Town is By the Sea

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2018

Town is By the Sea

written by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith

Age: 4

Interests: ocean, small town life, mining, fathers, work, daily routines, family

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Hello Lighthouse

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2019

Hello Lighthouse

written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Age: 4+

Interests: ocean, lighthouses, ships, history, storms, weather, nature, occupations

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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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Grandpa Green

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Grandpa Green

by Lane Smith

Age: 4+

Interests: grandparents, family history, history, biography, gardening

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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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The Storm (Lighthouse Family series)

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The Storm (Lighthouse Family series)

by Cynthia Rylant

illustrated by Preston McDaniels

Age: 4+ (read to); 6+ (independent reading)

Interests: animals, cats, dogs, mice, ocean, boats, weather More

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1982

A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE’S INN: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

by Nancy Willard

illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Age: 4+

Interests: poetry, magic, animals

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Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?

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Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?

by Wade Bradford

illustrated by Johanna van der Sterre

Age: 4+ (right up to age 7 or 8)

Interests: history, families, chores More

Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman

illustrations by Caroline Binch

Age: 4+

Interests: acting, theatre, imagination, strong girls, single parent

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The Post Office Cat

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1976

The Post Office Cat

by Gail E. Haley

Age: 4+

Interests: cats, history, London, post office

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