The Storm

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1985

The Storm

by Kevin Crossley-Holland

illustrated by Alan Marks

Age: 6+

Interests: ghost stories, folktales, storms

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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

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

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THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT

Jack Prelutsky

illustrated by Peter Sis

Age:  6+

Interests: dragons, poetry, humour

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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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Shen of the Sea

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1926

Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children

by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

illustrated by Else Hasselriis

Age: 6+ (read to); 8+ (independent reading)

Interests: China, folk tales, dragons

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The Whipping Boy

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Age: 6 + (read to); 7 + (independent reading)

Interests: medieval times, adventure, criminals, carnivals and bears

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Great Read-Aloud Chapter Books

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This is quite a good list, 30 Books to Read to a Six-Year-Old, courtesy of Richard Davies on the AbeBooks website. For those of you unfamiliar with lovely Abe books, it is just the most fantastic place to find used copies of rare and out of print books, located in used bookstores all over North America and beyond. I just revisited their website yesterday and was surprised to find more than just a search engine there now, there are lots of bookish articles to read and this one caught my eye.

So, back to the list. It’s just my kind of list, with lots of classic old titles, some of which I’ve recommended rather highly on this blog (The Night Fairy, The Book of Dragons, My Father’s Dragon, The Iron Man). Be sure to delve into the comments below for some additional suggestions. (I don’t often tell people to read comments, but these ones are civil and helpful.)

Related Posts: Top 5: First Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers

Ginger Pye

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Ginger Pye

by Eleanor Estes

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

Interests: dogs, pets, family, mystery

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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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Farmer Boy

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Farmer Boy

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Harper & Row: 1933

372 pp. – 29 chapters

Age: 6 + (read to); 7+ (independent reading)

Interests: pioneer life, farming, horses, country life, American history

Also by this author: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake

Next: Caddie Woodlawn, Sarah Plain and Talland picture books – Abraham Lincoln, Ox-Cart Man

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