The 2012 Granite Book Awards Winners List for Middle Grade Fiction (roughly grades 4-8)
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Fake Mustache | Written by Tom Angleberger, Illustrated by Jen Wang
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1) | Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Icefall | Written by Matthew J. Kirby
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) | Written by Rick Riordan
The One and Only Ivan | Written by Katherine Applegate, Illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Rise of the Elgin (Michael Vey, Book 2) | Written by Richard Paul Evans
Secrets of New Forest Academy (Janitors, Book 2) | Written by Tyler Whitesides
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)| Written and Illustrated by Jeff Kinney
Tuesdays at the Castle | Written by Jessica Day George
Wonder | Written by R.J. Palacio
Note: 2012 was a preliminary year for the award, and the process for determining the winners has since been modified. In 2012 nominations were accepted from all students and staff for a portion of the calendar year, with books published in either 2011 or 2012 being eligible. Then committees of library staff and teachers discussed and narrowed the nominations down to the final winner lists. In future years the winning lists will be generated entirely from the open nominations received from students and staff throughout the calendar year, with no mediating committees. The final end-of-year tally of the student and staff votes will determine the winners.