A Valley Grows Up

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1953

A Valley Grows Up

by Edward Osmond

Age: 10+

Interests: history, British history, architecture, engineering, transportation, warfare, town planning, ancient history, medieval history

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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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The Lantern Bearers

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The Lantern Bearers

by Rosemary Sutcliff

illustrated by Charles Keeping

Age: 12 +

Interests: history, British history, war, violence, Vikings, Romans, slavery

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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2008

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz

illustrated by Robert Byrd

Age: 10+

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, theatre, theatrical plays

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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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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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The Midwife’s Apprentice

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1996

The Midwife’s Apprentice

by Karen Cushman

Age: 10+

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, orphans, strong girls, hardship, learning a trade, coming of age More

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1973

 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

by Penelope Lively

Age: 8 +

Interests: ghosts, history, magic, supernatural

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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

King of the Wind

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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

by Marguerite Henry

Age: 8+

Interests: horses, animals, horse racing, history, sport

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