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FREE Newbery Award Books Part 5: Amazing Fantasy, Folk Tale, and Mythology

Judging from the Newbery Award books I’ve seen and read, the books need to be well written, but they also need to have an unusual topic. Given the sheer numbers of books written and published, that’s fair. Some of them are so original, however, they defy categorization. This image is the final drawing in “My …

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FREE Newbery Award Books Part 3: Books Set in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Newbery Award books, by definition, must be written by Americans or first published in the United States, but they do not have to be ABOUT the United States. These books are all set in various parts of the modern United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) although they are all set in the past. One …

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FREE Newbery Award Books Part 2: Fiction set in the Western United States

In Part 2 of our series on FREE Newbery Award winners, this week we bring you books set in the Western part of the United States. Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James Newbery Medal, 1927 Smoky the Cowhorse is set in the 1910’s, just long enough before the novel was written to document the shift …

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