The Hero and the Crown

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1985

The Hero and the Crown

by Robin McKinley

Age: 11+

Interests: fantasy, magic, princesses, strong girls, dragons, war and violence, romance

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Age: 10+

Interests: fantasy, magic, witches, dystopia, strong girls

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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 Owl Service

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1967

The Owl Service

by Alan Garner

Age: 12+

Interests: mystery, magic, horror, folktales, Wales 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

Tom’s Midnight Garden

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1958

Tom’s Midnight Garden

by Philippa Pearce

Age: 8+

Interests: gardens, history, time travel, England, friendship, magic, mystery, play 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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Tales from Silver Lands

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1925

Tales from Silver Lands

by Charles J. Finger

illustrated by Paul Honoré

Age: 7+

Interests: folk tales, fairy tales, South America, animals, magic

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A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1982

A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE’S INN: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

by Nancy Willard

illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Age: 4+

Interests: poetry, magic, animals

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Rootabaga Stories

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Rootabaga Stories

by Carl Sandburg

illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham

Age: 5+

Interests: folk tales, history, poetry, language More

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