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Wonder

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Hardcover
Feb 14, 2012 | 320 Pages
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    Feb 14, 2012 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Feb 14, 2012 | 416 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

#1 New York Times bestseller

A School Library Journal Best of Children’s Books 

A Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Books 

A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 

A Booklist Best of Children’s Books 

Wonder is essentially … a wonder. It’s well-written, engaging, and so much fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves. More than that, Wonder touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. Do yourself a favor and read this book – your life will be better for it.” – Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Slate.com:
Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.”

Entertainment Weekly: 
“In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.”

The New York Times:
“Rich and memorable…It’s Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of ‘Wonder,’ and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.”

The Wall Street Journal:
“What makes R.J. Palacio’s debut novel so remarkable, and so lovely, is the uncommon generosity with which she tells Auggie’s story…The result is a beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.”

The Huffington Post: 
“It’s in the bigger themes that Palacio’s writing shines. This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness.”


“Full of heart, full of truth, Wonder is a book about seeing the beauty that’s all around us.  I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman.
Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of When You Reach Me

“It is the deceptive simplicity and honesty of the work that make Wonder so memorable. Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human…This book is beautiful.” – Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy

A beautiful story of kindness and courage. There are many real and well-developed characters, and they each have their shining moments. Of course, Auggie shines the brightest.” – Clare Vanderpool, Newbery award-winning author of Moon Over Manifest

Wonder is a beautifully told story about heartache, love, and the value of human life. One comes away from it wanting to be a better person.” – Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery honor-winning author of Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

“Wonder is a shining jewel of a story that cannot help but encourage readers of all ages to do better, to be better, in how they treat others in life. I’m totally in love with this novel.”  – Trudy Ludwig, anti-bullying advocate and author of My Secret Bully, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, and Just Kidding

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
“Few first novels pack more of a punch: it’s a rare story with the power to open eyes–and hearts–to what it’s like to be singled out for a difference you can’t control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd.”

Starred Review, Booklist:
“Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal:
“Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters…A well-written, thought-provoking book.

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews:
“A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder.”

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER

Amazon Best of the Year WINNER 2012

Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year WINNER 2012

California Young Reader Medal WINNER 2015

Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Christopher Award WINNER

Colorado Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Hawaii Nene Award WINNER 2015

IRA Teachers’ Choices WINNER

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award WINNER 2014

Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award WINNER 2015

Kentucky Bluegrass Award WINNER 2014

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2012

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award WINNER 2015

Maine Student Book Award WINNER 2014

Mark Twain Award WINNER 2014

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award WINNER 2013

National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) WINNER 2012

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award WINNER

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Book of the Year Award WINNER 2012

New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award WINNER 2012

New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award WINNER 2014

New York Times Bestseller WINNER 2012

Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award WINNER 2013

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award WINNER 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Award WINNER 2014

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award WINNER 2015

ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers NOMINEE

American Library Association’s YALSA Quick Pick NOMINEE 2013

Florida Sunshine State Book Award NOMINEE

Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award NOMINEE 2014

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

NCTE Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Language Arts NOMINEE

Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing NOMINEE 2012

New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing NOMINEE

New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2013

Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts NOMINEE 2013

Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner NOMINEE

Texas Lone Star Reading List NOMINEE

Texas Lonestar Reading List NOMINEE 2014

Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults NOMINEE

Cybils FINALIST

GoodReads Choice Award FINALIST 2012

Indies Choice Book Award FINALIST 2013

Kiddo Awards FINALIST 2013

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