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Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Inspired by the stories of real 19th-century lighthouse heroines, this atmospheric book uses a diary format to shape a portrait of a brave and likable girl.
Author:
Marlene Shigekawa
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

While a young boy named Junior and his family are interned in Arizona during World War II, Junior receives a gift from his grandfather that instills in him hope and perseverance.
Author:
Emilie U. Lepthien
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A history of the presence of buffalo in America.
Author:
Steven Kroll
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Historic illustrated story of Francis Scott Key's creation of what would become the U.S. National Anthem.
Author:
Jan Cheripko
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of Caesar Rodney, who was determined to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Author:
Tomie dePaola
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story illustrating the process from sheep to sewing to create a new cloak.
Author:
Kay Winters
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Different colonial Bostonians introduce themselves through Kay Winter's poems or free-verse vignettes that describe their work and their feelings about the current political situation on December 16, 1773. The poems are enhanced by historical notes and a glossary.
Author:
Emily Abbink
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at Navajo life through colors.
Author:
Jim Aylesworth
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's book that contrasts the serenity of the country with the hustle of automobiles.
Author:
Ann Turner
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story of life on the prairie.
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Award Key

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.