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Lois Lowry says, "My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections."
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead are both Newbery Medal winners. These middle-grade readers also share such common themes as time travel, mysterious strangers, and adolescence.
Katherine Paterson has written many beloved children's books. She has been awarded two Newbery medals, and also served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
A Long Way from Chicago, by Richard Peck, is about a boy's summer trips during the Depression to visit his eccentric grandma. Also by Peck:
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, is the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread. Also by DiCamillo:
Freak the Mighty, by W.R. Philbrick, is about two unlikely friends and how they face the world head-on. Philbrick has also written:
In Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan writes of prairie life and themes of abandonment, loss and love. Also by MacLachlan: