The Dark Frigate

 

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER: 1924

The Dark Frigate

by Charles Boardman Hawes

Age: 12+

Interests: ships, pirates, adventure, action, violence, travel, history, British history More

A Land Divided

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GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD WINNER – 1951

A Land Divided

by John F. Hayes

illustrated by Fred J. Finley

Age: 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: Canadian history, war, adventure

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Mrs. Easter and the Storks

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1957

Mrs Easter and the Storks

by V.H. Drummond

Age: 4+

Interests: birds, travel, London, adventure, chase, royalty

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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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Black Ships Before Troy

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER -1993

Black Ships Before Troy

Rosemary Sutcliff, text

Alan Lee, illustrations

Frances Lincoln Limited: 1993

125 pages, 19 chapters

Age: 8+ (read to) ; 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: Greek history and mythology, war, romance, ethical dilemmas

Next: Sutcliffe’s The Wanderings of Odysseus, D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

Also by this author: many historical fiction novels for young people, including The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles (3 books about the Romans in Britain, including Carnegie winner The Lantern Bearers), Warrior Scarlet (about life in the Bronze Age), Tristan and Iseult, The Shining Company (medieval Britain)

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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

by Ursula Moray Williams

originally published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938

253 pp. – 19 chapters

Age: (read to) 4+ ; (independent reading) 7+

Interests: horses, toys come to life, travel, adventures, pirates, circus

by the same author: Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat, The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

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Swallows and Amazons, Pigeon Post

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Swallows and Amazons

by Arthur Ransome

London: Jonathan Cape, 1930

363 pp.

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1936

by Arthur Ransome

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936

433 pp.

Age: (read to) 6+, (read independently) 9+

Interests: boats, sailing, camping, adventures, summer vacation, maps, exploring

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Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter

GREENAWAY AWARD WINNER – 2001

Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter

Richard Platt, text

Chris Riddell, illustrations

Candlewick Press: Cambridge, MA, 2001

112 pp.

Age: 9+

Interests: pirates, history, sailing, ships, adventure, ocean

Also by this author and illustrator: Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess

Also by this illustrator: Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver”

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Where the Wild Things Are

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1964

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Harper Collins, 1963

40 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: monsters, bad behavior, adventure, travel, boats

Also by this author: Outside Over There, In the Night Kitchen, Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Note: The 2009 movie Where the Wild Things Are is quite brilliant but is not aimed at the same preschool audience as the book! Moving, complex, gorgeous and frightening – definitely more for grownups than youngsters.

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Noah’s Ark

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1978

Noah’s Ark

by Peter Spier

Doubleday, 1977

46 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: bible stories, animals, boats, wordless books, religion, God

Also by this author/illustrator: People, Circus, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, London Bridge is Falling Down, Christmas!

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