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Author:
Charles Sullivan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Collection of American folk stories.
Author:
Jim Murphy
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
History, science, politics, and public health come together in this dramatic account of the disastrous yellow fever epidemic that hit the nation's capital more than 200 years ago. Drawing on firsthand accounts, medical and non-medical, Murphy re-creates the fear and panic in the infected city, th
Author:
Jim Brandenburg
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographical look at wildlife on the prairie.
Author:
Jean Fritz
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The harrowing details and narrow escapes of Paul Revere's ride to Lexington are included together with little-known facts about the man behind the legend.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.
Author:
Miska Miles
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A little Navajo girl learns about her family culture as her elderly grandmother teaches her about their beliefs.
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Description of a family's journey from Iowa to Oregon in the 1800s and their transport of plants and seedlings and the requisite hardships they experience on the Oregon Trail.
Author:
Harriet Rohmer
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A legend about a young Taino Indian and his search for the Caimoni Tree.
Author:
Jan Greenberg
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Take a peek behind the scenes of one of America's modern masterpieces: Appalachian Spring. This book tells the story of the three artists who collaborated to create it.
Author:
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a slave's escape on the underground railroad.
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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.