Rifles for Watie

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1958

Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith

Age: 11+

Interests: history, American history, American Civil War, war, moral questions, friendship, romance More

Missing May

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1993

Missing May

by Cynthia Rylant

Age: 8+

Interests: grieving, friendship

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The Mighty Miss Malone

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The Mighty Miss Malone

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Age: 9+

Interests: strong female characters, history, American history, poverty, racism, Depression/1930s More

The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2015

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

written and illustrated by Dan Santat

Age: 2+

Interests: friendship, imaginary friends, bravery, loneliness, shyness

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Finding Winnie

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2016

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick

illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Age: 4+

Interests: bears, Winnie-the-Pooh books, history, family history, nonfiction

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Johnny Tremain

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1944

Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

Age: 9+

Interests: American history, history, American Revolution, Boston, war More

The God Beneath the Sea

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1970

The God Beneath the Sea

by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen

illustrated by Charles Keeping

Age: 12+

Interests: Greek myths More

Alice, I Think

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Alice, I Think

by Susan Juby

Age: 12

Interests: family, teen drama, small town life, fashion, career choices, coming of age, how lame adults can be More

Ramona and Her Father

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Ramona and Her Father

by Beverly Cleary

Age: 7

Interests: family, siblings, strong girls More

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1930

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

by Rachel Field

Age: 8+

Interests: dolls, toys, history, American history More

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