Daniel Boone

Daniel-Boone

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Daniel Boone

written and illustrated by James Daugherty

Age: 10+

Interests: American history, history, pioneer life, biography, war, violence, adventure, First Nations

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Farmer Boy

9780064400039

Farmer Boy

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Harper & Row: 1933

372 pp. – 29 chapters

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

Interests: pioneer life, farming, horses, country life, American history

Also by this author: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake

Next: Caddie Woodlawn, Sarah Plain and Talland picture books – Abraham Lincoln, Ox-Cart Man

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Little House in the Big Woods

9780064400015

Little House in the Big Woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

HarperCollins, 1932

238 pp. – 13 chapters

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

Interests: history, pioneer life, farming, autobiography, seasons, nature

Also by this author: continuing in the series – Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake

Next: Caddie Woodlawn, Sarah Plain and Talland picture books – Abraham Lincoln, Ox-Cart Man

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Caddie Woodlawn

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1936

Caddie Woodlawn

by Carol Ryrie Brink

MacMillan: 1935

275 pages, 24 chapters

Age: 6+ (read to); 8+ (independent reading)

Interests: history, American history, farm life, pioneers, siblings, growing up

Also by this author: sequel Magical Melons (aka Caddie Woodlawn’s Family)

Next: picture books – They Were Strong and Good, Abraham Lincoln, Ox-Cart Manchapter books –  Sarah Plain and Tall, Little House on the Prairie series, Anne of Green Gables

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1986

Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

New York: HarperCollins, 1985

58 pp., 9 chapters

Ages: 5 +

Interests: history, farm life, prairies, stepmothers

Next: the sequel Skylark

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They Were Strong and Good

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1941

They Were Strong and Good

Robert Lawson, author and illustrator

New York: Viking Press, 1940

62 pp

age: 5+

Interests: American history, family, family history, pioneer life, war

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The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1946

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles

Maude and Miska Petersham

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1945

62 pp.

age: infants on up

Interests: poetry

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Abraham Lincoln

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Abraham Lincoln

Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

New York: Doubleday, 1939

56pp

ages 5+

Interests: American history, politics, pioneer life
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