Sasquatch 2020 Book Nominees

  • The Goldfish Boy

    by Lisa Thompson Year Published: 2017

    Twelve-year-old Matthew Corbin has struggled with a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder since the death of his baby brother five years ago.  Matthew stays in his bedroom all day long, watching the neighbors come and go and keeping notes about their daily routines. When a toddler goes missing next door, Matthew starts his own investigation with the help of his neighborhood friends. And in the process of uncovering the truth, Matthew just might be able to break free from his own demons.

    Genre: Mystery

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  • Spirit Hunters

    by Ellen Oh Year Published: 2017

    Twelve-year-old Harper Raine suspects her house is haunted. And when her four-year-old brother begins acting strangely, she gets a strange sense of dâejáa vu and realizes she must unlock certain memories to understand and stop the dangerous sensations in the house.

    Genre: Scary/Horror

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  • Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls

    by Beth McMullen Year Published: 2017

    Twelve-year-old Abigail is shocked to discover her elite boarding school is really a cover for a huge spy ring, and must undergo Spy Training 101 in order to save her mother, who happens to be the spy ring's top agent.

    Genre: Action Adventure

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  • The Mighty Odds

    by Amy Ignatow Year Published: 2016

    When Martina, Nick, Farshad, and Cookie are all in the same mysterious bus accident, they all develop very strange, seemingly insignificant "superpowers." Martina can change her eye color, while Nick can teleport just four inches to his left. Farshad has super strength only in his thumbs, and Cookie can read minds, so long as those minds are thinking about directions. Now they must combine their powers to find out just what happened during the bus accident and why.

    Genre: Action Adventure

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  • The Song from Somewhere Else

    by A. F. Harrold Year Published: 2016

    Frank's summer couldn't get any worse, so instead it gets weird--big, smelly, strange Nick Underbridge rescues her from a bully, and she winds up at his home. There, Frank realizes there is more to Nick than she thought. From a mysterious door in the building she hears the most beautiful music. Passing through it, she learns that Nick and his family have an incredible secret, and they are accompanied by terrible danger. Now Frank has to figure out how to save Nick like he saved her.

    Genre: Fantasy

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  • Real Friends

    by Shannon Hale Year Published: 2017

    Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top ... even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group -- or out?

    Genre: Graphic Novel

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  • Refugee

    by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017

    Josef is a young Jewish boy escaping from the threat of concentration camps in 1938; Isabel escapes the violence in Castro's Cuba in 1994; and Mahmoud, Syrian boy sneaking into Europe in 2015. This book follows each of their journeys and the harrowing, dangerous obstacles that stood in their way as they searched for a better life.

    Genre: Action Adventure, Historical Fiction

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  • The Only Road

    by Alexandra Diaz Year Published: 2016

    When Jaime hears his cousin Miguel murdered outside his house in Guatemala, Jaime knows he either needs to get out or get hurt next. With his cousin Àngela, Jaime leaves for the United States, risking everything for a chance at a new, safe life.

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

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  • The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

    by J. Anderson Coats Year Published: 2017

    Jane's been looking after her baby brother ever since her father was killed in the war. Now, she's accompanying a trip taking unmarried women and widows out west to Seattle. Jane hopes for a new life, but when the city isn't at all what she expected, the only person she can rely on is herself.

    Genre: Historical Fiction

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  • Forever or a Long, Long Time

    by Caela Carter Year Published: 2017

    Eleven-year-old Flora and her younger brother have been bounced from one foster home to the next as long as they can remember. Flora struggles to comprehend that her adoption by her new family means she's found her forever home--what does forever mean to a child who feels as if she were dropped into the world without roots? Understanding this, their adoptive mother takes them back in time to their former foster homes so they might be able to embrace their future.

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

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  • Bailey's Story

    by W. Bruce Cameron Year Published: 2013

    When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple--that sometimes bad things happen--and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.

    Genre: Animal Fiction

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  • Tumble & Blue

    by Cassie Beasley Year Published: 2017

    In order for Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery to fix their ancestors' mistakes and banish the bad luck that has followed them around for all of their lives, they must face Munch, the mysterious golden alligator who cast the curse centuries ago.

    Genre: Action Adventure

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