The Owl Service

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1967

The Owl Service

by Alan Garner

Age: 12+

Interests: mystery, magic, horror, folktales, Wales More

Tales from Silver Lands

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1925

Tales from Silver Lands

by Charles J. Finger

illustrated by Paul Honoré

Age: 7+

Interests: folk tales, fairy tales, South America, animals, magic

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Call it Courage

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Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Age: 10+

Interests: survival, boats, ocean, sea creatures, storms, Polynesia, islands

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Rootabaga Stories

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Rootabaga Stories

by Carl Sandburg

illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham

Age: 5+

Interests: folk tales, history, poetry, language More

The White Stag

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1938

The White Stag

by Kate Seredy

Age: 8+

Interests: mythology, war, history, folktales, magic, pagan religion
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Shen of the Sea

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1926

Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children

by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

illustrated by Else Hasselriis

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

Interests: China, folk tales, dragons

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Collected Stories for Children

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1947

Collected Stories for Children

by Walter de la Mare

Age: 8+ (read to); 11+ (independent reading)

Interests: folk tales, fairy tales, animals, magic, romance, fairies, spooky stories, adventure, travel, cats, monkeys

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Crafty Chameleon

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

Crafty Chameleon

text by Mwenye Hadithi

illustrations by Adrienne Kennaway

Age: 2+

Interests: Africa, folktales, animals

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

by Simms Taback

Viking, 1999

34 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folksongs, Jewish folktales/folksongs, sewing, recycling/repurposing

Also by this author: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, This is the House that Jack Built

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1979

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

by Paul Goble

Simon & Schuster, 1978

32 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: horses, First Nations legends, folktales

Also by this author: Mystic Horse, The Great Race of the Birds and Animals, Star Boy, Death of the Iron Horse, Buffalo Woman, The Gift of the Sacred Dog, Song of Creation, and many others

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