The Wheel on the School

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1955

The Wheel on the School

by Meindert DeJong

Age: 8+

Interests: birds, ocean, Holland, cooperation, helping others, adventure, small towns, country life

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Chester

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Chester

text and illustrations by Mélanie Watt

Age: 5+ (but older kids will find it funny too – 7,8)

Interests: cats, mice, artists, telling stories, bad behaviour, humour

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The Otterbury Incident

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The Otterbury Incident

by C. Day Lewis

illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, crime, kid detectives, England, action, some violence, school, bad behaviour, money

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Emil and the Detectives

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Emil and the Detectives

by Erich Kästner

illustrated by Walter Trier

Age: 8+

Interests: crime, kid detectives, Berlin, Germany, adventure

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A Land Divided

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GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD WINNER – 1951

A Land Divided

by John F. Hayes

illustrated by Fred J. Finley

Age: 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: Canadian history, war, adventure

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The Trumpeter of Krakow

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow

by Eric P. Kelly

Age: 8+

Interests: medieval history, Poland, Krakow, adventure, action, religion, science

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

by E. Nesbit

Age: 9+

Interests: siblings, adventure, family, England, treasure, money

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The White Stag

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1938

The White Stag

by Kate Seredy

Age: 8+

Interests: mythology, war, history, folktales, magic, pagan religion
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The Little Bookroom

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1955

The Little Bookroom

by Eleanor Farjeon

Age: 6 (read to); 9 (independent reading)

Interests: short stories, updated fairy tales, satire, magic, romance, princesses and princes, helping others, morality

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Back to Work

photoI haven’t been writing much over the summer, but I’ve been reading up a storm, and have uncovered some real gems. This is the stack of recently read volumes I’ve got to write up, so hopefully I can get back in gear and flood you with a flurry of reviews…

I hope your summer was full of good times and good books too!

All writings posted here are © Kim Thompson, unless otherwise indicated. For all artwork on this site, copyright is retained by the artist.