Table of Contents

Newbery Medal & Honor Books (1922-Present)

2015

Medal Winner

The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander
Annotation:
Twin fourteen-year-old basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court, as their father ignores his declining health. Told in hip-hop style verse. For senior high and older readers. 2014.
Available Formats:

  • DB 79528 - Read by Bob Moore. Reading time 1 hour, 58 minutes.

Honors

Brown Girl Dreaming

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Annotation:
In this autobiography told through vivid poems, Woodson explores her childhood as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s and her growing awareness of the civil rights movement. Reflects on the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite her difficulties with reading as a child. For grades 4-7. 2014.
Available Formats:

  • DB 80026 - Read by Jacqueline Woodson. Reading time 3 hours, 58 minutes.
  • BR 20541 - 2 volumes.

El Deafo

Author: Cece Bell
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


2014

Medal Winner

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Annotation:
Comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman rescues a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner. She is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates incredible powers of strength and flight after being revived. Newbery Medal. For grades 3-6. 2013.
Available Formats:

  • DB 80753 - Read by Tara Sands. Reading time 4 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 20592 - 2 volumes.

Honors

Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black
Annotation:
Preteens Zach, Alice, and Poppy act out adventures with action figures and a china doll long after their classmates have stopped such play. But when Poppy is haunted by dreams about the eerie doll, the friends begin a real-life exploit. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.
Available Formats:

  • DB 76559 - Read by Joe Peck. Reading time: 5 hours, 18 minutes.

One Came Home

Author: Amy Timberlake
Annotation:
1871. Thirteen-year-old Georgie's sister Agatha ran away from Placid, Wisconsin, with a band of traveling pigeoners. Agatha is presumed dead when remains are found wearing her dress, but Georgie believes Agatha is alive and sets out on an adventure to find her. Some violence. For grades 5-8. 2013.
Available Formats:

  • DB 78007 - Read by Mare Trevathan. Reading time: 5 hours, 26 minutes.
  • BR 20405 - 3 volumes.

Paperboy

Author: Vince Vawter
Annotation:
Memphis, 1959. When eleven-year-old Victor takes over his friend Rat's newspaper route for the month of July, the eye-opening experience forces him to communicate with his clients and work on his stutter. Victor ends up with one memorable month. Some violence and some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2013.
Available Formats:

  • DB 78178 - Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time: 4 hours, 41 minutes.
  • BR 20434 - 2 volumes.

The Year of Billy Miller

Author: Kevin Henkes
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School in Constant, Wisconsin, with a bump on his head and lots of worries. But his adventures with friends, homework, and family keep him busy all year long. For grades K-3. 2013.
Available Formats:

  • DB 77924 - Read by Mary Kane. Reading time: 2 hours, 28 minutes.
  • BR 20399 - 1 volume.

2013

Medal Winner

The One and Only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate
Annotation:
Ivan the gorilla has lived comfortably for years in a down-and-out, circus-themed mall. But when baby elephant Ruby arrives, Ivan decides that he must find her a better life. For grades 3-6 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 75687 - Read by Joe Peck. Reading time: 3 hours, 37 minutes.
  • BR 19679 - 2 volumes.

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Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Annotation:
Award-winning author recounts the history of the atom bomb and the race among the United States, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union to build–or steal–the deadly weapon during World War II. For junior and senior high and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 75708 - Read by Bob Moore. Reading time: 7 hours, 11 minutes.
  • BR 19890 - 3 volumes

Splendors and Glooms

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Annotation:
1860. Puppeteer Grisini and his two orphaned assistants are accused of kidnapping when a young girl vanishes shortly after they perform at her twelfth birthday party. The trio flees London–but the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 76623 - Read by Jennifer Hubbard. Reading time: 12 hours, 53 minutes.
  • BR 19840 - 4 volumes.

Three Times Lucky

Author: Sheila Turnage
Annotation:
Moses “Mo” LoBeau washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. Now eleven, she and her best friend Dale turn detective when out-of-town lawman Joe Starr starts questioning Mo's guardian, the Colonel, about a murder. For grades 4-7. 2012.
Available Formats:

  • DB 78030 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 7 hours, 20 minutes.

2012

Medal Winner

Dead End in Norvelt

Author: Jack Gantos
Annotation:
Norvelt, Pennsylvania; 1962. Twelve-year-old Jack Gantos is spending his summer grounded for various offenses and helping his elderly neighbor. As part of his duties, Jack must perform an unusual chore that involves the newly dead, molten wax, underage driving, and more. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 74209 - Read by Jack Fox. Reading time: 6 hours, 50 minutes.
  • BR 19490 - 2 volumes.

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Breaking Stalin's Nose

Author: Eugene Yelchin
Annotation:
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist. But when the police take his dad away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 75693 - Read by Ken Kliban. Reading time: 1 hour, 51 minutes.

Inside Out & Back Again

Author: Thanhha Lai
Annotation:
Ten-year-old H ̉writes poems to chronicle the life-changing year of 1975, when H,̉ her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 74820 - Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 1 hour, 56 minutes.

2011

Medal Winner

Moon over Manifest

Author: Clare Vanderpool
Annotation:
Great Depression. Drifter Gideon Tucker sends his twelve-year-old daughter Abilene to stay with his friend Shady Howard, a saloon-owner-turned-pastor, in Manifest, Kansas, where Gideon grew up. Abilene discovers a cigar box full of papers and odds and ends that lead her to long-held secrets. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 72632 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 8 hours, 51 minutes.
  • BR 19189 - 2 volumes.

Honors

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Author: Joyce Sidman
Annotation:
Twelve poems invite readers to the cool breezes of the nighttime forest to learn about the moon, mushrooms, trees, raccoons, snails, porcupines, crickets, moths, owls, spiders, efts (young newts), and bats. Natural history facts accompany each poem. For grades 3-6.
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Heart of a Samurai

Author: Margi Preus
Annotation:
1841. Marooned on a remote island and near starvation, fourteen-year-old Manjiro and four fishing companions are rescued by an American whaling ship. Manjiro joins the crew and is the first Japanese man to come to America. Still, he dreams of going home to be a samurai. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 72560 - Read by Robert Sams. Reading time: 6 hours, 12 minutes.
  • BR 19327 - 2 volumes.

One Crazy Summer

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Annotation:
Oakland, California; 1968. Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their poet mother Cecile, who abandoned them years ago. Cecile resents their presence–and sends them to a Black Panther summer camp. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 71082 - Read by Miriam Wagner. Reading time: 5 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 19326 - 2 volumes.

Turtle in Paradise

Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Annotation:
In 1935, when money is scarce during the Great Depression, ten-year-old Turtle goes to Key West, Florida, to live with relatives she's never met. Her adventures with her cousins involve a treasure map, a hurricane, and an ornery grandmother. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 72844 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 3 hours, 31 minutes.
  • BR 19109 - 1 volume.

2010

Medal Winner

When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead
Annotation:
New York City, 1979. Twelve-year-old Miranda helps her mother prepare to be on a television game show. Meanwhile Miranda tries to understand why her best friend Sal doesn't want to hang out anymore–and why someone is sending Miranda tiny notes from the future. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 69837 - Read by Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 4 hours, 32 minutes.
  • BR 18568 - 1 volume.

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Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice

Author: Phillip Hoose
Annotation:
Uses interviews to provide a firsthand account of fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin’s arrest for refusing to give her bus seat to a white woman in 1955 Alabama. Explains the era’s racial segregation policy and the consequences of Claudette’s demand for her constitutional rights. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 68732 - Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 4 hours, 15 minutes.
  • BR 18681 - 1 volume.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Annotation:
Texas, 1899. Being the only girl in the middle of six brothers, it is deemed odd that eleven-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate (Callie Vee) does not prefer knitting socks and learning cookery with her mother to roaming outdoors with her naturalist grandfather. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 69280 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 8 hours, 55 minutes.
  • BR 18654 - 2 volumes.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Author: Rodman Philbrick
Annotation:
After his evil uncle sells his brother Harold to be a soldier in the Civil War, twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, runs away from his home in Maine. Homer has extraordinary adventures en route to Gettysburg as he searches for Harold. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 70652 - Read by John Polk. Reading time: 5 hours, 10 minutes.
  • BR 18853 - 2 volumes.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Author: Grace Lin
Annotation:
Minli, an adventurous girl, lives in a poor Chinese village near Fruitless Mountain. Inspired by her father’s stories, Minli sets out to find the Old Man of the Moon to restore the mountain’s bounty. Along the way, Minli encounters magical creatures, including a helpful dragon. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 70391 - Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 4 hours, 41 minutes.
  • BR 18712 - 2 volumes.

2009

Medal Winner

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman
Annotation:
A toddler enters a cemetery pursued by the knife-wielding stranger who just murdered his family. Resident ghosts Mr. and Mrs. Owens protect and adopt the child, naming him Nobody “Bod” Owens. Bod's graveyard upbringing serves him well, but why was his family targeted? For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 68027 - Read by Mary Kane. Reading time: 7 hours, 17 minutes.
  • BR 18241 - 2 volumes.

Honors

After Tupac and D Foster

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Annotation:
Eleven-year-olds Neeka and her best friend meet newcomer “D Foster” and the three girls become a team. When their hero, rapper Tupac, is shot, they decide to have a “big purpose” as Tupac did and stay friends forever–but D's mom returns. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 66700 - Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time: 3 hours, 16 minutes.
  • BR 18562 - 1 volume.

Savvy

Author: Ingrid Law
Annotation:
Thirteenth birthdays in the Beaumont family reveal a magical power unique to the honoree. After Fish learns to cause hurricanes and Rocket to make electricity, Mibs eagerly awaits her turn. But Poppa has a terrible accident and all Mibs wants is to save him. For grades 4-7.
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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

Author: Margarita Engle
Annotation:
Recounts the history of Cuba from 1850 to 1899 in free verse. Various voices reveal the troubled lives of slaves, rebels, nurses, and soldiers in the unending cycle of war. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 68702 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 1 hour, 45 minutes.
  • BR 18577 - 1 volume.

The Underneath

Author: Kathi Appelt
Annotation:
In the alligator-filled bayous between Texas and Louisiana, long-suffering hound dog Ranger welcomes a stray, pregnant calico cat underneath his rundown porch. When his cruel owner Gar Face dispatches the mother cat, Ranger and the calico's two kittens form an unlikely family. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 67889 - Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time: 6 hours, 53 minutes.
  • BR 18567 - 2 volumes.

2008

Medal Winner

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Annotation:
Nineteen monologues and two dialogues about the ten- to fifteen- year-old sons and daughters of nobility and paupers living near an English manor in 1255. Interspersed between dramatic readings are background pieces on medieval customs and events, such as farming, falconry, the Crusades, and pilgrimages. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 65935 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 1 hour, 55 minutes.
  • BR 17648 - 1 volume.

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Elijah of Buxton

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Annotation:
Buxton, Canada; 1860. Born free in a settlement for runaway slaves, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman discovers the horrors of slavery when he accompanies Mr. Leroy to Michigan. They track a thief who stole the money Mr. Leroy saved to buy his family’s freedom. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 66054 - Read by Chuck Young. Reading time: 8 hours, 18 minutes.
  • BR 17665 - 2 volumes.

Feathers

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Annotation:
Winter 1971. Puzzling over a poem that says “Hope is the thing with feathers,” sixth-grader Frannie sees certain dilemmas in a new light: her classmate nicknamed Jesus Boy who claims he's not white, her pregnant mother's fears, a bully's anger, and her brother Sean's deafness. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 65138 - Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time: 3 hours, 17 minutes.
  • BR 17809 - 1 volume.

Wednesday Wars

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Annotation:
Long Island, 1967. Seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood knows that Mrs. Baker “hates his guts” because she would have Wednesday afternoons free if he went to catechism or Hebrew school like his classmates. Mrs. Baker worries about her husband in Vietnam and introduces a reluctant Holling to Shakespeare. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 65788 - Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 8 hours, 44 minutes.
  • BR 17810 - 2 volumes.

2007

Medal Winner

The Higher Power of Lucky

Author: Susan Patron
Annotation:
Hard Pan, California: population forty-three. Convinced that her guardian, Brigitte, wants to return to France, ten-year-old Lucky Trimble runs away during a sandstorm with her dog, HMS Beagle. Lucky then encounters her five-year-old neighbor Miles, and the three of them have an adventure. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 63864 - Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 3 hours, 33 minutes.
  • BR 16881 - 1 volume.

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Hattie Big Sky

Author: Kirby Larson
Annotation:
Montana, 1918. Sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Inez Brooks arrives at the remote homestead claim she inherited from an unknown uncle. She expects hard work but does not anticipate the strong anti-German prejudice directed at her good neighbors, the Muellers. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 64099 - Read by Lindsay Ellison. Reading time: 7 hours, 48 minutes.
  • BR 16934 - 2 volumes.

Penny from Heaven

Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Annotation:
New Jersey, 1953. During the summer, eleven-year-old Penny carries her uncle Dominic’s lucky bean, almost loses her arm, reconciles with her mother’s beau, and discovers the cause of her father’s death. Best of all, she reunites her feuding family. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 64582 - Read by Lindsay Ellison. Reading time: 5 hours, 45 minutes.
  • BR 17369 - 2 volumes.

Rules

Author: Cynthia Lord
Annotation:
Sometimes twelve-year-old Catherine resents her autistic brother, David, who breaks rules and gets all her parents’ attention. She meets Jason, a teenage nonverbal paraplegic, at David’s therapy center. As the two become friends, Catherine realizes that accepting differences matters more than any rules. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 62696 - Read by Victoria Gordon. Reading time: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 17108 - 1 volume.

2006

Medal Winner

Criss Cross

Author: Lynne Rae Perkins
Annotation:
Debbie—first met in All Alone in the Universe (RC 49604)—wishes something good would happen to her. She and other young teens in her hometown experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, and connect and disconnect as they search for meaning in life and love. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 61389 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 5 hours, 3 minutes.
  • BR 17209 - 2 volumes.

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Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Annotation:
Traces the Hitler Youth movement’s development during the period 1926 to 1945, when it indoctrinated German children and teens in Nazi ideology and loyalty to Hitler. Features personal accounts of members such as Elisabeth Vetter, who betrayed her own parents for objecting to Hitler. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 60814 - Read by Megan Burnett. Reading time: 5 hours, 20 minutes.
  • BR 17284 - 2 volumes.

Princess Academy

Author: Shannon Hale
Annotation:
When it is decreed that Prince Steffan of Danland will choose a bride from remote Mount Eskel, Miri and all the village girls–including newly arrived Britta–attend a princess academy to prepare them for the potential honor. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 63020 - Read by Anne Flosnik. Reading time: 7 hours, 2 minutes.
  • BR 16781 - 2 volumes.

Show Way

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Annotation:
Sewing has helped the author's family find the road to freedom. This tradition began with mothers and daughters who made “show ways,” patchwork quilts designed to reveal escape routes from slavery. For grades 2-4 and older readers.
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Whittington

Author: Alan Armstrong
Annotation:
In this tale of talking barnyard animals, a feline descendent of Dick Whittington’s cat relates his ancestor’s legend. He further endears himself to the group by ridding the barn of rats. Meanwhile the animals encourage Abby to teach her dyslexic brother, Ben, to read. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 61516 - Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 4 hours, 49 minutes.
  • BR 17290 - 1 volume.

2005

Medal Winner

Kira-Kira

Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Annotation:
Georgia, 1950s. Katie's close-knit Japanese American family puts up a brave front when Katie's older sister Lynn is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The family even goes into debt to buy a house, hoping Lynn's health will improve there. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 59896 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 4 hours, 47 minutes.
  • BR 15996 - 1 volume.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Annotation:
1935. Twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan moves to Alcatraz Island when his father takes a job at the maximum-security prison there. Moose struggles to make friends and cares for his older autistic sister while their mother applies for the girl's acceptance to a special school. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 58456 - Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 6 hours, 19 minutes.
  • BR 15982 - 2 volumes.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Annotation:
In 1911 Turner Buckminster hates being the son of the new minister in Phippsburg, Maine. Things improve for awhile when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from the poor, nearby Malaga Island community founded by former slaves. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 60079 - Read by Erik Synnesdvet. Reading time: 6 hours, 44 minutes.
  • BR 17293 - 2 volumes.

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

Author: Russell Freedman
Annotation:
Recounts the life of African American singer Marian Anderson and her “once-in-a-hundred-years” voice. Describes her Philadelphia childhood, intense training, successful career in Europe, triumphant return to America, and setbacks caused by racial discrimination. Highlights Anderson's successful 1939 Lincoln Memorial performance for 75,000 fans. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 58728 - Read by David Toney. Reading time: 2 hours, 19 minutes.
  • BR 17397 - 1 volume.

2004

Medal Winner

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Annotation:
Despereaux, a small mouse, is condemned to the dungeon for falling in love with human Princess Pea. Despereaux meets the rat, Roscuro, while Mig, an upstairs serving girl, wishes to be a princess, too. All four meet with near disastrous results. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 57805 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 3 hours, 57 minutes.
  • BR 15300 - 1 volume.

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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Author: Jim Murphy
Annotation:
Describes the horrific events in Philadelphia in 1793 when citywide illness prevented Congress from convening. Thousands of people were dying, many unattended, and physicians of the time were unsure of the cause or treatment of the yellow-fever outbreak. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 57418 - Read by Mary Kane. Reading time: 4 hours, 27 minutes.
  • BR 17407 - 1 volume.

Olive's Ocean

Author: Kevin Henkes
Annotation:
After Olive's death, twelve-year-old Martha reads an excerpt from Olive's journal and mourns her barely known classmate. Later, at her grandmother's beach house, Martha experiences loss, love, betrayal, and a renewed connection to her family. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 63636 - Read by Jill Fox. Reading time: 3 hours, 28 minutes.
  • BR 15265 - 1 volume.

2003

Medal Winner

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Author: Avi
Annotation:
In 1377 England, the manor steward falsely accuses a thirteen-year-old orphan of murder. Before he runs away, the boy learns his name from the village priest. On the road with Bear, a juggler, Crispin learns who his father is–and the reason the steward wants him dead. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 55295 - Read by Alec Volz. Reading time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.
  • BR 14606 - 2 volumes.

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A Corner of The Universe

Author: Ann M. Martin
Annotation:
Twelve-year-old Hattie experiences a tragic summer in 1960 when her young, mentally ill uncle Adam comes to stay with her grandparents. Hattie befriends him, but no one knows how to handle his moods, least of all Adam himself. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 55807 - Read by Simmone Siekaly. Reading time: 4 hours, 15 minutes.
  • BR 16894 - 1 volume.

Hoot

Author: Carl Hiaasen
Annotation:
Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake-house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 55550 - Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 7 hours, 26 minutes.
  • BR 17274 - 2 volumes.

The House of the Scorpion

Author: Nancy Farmer
Annotation:
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt has special privileges as the young clone of El Patrón–the 140-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire. When Matt gets a glimpse of his fate, he rebels. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 55927 - Read by Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 11 hours, 46 minutes.
  • BR 17298 - 3 volumes.

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Annotation:
A troublesome foster child, Hollis loves to draw pictures on paper and in her mind. Her favorite is one in which she fits in–with a father, mother, brother, and herself. Now Hollis lives with an artist, but still longs for the summer family that wanted to keep her. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 56220 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 3 hours, 3 minutes.
  • BR 17398 - 1 volume.

Surviving the Applewhites

Author: Stephanie S. Tolan
Annotation:
Kicked out of several public schools, Jake winds up being home schooled with an eccentric family of artists at the Applewhite's Creative Academy. When the whole clan becomes involved in producing The Sound of Music, Jake discovers a few positive traits and talents of his own. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 55806 - Read by Gillian Green. Reading time: 5 hours, 0 minutes.
  • BR 17296 - 2 volumes.

2002

Medal Winner

A Single Shard

Author: Linda Sue Park
Annotation:
Tree-ear, an orphan in twelfth-century Korea, spends most of his time foraging for food for himself and Crane-man, an older companion. Tree-ear takes advantage of a mishap in master potter Min's yard to become his apprentice, learning a craft and gaining unforeseen rewards. For grades 5-8.
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Carver: A Life In Poems

Author: Marilyn Nelson
Annotation:
Award-winning poet's series of poems portraying incidents in the life of multitalented George Washington Carver (1864?-1943), the botanist and inventor. Covers his start as an orphaned slave eager for education, his friendship with Booker T. Washington, and his career as a researcher at Tuskegee Institute. For grades 6-9.
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Everything on a Waffle

Author: Polly Horvath
Annotation:
When Primrose's parents are lost at sea off Coal Harbour in Canada, she is cared for by a series of neighbors and relatives, including Miss Bowzer, who owns a restaurant where everything is served on a waffle. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 53669 - Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 2 hours, 52 minutes.
  • BR 17295 - 1 volume.

2001

Medal Winner

A Year Down Yonder

Author: Richard Peck
Annotation:
During the 1937 recession fifteen-year-old Mary Alice from Chicago is sent to live with feisty Grandma Dowdel in rural Illinois. There she learns about small-town ways and grows to love her grandmother. Sequel to A Long Way from Chicago (DB 50305, BR 12129). For grades 6-9.
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Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Annotation:
Ten-year-old India Opal and her preacher dad move to a new town in Florida during the summer. Opal is lonely until she adopts a big stray dog she names Winn-Dixie. The two soon make friends with the local librarian, the pet store manager, and a nearly-blind elderly neighbor. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 50679 - Read by Ann Hodapp. Reading time: 2 hours, 5 minutes.
  • BR 12917 - 1 volume.

Hope Was Here

Author: Joan Bauer
Annotation:
Sixteen-year-old Hope and her aunt Addie, a professional waitress/cook team, move to Wisconsin to help G.T. Stoop run his restaurant. Soon they become involved in removing the corrupt mayor from office, and Hope finds the father she needs. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 54218 - Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 4 hours, 18 minutes.
  • BR 12927 - 2 volumes.

Joey Pigza Loses Control

Author: Jack Gantos
Annotation:
In this sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (DB 48254) Joey is spending the summer with his long-absent alcoholic dad, who convinces Joey to stop wearing his medication patches. Soon wired again, Joey clashes with his dad's own out-of-control personality. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 51237 - Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time: 4 hours, 4 minutes.
  • BR 17300 - 1 volume.

The Wanderer

Author: Sharon Creech
Annotation:
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic voyage by sailboat to visit Bompie, their grandfather in England. Also on board are three uncles and another cousin. The journey of discovery for all five becomes especially important for Sophie, who was adopted into the family only three years ago. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 50785 - Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 4 hours, 13 minutes.
  • BR 17302 - 2 volumes.

2000

Medal Winner

Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Annotation:
During the Great Depression, ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy, runs away from his latest (bad) foster home in Flint, Michigan. He sets out for Grand Rapids in search of the man he believes to be his father–renowned bandleader Herman E. Calloway. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 49311 - Read by Chuck Young. Reading time: 5 hours, 19 minutes.
  • BR 12592 - 1 volume.

Honors

Getting Near to Baby

Author: Audrey Couloumbis
Annotation:
Still reeling from the sudden death of their baby sister, Willa Jo and JoAnn (called “Little Sister”) are whisked away to an aunt's house while their mother, Noreen, recovers from depression. Unhappy with Aunt Patty's bossy ways, Willa Jo and the now mute Little Sister retreat to the roof. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 50374 - Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 4 hours, 9 minutes.
  • BR 17286 - 1 volume.

Our Only May Amelia

Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Annotation:
In 1899, twelve-year-old May Amelia lives with her Finnish American family in the small Washington community of Nasel. A tomboy with seven brothers, May becomes anxious about her family's bad luck. Some strong language. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 50217 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 4 hours, 54 minutes.
  • BR 17367 - 2 volumes.

26 Fairmount Avenue

Author: Tomie dePaola
Annotation:
The children's author tells some events from his childhood: experiencing a hurricane when he was four and seeing Walt Disney's movie about Snow White. He describes friends and relatives and the building of his new family home when he was five. A chapter book. For grades 2-4.
Available Formats:

  • DB 49410 - Read by Bruce Nelson. Reading time: 47 minutes.

1999

Medal Winner

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar
Annotation:
Stanley Yelnats IV finds himself in a detention center for possessing stolen property that he didn't take. While digging holes under the summer Texas sun, he sees a fellow inmate running away–and follows him. Legends, loyalty, and buried treasure are revealed as Stanley learns to survive. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 47444 - Read by Phil Regensdorf. Reading time: 5 hours, 19 minutes.
  • BR 12174 - 2 volumes.

Honor

A Long Way from Chicago

Author: Richard Peck
Annotation:
In eight short stories an old man reminisces about the week each summer he and his little sister spent with his grandmother. Joey likes the train ride and his feisty, independent grandmother, who tells “whoppers,” fishes, and shoots a shotgun. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 50305 - Read by Gary Rowan. Reading time: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 12129 - 1 volume.

1998

Medal Winner

Out of the Dust

Author: Karen Hesse
Annotation:
Told in free verse, an account of two years in the life of Billie Jo Kelby, who at thirteen loses her mother and new baby brother in a terrible accident for which she is partly to blame. Life in Oklahoma in the mid-1930s is difficult, and Billie Jo can no longer play the piano–her one solace in the past. She seeks a way to heal her father and herself. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 46712 - Read by Kimberly Schraf. Reading time: 2 hours, 32 minutes.
  • BR 11956 - 1 volume.

Honors

Ella Enchanted

Author: Gail Carson Levine
Annotation:
Ella was cursed at birth by a fairy–who thought she was bestowing a gift–to always be obedient. After her mother dies, Ella is at the mercy of two bossy girls and their mother. The enchantment even puts her love for Prince Charmont at risk, and Ella is determined to get rid of it. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 46186 - Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time: 6 hours, 23 minutes.
  • BR 15992 - 2 volumes.

Lily's Crossing

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Annotation:
In the summer of 1944, Lily goes to Rockaway Beach, New York, with her grandmother. There Lily meets Albert, a young Hungarian refugee orphan who fled from the Nazis. When Lily tells lies to impress Albert, there are unexpected consequences. For grades 5-8.
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Wringer

Author: Jerry Spinelli
Annotation:
Palmer LaRue dreads turning ten, the age at which boys become wringers–those who break the necks of wounded birds at the town's annual pigeon shoot. A pigeon appears at Palmer's window and becomes his pet, a fact that the boy conceals until the day of the shoot, when he faces a tough moral decision. For grades 4-7.
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1997

Medal Winner

The View from Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Annotation:
Mrs. Olinski is hard-pressed to explain how she selected the four students who will represent the sixth grade in the Academic Bowl. But her choice of the four calling themselves “The Souls” was excellent. As the students prepare and compete, each reveals a reason for being part of the team. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 43549 - Read by Brian Conn. Reading time: 4 hours, 33 minutes.
  • BR 15490 - 1 volume.

Honors

Belle Prater's Boy

Author: Ruth White
Annotation:
When twelve-year-old Woodrow Prater's mother, Belle, mysteriously vanishes from the family's Appalachian shack, Woodrow moves into town to live with his grandparents. Beautiful next-door cousin Gypsy first seeks to discover cross-eyed Woodrow's secret and then comes to respect him for who he is. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 45802 - Read by Michele Schaeffer. Reading time: 3 hours, 22 minutes.
  • BR 11318 - 1 volume.

A Girl Named Disaster

Author: Nancy Farmer
Annotation:
Eleven-year-old Nhamo flees from her village in Mozambique to avoid an arranged marriage. Traveling by canoe to her father's family home in Zimbabwe, Nhamo endures incredible hardships but has her mother's spirit to guide her. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 45799 - Read by Annie Wauters. Reading time: 10 hours, 55 minutes.

Moorchild

Author: Eloise McGraw
Annotation:
Her father was human and her mother was Folk (a kingdom of small people who live under the moor), and that makes Moql an outcast in both groups. The Folk raise Moql until they realize she is part human. Then they exchange Moql for a human child in the village. As Moql becomes aware of her true identity, she wonders how to right the wrong of being a changeling. For grades 4-7.
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The Thief

Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Annotation:
Gen, who boasts he can steal anything, is in the king's prison. He is offered a chance of freedom by joining the king's scholar in trying to recover the legendary Hamiathes's Gift Stone. Gen accepts the offer but endures many psychological and physical dangers. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 47183 - Read by Robert Sams. Reading time: 9 hours, 33 minutes.
  • BR 11285 - 2 volumes.

1996

Medal Winner

The Midwife's Apprentice

Author: Karen Cushman
Annotation:
The only name she has ever known is Brat. She does not know how old she is–probably twelve or thirteen; she has no family or home; and she is unwashed, hungry, and unloved. Brat is discovered sleeping in a dung heap by the town's midwife, who reluctantly gives her many jobs to do in return for a piece of dry bread and stale cheese. But Brat soon determines to become a midwife herself. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 40833 - Read by Kimberly Schraf. Reading time: 2 hours, 25 minutes.
  • BR 15443 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Great Fire

Author: Jim Murphy
Annotation:
An account of the conflagration that leveled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 44868 - Read by Dani Carr. Reading time: 2 hours, 59 minutes.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Annotation:
The whole “Weird Watson” family drives from Michigan to visit Grandma Sands in Alabama. She is the only one who can put some sense into the head of Kenny's older brother, Byron, who acts up just too many times. The kids have never been to the South, where they experience segregation and racism. The family's sense of humor helps, but life there holds serious problems. Some strong language. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 41921 - Read by Christopher Hurt. Reading time: 4 hours, 32 minutes.

What Jamie Saw

Author: Carolyn Coman
Annotation:
Jamie wasn't sure what woke him up, but the first thing he saw was his baby sister, Nin, being thrown across the room by Van. The next thing he saw was his mother, Patty, catching Nin. Right then, Jamie and his mother and sister left the house and went to see her long-time friend Earl. Earl lets them live in his old trailer, and everything seems fine until Van shows up. Some strong language. For grades 3-6.
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Yolonda's Genius

Author: Carol Fenner
Annotation:
Big and black and a good student, fifth-grader Yolanda is often the target of jokes but always has a snappy answer. When a new friend admiringly calls her a genius, it dawns on Yolanda who the real genius is. Her little brother, Andrew, is having trouble learning to read, but he can play amazing sounds on his harmonica. To lift Andrew's spirits, Yolanda devises a way to introduce him to Chicago's music world. For grades 4-7.
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1995

Medal Winner

Walk Two Moons

Author: Sharon Creech
Annotation:
A year ago, Sal's grieving mother left Sal and her father to visit Idaho and never returned. Sal's father has accepted that his wife is not coming back, but Sal has not. As she and her grandparents travel to Idaho to find her mother, Sal tells them “an extensively strange story” about her new friend Phoebe, whose mother also disappeared. And Sal gets to walk two moons in her mother's moccasins. For grades 3-6 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 39621 - Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 5 hours, 13 minutes.
  • BR 10280 - 2 volumes.

Honors

Catherine, Called Birdy

Author: Karen Cushman
Annotation:
Life in the last decade of the thirteenth century as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl. Birdy, the daughter of a minor lord and lady in Lincolnshire, has been ordered by her older brother, a monk, to keep a journal for one year. She reluctantly agrees. In it Birdy portrays the tedium of life in the Middle Ages, the unending chores, the lowly role of women, and the selling of a girl in marriage to the highest bidder. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

Author: Nancy Farmer
Annotation:
Zimbabwe, 2194. Tendai, Rita, and Kuda, the three children of the general, are kidnapped by the She Elephant's minions when they venture one day into the dangerous streets of Harare. The children's worried parents consult a bumbling, unorthodox, mutated detective trio–the Ear, Eye, and Arm–and the chase is on, with the detectives always one step behind the kids, who fall in and out of the She Elephant's clutches. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 39386 - Read by Lisette Lecat. Reading time: 10 hours, 46 minutes.

1994

Medal Winner

The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry
Annotation:
Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents. The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive assignments for their lifelong professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 37689 - Read by June Carter. Reading time: 5 hours, 1 minute.
  • BR 09626 - 1 volume.

Honors

Crazy Lady

Author: Jane Leslie Conly
Annotation:
Vernon Dibbs, still grieving over the death of his mother and barely noticed by his overworked father, is about to flunk the seventh grade. In his poor Baltimore neighborhood, he joins his friends in harassing Maxine, an alcoholic dubbed the “crazy lady,” and her son, who is mentally retarded. But in exchange for tutoring from a retired teacher, Vernon begins to help and to grow fond of Maxine and Ronald. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
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Dragon's Gate

Author: Laurence Yep
Annotation:
China, 1865. Fourteen-year-old Otter eagerly sails to California to join his father and his legendary uncle, Foxfire, as a laborer on the transcontinental railroad. Joining outcasts headed by Uncle Foxfire, a dreamer battling defeat by American racism and the fears of his Chinese companions, Otter begins a harrowing journey towards self-knowledge. Companion to Mountain Light (RC 26541), and Serpent's Children (RC 26540). For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

Author: Russell Freedman
Annotation:
A portrait of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century, told partly through her own words. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, overcame both an unhappy childhood (her parents separated and had died by the time that she was ten) and a timid nature to become a vigorous, outspoken social activist and the first first lady with a public life and a career. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 38664 - Read by Frank Coffee. Reading time: 4 hours, 3 minutes.

1993

Medal Winner

Missing May

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Annotation:
Orphaned at six and raised by an elderly West Virginia aunt and uncle with more devotion than money, Summer is twelve years old when Aunt May dies. While Summer's grief is profound, Uncle Ob seems absolutely unable to go on living without his beloved May–that is, until he decides her presence lingers nearby and that somehow he can contact her. Disappointed in his efforts, Uncle Ob comes to choose living over mourning. For grades 5-8.

  • DB 36384 - Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time: 1 hour, 42 minutes.
  • BR 09884 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Author: Patricia McKissack
Annotation:
The author invites readers to gather in the “dark-thirty”–the eerie half hour just before dark, for ten tales inspired by African-American folklore and history. In We Organized a cruel owner is forced by magic to free his slaves; in Justice a KKK lynching victim returns to haunt; and in The 11:59 a porter knows when his time is up. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 36183 - Read by Bob Moore. Reading time: 3 hours, 13 minutes.

Somewhere in the Darkness

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Annotation:
“I'm your father,” the man tells Jimmy Little in the dimly lit hall of his New York City tenement. They don't know each other. Crab, the father, has been in jail for nine years. Seriously ill, he has escaped from prison in an attempt to clear his name and win his son's respect. As they drive to Chicago, then to Crab's hometown in Arkansas, the police close in, and Jimmy sees the failure of his father's dreams. For junior and senior high and older readers.
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What Hearts

Author: Bruce Brooks
Annotation:
Rushing home to show off his report card on the last day of first grade, Asa is told of his parents' impending divorce. Soon thereafter he is introduced to Dave, his stepfather-to-be. Dave does not like Asa, who is smart and precocious. His mother becomes increasingly depressed, and objects only mildly to Dave's negative attitude towards her son. Slowly, Dave and Asa forge a relationship. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 37415 - Read by Michael Pinney. Reading time: 3 hours, 58 minutes.

1992

Medal Winner

Shiloh

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Annotation:
Sequel to Shiloh Season (DB 44980). When Judd Travers appears to be mending his mean and angry ways, his young friend Marty is encouraged, despite rumors of Judd's involvement in criminal activities. Judd repays Marty's confidence by rescuing Marty's dog, Shiloh, from drowning. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 46647 - Read by L.J. Ganser. Reading time: 3 hours, 44 minutes.
  • BR 12872 - 1 volume.

Honors

Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel

Author: Avi
Annotation:
Ninth grader Philip Malloy is barred from the track team because of a poor grade in English. Convinced that his teacher dislikes him, he concocts a scheme to get transferred from her homeroom. Instead of standing “at respectful, silent attention” during the national anthem, Philip hums. The issue is perceived to be one of patriotism, and the conflict explodes. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 35549 - Read by John Polk. Reading time: 4 hours, 4 minutes.
  • BR 09114 - 2 volumes.

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Author: Russell Freedman
Annotation:
Although four years apart, Wilbur and Orville Wright were inseparable throughout their lives. From their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, the two set out to prove the possibility of powered, controlled, human flight. They succeeded in 1903, and, with dogged determination, were also successful in promoting their new flying machine and overcoming the government's lack of interest. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 34862 - Read by Mary Kane. Reading time: 2 hours, 36 minutes.

1991

Medal Winner

Maniac Magee

Author: Jerry Spinelli
Annotation:
Part tall tale and part realistic fiction, this novel weaves together issues of homelessness, racial prejudice, and illiteracy. Orphaned at three, Jeffrey Magee, after eight unhappy years with relatives, takes off running one day. A year later he ends up 200 miles away in Two Mills, a highly segregated community. Magee, who is white, lives alternately with blacks and whites, proving the shared humanity of both. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 33527 - Read by John Polk. Reading time: 4 hours, 14 minutes.
  • BR 13320 - 1 volume.

Honor

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Author: Avi
Annotation:
An exciting seafaring adventure, set in 1832. Charlotte Doyle, thirteen, returning from school in England to join her family in Rhode Island, is deposited on a seedy ship with a ruthless, mad captain and a mutinous crew. Refusing to heed warnings about Captain Jaggery, Charlotte seeks his guidance and approval only to become his victim, a pariah to the entire crew, and a convicted murderer. For grades 5-8.

  • DB 33473 - Read by Pam Ward. Reading time: 5 hours, 28 minutes.
  • BR 13299 - 2 volumes.

1990

Medal Winner

Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Annotation:
For ten-year-old Annemarie, life in occupied Copenhagen in 1943 is not much changed by the war–until the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews begins. Annemarie's family helps a Jewish friend by having her pose as Annemarie's dead sister. When a packet must be taken to the captain of a ship smuggling Jews to Sweden, Annemarie learns that being brave means “not thinking-about the dangers. Just thinking about what you must do.” For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 31580 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 3 hours, 0 minutes.
  • BR 12658 - 1 volume.

Honors

Afternoon of the Elves

Author: Janet Taylor Lisle
Annotation:
Nine-year-old Hillary lives in a nice, comfortable house with her parents. In the shabby house behind lives tough, independent Sara-Kate. Her father's gone, her sick mother hides, she dresses like an urchin, and is despised and teased at school. However, Hillary stumbles on Sara-Kate's secret; she tends a tiny village in her weed-filled backyard–a village where she says elves live. For grades 4-7.
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  • DB 31277 - Read by Barbara Rosenblat. Reading time: 2 hours, 52 minutes.

Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind

Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
Annotation:
Eleven-year-old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad, lives in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan. She helps her father with the camel herd on which the family's fortunes rest. When Shabanu is pledged in marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the marriage or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes. For junior and senior high readers.
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The Winter Room

Author: Gary Paulsen
Annotation:
Young Eldon describes his farm as it passes through the four seasons, plunging the reader into the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of his rural experience. Although set in the thirties, this view of life on a remote northern Minnesota farm bears the flavor of a much older era because of the folk tales and memories shared by the elderly men who live and work with Eldon and his family. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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1989

Medal Winner

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

Author: Paul Fleischman
Annotation:
A collection of poems describing the activities and characteristics of grasshoppers, mayflies, cicadas, and other insects. For grades 3-6 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 28922 - Read by Laura Giannnarelli. Reading time: 17 minutes.
  • BR 07812 - 1 volume.

Honors

In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World

Author: Virginia Hamilton
Annotation:
Twenty-five myths from around the globe describe the creation of the world. Includes First Man, First Woman from the Bible, Bursting from the Hen's Egg from China, and An Endless Sea of Mud from Africa. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 57850 - Read by Lindsey Ellison. Reading time: 3 hours, 23 minutes.
  • BR 07829 - 1 volume.

Scorpions

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Annotation:
Jamal, twelve, lives in Harlem. His older brother Randy is in prison for robbery, and the family is obsessed with finding money for an appeal. Randy wants Jamal to take his place as gang leader of the Scorpions, but Jamal resists. Troubles in school, a need for the appeal money, and a fascination with the gun Randy's friend gives him work together to influence him. Strong language. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 28940 - Read by Phil Regensdorf. Reading time: 5 hours, 18 minutes.

1988

Medal Winner

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Author: Russell Freedman
Annotation:
A biography of the sixteenth president of the United States. Beginning life as a poor, backwoods farm boy in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, Lincoln became a self-educated lawyer and Illinois state representative. He was elected president in 1860, and led the nation through the Civil War. He was assassinated in 1865. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 58762 - Read by Todd Scofield. Reading time: 2 hours, 58 minutes.
  • BR 15711 - 1 volume.

Honors

After The Rain

Author: Norma Fox Mazer
Annotation:
Fifteen-year-old Rachel is the youngest member of her family, and half the age of her youngest brother. When her acerbic grandfather, Izzy, is discovered to have cancer, she reluctantly decides to spend time with him each day after school. They grow quite fond of each other and when he is hospitalized she refuses to leave his side. For junior and senior high readers.
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  • DB 28762 - Read by Mimi Bederman. Reading time: 6 hours, 16 minutes.

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen
Annotation:
Brian, thirteen and troubled by his parents' divorce, is flying in a single-engine plane to visit his father. As Brian is the only passenger, the pilot casually shows him how to fly the plane. When the pilot has a heart attack and dies, Brian must take control. After the plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, Brian has only the hatchet attached to his belt to help him survive. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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1987

Medal Winner

The Whipping Boy

Author: Sid Fleischman
Annotation:
The arrogant and spiteful Prince Brat decides to run away from the castle, and he makes his whipping boy Jemmy go along. They get into trouble right away, but Jemmy's good sense manages to save the day. For grades 4-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 25778 - Read by Edward C. Stern. Reading time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • BR 08237 - 1 volume.

Honors

A Fine White Dust

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Annotation:
Unlike his parents or Rufus, his “hard-nosed atheist” best friend, Pete Cassidy has been an ardent churchgoer for years. When a traveling Preacher Man named Carson arrives in their small North Carolina town, Pete is swept up in a tide of devotion and discipleship. For grades 6-9.
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On My Honor

Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Annotation:
Joel's best friend Tony goads him into a bike trek to the bluffs at the state park, and to Joel's dismay his father consents to the trip. Halfway there, Tony becomes fascinated by the dangerous Vermillion River, and convinces Joel to swim despite warnings not to go near the river. The boys race, and Tony disappears in the water. With the help of his father, Joel begins to come to grips with his guilt and sorrow, and to understand the power of choice. For grades 5-8.
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Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

Author: Patricia Lauber
Annotation:
The May 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption was one of the most destructive volcanic activities in U.S. history. Tremors were felt for hundreds of miles, and mud flows leveled whole forests, leaving behind a barren land. The author discusses how and why Mount St. Helens erupted, then provides an account of the gradual return of plant, insect, and animal life to the devastated area. For grades 4-7.
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1986

Medal Winner

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Annotation:
Anna and Caleb have lived alone with their father since their mother died. When Sarah comes to live with them in response to their father's newspaper advertisement, the whole family falls in love with her. But they fear that Sarah's homesickness for the Maine coast will keep her from staying with them in their prairie home. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23524 - Read by Phyllis Dorflinger. Reading time: 1 hour, 6 minutes.
  • BR 09531 - 1 volume.

Honors

Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun

Author: Rhoda Blumberg
Annotation:
A well-researched chronicle of the story of Commodore Perry's mission in 1853 to open Japan to American trade and whaling ports. Told with awareness of the cultural differences between the Japanese and the Americans. For grades 4-7 and older readers.


Dogsong

Author: Gary Paulsen
Annotation:
The only dogsled left in fourteen-year-old Russel Susskit's village belongs to Oogruk, an older Eskimo who keeps it as a remembrance. After listening to stories from Oogruk about the traditional way of life, Russel takes the dogsled on a 1400-mile journey across the tundra and mountains to learn how to survive by the age-old methods. For junior and senior high readers.


1985

Medal Winner

The Hero and the Crown

Author: Robin McKinley
Annotation:
With the guidance of a wizard and the help of the blue sword, Aerin fights for the birthrights due her as the daughter of both a king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted north. Followed by The Blue Sword (DB 23523). For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Honors

Like Jake and Me

Author: Mavis Jukes
Annotation:
A funny story about Jake and his new stepfather who have lots of trouble getting along until a fuzzy spider brings them together. For grades K-3.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23104 - Read by Bruce Huntey. Reading time: 18 minutes.

The Moves Make the Man

Author: Bruce Brooks
Annotation:
Jerome, the “Jayfox,” a brilliant black student and top-notch basketball player, reaches out to an emotionally troubled white boy. As Jerome attempts to help the boy through basketball, a special friendship develops between the two. Strong language and some scenes of racial bigotry. For junior and senior high readers.
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  • DB 23531 - Read by Don Emmick. Reading time: 7 hours, 45 minutes.

One-Eyed Cat

Author: Paula Fox
Annotation:
Disobeying his father, Ned shoots his new Daisy rifle only once as he aims at a shadow, and he sighs with relief when no one punishes him. Soon, though, a wild, one-eyed cat appears and seems to be searching for someone. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 22756 - Read by Phil Regensdorf. Reading time: 5 hours, 33 minutes.

1984

Medal Winner

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Author: Beverly Cleary
Annotation:
Leigh, a troubled sixth-grade boy, begins writing letters to his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw, as part of a school assignment. Leigh soon discovers he likes writing, especially when Mr. Henshaw responds. The author's surprising answers to Leigh's questions change the boy's life forever. For grades 4-7.
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Honors

The Sign of the Beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Annotation:
Left alone for months to guard his family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, Matt doubts that he can survive until a resourceful Indian boy befriends him and teaches him how to live in the forest. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
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  • DB 21639 - Read by Rosemary Schwartzel. Reading time: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 09513 - 1 volume.

A Solitary Blue

Author: Cynthia Voigt
Annotation:
Jeff Greene was seven when his mother, Melody, left him and his professor-father for good. Years later Melody, whom Jeff adores, unwittingly betrays his love for her. Jeff breaks down completely before reaching out to his father and to Dicey Tillerman, the girl whose friendship has become so important to him. Companion book to Dicey's Song (DB 21617 | BR 13291). For high school and adult readers.
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Sugaring Time

Author: Kathryn Lasky
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree

Author: Bill Brittain
Annotation:
When a peculiar little man appears at the Coven Tree Church social, promising to give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic make wishes that come disastrously true. Sequel to Devil's Donkey (RC 19708 | BR 05172). For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 21758 - Read by Robert Ahola. Reading time: 3 hours, 5 minutes.
  • BR 09967 - 1 volume.

1983

Medal Winner

Dicey's Song

Author: Cynthia Voigt
Annotation:
After their ordeals in Homecoming (DB 19862 | BR 13290), Dicey is looking forward to settling in with her eccentric grandmother near the Chesapeake Bay and hopes her brothers and sister will be happy there. But building new ties takes more time and effort than Dicey anticipated. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 21617 - Read by Sheena Gordon. Reading time: 6 hours, 49 minutes.
  • BR 13291 - 2 volumes.

Honors

The Blue Sword

Author: Robin McKinley
Annotation:
Bored with her sheltered life in the remote colony of Daria, Harry discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers. Sequel to The Hero and the Crown. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Doctor De Soto

Author: William Steig
Annotation:
A kind mouse dentist and his shrewd wife outfox a dangerous patient who wants to try out his new gold teeth on them. A sly story for grades K-3.
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Graven Images

Author: Paul Fleischman
Annotation:
Three short stories about people whose lives are influenced by chiseled figures. The stories are filled with mystery, comic mishaps, and chilling secrets. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Homesick: My Own Story

Author: Jean Fritz
Annotation:
The author's vivid, fictionalized version of her childhood in China in the 1920s. Although she loved China, where her parents worked and she was born, she longed to be in America with her grandmother, rollerskating and helping with the chickens on the family farm that she had never seen. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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  • DB 19266 - Read by Becky Parker. Reading time: 4 hours, 0 minutes.

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

Author: Virginia Hamilton
Annotation:
Fourteen-year-old Tree falls in love with a ghost who she knows will change her life, though she can't dream how. The handsome ghost draws Tree into a fascinating exploration of her family, leading her to an understanding of herself and her mother and of the power of love. A poetic novel for junior and senior high and adult readers.
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1982

Medal Winner

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Author: Nancy Willard
Annotation:
A collection of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn staffed by two dragons, two angels, and a rabbit who shows to their rooms many curious visitors, including a man in a marmalade hat and the king of cats. For grades 2-4 and older readers.
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Honors

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Author: Beverly Cleary
Annotation:
As Ramona enters third grade, her father returns to college to become an art teacher. Having a working mother and a student father is tough on the family, but the Quimbys stick together through good times and bad. For grades 3-6.
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Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Author: Aranka Siegal
Annotation:
At age nine, during Hitler's rise to power, Piri is trapped in the Ukraine because of fighting along the Hungarian border. Upon her return to Hungary, Piri finds that her family has been placed under restrictions. Eventually, they are forced to move to an Auschwitz ghetto. Some strong language. For junior and senior high and adult readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 74017 - Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 6 hours, 18 minutes.
  • BR 06524 - 2 volumes.
  • BR 19673 - 2 volumes.

1981

Medal Winner

Jacob Have I Loved

Author: Katherine Paterson
Annotation:
Louise has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful twin sister on a tiny Chesapeake Bay Island. Tomboy Louise grows up hating delicate Caroline, who robs her of her friends, her hopes for schooling, and even the boy she loves. For junior and senior high readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 59388 - Read by Nicola Daval. Reading time: 5 hours, 14 minutes.
  • BR 15613 - 2 volumes.

Honors

The Fledgling

Author: Jane Langton
Annotation:
The most amazing thing about eight-year-old Georgie Dorian is that she can fly, first on the back of a Canadian goose, who came to her window one night, and then with the goose at her side. But her community is opposed to Georgie's flying, and they organize a Georgie Protection Society to keep her from such a crazy thing as flying. For grades 5-7.
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A Ring of Endless Light

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Annotation:
During her sixteenth summer, Vicky Austin faces questions about love and the fact of death. The fourth book about the Austin family. For grades 6-9.
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1980

Medal Winner

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

Author: Joan W. Blos
Annotation:
Thirteen-year-old Catherine Hall, a New Hampshire farm girl, keeps a journal of everyday events such as quilting, berrying, and sugaring. She talks of her new stepmother from faraway Boston and reflects on her own daring to help a runaway slave. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 59476 - Read by Michele Schaeffer. Reading time: 3 hours, 13 minutes.
  • BR 15774 - 1 volume.

Honor

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl

Author: David Kherdian
Annotation:
A biography of the author's mother, whose courage and hope enabled her to survive the holocaust the Turks inflicted upon the Armenians living in Turkey in 1915. Uprooted from her close-knit family and community, she endured incredible suffering until, at the age of sixteen, she left for America as a mail-order bride. For junior and senior high and adult readers.
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1979

Medal Winner

The Westing Game

Author: Ellen Raskin
Annotation:
An unlikely assortment of friends, relatives, and enemies gathers for the reading of eccentric millionaire Samuel Westing's will after he's murdered in his mansion. Before the heirs can claim their inheritance, however, they must uncover Westing's killer among them. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 58350 - Read by Christopher Walker. Reading time: 5 hours, 39 minutes.
  • BR 06285 - 2 volumes.

Honor

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Author: Katherine Paterson
Annotation:
Gilly Hopkins is nobody's real kid. Because she keeps hoping to find her real mother, a beautiful woman who deserted her at birth, Gilly schemes against almost everyone who tries to love her along the way. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 51866 - Read by Phil Regensdorf. Reading time: 4 hours, 5 minutes.
  • BR 09968 - 1 volume.

1978

Medal Winner

Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson
Annotation:
Jess finds his biggest rival and best friend in Leslie, a girl who moves to his rural Virginia community from the city. Together they create Terabithia, a secret kingdom in the woods where they reign supreme–until tragedy strikes. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

Ramona and Her Father

Author: Beverly Cleary
Annotation:
When Ramona Quimby's father loses his job, gutsy Ramona, now a second-grader, takes matters into her own hands. For grades 3-6.
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Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey

Author: Jamake Highwater
Annotation:
Traditional tales from North American Indian tribes are woven into one story. A boy grows to manhood and makes a long odyssey through many lands and dangers in his quest to the sun. For junior and senior high readers.
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1977

Medal Winner

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Annotation:
A turbulent year in Mississippi during the Great Depression–a year of night riders, burnings, and threats. Cassie Logan, a young black girl, tells the story of her family's struggle to survive with their dignity and independence intact. For grades 6-9.
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Abel's Island

Author: William Steig
Annotation:
A Robinson Crusoe-like tale about the adventures of the gallant mouse, Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, who is swept away from his wife's side in a torrential storm and marooned on a desert island for a year. For grades 3-5.
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  • DB 10693 - Read by Richard Braun. Reading time: 1 hour, 52 minutes.
  • DB 62253 - Read by Rick Wiseman. Reading time: 1 hour, 48 minutes.

A String in the Harp

Author: Nancy Bond
Annotation:
The spell-binding experiences of an American family, unwillingly transplanted to Wales for a year, where one of them finds an ancient harp-tuning key that takes him back to the sixth century and the great poet Taliesen. For junior and senior high readers.
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1976

Medal Winner

The Grey King

Author: Susan Cooper
Annotation:
Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient sleepers. The fourth book of the Dark Is Rising fantasies. Sequel to Greenwitch (DB 50257 | BR 13421). For grades 6-9.
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Honors

Dragonwings

Author: Laurence Yep
Annotation:
Moon Shadow sails from China in 1903 to join his father in San Francisco's Chinatown. The father is obsessed with the dream of making a flying machine, and he and Moon Shadow endure poverty and ridicule to make the dream come true. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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  • DB 62295 - Read by Gordon Gould. Reading time: 7 hours, 25 minutes.
  • BR 09550 - 2 volumes.

The Hundred Penny Box

Author: Sharon Bell Mathis
Annotation:
Aunt Dew's most prized possession is a big, old wooden box containing one hundred pennies, one for each year of her life. Michael loves playing with the pennies and tries hard to save the old box when his mother decides to replace it with a new one. For grades 3-6.
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1975

Medal Winner

M.C. Higgins, the Great

Author: Virginia Hamilton
Annotation:
Fifteen-year-old African American Mayo Cornelius Higgins hopes a visiting folklorist will make his mother a recording star so that he and his family can escape the menacing relic of a strip mine threatening their Ohio hills home. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 36699 - Read by John Polk. Reading time: 7 hours, 53 minutes.
  • BR 15697 - 1 volume.

Honors

Figgs & Phantoms

Author: Ellen Raskin
Annotation:
Preposterous fantasy chronicling the adventures of the Figg family after they leave show business and settle in the town of Pineapple. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 62884 - Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time: 2 hours, 58 minutes.
  • BR 16749 - 1 volume.

My Brother Sam is Dead

Author: James Lincoln Collier
Annotation:
As the Revolutionary War tragically divides the Meeker family, Tim finds himself caught between his father's loyalty to the king and his brother's fierce support of the rebel cause. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 38902 - Read by Arnie Warren. Reading time: 4 hours, 55 minutes.
  • BRC 00878 - 2 volumes. (A production of Pheasantland Braille and Graphics.)

The Perilous Gard

Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope
Annotation:
Imprisoned in a remote castle in 1558 Kate Sutton finds herself struggling for a young man's life against the power of the Queen of the faery folk. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 62116 - Read by Patricia Kilgarriff. Reading time: 9 hours, 13 minutes.
  • BR 16542 - 2 volumes.

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe

Author: Bette Greene
Annotation:
African American schoolgirl Beth Lambert loves Philip Hall, the cutest, smartest boy in class, but feels confused when he doesn't invite her to his birthday party. During a run-in with turkey thieves and other adventures on her family's Arkansas farm, Beth tries to understand Philip's friendship. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 59552 - Read by Melissa Maxwell. Reading time: 3 hours, 12 minutes.

1974

Medal Winner

The Slave Dancer

Author: Paula Fox
Annotation:
1840. Kidnapped from his home in New Orleans, thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier is forced to serve on a slave ship. Every day he must play his fife while the shackled slaves “dance” for exercise. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
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Honor

The Dark Is Rising

Author: Susan Cooper
Annotation:
Will Stanton, eleven, learns that he is the last of the Old Ones–immortals dedicated to controlling the forces of evil. Will's quest is to find the Signs of Light to defeat the Dark. Sequel to Over Sea, Under Stone (DB 45567 | BR 13419). For grades 4-7 and older readers.

  • DB 50256 - Read by Brian Conn. Reading time: 8 hours, 48 minutes.
  • BR 13420 - 2 volumes.
  • BRC 00627 - 4 volumes. (A production of Washington Regional Library.)

1973

Medal Winner

Julie of the Wolves

Author: Jean Craighead
Annotation:
Julie, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl, runs away rather than agree to an arranged marriage. Lost and starving on the barren tundra, she makes friends with a pack of wolves who save her life. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 34451 - Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 3 hours, 34 minutes.
  • BR 08738 - 1 volume.

Honors

Frog and Toad Together

Author: Arnold Lobel
Annotation:
Five adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery. For preschool-grade 2.
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The Upstairs Room

Author: Johanna Reiss
Annotation:
Based on the author's experience as a Jewish child in Holland during World War II. After being separated from their parents, she and her sister hid from the Nazis in the upstairs room of a farmers's home for more than two years. The story shows the constant friction between the two pent-up sisters and the nervous courage of the family that hid them. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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The Witches of Worm

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Annotation:
Twelve-year-old Jessica is angry that her mother goes out all the time and that her two best friends have left her for other people. Sulking in her secret cave with a book on witchcraft, Jessica finds a tiny newborn kitten. Her cat-loving neighbor tells Jessica how to care for the kitten, but Jessica hates cats, and this one looks like a worm. Then she begins getting messages from Worm, who says he's a witch's cat. For grades 5-8.
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1972

Medal Winner

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Annotation:
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mother mouse with housing problems, is advised to seek the help of a colony of rats. She discovers the rats, who are super-intelligent laboratory specimens, have developed a sophisticated civilization that includes computers. For grades 4-7.
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Annie and the Old One

Author: Miska Miles
Annotation:
Annie is a Navajo girl who is devoted to her grandmother. Upon learning her grandmother's life will soon end, Annie does everything she can to postpone the Old One's death. For grades 3-5.
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The Headless Cupid

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Annotation:
Davis is afraid of Amanda, his new stepsister, even before she arrives. And his fear is confirmed when he discovers soon after she moves in that Amanda practices witchcraft. For grades 4-7.
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Incident at Hawk's Hill

Author: Allan W. Eckert
Annotation:
After a small boy wanders off one summer and loses himself on the vast prairie near his home, he is adopted by a female badger who takes care of him for two months. Based on an incident reported in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1870. For grades 5-8.
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The Planet of Junior Brown

Author: Virginia Hamilton
Annotation:
Eighth graders Junior Brown, a 262-pound musical prodigy with an overprotective mother, and Buddy Clark, who has no family, skip school and spend their days with a former teacher who has built a ten-planet solar system in the basement. The extra planet is named for Junior. For grades 5-8.
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The Tombs of Atuan

Author: Ursula K. LeGuin
Annotation:
Arha is taken from her parents to be trained as high priestess to the Old Ones in the Atuan tombs. She endures her bleak captivity until a trespasser violates her domain in his search for the tombs’ greatest treasure. Sequel to A Wizard of Earthsea (DB 25315 | BR 07742). For grades 6-9.
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1971

Medal Winner

Summer of the Swans

Author: Betsy Byars
Annotation:
When a mentally retarded boy becomes lost in the mountains, his fourteen-year-old sister forgets her own teenage problems, and gains new insight into herself and her family. For grades 4-7.
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Honors

Enchantress from the Stars

Author: Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Annotation:
When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Knee Knock Rise

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Annotation:
The village of Instep is famous for Megrimum, the mysterious monster that lives atop Kneeknock Rise and moans when it's raining. When Egan's cousin Ada goads him into climbing the Rise to look for the creature, Egan discovers a mystery of human nature. For grades 3-6.
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Sing Down the Moon

Author: Scott O'Dell
Annotation:
An historical novel narrated by a Navaho girl and based on the tragedy of the 300-mile forced march of the Navahos to Fort Sumner in 1864. She is soon to marry a handsome warrior, and although she is surrounded by enemies, Spaniards, American soldiers, and the Utes, she is unafraid. For grades 6-9.
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1970

Medal Winner

Sounder

Author: William H. Armstrong
Annotation:
The mother and son of a black sharecropper family in the South struggle for survival when the sheriff arrests the father for stealing and shoots their devoted coon dog. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

Journey Outside

Author: Mary Q. Steele
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art

Author: Janet Gaylord Moore
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Our Eddie

Author: Sulamith Ish-Kishor
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1969

Medal Winner

The High King

Author: Lloyd Alexander
Annotation:
Taran leads his companions on a last great quest against evil when the enchanted sword Dyrnwyn falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death. Sequel to Taran Wanderer (DB 28702 | BR 15456). For grades 5-8.


Honors

To Be a Slave

Author: Julius Lester
Annotation:
Assembled from the words of slaves and united by the author's commentary. These excerpts from original material are arranged chronologically to record the history of black bondage from capture to auction, from servitude to freedom. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Annotation:
Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe. For grades 4-7.
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1968

Medal Winner

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Annotation:
Claudia, feeling misunderstood at home, takes her younger brother and runs away to New York City where she sets up housekeeping in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For grades 4-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22914 - Read by Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 3 hours, 22 minutes.
  • BR 09549 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Black Pearl

Author: Scott O'Dell
Annotation:
An adventure story in which 16-year-old Ramon Salazar is determined to return a valuable black pearl to the sea. But first he must battle an unscrupulous pearl diver and a monster devil-fish. For junior and senior high readers.
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The Egypt Game

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Annotation:
A group of children entranced by the study of Egypt play their own Egypt game with secret meetings, rites, and ceremonies in an abandoned yard behind the antique shop. The game helps an unhappy eleven-year-old solve her personal problems and leads to the identification of the lurking stranger. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 37531 - Read by Lynn Schrichte. Reading time: 4 hours, 10 minutes.
  • BR 09393 - 1 volume.

The Fearsome Inn

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Annotation:
On Halloween night, Elizabeth, a lonely new student at William McKinley Elementary School, meets Jennifer, who claims to be a master witch. The two girls become friends, practice chants and spells, but have a falling-out when Jennifer wants to put their pet toad in a potion. For grades 4-7.
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  • DB 44792 - Read by Carole Jordan Stewart. Reading time: 2 hours, 25 minutes.

1967

Medal Winner

Up a Road Slowly

Author: Irene Hunt
Annotation:
With clear recall, Julie recounts growing up motherless from age seven to high school graduation. She relates the pains and high moments and describes her relationships, both happy and disappointing. For grades 6-9 and older readers.

  • DB 22915 - Read by Mary Anne Dorward. Reading time: 5 hours, 40 minutes.
  • BR 09381 - 2 volumes.

Honors

The King's Fifth

Author: Scott O'Dell
Annotation:
Sixteenth-century New World. A young cartographer travels with a conquistador expedition searching for the legendary cities of Cibola. Their gold lust turns the Spaniards against one another and leads them to disrupt the lives of the Zuni people. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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  • DB 71919 - Read by Mark Delgado. Reading time: 6 hours, 29 minutes.

The Jazz Man

Author: Mary Hays Weik
Annotation:
Lame and lonely, isolated because he lives on the top floor of a Harlem tenement, young Zeke loves listening to the jazz pianist in a neighboring apartment. But when Zeke's real troubles begin, not even the Jazz Man or his musical dreams can help. For grades 3-6.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer Author:
Annotation:
Seven tales recreating a world of early twentieth-century middle-European rural Jewish life. For grades 4-7.
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1966

Medal Winner

I, Juan de Pareja

Author: Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
Annotation:
Velazquez, the great Spanish painter of the early seventeenth century, owned a black slave, Juan de Pareja, who narrates this story. The period forms a background for an array of characters, from a humble dwarf to famous artists and King Philip himself. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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  • DB 23338 - Read by Peter Johnson. Reading time: 4 hours, 16 minutes.
  • BR 08421 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Animal Family

Author: Randall Jarrell
Annotation:
A poet's story of a lonely hunter who adopts a mermaid and then expands his family with a lynx, a bear, and a young boy. For grades 4-6.
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The Black Cauldron

Author: Lloyd Alexander
Annotation:
In this sequel to The Book of Three (DB 25013 | BR 15453) Taran and his companions vow to destroy the cauldron that is the source of power for Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death. For grades 5-8.
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The Noonday Friends

Author: Mary Stolz
Annotation:
Unlike other eleven-year-olds, Franny and her best friend Simone don't have time to play. Franny's father can't hold a job, and her mother must work hard to keep the family together. Franny must do the housework and care for her younger siblings. Simone must do the same to help her family, so the two friends share only their lunchtimes together. For grades 5-8.


1965

Medal Winner

Shadow of a Bull

Author: Maia Wojciechowska
Annotation:
Everyone expects Manolo to become a great bullfighter like his father. But as he prepares to fight his first bull, Manolo realizes that he is afraid, and he begins to think that perhaps he does not want to be a matador at all. For grades 5-8.
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Honor

Across Five Aprils

Author: Irene Hunt
Annotation:
The story of a nine-year-old boy who must take over running his family's farm during the Civil War after his brothers leave to fight and his father has a heart attack. Based on stories and records from the author's own family. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 26336 - Read by Randy Week. Reading time: 5 hours, 46 minutes.

1964

Medal Winner

It's Like This, Cat

Author: Emily Neville
Annotation:
The story of a fourteen-year-old New York boy and his relationships with a stray tomcat, an eccentric old woman, a troubled older boy, his first female friend, and his father. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22850 - Read by Randy Wieck. Reading time: 3 hours, 23 minutes.
  • BR 09722 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Loner

Author: Ester Wier
Annotation:
An underfed, uncared-for boy without family, friends, or even a name follows the crops as a migrant worker until a strong old woman takes him in and teaches him to be a sheepherder. For grades 6-9.
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  • DB 59016 - Read by Michael Russotto. Reading time: 3 hours, 40 minutes.
  • BR 00033 - 1 volume.

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era

Author: Sterling North
Annotation:
Although his life is full with a Saint Bernard, a family of skunks, a raucous crow, and an unfinished canoe, Sterling is captivated by a tiny raccoon kit he names Rascal. The ingenious animal quickly takes over the house and Sterling's heart but also makes enemies by stealing corn and raiding chicken coops. Until he gets too big, Rascal shares many adventures with Sterling in the Wisconsin countryside. For grades 4-7.
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1963

Medal Winner

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Annotation:
Meg Murry, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and her neighbor Calvin are transported to the planet Camazotz as they search for Meg's lost father, a scientist studying time travel. Prequel to A Wind in the Door (DB 41596 | BR 14880). For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 48972 - Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 5 hours, 39 minutes.
  • BR 09403 - 2 volumes.

Honors

Men of Athens

Author: Olivia Coolidge
Annotation:
A series of separate stories relates the various stages of Greek history: the twenty-year war with Persia, the Golden Age, and the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War that brought the Golden Age to an end. Includes fictionalized portraits of such great Athenians as Pericles, Euripides, and Socrates. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 34824 - Read by Guy Sorel. Reading time: 5 hours, 38 minutes.

Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland

Author: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. (Leclaire Alger)
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1962

Medal Winner

The Bronze Bow

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Annotation:
A young Jew joins a brutal band of outlaws to seek revenge against the Roman soldiers who killed his parents and destroyed his home. The boy's consuming hatred orders his life until he meets a rabbi from Capernaum named Jesus. For junior and senior high readers.
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Belling the Tiger

Author: Mary Stolz
Annotation:
The house mice get together and decide to bell the house cat (not realizing that many mice have tried this and failed). They pick small twin mice, Bob and Ozzie, to be the heroes. The brothers find a cat collar with a bell, but before they can complete their mission, they are chased onto a ship and sail away. In a faraway land, Bob and Ozzie find the biggest cat they've ever seen–and decide to bell it. For grades 3-6.
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  • DB 41941 - Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 33 minutes.

Frontier Living

Author: Edwin Tunis
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Golden Goblet

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Annotation:
An Egyptian boy who dreams of being a goldsmith is instead apprenticed as a stone cutter to his cruel half brother. When he proves his brother is a tomb robber, the boy is free to follow his dream. For grades 5-8.
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1961

Medal Winner

The Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell
Annotation:
When her tribe moved, a Native American girl was accidentally left behind on an island off the California coast. She tells about the eighteen years that she managed to survive and to find comfort, beauty, and, at times, joy in her solitude. For grades 6-9.
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  • DB 22397 - Read by Ann Hodapp. Reading time: 3 hours, 40 minutes.
  • DB 62761 - Read by Gillian Green. Reading time: 4 hours, 10 minutes.
  • BR 06230 - 1 volume.
  • BR 14785 - 1 volume.

Honors

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter

Author: Gerald W. Johnson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Cricket in Times Square

Author: George Selden
Annotation:
Lost in New York City, musical country cricket Chester befriends a cat, a streetwise mouse, and young Mario, whose father owns a newsstand in the Times Square subway station. While dreaming of home Chester turns the stand into a concert hall to help the family business. For grades 3-6.
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Old Ramon

Author: Jack Schaefer
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1960

Medal Winner

Onion John

Author: Joseph Krumgold
Annotation:
Andy Rusch befriends Onion John, the town's old odd-job man who lives near the city dump. Andy's father cannot understand Andy's affection for Onion John, and conflict develops when Mr. Rusch tries to reform Onion John. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
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Honors

America Is Born: A History for Peter

Author: Gerald W. Johnson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Gammage Cup

Author: Carol Kendall
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


My Side of the Mountain

Author: Jean Craighead George
Annotation:
Sam Gribley relates his adventures during the year he lives alone in the Catskill Mountains. He describes his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship. For grades 5-8.
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1959

Medal Winner

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Annotation:
When sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler helps a woman accused of witchcraft in colonial New England, she too is brought to trial as a suspect. Kit's friend Prudence, and Nat, a sailor who has fallen in love with Kit, come to her defense. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Honors

Along Came a Dog

Author: Meindert Dejong
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa

Author: Francis Kalnay
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Family Under The Bridge

Author: Natalie Savage Carlson
Annotation:
Armand, an adventurous old hobo, lives under a bridge in Paris. One December day he arrives there to discover three redheaded children and a dog. Armand cares for the young Calcets while their mother works. During one of their escapades around the city, they tell Santa Claus they want a real home. For grades 3-6.
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  • DB 48442 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 2 hours, 5 minutes.
  • BR 12223 - 1 volume.

The Perilous Road

Author: William O. Steele
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1958

Medal Winner

Rifles for Watie

Author: Harold Keith
Annotation:
A carefree boy learns the cruelty and savagery of war when he is sent as a Union scout to spy on a Cherokee Indian regiment and find the source of their rifles. To his astonishment, he makes good friends among the enemy and falls in love with a beautiful part-Cherokee girl. For grades 6-9.
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Gone-Away Lake

Author: Elizabeth Enright
Annotation:
On the edge of a swamp, three children discover a row of summer houses half in ruins and the two company-loving, old recluses who live in the apparently deserted houses. For grades 4-7.
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The Great Wheel

Author: Robert Lawson
Annotation:
In the year 2070, North Africa's squalid Endless City has barely survived the devastation of global warming. There a priest who has lost his faith labors to find the cause of the leukemia epidemic that plagues his people. In the course of his search, he finds love, loss, and personal healing. Some strong language.
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The Horsecatcher

Author: Mari Sandoz
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Author: Leo Gurko
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1957

Medal Winner

Miracles on Maple Hill

Author: Virginia Sorenson
Annotation:
As a newly returned POW, a father experiences difficulty in adjusting to his old way of life. When the family moves into a country farmhouse, his ten-year-old daughter sees magic in the changing seasons, and eventually in the changes in her father. For grades 4-7.
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Honors

Black Fox of Lorne

Author: Marguerite de Angeli
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Corn Grows Ripe

Author: Dorothy Rhoads
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The House of Sixty Fathers

Author: Meindert DeJong
Annotation:
A small Chinese boy is separated from his family in wartime as their sampan breaks loose from its moorings and rushes down the river. When the sampan finally drifts ashore, the little boy finds himself in enemy territory with only his pet pig for comfort. A realistic story based on the author's experience in China during World War II. For grades 5-8.
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Mr. Justice Holmes

Author: Clara Ingram Judson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Old Yeller

Author: Fred Gipson
Annotation:
1860s Texas. Fourteen-year-old Travis at first resents the big, yellow stray dog that hangs around his home, but he comes to love and depend on him. With his father away on a cattle drive, Travis is the man of the house and looks to Old Yeller for help and protection. For grades 5-8.
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1956

Medal Winner

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Author: Jean Lee Latham
Annotation:
A fictionalized biography of Nathaniel Bowditch, the American sailor who taught himself mathematics and astronomy and discovered a new method of celestial navigation that saved the lives of many seamen. Historical details are coupled with the romance and adventure of old Salem. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Honors

The Golden Name Day

Author: Jennie Lindquist
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

Author: Katherine Shippen
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Secret River

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Annotation:
When hard times come to a Florida forest, a little girl sets out with her dog to find a secret river that a wise old woman tells her is filled with fish. For grades 2-4.
Available Formats:

  • DB 64041 - Read by George Holmes. Reading time: 12 hours, 10 minutes.

1955

Medal Winner

The Wheel on the School

Author: Meindert DeJong
Annotation:
Long ago, the little Dutch village of Shora was full of friendly, luck-bringing storks. But fierce storms drove the storks away, and they never returned. Six schoolchildren, with the help of their teacher, set out to bring the storks back to their village. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23202 - Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 7 hours, 14 minutes.
  • BR 09525 - 2 volumes.

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Courage of Sarah Noble

Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Annotation:
A brave little eight-year-old and her father take a perilous journey to the wilderness of Connecticut, where the new family home is to be built. For grades 2-4.
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Author: James Ullman
Annotation:
The people of the Alpine villages say that no one will ever conquer the greatest mountain in Switzerland. Nevertheless, young Rudi Matt, whose father lost his life to the peak, joins an expedition to do what no one else has ever done. An authentic adventure based on the original ascent of the Matterhorn. For grades 5-8.
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1954

Medal Winner

...And Now Miguel

Author: Joseph Krumgold
Annotation:
An introspective New Mexico youth tells of his great longing to accompany the men and sheep to summer pasture. Neither child nor man, he feels the need to be recognized as a maturing individual. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

All Alone

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Hurry Home, Candy

Author: Meindert Dejong
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Magic Maize

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Shadrach

Author: Meindert Dejong
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Author: Clara Ingram Judson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1953

Medal Winner

Secret of the Andes

Author: Ann Nolan Clark
Annotation:
High up in a hidden valley in the Andes, an Inca boy whose identity is a mystery is chosen to know the secret of two ancient Inca treasures. For grades 5-8.
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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Jonathan's mother has invited twenty members of the family for dinner, and she needs to borrow a big iron pot from Aunt Emma, who lives on the other side of Hemlock Mountain. Although his mother says there are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, Jonathan is not sure he wants to go over the mountain alone to get the pot. When darkness falls and the animals come out of the forest, Jonathan learns to be brave. For grades 2-4.
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Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1

Author: Genevieve Foster
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Charlotte's Web

Author: E.B. White
Annotation:
A little girl who can talk to animals is devoted to both Wilbur, the foolishly smug pig, and Charlotte, the beautiful gray spider who saves Wilbur's life. This sensitive story is a delight for children of all ages as well as adults. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 74950 - Read by Alexander Scourby. Reading time: 3 hours, 10 minutes.
  • DB 46839 - Read by Jamie Horton. Reading time: 3 hours, 31 minutes.
  • BR 01318 - 2 volumes.
  • BR 09405 - 1 volume.
  • BR 17770 - 1 volume.

Moccasin Trail

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Annotation:
1844, Oregon territory. Missouri farmboy Jim Keath ran away nine years earlier and lived for six of those years as a Crow Indian. Now, learning that his siblings are journeying west to take up land, Jim joins them on the dangerous trek. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Red Sails to Capri

Author: Ann Weil
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1952

Medal Winner

Ginger Pye

Author: Eleanor Estes
Annotation:
Ten-year-old Jerry Pye and his younger sister Rachel get a new puppy and name him Ginger. When Ginger disappears, the adventurous children set out to find him. They suspect the little dog has been spirited away by a mysterious stranger wearing a yellow hat. For grades 3-6.
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Americans Before Columbus

Author: Elizabeth Baity
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Apple and the Arrow

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff
Annotation:
This legendary tale features the great bowman William Tell and his brave son Walter during Switzerland's 1291 fight for freedom. For grades 3-6.
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The Defender

Author: Nicholas Kalashnikoff
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Light at Tern Rock

Author: Julia Sauer
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Minn of the Mississippi

Author: Holling C. Holling
Annotation:
The adventures of a tough snapping turtle who takes a 2,500-mile trip from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. Minn's life and the life of the river are closely interwoven in this account of his 25-year-long journey. For grades 4-7.
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1951

Medal Winner

Amos Fortune, Free Man

Author: Elizabeth Yates
Annotation:
Born an African prince, Amos Fortune is captured by slave traders when he is fifteen. He is sold in Boston, where he learns the tanner's trade. At age sixty, Fortune is able to purchase his freedom, and he begins to save money for the freedom of other slaves. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People

Author: Clara Ingram Judson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Better Known as Johnny Appleseed

Author: Mabel Leigh Hunt
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword

Author: Jeanette Eaton
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Story of Appleby Capple

Author: Anne Parrish
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1950

Medal Winner

The Door in the Wall

Author Marguerite De Angeli
Annotation:
A crippled boy in fourteenth-century England matures from whining invalidism to heroic courage when he saves a friend's castle from invasion by the Welsh. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22885 - Read by Tom Martin. Reading time: 2 hours, 48 minutes.
  • BR 09243 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Blue Cat of Castle Town

Author: Catherine Coblentz
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


George Washington

Author: Genevieve Foster
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Kildee House

Author: Rutherford Montgomery
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin

Author: Walter & Marion Havighurst
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Tree of Freedom

Author: Rebecca Caudill
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1949

Medal Winner

King of the Wind

Author: Marguerite Henry
Annotation:
The story of Sham, a magnificent Arabian stallion, and Agba, the stable boy who cares for him faithfully as they cross the seas from Morocco to England and France. When King Louis XV of France rejects the gift of this stallion, he does not know that the horse will become the founder of a strain of thoroughbreds, one of which will be Man o' War. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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  • DB 16570 - Read by James DeLotel. Reading time: 3 hours, 28 minutes.
  • BR 09058 - 1 volume.

Honors

Daughter of the Mountains

Author: Louise Rankin
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


My Father's Dragon

Author: Ruth S. Gannett
Annotation:
When Elmer Elevator befriends an old alley cat, he hears the story of the captive baby dragon on Wild Island and decides to rescue him. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 25589 - Read by John Horton. Reading time: 45 minutes.

Seabird

Author: Holling C. Holling
Annotation:
An ivory gull carved by young Ezra Brown on a whaling ship in 1832 brings luck to him and his descendants as they journey the seven seas. For grades 4-7.
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Story of the Negro

Author: Arna Bontemps
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1948

Medal Winner

The Twenty-One Balloons

Author: William Pène du Bois
Annotation:
Professor Sherman sets off on a flight across the Pacific in a giant balloon, and three weeks later he is over the wrong ocean with too many balloons. The adventure is narrated by the professor with hilarious solemnity. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23467 - Read by Ronald B. Meyer. Reading time: 3 hours, 7 minutes.
  • BR 09116 - 1 volume.

Honors

The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories

Author: Harold Courlander
Annotation:
A classic collection of seventeen tales from West Africa “…about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are.” Included are “Anansi and Nothing Go Hunting for Wives,” “How Soko Brought Debt to Ashanti,” and “Don't Shake Hands with Everybody.” For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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  • DB 27932 - Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time: 2 hours, 29 minutes.

Li Lun, Lad of Courage

Author: Carolyn Treffinger
Annotation:
A Chinese boy refuses to become a fisherman because he is afraid of the sea, but later proves his courage by completing the almost impossible task which his angry father sets for him. For grades 4-7.
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Misty of Chincoteague

Author: Marguerite Henry
Annotation:
The adventures of Maureen and Paul Beebe, who want to own the freedom-loving mare Phantom and her colt, Misty–wild ponies from the islands along Virginia's Atlantic coast. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 25353 - Read by David Palmer. Reading time: 2 hours, 36 minutes.
  • BR 12918 - 1 volume.

Pancakes-Paris

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot

Author: Catherine Besterman
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1947

Medal Winner

Miss Hickory

Author: Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Annotation:
The adventures of Miss Hickory, a country doll made of an applewood twig with a hickory nut for a head, and her unusual neighbors. Left behind when her owner goes to school in Boston, Miss Hickory must spend the long New Hampshire winter alone. For grades 3-6.
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Honors

The Avion My Uncle Flew

Author: Cyrus Fisher, pseud. (Darwin L. Teilhet)
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Big Tree

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Heavenly Tenants

Author: William Maxwell
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Hidden Treasure of Glaston

Author: Eleanor Jewett
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Wonderful Year

Author: Nancy Barnes
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1946

Medal Winner

Strawberry Girl

Author: Lois Lenski
Annotation:
This regional story contrasts the lives of an industrious family of Florida Crackers struggling to make a living from their strawberry patch, and the shiftless family who lives on the adjoining farm. For grades 4-7.
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Honors

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Author: Christine Weston
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Author: Marguerite Henry
Annotation:
A hardy little Vermont work horse becomes the sire of the famous breed of Morgan horses and is ridden by President James Monroe. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 10772 - Read by Charlie Ryle. Reading time: 2 hours, 52 minutes.

The Moved-Outers

Author: Florence Crannell Means
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New Found World

Author: Katherine Shippen
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1945

Medal Winner

Rabbit Hill

Author: Robert Lawson
Annotation:
When a new family moves into a big house that has been standing empty, they start an extra-large garden. The small animals rejoice because they really miss the garden they once depended on. For grades 3-6.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23114 - Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
  • BR 09570 - 1 volume.

Honors

Abraham Lincoln's World

Author: Genevieve Foster
Annotation:
Episodes from Lincoln's life are related to events taking place in other parts of the world, such as the unification of Germany, the freeing of serfs in Russia, and Commodore Perry's opening of Japan. For grades 6-9.
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The Hundred Dresses

Author: Eleanor Estes
Annotation:
Although Wanda Petronski comes to school each day in a faded blue dress, she tells the other girls that she has a hundred dresses lined up in her closet. Popular Peggy thinks this is hilarious and teases Wanda about it. Peggy's best friend, Maddie, is uneasy about the teasing and feels horrible when Wanda stops coming to school. For grades 3-6.
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Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams

Author: Jeanetter Eaton
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Silver Pencil

Author: Alice Dalgliesh
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1944

Medal Winner

Johnny Tremain

Author: Esther Forbes
Annotation:
After injuring his right hand, fourteen-year-old Johnny, a silversmith's apprentice, becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution. He meets Massachusetts patriots and becomes involved in events leading to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. For grades 5-8.
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  • DB 22808 - Read by Lynn Schrichte. Reading time: 8 hours, 26 minutes.
  • BR 15252 - 2 volumes.

Honors

Fog Magic

Author: Julia Sauer
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Mountain Born

Author: Elizabeth Yates
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Rufus M.

Author: Eleanor Estes
Annotation:
Rufus Moffat, aged seven, takes center stage as a self-reliant and inventive boy. He wants to do everything that his older brother and sisters can do, and he doesn't let his being younger, smaller, or left-handed stop him for one minute. Sequel to The Middle Moffat (DB 22557 | BR 05937). For grades 4-7.
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These Happy Golden Years

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Annotation:
Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder, the town's most eligible bachelor, enjoy a delightful romance while Laura teaches school. When her last term ends, they marry and look forward to a long and happy life together. Sequel to Little Town on the Prairie (DB 21199 | BR 11326). For grades 5-8 and older readers.
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1943

Medal Winner

Adam of the Road

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray
Annotation:
Tale of a minstrel boy, Adam, who wanders through southeastern England in the thirteenth century. Adam's adventures in search of his beloved father and his lost dog lead him to London, Winchester, and Oxford. For grades 4-7.
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Honors

Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Author: Mabel Leigh Hunt
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Middle Moffat

Author: Eleanor Estes
Annotation:
Although ten-year-old Janie is just the unremarkable middle member of the Moffat family, she lives a very rich and mysterious life in the privacy of her own imagination. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22557 - Read by Virginia Kearns. Reading time: 5 hours, 12 minutes.
  • BR 05937 - 2 volumes.

1942

Medal Winner

The Matchlock Gun

Author: Walter Edmonds
Annotation:
While his father is away fighting during the French and Indian War in 1756, ten-year-old Edward Van Alstyne helps his mother ward off an Indian attack by firing an ancient Spanish musket. For grades 3-6.
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Honors

Down Ryton Water

Author: Eva Roe Gaggin
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


George Washington's World

Author: Genevieve Foster
Annotation:
A panoramic account of George Washington's life describes important events happening in other parts of the world at the same time. Gives glimpses into the lives of other famous people of the time including Catherine the Great of Russia, Napoleon, and the composer Mozart, showing how they lived as children and the part each played in the history of the world. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Author: Lois Lenski
Annotation:
In 1758, a white child was captured by Indians and taken to a Seneca village in what is now New York. This story describes her early years in captivity and details the Seneca way of life in the eighteenth century. For grades 5-8.
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Little Town on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Annotation:
In 1881 Mary, who is blind, is finally able to leave for college, and Laura gets a job in town helping a seamstress. She also continues her schooling so she can receive her teaching certificate. Sequel to The Long Winter (DB 21198 | BR 11325). For grades 4-7.
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1941

Medal Winner

Call It Courage

Author: Armstrong Sperry
Annotation:
Mafatu is the son of a great chief of a Polynesian island, where courage is a man's most respected quality. But Mafatu is afraid of the sea. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22825 - Read by Harold Parker. Reading time: 2 hours, 19 minutes.
  • BR 09146 - 1 volume.

Honors

Blue Willow

Author: Doris Gates
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Long Winter

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Annotation:
The Ingalls family moves from their stake on the Dakota prairie to their store in town to escape the severe winter. One blizzard follows another until trains stop running and the community, isolated for months, faces starvation. Sequel to By the Shores of Silver Lake (DB 21197 | BR 11324). For grades 4-7.
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Nansen

Author: Anna Gertrude Hall
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Young Mac of Fort Vancouver

Author: Mary Jane Carr
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1940

Medal Winner

Daniel Boone

Author: James Daugherty
Biography of the legendary frontiersman born in 1734. Describes the call of the West that led Daniel Boone to Kentucky and eventually to Missouri. Discusses his enjoyment of the wilderness, the company of Indians, and pioneering experiences. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 60235 - Read by Erik Synnestvedt. Reading time: 2 hours, 6 minutes.

Honors

Boy with a Pack

Author: Stephen W. Meader
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


By the Shores of Silver Lake

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Annotation:
The Ingalls family moves westward once more, this time to the Dakota territory, where Pa finds a job in a railroad camp and the family takes up a homestead. Sequel to On the Banks of Plum Creek (DB 21196 | BR 11323). For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz

Author: Mabel Robinson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Singing Tree

Author: Kate Seredy
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1939

Medal Winner

Thimble Summer

Author: Elizabeth Enright
Annotation:
One scorching day in the middle of a drought, Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble which she believes to be magic. Good luck begins that night with a rainfall that saves her father's crops. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • BR 09158 - 1 volume.
  • DB 23207 - Read by Janis Gray. Reading time: 3 hours, 45 minutes.

Honors

Hello the Boat!

Author: Phyllis Crawford
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot

Author: Jeanette Eaton
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Mr. Popper's Penguins

Author: Richard & Florence Atwater
Annotation:
When his pet penguin, “Captain Cook,” becomes lonely, Mr. Popper gets another penguin to keep him company. Before long, there are ten more penguins in the Popper household and things are never quite the same again. For grades 3-6.
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Nino

Author: Valenti Angelo
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Penn

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1938

Medal Winner

The White Stag

Author: Kate Seredy
Annotation:
The legendary story of Attila the Hun and the founding of Hungary–of a white stag and red eagle leading a people to their promised land. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

Bright Island

Author: Mabel Robinson
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


On the Banks of Plum Creek

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Annotation:
The pioneering Ingalls family leaves the prairie for a farm and a primitive sod hut in Minnesota, where they must battle a flood, a blizzard, and a devastating plague of grasshoppers. Sequel to Little House on the Prairie (DB 10929 | BR 10510). For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Pecos Bill

Author: James Cloyd Bowman
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1937

Medal Winner

Roller Skates

Author: Ruth Sawyer
Annotation:
Lucinda is a lively, happy ten-year-old who spends her spare time exploring New York on roller skates. Her happy personality wins many friends, and her adventures reveal a picture of city life in 1890. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Honors

Audubon

Author: Constance Rourke
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Codfish Musket

Author: Agnes Hewes
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Golden Basket

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Phebe Fairchild: Her Book

Author: Lois Lenski
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Whistler's Van

Author: Idwal Jones
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Winterbound

Author: Margery Bianco
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1936

Medal Winner

Caddie Woodlawn

Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Annotation:
Life is difficult for the Woodlawn family after they leave New England for the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s, but eleven-year-old Caddie loves the challenge of adjusting to pioneer life and making friends with the nearby Indians. For grade 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22917 - Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 4 hours, 51 minutes.
  • BR 07669 - 2 volumes.

Honors

All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud

Author: Armstrong Sperry
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Good Master

Author: Kate Seredy
Annotation:
A story about the escapades of a lively girl from Budapest, on her uncle's farm before the First World War. For grades 4-7.
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Honk, the Moose

Author: Phil Stong
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Young Walter Scott

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1935

Medal Winner

Dobry

Author: Monica Shannon
Annotation:
The author's memories of childhood in Bulgaria enhance this story of a young peasant boy who wants to be a sculptor. He is discouraged by his mother's opposition but nourished by his grandfather's support. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23168 - Read by Randy Wieck. Reading time: 4 hours, 9 minutes.
  • BR 09611 - 1 volume.

Honors

Davy Crockett

Author: Constance Rourke
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic

Author: Hilda Von Stockum
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Pageant of Chinese History

Author: Elizabeth Seeger
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1934

Medal Winner

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

Author: Cornelia Meigs
Annotation:
A vivid portrait of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), who based the story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy on her own family: her hardworking mother, idealistic father, and three sisters. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
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Honors

ABC Bunny

Author: Wanda Gág
Annotation:
An alphabet book which tells of a little rabbit's adventures. For preschool-grade 2.
Available Formats:

  • DB 30798 - Read by Adale O'Brien. Reading time: 8 minutes.
  • BR 16043 - PRINT/BRAILLE

Apprentice of Florence

Author: Ann Kyle
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside

Author: Padraic Colum
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Forgotten Daughter

Author: Caroline Snedeker
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Glory of the Seas

Author: Agnes Hewes
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


New Land

Author: Sarah Schmidt
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Swords of Steel

Author: Elsie Singmaster
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Winged Girl of Knossos

Author: Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best)
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1933

Medal Winner

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Author: Elizabeth Lewis
Annotation:
Rogues and bandits seem to rule China during the turbulent 1920s. But Young Fu has moved from his country home to the city, and he is determined to be an honest, hardworking coppersmith's apprentice. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia

Author: Nora Burglon
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War

Author: Hildegarde Swift
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Swift Rivers

Author: Cornelia Meigs
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1932

Medal Winner

Waterless Mountain

Author: Laura Adams Armer
Annotation:
Eight-year-old Younger Brother loves the beauty of the dawn, the sky, the rainbow, and the clouds. When the boy sees the Deer People in a vision, his uncle knows that Younger Brother can learn the songs of his Navajo people to become a powerful medicine man. Younger Brother finds adventures in nature around him, new encounters with whites, and his role as Little Singer. For grades 5-8.
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Honors

Boy of the South Seas

Author: Eunice Tietjens
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Calico Bush

Author: Rachel Field
Annotation:
A brave French girl “bound out” to a pioneer family travels with them from Massachusetts to a new settlement in Maine, where the pioneers face loneliness, hard work, Indian raids, and death. For grades 3-6.
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The Fairy Circus

Author: Dorothy P. Lathrop
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Jane's Island

Author: Marjorie Allee
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Out of the Flame

Author: Eloise Lownsbery
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Author: Mary Gould Davis
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1931

Medal Winner

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
Annotation:
Soon after adopting a lucky three-colored cat, a poor Japanese artist is hired to paint a masterpiece. The devoted pet watches patiently as the man draws the animals Buddha has blessed. At last he draws a cat and earns a special miracle. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:


Honors

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of a Pagan Princess

Author: Alida Malkus
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Floating Island

Author: Anne Parrish
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

Author: Herbert Best
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Meggy MacIntosh

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Mountains are Free

Author: Julie Davis Adams
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer

Author: Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Queer Person

Author: Ralph Hubbard
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Spice and the Devil's Cave

Author: Agnes Hewes
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1930

Medal Winner

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Author: Rachel Field
Annotation:
Hitty, no ordinary doll, was carved from a block of wood for Phoebe, a little girl who took her toy everywhere. Hitty, now securely perched in a window of an antiques shop, recalls her adventuresome life on land and sea. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 58360 - Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time: 6 hours, 32 minutes.
  • BR 15452 - 2 volumes.

Honors

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland

Author: Jeanette Eaton
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Jumping-Off Place

Author: Marion Hurd McNeely
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Little Blacknose

Author: Hildegarde Swift
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Pran of Albania

Author: Elizabeth Miller
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Author: Ella Young
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Vaino

Author: Julia Davis Adams
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1929

Medal Winner

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Author: Eric P. Kelly
Annotation:
The commemoration of an act of bravery and self-sacrifice in Krakow, Poland, saves the lives of a family two centuries later. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 22916 - Read by Robert O'Keefe. Reading time: 5 hours, 35 minutes.
  • BR 08341 - 2 volumes.

Honors

The Boy Who Was

Author: Grace Hallock
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Clearing Weather

Author: Cornelia Meigs
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Millions of Cats

Author: Wanda Gág
Annotation:
Once upon a time a very old man set out to find a pretty cat for his lonely wife. Unable to choose only one, he comes home with hundreds and thousands and millions and billions and trillions of cats. But she still wants only one. For grades K-3.
Available Formats:


Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo

Author: John Bennett
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Runaway Papoose

Author: Grace Moon
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Tod of the Fens

Author: Elinor Whitney
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1928

Medal Winner

Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

Author: Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Annotation:
A carrier-pigeon, raised by an Indian boy, is taught to fly messages for the Allies in France during World War I. Based on the author's own experiences as a boy in India. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
Available Formats:

  • DB 32318 - Read by John Stratton. Reading time: 3 hours, 28 minutes.

Honors

The Wonder Smith and His Son

Author: Ella Young
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Downright Dencey

Author: Caroline Snedeker
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1927

Medal Winner

Smoky, the Cowhorse

Author: Will James
Annotation:
The life of a spirited smoke-colored horse told in the cowboy vernacular. Follows Smoky's experiences from his birth on the open range and his capture by humans to working as an outlaw rodeo star and saddle horse. For grades 6-9.
Available Formats:

  • DB 23452 - Read by Phil Regensdorf. Reading time: 8 hours, 43 minutes.
  • BR 15744 - 2 volumes.

Honor

[None recorded]

1926

Medal Winner

Shen of the Sea

Author: Arthur Bowie Chrisman
Annotation:
Sixteen humorous stories capturing the spirit of Chinese culture and wisdom. In the title piece, a child learns of an ancient king who tried to save his city from flood by outsmarting the water demons. Other tales depict chopstick origins and more. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
Available Formats:


Honor

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery

Author: Padraic Colum
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1925

Medal Winner

Tales from Silver Lands

Author: Charles Finger
Annotation:
The folk magic of a land of silver cascades, mist-shrouded mountains, and wide pampas fills these nineteen South American stories. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:


Honors

The Dream Coach

Author: Anne Parrish
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story

Author: Annie Carroll Moore
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


1924

Medal Winner

The Dark Frigate

Author: Charles Hawes
Annotation:
The English frigate on which Philip Marsham is training rescues twelve men from a sinking ship, but within three days the rescued men have murdered the captain, seized the ship, and sailed for the Caribbean in hope of plunder and booty. Some violence. For grades 5-8.
Available Formats:


Honors

[None recorded]


1923

Medal Winner

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Author: Hugh Lofting
Annotation:
Nine-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh tells about Doctor Dolittle's adventures as he voyages to Spidermonkey Island and struggles to learn shellfish language. For grades 4-7.
Available Formats:

  • DB 28256 - Read by Tom Martin. Reading time: 7 hours, 39 minutes.
  • BR 16371 - 2 volumes.

Honors

[None recorded]


1922

Medal Winner

The Story of Mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem van Loon
Annotation:
An account of man's history revealed through movements and ideas, from prehistoric times to the present. For junior and senior high readers. Available Formats:


Honors

Cedric the Forester

Author: Bernard Marshall
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Author: Padraic Colum
Annotation:
The strange and wondrous adventures of Jason and his brave Argonauts, who sought the famous Golden Fleece. Interwoven with their adventures are the mythical tales of Orpheus, Atalanta, Theseus, and Pandora and her secret box.
Available Formats:

  • DB 72149 - Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time: 9 hours, 4 minutes.

The Great Quest

Author: Charles Hawes
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure

Author: William Bowen
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


The Windy Hill

Author: Cornelia Meigs
NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY FORMAT


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