This One Summer

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This One Summer

written by Mariko Tamaki

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Age: 13+

Interests: graphic novels, adolescence, friendship, family, summer vacation, depression, sex, teenage behaviour, sexism, feminism

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The High King

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1969

The High King

by Lloyd Alexander

Ages: 9+

Interests: fantasy, magic, war, violence, bravery, coming of age, ethical dilemmas, romance

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Shackleton’s Journey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2015

Shackleton’s Journey

written and illustrated by William Grill

Age: 6+

Interests: exploration, history, survival, antarctica, ships, adventure, travel, maps, geography

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

There Is a Tribe of Kids

by Lane Smith

Age: 2+

Interests: nature, animals, word play, family

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The Slave Dancer

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1974

The Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox

Age: 11+

Interests: American history, slavery, racism, ships

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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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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1961

Island of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O’Dell

Age: 10+

Interests: survival, strong girls, indigenous peoples, history, independence, island life, animals, dogs

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Age: 8+

Interests: being the new kid, school problems, divorced parents, single parent, loneliness, writing

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The Hero and the Crown

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1985

The Hero and the Crown

by Robin McKinley

Age: 11+

Interests: fantasy, magic, princesses, strong girls, dragons, war and violence, romance

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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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