Daniel Boone

Daniel-Boone

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Daniel Boone

written and illustrated by James Daugherty

Age: 10+

Interests: American history, history, pioneer life, biography, war, violence, adventure, First Nations

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The Graveyard Book

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2010

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Age: 10+

Interests: ghosts, ghouls, violence, orphans, monsters, adopted family, adventure

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Miracles on Maple Hill

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1957

Miracles on Maple Hill

by Virginia Sorensen

Age: 7 +

Interests: country life, seasons, farm life, family, community, nature

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Goggle-Eyes

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Goggle-Eyes

by Anne Fine

Age: 10+

Interests: family, divorce, single mom, politics, activism, stepfathers

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Number the Stars

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1990

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Age: 9+

Interests: history, war, Denmark, WWII, Jewish history, Holocaust, intolerance, spies, adventure More

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

Age: 10+

Interests: history, American history, politics, religion, intolerance, adventure, romance, strong girls, orphans, witches, superstition More

Thus Endeth Summer

I’m back! It’s been a busy (in a good way) summer. I may have stopped reviewing and posting but I sure didn’t stop reading. As a result I have a stack of books to review sitting in front of me, so I will start working my way through them…

I’m still really enjoying the Newbery and Carnegie medal winners, I’m working my way through both lists. As a further motivation, I’ve set a goal on goodreads.com to read 100 books in 2014, and surprisingly enough I seem to be right on track to succeed. (If you are on goodreads too, look me up!)

Anyhoo, I’m putting my nose to the grindstone again (owch) and you’ll be seeing a lot more activity here in the weeks ahead.

p.s. I hope you all had a great summer! This is what mine looked like:

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Port Renfrew, BC

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teaching writing camps

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Salt Spring Island market Saturdays

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Mission Folk Fest

 

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1973

 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

by Penelope Lively

Age: 8 +

Interests: ghosts, history, magic, supernatural

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The Owl Service

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1967

The Owl Service

by Alan Garner

Age: 12+

Interests: mystery, magic, horror, folktales, Wales More

The Wind on the Moon

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1944

The Wind on the Moon

by Eric Linklater

Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures

Age: 9+

Interests: magic, animals, adventure, siblings, action, bad behaviour, strong girls, satire More

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