Adam of the Road

Adam of the Road

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1943

Adam of the Road

by Elizabeth Janet Gray (aka Elizabeth Gray Vining)

Age: 8+ (read to); 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: history, medieval times, British history, knights, castles, dogs, travel, adventure

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Released: 2010
Rated: G
Length: 94 min.
Age: 6 and up.              commonsense media sez: 7 +
Interests: little people, romance, family, illness, adventure, strong girls

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This is Not My Hat

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2012

This is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen

Age: 3 +

Interests: fish, mystery, crime and punishment, ocean

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Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2008

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

by Emily Gravett

Age: 5+

Interests: mice, fears, phobias

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The Family from One End Street

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1937

The Family from One End Street

written and illustrated by Eve Garnett

Age: 5+ (read to)

Interests: family, siblings, Great Britain

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FArTHER

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith

Age: 5+

Interests: flight, inventors, fathers, flying machines

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A Monster Calls

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2012

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2012

A Monster Calls

text by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

illustrated by Jim Kay

Age: 12+

Interests: illness, death, grieving, monsters, nightmares

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Harris Finds His Feet

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

Harris Finds His Feet

by Catherine Rayner

Age: 2+

Interests: rabbits, grandparents, growing up, independence

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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1997

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Amy Hest, text

P. J. Lynch, illustrations

Age: 6+

Interests: history, ship, travel, immigration, American history, New York City, sewing, romance

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Starbuck Valley Winter

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CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BOOK OF THE YEAR – 1947

Starbuck Valley Winter

by Roderick Haig-Brown

Age: 10 +

Interests: hunting, wilderness survival, winter survival, animals, canoeing, Canada, British Columbia

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