Smoky the Cowhorse

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1927

Smoky the Cowhorse

written and illustrated by Will James

Age: 9+

Interests: horses, cowboys, animals

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Children of the Forest

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by Elsa Beskow

Age: 2+

Interests: little people, nature, forest, animals, fairies, family, seasons, Sweden

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Shadow of a Bull

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1965

Shadow of a Bull

by Maia Wojciechowska

Age: 9+

Interests: Spain, bullfighting, sport, choosing a career

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Locomotive

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2014

Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Age: 4 yrs. (but interesting right up to age 8 or 9)

Interests: trains, history, American history, maps, travel

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We Couldn’t Leave Dinah

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1941

We Couldn’t Leave Dinah

by Mary Treadgold

Age: 10+

Interests: war, spies, history, horses, British history, WWII

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2014

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

illustrated by K. G. Campbell

Age: 7+ (read aloud), 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: squirrels, superheroes, comic books, family, divorce, poetry

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Secret of the Andes

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1953

Secret of the Andes

by Ann Nolan Clark

Age: 8+

Interests: Peru, Inca, South America, mountains, animals, mystery More

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