The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1923

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

Ages: 7 +

Interests: animals, travel, fantasy, boats, adventure

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Ramona and Her Father

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Ramona and Her Father

by Beverly Cleary

Age: 7

Interests: family, siblings, strong girls More

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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Miracles on Maple Hill

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1957

Miracles on Maple Hill

by Virginia Sorensen

Age: 7 +

Interests: country life, seasons, farm life, family, community, nature

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The Matchlock Gun

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1942

The Matchlock Gun

by Walter D. Edmonds

Age: 7+

Interests: history, American history, war, family

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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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Tales from Silver Lands

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1925

Tales from Silver Lands

by Charles J. Finger

illustrated by Paul Honoré

Age: 7+

Interests: folk tales, fairy tales, South America, animals, magic

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The Tale of Despereaux

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2004

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

by Kate diCamillo

Age: 7+

Interests: mice, castles, princesses, rats, soup, cooking

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A Grass Rope

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1957

A Grass Rope

by William Mayne

illustrated by Lynton Lamb

Age: (read to) 7+      (independent reading)  9+

Interests: mystery, magic, unicorn, fairies, farm life, England, dogs, history

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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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