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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The Silver Sword

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The Silver Sword

(published in the US as Escape from Warsaw)

by Ian Seraillier

Age: 9+

Interests: history, World War II, Poland, war, family, poverty, refugees, strong female characters

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The Twelve and the Genii

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1962

The Twelve and the Genii

by Pauline Clarke

(published in the U.S. under the title: The Return of the Twelves)

Age: 8+

Interests: fantasy, toys come to life, little people, history, siblings, family

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Jacob Have I Loved

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1981

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Ages: 12+

Interests: family, sibling rivalry, jealousy, twins, coming of age, religion More

Ramona and Her Father

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Ramona and Her Father

by Beverly Cleary

Age: 7

Interests: family, siblings, strong girls More

The Summer of the Swans

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1971

The Summer of the Swans

by Betsy Byars

Age: 10 +

Interests: adolescence, siblings, special needs children

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… And Now Miguel

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… and Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold
illustrated by Jean Charlot

Age: 8 +

Interests: coming of age stories, farming, family, siblings, New Mexico, sheep, religion, responsibility

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Millions

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2004

Millions

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Age: 8+

Interests: money, religion, morality, crime, single parent, siblings, ghosts More

Ruby Holler

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2002

Ruby Holler

by Sharon Creech

Age: 8+

Interests: orphans, twins, siblings, family, country living, adoption

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The Lark on the Wing

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1950

The Lark on the Wing

by Elfrida Vipont

Age: 11+

Interests: music, religion, romance, coming of age stories More

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