2013-2014 Golden Cowbell Book Award Nominations and Shortlists
Young Readers Grades K-2
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8 final titles competing
for the 2013-2014 Golden Cowbell Book Award:
  • Bear Has a Story to Tell
  • Black Dog
  • Extra Yarn
  • I Want My Hat Back
  • Happy Pig Day
  • Creepy Carrots Winner!!!
  • Iris and Isaac
  • Grandpa Green
  • The following titles were shortlisted for the 2013-2014 award:
    • This is Not My Hat
    • The Duckling Gets a Cookie
    • Oh, No!
    • Perfect Square
    • Sadie and Ratz
    • Meena
    • Cherchons les petites bêtes
    • No!
    • Oh, No George!
    • Wolf Won't Bite
    • Over and Under

Middle Readers Grade 3-5
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8 final titles competing
for the 2013-2014 Golden Cowbell Book Award:
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat
  • Inside Out and Back Again
  • Wonder Winner!!!
  • The Beetle Book
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Gangsta Granny
  • Splendours and Glooms
  • The Dark Lord: The Teenage Years
  • The following titles were also considered:
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • From the Good Mountain by James Rumford 2012
  • The Plant Hunters by Anita Silvey 2012 Troie,
  • La Guerre Toujours Recommencee by Yvan Pommaux 2012
  • Madame Le Lapin Blanc 2012
  • The Grunts in Trouble by Philip Ardagh 2012
  • The Secret Hen House Theatre(2012)
  • The White Dolphin by Gill Lewis 2012
  • In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz 2012
  • Malo de Lange, Fild de Personne by Marie-Aude Murail 2011
  • Look Into My Eyes:Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child 2011
  • Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz 2012
  • Geisterritter 2011by Cornelia Funke 2011 (Ghost Knight-English Title )
  • Mein Reckless Marchenbuch by Cornelia Funke 2012 (English Title: Reckless)
  • Marty McGuire Digs Worms by Kate Messner 2012
  • The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson 2013
Older Readers Grades 6-8

Mature Readers Grades 9-12
older readers.jpg8 final titles competing
for the 2013-2014 Golden Cowbell Book Award:
  • My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher
  • The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
  • Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
  • Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kind
  • Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
  • Teen Agents World Challenge Winner!!!
    by Sarah Alexandra Hathorn
The following titles were also considered:
Itch by Simon Mayo 2013
Cadillac Chronicles by Brett Harman 2012
Divergent by Veronica Roth 2012
Under the Cherry Blossom by Maya Healy 2012
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George 2012
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier 2012
Swiss & Teen author Fantasy&Adventure story
Velvet by Mary Hooper 2011
Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings,2011
Mortal Chaos byMatt Dickinson, 2012
After the Snow by SD Crockett, 2012
Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg 2012
Trash by Andy Mulligan 2011

mature readers.jpg8 final titles competing
for the 2013-2014 Golden Cowbell Book Award:
  • Safekeeping by Karen Hesse
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
  • The Fault in our Stars Winner!!!
    by John Green
  • Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
  • Nevery Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • My Children Have Faces by Carol Campbell
The following titles were also considered:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 2012
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin 2012
A Certain October by Angela Johnson 2012
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 2012
Der Ewige Krieg byMarvano & Haldeman, 2011
Flip by Martyn Bedford, 2012
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick, 2013
Dying to Know You by Aiden Chambers 2012
Night School, C.J. Daugherty, 2012
Woodcutter by Kate Danley, 2012