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Author:
Emily Jenkins
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Lemonade in Winter: a Book About Two Kids Counting Money tells the story of Pauline and John-John, who decide to spend a snowy winter’s day setting up a lemonade stand and selling cups to their friends and neighbors.  As the siblings spend and make money, you will learn how to
Author:
James Agee
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographic and textual account of life of southern sharecroppers during the depression era.
Author:
Bobbie Kalman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at plantation life and its use of slavery.
Author:
Denis Noble
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A full history of lighthouses, lightships, buoys, fog signals and the boats and people who tend them. including maps and photographs.
Author:
Brian Floca
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A picture book that describes the role of the lightship and its crew.
Author:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The third in the "Little House" series, this book tells about the months the Ingalls family spent on the prairie of Kansas, around the town of Independence. Based on true events in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the book takes place from 1869–1870.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Text and illustrations show the process and purpose of creating the eight-wheeler locomotive.
Author:
Burleigh Robert
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story of Miles Davis as a teenager searching for Charlie Parker in New York City.
Author:
Tony Medina
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Written in the art form Hughes cherished most, this biography in verse captures glimpses of the poet's world through his voice as author-poet Tony Medina imagines it.
Author:
Dr. Jean A. Lukesh
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
A young reader's biography of Ben Kuroki, a Nebraska-born, Japanese American who fought very hard to become an American aerial gunner and a hero during World War II.
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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.