Tag Archives: Newbery Honor Book

Gone-Away Lake & Return to Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (1957 & 1961)

Portia and Foster Blake spend part of every summer with their favorite cousin, Julian Jarman.  But this summer, Julian’s parents have purchased a new house in the country and this brings all kinds of new possibilities! Imagine the children’s delight … Continue reading

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The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (1954)

The purported true story of seven-year-old Sarah Noble. In 1707, Sarah and her father travel to the frontier of Connecticut to establish a homestead on property he has recently purchased.  Connecticut is wild country in those days, filled with animals … Continue reading

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2000)

Kate DiCamillo is one of only six authors to win the Newbery Medal TWICE.  Although her very popular book, Because of Winn-Dixie, didn’t win the Medal, it is a Newbery Honor Book and well worth reading! Opal and her father … Continue reading

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