Rabbit Hill

Rabbit_Hill

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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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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A Grass Rope

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1957

A Grass Rope

by William Mayne

illustrated by Lynton Lamb

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

Interests: mystery, magic, unicorn, fairies, farm life, England, dogs, history

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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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Chanticleer and the Fox

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1959

Chanticleer and the Fox

by Barbara Cooney (adapted and illustrated by)

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1958

32 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folktales, farm animals, roosters

Also by this illustrator: Miss Rumphius

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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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