Shackleton’s Journey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2015

Shackleton’s Journey

written and illustrated by William Grill

Age: 6+

Interests: exploration, history, survival, antarctica, ships, adventure, travel, maps, geography

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Locomotive

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2014

Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Age: 4 yrs. (but interesting right up to age 8 or 9)

Interests: trains, history, American history, maps, travel

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Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2008

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

by Emily Gravett

Age: 5+

Interests: mice, fears, phobias

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Swallows and Amazons, Pigeon Post

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Swallows and Amazons

by Arthur Ransome

London: Jonathan Cape, 1930

363 pp.

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1936

by Arthur Ransome

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936

433 pp.

Age: (read to) 6+, (read independently) 9+

Interests: boats, sailing, camping, adventures, summer vacation, maps, exploring

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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

Jules Feiffer, illustrations

Alfred A. Knopf, 1961

256 pp.

Age: 10+

Interests: word play, puns, adventure, nonsense, fantasy, science, math, modern fairy tales, philosophy

Also by this author: The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie, Otter Nonsense

Also by this author & illustrator: The Odious Ogre

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Scranimals

Scranimals

Jack Prelutsky, poems

Peter Sis, illustrator

HarperCollins, 2002

40 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: poetry, animals, birds, word play, nonsense, maps, travel

Next: Edward Lear’s The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and others

Also by this poet/illustrator team: The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, Monday’s Troll, The Gargoyle on the Roof

Also by this poet: The New Kid on the Block and many others

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My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett, author

Ruth Chrisman Gannett, illustrator

New York: Random House, 1948

87 p

ages 4+    (chapter book)

Interests: jungle animals, maps, travel adventure, dragons

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