The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1923

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

Ages: 7 +

Interests: animals, travel, fantasy, boats, adventure

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Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1930

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

by Rachel Field

Age: 8+

Interests: dolls, toys, history, American history More

The Twenty-One Balloons

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1948

The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Pène du Bois

Age: 8 +

Interests: balloons, travel, inventions, inventors, science, adventure, volcanoes

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

Age: 10+

Interests: history, American history, politics, religion, intolerance, adventure, romance, strong girls, orphans, witches, superstition More

The Wind on the Moon

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1944

The Wind on the Moon

by Eric Linklater

Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures

Age: 9+

Interests: magic, animals, adventure, siblings, action, bad behaviour, strong girls, satire More

The Little Grey Men

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1942

The Little Grey Men

by BB

illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford

Age: 8+

Interests: gnomes, little people, boats, travel, adventure, animals, nature, birds, country life, seasons

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The Wool-Pack

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1951

The Wool-Pack

written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett

Age: 9+

Interests: history, British history, medieval history, business, farming, mystery, travel More

Locomotive

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2014

Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Age: 4 yrs. (but interesting right up to age 8 or 9)

Interests: trains, history, American history, maps, travel

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Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2004

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver

retold by Martin Jenkins

illustrated by Chris Riddell

Age: 8+ (read to); 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: travel, ships, strange lands and customs, satire, adventure, humour, politics, philosophy

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Call it Courage

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Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Age: 10+

Interests: survival, boats, ocean, sea creatures, storms, Polynesia, islands

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