Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1989

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

by Paul Fleischman

illustrated by Eric Beddows

Ages: 8 +

Interests: insects, poetry, performance, nature

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Out of the Dust

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1998

Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

Age: 10 +

Interests: poetry, history, American history, the Great Depression, farming, death and grief, music

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2014

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

illustrated by K. G. Campbell

Age: 7+ (read aloud), 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: squirrels, superheroes, comic books, family, divorce, poetry

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A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1982

A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE’S INN: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

by Nancy Willard

illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Age: 4+

Interests: poetry, magic, animals

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The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

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THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT

Jack Prelutsky

illustrated by Peter Sis

Age:  6+

Interests: dragons, poetry, humour

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Hiawatha’s Childhood

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1984

Hiawatha’s Childhood

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Errol Le Cain, illustrations

Faber and Faber, 1984

30 pp.

Age: 3

Interests: poetry, nature, First Nations, birds, animals

Also by this illustrator: The Cabbage Princess, Thorn Rose, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen, The Enchanter’s Daughter, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and many others

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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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The Highwayman

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1981

The Highwayman

Alfred Noyes, text

Charles Keeping, illustrations

Oxford, 1981

32 pp.

Age: 10 +

(Reading Level: 9 +)

Interests: poetry, romance, history, horror, ghost story

Also by this illustrator: Charley, Charlotte and the Golden Canary, The God Beneath the Sea, Beowulf, The Lady of Shalott, Through the Window, Charles Keeping’s Classic Tales of the Macabre

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Shadow

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1983

Shadow

Blaise Cendrars, original text

Marcia Brown, translation and illustrations

Scribner’s, 1982

36 pp.

Age: 7+

Interests: poetry, Africa

Also by this illustrator: Once a Mouse…, Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper , Stone Soup, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Puss in Boots, The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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A Bundle of Ballads

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1959

A Bundle of Ballads

compiled by Ruth Manning-Sanders

illustrated by William Stobbs

London: Oxford University Press, 1959

245 pp.

Age: 10+ ?

Interests: medieval history, British history, poetry, legends, folklore, Robin Hood

Also by this illustrator: Kashtanka

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