King of Shadows

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King of Shadows

by Susan Cooper

Age: 9 +

Interests: theatre, Shakespeare, history, English history, time travel, mystery

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Onion John

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1960

Onion John

by Joseph Krumgold

Age: 9 +

Interests: father-son relationships, careers, superstition, tolerance, small town life

Also by this author: … And Now Miguel (another Newbery Medal winner), Henry 3, The Most Terrible Turk: A Story of Turkey, Sweeney’s Adventure

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Amos Fortune, Free Man

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Amos Fortune, Free Man

Elizabeth Yates

illustrated by Nora S. Unwin

Age: 9 +

Interests: history, American history, biography, slavery, racism, religion

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Avi

Age: 9 +

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, adventure, action, violence, orphans, politics, religion

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Number the Stars

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1990

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Age: 9+

Interests: history, war, Denmark, WWII, Jewish history, Holocaust, intolerance, spies, adventure More

The Wind on the Moon

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1944

The Wind on the Moon

by Eric Linklater

Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures

Age: 9+

Interests: magic, animals, adventure, siblings, action, bad behaviour, strong girls, satire More

Lincoln: A Photobiography

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER -1988

Lincoln: A Photobiography

by Russell Freedman

Age: 9+

Interests: history, American history, biography, politics, war

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The Wool-Pack

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1951

The Wool-Pack

written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett

Age: 9+

Interests: history, British history, medieval history, business, farming, mystery, travel More

Skellig

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1998

Skellig

by David Almond

Age: 9+

Interests: birds, poetry, mystery, magic, illness, death, dreams

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Smoky the Cowhorse

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1927

Smoky the Cowhorse

written and illustrated by Will James

Age: 9+

Interests: horses, cowboys, animals

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