We Are Water Protectors

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2021

We Are Water Protectors

text by Carole Lindstrom, illustrations by Michaela Goade

Age: 5+ (for full engagement)

Interests: environmentalism, nature, water, activism, pollution, indigenous people, first nations, strong girls

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Radiant Child

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2017

Radiant Child; The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe

Age: 5+

Interests: artists, art, biography, New York, city life

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Rabbit Hill

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1945

Rabbit Hill

written and illustrated by Robert Lawson

Age: (read to) 5+, (independent reading) 7+

Interests: animals, rabbits, farms, country life, community

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Thimble Summer

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Thimble Summer

written and illustrated by Elizabeth Enright

Age: 5+ (read to); 7+ (independent reading)

Interests: farms, country life, family, strong girls

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Rootabaga Stories

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Rootabaga Stories

by Carl Sandburg

illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham

Age: 5+

Interests: folk tales, history, poetry, language More

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 Dot

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The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds

Age: 5+

Interests: art, artists, school, teachers

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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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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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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1995

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

text by Susan Wojciechowski

illustrations by P. J. Lynch

Candlewick Press: 1995

34 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: Christmas, art, wood carving, Christian religion

Also by this illustrator: When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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