Is there truth behind this legend?
A possible origin of the Hungarian people.
A Medieval Trilogy
An unpredictable plot and endearing protagonist make this trilogy an engaging "must read".
The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner
As a warm-hearted animal adventure, Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" is a worthy tale. But it doesn't stop there.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
An engaging story about true happiness.
The Trumpeter of Krakow
Everyone admires a young, courageous hero.
The Midwife’s Apprentice
I like to think that a Newbery award winning book is a sure bet.
Adam of the Road
Life in thirteenth century England comes alive in this Newbery Medal winner.
The Door in the Wall
This classic Newbery winner teaches some important lessons.
Andy wants nothing more than to work in his father's store.
Dead End in Norvelt
Since last year's Newbery winner was so exceptional, I had high expectations for this year's choice. I was disappointed.
Moon Over Manifest
This Newbery winner has all the makings of a modern classic.
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|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
not recommended: not appropriate for intended readers