaela Muntean
Published in 2012 by Scholastic Press
ISBN: 9780545234979

Traces the story of ten surrendered canines that were adopted and trained by renowned circus performer Luciano Anastasini, who helped them to develop their respective talents as proud and happy circus dogs.

2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction


by Nic Bishop
Published in 2012 by Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545206389

Introduces snakes and provides information on their physical characteristics, how they hunt, and why some snakes are poisonous.

2014 Grand Canyon Reader Award: NonFiction

1+1=5: And Other Unlikely Additions

by David LaRochelle
Published in 2010 by Sterling
ISBN: 9781402759956

Learn to count and add things together.

2013 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids

by Amy Zuckerman and James Daley
Published in 2009 by Dutton Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780525478607

Global events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid's daily life might be like in the year 2030.

2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award: NonFiction

Big Cats: Hunters of the Night

by Elaine Landau
Published in 2008 by Enslow Elementary
ISBN: 0766027708

In the rainforest -- A look at big cats -- All about cats -- Night life -- Natural hunters -- Habitat -where the big cats live -- Staying alive -- Mating -- Raising young -- Big cats & humans -- In the future -- Fascinating facts about big cats.

2011 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs

by Alan Katz
Published in 2006 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 9780689869709

Presents humorous lyrics to such familiar children's songs as "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "Hey Diddle Diddle."

2010 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

Monkey Business

by Wallace Edwards
Published in 2004 by Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781553374626

Monkeys gather the other jungle animals to see the new members of their troop.

2009 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

Aliens Are Coming! The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast

by by Meghan McCarthy
Published in 2006 by Knopf
ISBN: 9780375935183

Recounts the night before Halloween in 1938 when Orson Welles narrated a radio version of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" and the ensuing panic around the country when radio listeners believed that the country was being invaded by Martians.

2008 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

Geogra-fleas!: Riddles All Over the Map

by Joan Holub ; illustrated by Regan Dunnick
Published in 2004 by Albert Whitman & Co.
ISBN: 9780807528181

Compiles jokes, rhymes, riddles, and facts in a book about world geography, covering continents, oceans, and state capitals.

2007 Grand Canyon Reader Award: NonFiction

Actual Size

by Steve Jenkins
Published in 2004 by Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780618375943

Discusses and gives examples of the size and weight of various animals and parts of animals.

2006 Grand Canyon Reader Award: Non-Fiction

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