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

Tom’s Midnight Garden

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1958

Tom’s Midnight Garden

by Philippa Pearce

Age: 8+

Interests: gardens, history, time travel, England, friendship, magic, mystery, play More

Emil and the Detectives

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Emil and the Detectives

by Erich Kästner

illustrated by Walter Trier

Age: 8+

Interests: crime, kid detectives, Berlin, Germany, adventure

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Long Neck and Thunder Foot

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1982

Long Neck and Thunder Foot

by Helen Piers

illustrated by Michael Foreman

Age: 2+

Interests: dinosaurs, fear, friendship

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The Whipping Boy

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

Age: 6 + (read to); 7 + (independent reading)

Interests: medieval times, adventure, criminals, carnivals and bears

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