Last Stop on Market Street

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2016

Last Stop on Market Street

words by Matt de la Peña

illustrations by Christian Robinson

Ages: 3+

Interests: grandparents, city life, buses, tolerance, helping others, poverty, gratitude

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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

Tamar

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2005

Tamar

by Mal Peet

Age: 13+

Interests: war, WWII, violence, Holland, spies, occupation, romance, grandparents, family history, mystery

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The Napping House

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The Napping House

text by Audrey Wood

illustrations by Don Wood

Age: 2+

Interests: grandparents, pets, napping

 

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Grandpa Green

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Grandpa Green

by Lane Smith

Age: 4+

Interests: grandparents, family history, history, biography, gardening

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Harris Finds His Feet

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

Harris Finds His Feet

by Catherine Rayner

Age: 2+

Interests: rabbits, grandparents, growing up, independence

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The Whales’ Song

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1990

The Whales’ Song

Dyan Sheldon, text

Gary Blythe, illustrations

Hutchinson Children’s Books, 1990

24 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: whales, ocean, grandparents, animals, nature

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Song and Dance Man

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1989

Song and Dance Man

Karen Ackerman, text

Stephen Gammell, illustrations

Alfred A. Knopf, 1988

30 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: family history, grandparents, song and dance, theatre

Other books on family history: They Were Strong and Good, Grandfather’s Journey

Next: pull out the old family photos!

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The Birdwatchers

The Birdwatchers

by Simon James

Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002

24 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: birds, nature, grandparents, science

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The Witches

The Witches

by Roald Dahl

illustrated by Quentin Blake

London: Jonathan Cape, 1983

208 pp. – 22 chapters

Age: 6 +

Interests: witches, magic, mice, adventure

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