Curtis, C.P. (1999) Bud, not buddy. New York, NY: Random House Children’s Books.
Newbury Medal- 2000
Coretta Scott King Author Award – 2000
Golden Kite Award for Fiction – 2002
This book is about a 10-year-old orphan named Bud runs away from a bad situation with a foster family and goes on a quest to find the man he believes to be his father. The writing is realistic, the book takes place during the Great Depression, and not everything is always happy. Some of the unpleasant topics include death, bullying, and feeling unwanted. However, there is a lot of humor in the book, and Bud is extremely likable and the supporting characters are intriguing and complex as well.
Gaiman, N & McKean, D. 2008. The graveyard book. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishing.
Newbury Medal – 2009
Hugo Award – 2009
Carnegie Medal – 2010