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Newbery Medal Winners for Grades 3-5

Honoring the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," Newbery winners are some of the best chapter books available.
 
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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni's mother walked out on her seven years ago, and she's been asking about her ever since — so that she won't forget her mom.

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Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Illustrated by Donna Diamond
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Call It Courage
by Armstrong Sperry Illustrated by Dom Lupo

A legendary adventure story of how Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a Polynesian race who worships courage, conquers his fear of the sea and proves he isn't a coward.

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg

Bored with her life, twelve-year-old Claudia Kincaid is ready for a big change. In fact, she wants to run away from home. But she doesn't like discomfort. She doesn't even like picnics. So an old-fashioned, knapsack kind of running away is out of the question.

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A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck

Set during the years 1929–1942, and told in eight engaging episodes, this fresh and funny novel recounts a boy and his sister's annual summer trips to rural Illinois to visit their eccentric grandmother.

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My Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and under-appreciated flying baby dragon, he packs his knapsack with supplies and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon!

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Sarah, Plain and Tall
Series: Sarah, Plain and Tall, Book #1
by Patricia MacLachlan

Caleb and Anna have been living without a mother for a long time. In fact, Caleb doesn't even remember Mama, who died a day after he was born. Anna tells him that Papa and Mama sang every day, and now Papa doesn't sing at all.

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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
by Kate DiCamillo

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light.

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Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech

On a long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle tells her grandparents about her friend Phoebe, who is coping with the disappearance of her mother. Beneath Phoebe's story is Sal's search for her own mother, who left one sunny morning and never returned.

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The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman

Jemmy, who once made a meager living catching rats in the sewers, is now living in the king's castle as the whipping boy for Prince Horace, commonly known to the citizens of the kingdom as Prince Brat.

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