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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The Incredible Journey (1963)

The Incredible Journey (film)

The Incredible Journey

Released: 1963

Rated: G

Length: 80 min

Age: 3+

Scary Factor: various dangerous situations for animals are rather tamely presented, not disturbing at all, and no notable injuries are sustained; cat is swept away in river but later rescued; a man shoots at dog rummaging in garbage can, but mainly to scare him away; cat is chased by a lynx but escapes

Interests: pets, cats, dogs, wilderness, nature, Canada, adventure

Next: read the book The Incredible Journey

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The Incredible Journey

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The Incredible Journey

by Sheila Burnford

Hodder and Stoughton, 1961

127 pp. – 11 chapters

Age: read to – 7+               independent reading – 9+?

Interests: pets, cats, dogs, wilderness, adventure

Next: 1963 Disney movie The Incredible Journey

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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

by Chris Riddell

Macmillan, 2007

171 pp.

Age: 6+

Reading Level: 8+

Interests: mysteries, adventure, travel, strong heroines, fashion, clever plans and maps

Next: Ottoline At Sea, Ottoline Goes to School

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A Ball for Daisy

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2012

A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka

Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011

32 pp.

Age: infant+

Interests: dogs, pets, wordless books

Also by this illustrator: The Hello, Goodbye Window

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Hey, Al

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1987

Hey, Al

Arthur Yorinks, text

Richard Egielski, illustrations

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986

28 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: birds, dogs, city life, travel, adventure, vacation, New York, magic, apartments

Other Titles by this author and illustrator: Homework, What a Trip!

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Kashtanka

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER -1959

Kashtanka

by Anton Chekhov

illustrated by William Stobbs

London: Oxford University Press, 1959

49 pp. – 7 chapters

Age: 8 +

Interests: dogs, circus, theatre, cruelty to animals

Note: a little dark for children – read through it yourself first…

Other: Foxie by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire is another version of the same story which is a little more kid-friendly

Also by this illustrator: A Bundle of Ballads

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Stanley’s Little Sister

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Stanley’s Little Sister

written by Linda Bailey

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010

30 pp.

Ages: 3 +

Interests: dogs, cats, pets

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Officer Buckle and Gloria

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1996

Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann

New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995

30 pp.

Ages: 4+

Interests: dogs, safety, police officers

Also by this author: Goodnight Gorilla

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Finders Keepers

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Finders Keepers

by Will (William Lipkind)

illustrated by Nicolas (Nicolas Mordvinoff)

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1951

30 pp.

Age: 2 +

Interests: dogs, farms

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