Winner: Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Other books selected for Master List: 

Poppy by Avi
Spying on Miss Muller by Eve Bunting
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner
Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11 by Amy Hest
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia Rylant
Sweet Corn, Poems by James Stevenson
The Well, David's Story by Mildred D. Taylor
When Pigs Fly by June Rae Wood