The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

By Trenton Lee Stewart. Illus. by Diana Sudyka. Little, Brown/Megan Tingley, $17.99 (9780316176194). Gr. 4–6.


At his latest orphanage, nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict relies on his intellect, courage, and ingenuity to outwit bullies while solving a mystery and forming a makeshift family. Dry wit and vivid characters make this a story to remember.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)