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A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
1963 Newbery Medal

Three mysterious woman help Meg and Charles Wallce search the fifth dimension for their father who is a scientist. "Has the general appearance of being science fiction, but it is not. There is mystery, mysticism, a feeling of indefinable brooding horror . . . original, different, exciting."--Saturday Review.


From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg
1968 Newbery Medal

Claudia and her brother Jamie plan to run away from home and decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be the best place to live. They are caught in the middle of a controvery to determine whether or not a new statue was actually sculpted by Michaelangelo.



THE SUMMER OF THE SWANS
Betsy Byars
1971 Newbery Medal

A compelling story of a 14-year-old girl and how her outlook on life changed when her mentally retarded brother is lost looking for the swans.



THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
Elizabeth Speare
1959 Newbery Medal

Novel takes place in the late 1600 when Kit Tyler from Barbados is sen to live with Puritanical relatives in Connecticut. This once care free child finds herself out of place in the community and befriends a woman that is considered to be a witch and finds herself on trial for witchcraft.



Dear Mr.Henshaw
Beverly Clearly
1984 Newbery Medal

Ten year old Leigh writes to his favorite author, Mr.Henshaw and reveals to him the problems that he is having dealing with his parent's divorce and his concerns about being the new kid in school. Mr. Henshaw encourages Leigh to put his thoughts in a diary. A story about finding our own way in the world.

Summary: Sounderby William Armstrong Summary: A young African American boy is living in a small town during a period of harsh prejudice. The boy is assisted during bad times by the teacher who taught him and took him under his wing.

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