A Valley Grows Up

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1953

A Valley Grows Up

by Edward Osmond

Age: 10+

Interests: history, British history, architecture, engineering, transportation, warfare, town planning, ancient history, medieval history

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Dead End in Norvelt

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2012

Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos

Ages: 10 +

Interests: small town life, mystery, writing, history, American history, social justice, politics, crime, violence

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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

Dobry

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1935

Dobry

by Monica Shannon

Age: 8 +

Interests: Bulgaria, farm life, customs More

Alice, I Think

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Alice, I Think

by Susan Juby

Age: 12

Interests: family, teen drama, small town life, fashion, career choices, coming of age, how lame adults can be More

Onion John

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1960

Onion John

by Joseph Krumgold

Age: 9 +

Interests: father-son relationships, careers, superstition, tolerance, small town life

Also by this author: … And Now Miguel (another Newbery Medal winner), Henry 3, The Most Terrible Turk: A Story of Turkey, Sweeney’s Adventure

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The Wheel on the School

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1955

The Wheel on the School

by Meindert DeJong

Age: 8+

Interests: birds, ocean, Holland, cooperation, helping others, adventure, small towns, country life

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