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Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
This picture book tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low and her founding of the Girl Scouts. Primary source quotes are integrated into the book's illustrations to support the main narrative.
Author:
Mazer Harry
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 17 year old defies his mother's wishes and enlists in the Marines during World War II
Author:
Linda Granfield
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of the author of the poem "High Flight," Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot John Magee.
Author:
Sally Morgan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Addresses the creation, growth, and future of cities.
Author:
Thomas Schumacher
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the world of theater with this beautifully illustrated book. This book includes insight into the people, places, occupations, and equipment of the performing arts world.
Author:
Nathan Zimelman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The second graders of Newton Barnaby School are on a mission! They need to earn enoughmoney for a class trip to the Statue of Liberty. Follow the tale in the very own words of SusanOlson, treasurer and reporter of the second grade class.
Author:
Jerry Stanley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Based on interviews and personal recollections, this book intertwines the experiences of Shi Nomura, a high school senior about to propose to his girlfriend, with the larger historical narrative of Japanese internment.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This brief autobiography introduces readers to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott.
Author:
White Linda Arms
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This picture book biography introduces readers to Esther Morris, the driving force behind suffrage in Wyoming and the first woman to hold elected office in the United States.
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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.