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Award Winning Reading

moonmanifest.gifThe 2011 Newbery Medal winner is Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

History and fiction marry beautifully in this lively debut novel. It's as if readers jump off the train in Manifest, KS, in 1936 with Abilene Tucker, 12, the feisty, likable, and perceptive narrator. She is there to live with Pastor Shady Howard, her father's friend, while her father works on the railroad back in Iowa.

amosmcgee.gifThe 2011 Caldecott Medal winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee , illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead.

In this tender tale of reciprocity and friendship, zookeeper Amos McGee gets the sniffles and receives a surprise visit from his caring animal friends. Erin Stead’s delicate woodblock prints and fine pencil work complement Philip Stead’s understated, spare and humorous text to create a well-paced, gentle and satisfying book, perfect for sharing with friends.