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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Walk Two Moons

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1995

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Age: 10 +

Interests: mystery, family, death, grandparents, friendship, first love, divorce More

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

Tamar

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2005

Tamar

by Mal Peet

Age: 13+

Interests: war, WWII, violence, Holland, spies, occupation, romance, grandparents, family history, mystery

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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

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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Secret of the Andes

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1953

Secret of the Andes

by Ann Nolan Clark

Age: 8+

Interests: Peru, Inca, South America, mountains, animals, mystery More

The Westing Game

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1979

The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, crime, bad behaviour, treasure, murder More

The Otterbury Incident

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The Otterbury Incident

by C. Day Lewis

illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, crime, kid detectives, England, action, some violence, school, bad behaviour, money

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