Out of the Dust

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1998

Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

Age: 10 +

Interests: poetry, history, American history, the Great Depression, farming, death and grief, music

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Missing May

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1993

Missing May

by Cynthia Rylant

Age: 8+

Interests: grieving, friendship

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Walk Two Moons

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1995

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Age: 10 +

Interests: mystery, family, death, grandparents, friendship, first love, divorce More

The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Age: 11 +

Interests: history, WWII, war, Germany, Jewish history, Holocaust, orphans, strong girls More

The Graveyard Book

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2010

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Age: 10+

Interests: ghosts, ghouls, violence, orphans, monsters, adopted family, adventure

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A Gathering of Days

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1980

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32

by Joan W. Blos

Age: 8+

Interests: history, American history, single parent families, farm life, country life, ethical questions, death

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Just In Case

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2007

Just In Case

by Meg Rosoff

Age: 14+

Interests: teen angst, first love, fate, illness, death, coming of age, fashion, loneliness

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Skellig

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1998

Skellig

by David Almond

Age: 9+

Interests: birds, poetry, mystery, magic, illness, death, dreams

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Harry and Hopper

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2010

Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild

illustrations by Freya Blackwood

Age: 3+

Interests: dogs, pets, death, grieving, fathers, single parents

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A Monster Calls

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2012

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2012

A Monster Calls

text by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

illustrated by Jim Kay

Age: 12+

Interests: illness, death, grieving, monsters, nightmares

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