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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The Twenty-One Balloons

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1948

The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Pène du Bois

Age: 8 +

Interests: balloons, travel, inventions, inventors, science, adventure, volcanoes

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Knight Crusader

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Knight Crusader

by Ronald Welch

illustrations by William Stobbs

Age: 12+

Interests: knights, crusades, history, medieval history, war, adventure, violence

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Daniel Boone

Daniel-Boone

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Daniel Boone

written and illustrated by James Daugherty

Age: 10+

Interests: American history, history, pioneer life, biography, war, violence, adventure, First Nations

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The Graveyard Book

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2010

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Age: 10+

Interests: ghosts, ghouls, violence, orphans, monsters, adopted family, adventure

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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 Witch of Blackbird Pond

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

Age: 10+

Interests: history, American history, politics, religion, intolerance, adventure, romance, strong girls, orphans, witches, superstition 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

The Matchlock Gun

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1942

The Matchlock Gun

by Walter D. Edmonds

Age: 7+

Interests: history, American history, war, family

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The Little Grey Men

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1942

The Little Grey Men

by BB

illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford

Age: 8+

Interests: gnomes, little people, boats, travel, adventure, animals, nature, birds, country life, seasons

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