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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Feb 14, 2012 | ISBN 9780375869020

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#1 New York Times bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Time Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time
New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Washington Post Best Kids’ Book

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 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.”


Amazon Best of the Year WINNER 2012

Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year WINNER 2012

California Young Reader Medal WINNER 2015

Christopher Award WINNER 2018

Colorado Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Georgia Children’s Book Award WINNER 2013

Hawaii Nene Award WINNER 2015

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

Missouri Mark Twain Award WINNER 2014

National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) WINNER 2012

Nebraska Golden Sower Award WINNER 2013

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 State Three Apples Award WINNER 2014

Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award WINNER 2013

Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award WINNER 2015

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award WINNER 2014

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award WINNER 2014

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award WINNER 2015

Arizona Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2015

Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award NOMINEE 2014

New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE

North Carolina Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2013

Texas Bluebonnet Award NOMINEE 2013

Virginia Young Readers Program Award NOMINEE 2015

Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2013

IRA Teachers’ Choices SELECTION

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

New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing SELECTION 2012

Texas Lone Star Reading List SELECTION 2013

Cybils FINALIST 2012

GoodReads Choice Award FINALIST 2012

Indies Choice Book Award FINALIST 2013

Kiddo Awards FINALIST 2013

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award AWARD 2013

Utah Children’s Book Award AWARD 2013

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