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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell. This is the story of Karana, and Indian girl who was left behind on an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Year after year, she waits for a ship to come back and take her away. She keeps herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting off the wild dogs.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc; New York, 1960.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




Single Shard
Single Shard

Linda Sue Park. This is the story of Tree-ear, an orphan boy living in 12th-century Korea. He is called Tree-ear after the mushrooms that grow on tree trunks without the benefit of a parent seed. Tree-ear used to spend his days foraging in fields and on rubbish heaps, but now all he wants to do is watch master potter Min at work. Even though Min is short-tempered, Tree-ear is irresistibly drawn to his workplace. He dreams of making a pot of his own someday.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2001.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




Sounder
Sounder

William H. Armstrong (Illustrator - James Barkley). This is the story of a young black boy and his coon dog, Sounder. It is the true story of how this young man deals with the injustice of his father being falsely accused of a crime that he did not commit.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1969.
General Grade Level: advanced.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




The Giver
The Giver

Lois Lowry. This book is about a boy named Jonas who lives in the Community, where there is no fear, war, or pain. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver, to be the next Receiver of Memory. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, New York, 1993.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




Dear Mr. Henshaw
Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary. This story is about Leigh Botts, the number one fan of author Boyd Henshaw since second grade. Leigh is now in the sixth grade, lives with his mother, and is the new kids at school. Leigh is lonely and he misses his father, a cross-country trucker. He's also angry because someone keeps stealing from his lunchbag. When his teacher assigns a letter-writing project, Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw. When Mr. Henshaw writes back, his answer changes Leigh's life.
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc; New York; 1983.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan. This story is about a frontier family that is missing a mother. Papa places an ad inthe newspaper for a wife and he receives a reply from a woman named Sarah, who lives in Maine. Once she comes, everyone hopes that she will stay, but Sarah misses her home in Maine. This is based on a true story from the author's family.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers; New York; 1985.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Award: John Newbery Medal.




Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune, Free Man

Elizabeth Yates (Illustrator - Nora S. Unwin). This is the true story of Amos Fortune, born of the At-munshi African tribe and abducted by slave traders at age fifteen. At the age of sixty, Amos finally bought his own freedom. He became an expert tanner and was an active citizen until his death in 1801. He also fulfilled his life's dream of buying the freedom of many other enslaved people.
Publisher: Dutton's Children Books, New York, 1950.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Award: John Newbery Medal.
Other Works by the Author: An Easter story; With Pipe, Paddle and Song; Carolina's Courage; Someday You'll Write; Prudence Crandall, Woman of Courage; Pebble in a Pool; The Widening Circles of Dorothy Canfield Fisher's Life; Patterns on the Wall; Rainbow Round the World: The Story of UNICEF; Mountain Born; A Place for Peter; Children of the Bible; Your Prayers and Mine.




Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill

A. La Faye. This story is about a girl named Raleia Pendle who moves to Tidal, Maine with her family. This seems like a perfect place for Raleia to live out her dreams of life at the turn-of-the-century and to avoid her real-life problems. She befriends Ian Rutherford, the old man who lives on a hill overlooking Tidal and learns that the past wasn't as golden as she thought. Through all this, Raleia gains a better understanding of herself and her family.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 1999.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Other Work: The Sawdust Man.




Now One Foot, Now the Other
Now One Foot, Now the Other

Tomie de Paola. This is a heartwarming selection about a young boy named Bobby whose grandfather taught him how to walk and feed himself. After his grandfather has a stroke, Bobby helps him learn how to do these things again.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1981.
Other Category: Artwork, Joy.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Works (written): Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, Bill and Pete, The Knight and The Dragon.
Other Works (illustrated): The Little Friar Who Flew, Once Upon a Dinkelbuhl, Odd Jobs, Four Scary Stories.




I Love You as Much...
I Love You as Much...

Laura Krauss Melmed (Illustrator - Henri Sorensen). This selection is a beautiful tribute to mothers' love. It tells how much different animal mothers love their offspring.
Publisher: Tupelo Books, New York, 1993.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




Just a Bully
Just a Bully

Gina and Mercer Mayer This selection is about Little Critter's and his sister's troubles with a bully. Their problems are solved when they stick up for themselves.
Publisher: Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc; New York; 1999.
General Grade Level: Primary-Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




Just Going to the Dentist
Just Going to the Dentist

Mercer Mayer. This selection explains (from the perspective of Little Critter) what it is like to go to the dentist.
Publisher: Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc; New York; 1990.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




This Is My School

Mercer Mayer. This selection is about Little Critter's first day of school. He has new clothes to wear to school and he meets new friends. They play, sing, eat lunch, take a nap, go to the library, and watch a film about dinosaurs. Little Critter says he is not scared.
Publisher: Western Publishing Company, Inc; Racine, Wi; 1990.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.
OtherWorks: Happy Easter, Little Critter, Just a Mess, Just for You, Just Lost!, Just Me and My Babysitter, Just Me and My Little Brother, Just Me in the Tub, Just Shopping With Mom, Merry Christmas Mom and Dad, My Big Sister, Trick or Treat, Little Critter, A Very Special Critter. What a Bad Dream, Just a Daydream, Just a Little Different, Just a New Neighbor, Just Me and My Family, The New Potty, The School Play.




Geraldine's Baby Brother
Geraldine's Baby Brother

Holly Keller. This selection is about a young pig named Geraldine who has a new baby brother named Willie. Geraldine had wanted a baby brother but doesn't seem to like Willie very much because he cries and gets all the attention. Geraldine gets up that night, though, and reads to her brother when he is restless.
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York, 1994.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




I'll Always Be Your Friend
I'll Always Be Your Friend

Sam McBratney (Illustrator - Kim Lewis). This selection is about a little fox who tells his mother that he hates her and that he won't ever be her friend again because he doesn't want to go home when it gets dark. As it gets darker, though, the little fox decides that he wants to be his mother's friend. His mother tells him that she will always be his friend.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2001.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.

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