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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Millions

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2004

Millions

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Age: 8+

Interests: money, religion, morality, crime, single parent, siblings, ghosts More

The Lark on the Wing

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1950

The Lark on the Wing

by Elfrida Vipont

Age: 11+

Interests: music, religion, romance, coming of age stories 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

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1928

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

Age: 8+

Interests: birds, India, jungle, animals, war, religion, Buddhism More

City of Gold

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1980

City of Gold: and other stories from the Old Testament

retold by Peter Dickinson

illustrated by Michael Foreman

Age: 11+

Interests: bible, religion, history

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The Cat Who Went to Heaven

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1931

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

by Elizabeth Coatsworth

illustrated by Lynd Ward

Age: 8+

Interests: cats, artists, animals, Japan, Buddhism, religion More

The Door in the Wall

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1950

The Door in the Wall

by Margeurite de Angeli

Age: 9+

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, knights, castles, religion, overcoming physical handicaps

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The Trumpeter of Krakow

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow

by Eric P. Kelly

Age: 8+

Interests: medieval history, Poland, Krakow, adventure, action, religion, science

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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1995

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

text by Susan Wojciechowski

illustrations by P. J. Lynch

Candlewick Press: 1995

34 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: Christmas, art, wood carving, Christian religion

Also by this illustrator: When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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