The Storm

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1985

The Storm

by Kevin Crossley-Holland

illustrated by Alan Marks

Age: 6+

Interests: ghost stories, folktales, storms

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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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