Dear Mr. Henshaw

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw

by Beverly Cleary

illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Age: 8+

Interests: being the new kid, school problems, divorced parents, single parent, loneliness, writing

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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

Goggle-Eyes

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Goggle-Eyes

by Anne Fine

Age: 10+

Interests: family, divorce, single mom, politics, activism, stepfathers

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A Gathering of Days

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1980

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32

by Joan W. Blos

Age: 8+

Interests: history, American history, single parent families, farm life, country life, ethical questions, death

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Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman

illustrations by Caroline Binch

Age: 4+

Interests: acting, theatre, imagination, strong girls, single parent

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Harry and Hopper

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2010

Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild

illustrations by Freya Blackwood

Age: 3+

Interests: dogs, pets, death, grieving, fathers, single parents

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Adam of the Road

Adam of the Road

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1943

Adam of the Road

by Elizabeth Janet Gray (aka Elizabeth Gray Vining)

Age: 8+ (read to); 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: history, medieval times, British history, knights, castles, dogs, travel, adventure

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A Monster Calls

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2012

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2012

A Monster Calls

text by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

illustrated by Jim Kay

Age: 12+

Interests: illness, death, grieving, monsters, nightmares

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Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1988

Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?

Martin Waddell, text

Barbara Firth, illustrations

Candlewick Press, 1988

30 pp.

Age: 2+

Interests: bears, night, bedtime, dark, fears, single parent

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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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