Caudill Book of the Week!
2019 Caudill Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Caudill Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: The Goldfish Boy
Author: Lisa Thompson
Lexile Level: 750L
12 year old Matt has OCD. He is so worried about germs that he refuses to leave his home. He spends his time looking out the window, and carefully observing everything that happens in his neighborhood. He notes the time that people leave their houses, and what they can be seen doing outside. He takes special interest in his elderly neighbor Mr. Charles, and his two grandchildren, Casey & Teddy. The children are staying with Mr Charles while their mother is conducting business in New York. One day Teddy goes missing, and Matthew teams up with 2 neighborhood kids to try and figure out what happened to him. Matthew learns a lot about himself and others while completing his investigation. This is a really good read for upper elementary students who enjoy a good mystery. It also teaches students about accepting others as they are.
Reviewed by: Jen T.
Click Here for a List of all 20 Caudill Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Jul 5th, 2018 @ 9:59 AM.
Updated on Oct 18th, 2018 @ 3:44 PM.