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Bud, Not Buddy


  • Bud’s journey, punctuated by Dickensian twists in plot and enlivened by a host of memorable personalities, will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • “The author takes on a difficult time and seemingly sad plot, but Bud, the hero, has humor and originality that will open new doors and understanding about this era.
  • His utterly believable depiction of the self-reliant charm and courage of Bud, not Buddy, puts this highly recommended title at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.
    –Beth E. Andersen, VOYA
  • Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud.
    –Kathleen Isaacs, School Library Journal


  • Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts. Putnam, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780142403709Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. Scholastic, 2007. ISBN-13: 9780439023443

    Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. Delacorte, 1995. ISBN-13: 9780440414124

    English, Karen. Francie. Farrar, 1999. ISBN-13: 9780374324568

    Fox, Paula. Monkey Island. Orchard, 1991. ISBN-13: 9780440407706

    Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. Scholastic, 1997. ISBN-13: 9780590371254

    Levine, Gail Carson. Dave at Night. HarperCollins, 1999. ISBN-13: 9780064407472

    Mitchell, Margaree King. Uncle Jed’s Barbershop. Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN-13: 9780689819131

    Peck, Richard. A Long Way from Chicago. Dial, 1998. ISBN-13: 9780141303529

    Peck, Richard. A Year Down Yonder. Dial, 2000. ISBN-13: 9780142300701

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra. Hyperion, 1998. ISBN-13: 9780786814206

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa. Hyperion, 2002. ISBN-13: 9780786814169

    Recorvits, Helen. Goodbye, Walter Malinski. Farrar, 1999. ISBN-13: 9780374327477

    Sachar, Louis. Holes. Farrar, 1998. ISBN-13: 9780440414803

    Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Dial, 1976. ISBN-13: 9780140384512