The Wool-Pack

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1951

The Wool-Pack

written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett

Age: 9+

Interests: history, British history, medieval history, business, farming, mystery, travel More

The Wheel on the School

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1955

The Wheel on the School

by Meindert DeJong

Age: 8+

Interests: birds, ocean, Holland, cooperation, helping others, adventure, small towns, country life

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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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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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The Little White Horse

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WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL – 1946

The Little White Horse

by Elizabeth Goudge

University of London Press: 1946

238 pages – 12 chapters

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

Interests: magic, mystery, animals, castles, princesses, England, aristocracy, religion, family history, romance

NB: This book was adapted into a 1994 BBC series entitled Moonacre and a 2009 movie The Secret of Moonacre.

Next: The Secret Garden or A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Also by this author: Island Magic

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Caddie Woodlawn

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1936

Caddie Woodlawn

by Carol Ryrie Brink

MacMillan: 1935

275 pages, 24 chapters

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

Interests: history, American history, farm life, pioneers, siblings, growing up

Also by this author: sequel Magical Melons (aka Caddie Woodlawn’s Family)

Next: picture books – They Were Strong and Good, Abraham Lincoln, Ox-Cart Manchapter books –  Sarah Plain and Tall, Little House on the Prairie series, Anne of Green Gables

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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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War Boy: A Country Childhood

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1989

War Boy: A Country Childhood

by Michael Foreman

Pavilion Books, 1989

92 pp.

Age: 9+

Interests: history, war, World War II, autobiography, England, airplanes

Next (also by Foreman): War Games: Village Green to No Man’s Land, After the War Was Over

Related Movies: Hope and Glory

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Ox-Cart Man

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1980

Ox-Cart Man

Donald Hall, text

Barbara Cooney, illustrations

Viking Press, 1979

38 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: history, farming, country life, self-sufficiency, seasons, American history, New England, folk art

Also by this illustrator: Miss Rumphius

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Margaret Musgrove, text

Leo and Diane Dillon, illustrations

Dial Books, 1976 (now available: Picture Puffin Books)

28 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: Africa, folklore, traditions, rituals, family life, alphabet books, geography

Also by these illustrators: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears; The People Could Fly – The Picture Book; Who’s in Rabbit’s House: A Masai Tale; Pish, Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch

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