Award Winners

The Secret Garden (one of the 100 best books of all time)

In this beautiful book by Frances Hodgsen Burnett, a young girl is orphaned and sent to live with an uncle in the English countryside. This is a magical story, and has been made into a very good movie. This link takes you to the complete text of the book on Project Gutenberg.

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/113/113-h/113-h.htm

Bridge to Terabithia (1978 Newbery medal winner)

This is a great article about why this book is just as relevant today as it was when it was written. There is also a movie for the book, and it's excellent!

http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/02/bridge-terabithia-relevant-today-40-years-ago/

The Giver (1994 Newbery medal winner)

This has the full text of the novel The Giver by Lowis Lowry. This has also been made into a movie in 2014.

http://schools.smcps.org/lms/images/6thgrade/thegiver.pdf

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (2014 Newbery medal winner)

This excellent book by author Kate DiCamillo will pull you in right from the start! It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. Click the link to see a book trailer to learn more about this fun story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXoImJ8ApDQ

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2001 Caldecott Honor book)

This is an award-winning children's book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin, tells the story of Farmer Brown's cows, who find an old typewriter in the barn and use it to ask Farmer Brown for things to make their life easier. When he isn't quick to give in, the cows and their friends go on strike. You can watch the video linked below for a funny read-aloud of this great book.

https://youtu.be/jbHoZUZf8RI

Last Stop on Market Street (2016 Caldecott Honors book)

This link will take you to the web site of Matt de la Pena, the author of Last Stop on Market Street.

http://mattdelapena.com/books/last-stop-on-market-street/

A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2011 Caldecott medal winner)

This sweet story is an awesome example of caring. Click on the link to see more information about this lovely book.

http://childrenslibrarylady.com/sick-day-amos-mcgee/

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (2015 Caldecott medal winner)

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, is a sweet, inventive picture book about a creature waiting to be imagined by a person so the two can be "perfect" friends. Click the link below to see a read-aloud YouTube video of the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsJP0Z5vftA

Caldecott Awards List

Here's the list of books who have won the Caldecott award, from 1938-present.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal

The Newbery Awards List

Are you curious to see what books have won a Newbery medal? Here's the list of all the winners, 1938-present!

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal

Project Gutenberg

Find books that are not copyright protected. Great books that are classics, and you can read them for free!

http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/