The Westing Game
Award: Newbery Medal (1979)
by Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
The Bronze Bow
Award: Newbery Medal (1962)
by Elizabeth George Speare
This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin — a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel.
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women
Award: Newbery Medal (1934)
by Cornelia Meigs
A biography tracing the fascinating life of Louisa May Alcott from her happy childhood in Pennsylvania and Boston to her success as a writer of such classics as Little Women.
Award: Newbery Medal (2006)
by Lynne Rae Perkins
Teenagers in a small town experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
The Edge of the Cloud
Award: Carnegie Medal in Literature (1969)
by KM Peyton
Christina and Will have escaped Flambards for London with their heads full of dreams, only to find a whole new set of problems. Not only the basic ones of work and a place to live, but Will's single-minded ambition to desing and pilot flying machines, which terrify Christina every time he leaves the ground. Will is certain he can become a success, but what price is he willing to pay for the glory?
Bud, Not Buddy
Award: Newbery Medal (2000)
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father - the renowned bandleader, H. E Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Bridge to Terabithia
Award: Newbery Medal (1978)
by Katherine Paterson
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Award: Newbery Medal (1992)
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
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