Hello, Universe

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2018

Hello, Universe

by Erin Entrada Kelly

Age: 9+

Interests: friendship, diverse characters, Filipino folktales, guinea pigs, bullying, deafness/hearing impairment, first crush, shyness

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When You Reach Me

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2010

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, time travel, friendship, school, romance, puzzles

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This One Summer

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This One Summer

written by Mariko Tamaki

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Age: 13+

Interests: graphic novels, adolescence, friendship, family, summer vacation, depression, sex, teenage behaviour, sexism, feminism

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

There Is a Tribe of Kids

by Lane Smith

Age: 2+

Interests: nature, animals, word play, family

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Dicey’s Song

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1983

Dicey’s Song

by Cynthia Voigt

Age: 12+

Interests: family, siblings, strong girls, friendship, poverty, orphans, mental illness

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Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy

by Louise Fitzhugh

Age: 10+

Interests: middle school, writing, adolescence, friendship, bullying, city life, New York, bad behaviour

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The View from Saturday

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1997

The View from Saturday

by E. L. Konigsburg

Age: 9+

Interests: school, teachers, friendship, academic competitions

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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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The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2015

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

written and illustrated by Dan Santat

Age: 2+

Interests: friendship, imaginary friends, bravery, loneliness, shyness

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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

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