Up a Road Slowly

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Up a Road Slowly

by Irene Hunt

Age: 10+

Interests: strong female characters, coming of age, adolescence, family, romance

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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

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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The Little Bookroom

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1955

The Little Bookroom

by Eleanor Farjeon

Age: 6 (read to); 9 (independent reading)

Interests: short stories, updated fairy tales, satire, magic, romance, princesses and princes, helping others, morality

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Collected Stories for Children

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1947

Collected Stories for Children

by Walter de la Mare

Age: 8+ (read to); 11+ (independent reading)

Interests: folk tales, fairy tales, animals, magic, romance, fairies, spooky stories, adventure, travel, cats, monkeys

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Released: 2010
Rated: G
Length: 94 min.
Age: 6 and up.              commonsense media sez: 7 +
Interests: little people, romance, family, illness, adventure, strong girls

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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1997

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Amy Hest, text

P. J. Lynch, illustrations

Age: 6+

Interests: history, ship, travel, immigration, American history, New York City, sewing, romance

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Black Ships Before Troy

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Black Ships Before Troy

Rosemary Sutcliff, text

Alan Lee, illustrations

Frances Lincoln Limited: 1993

125 pages, 19 chapters

Age: 8+ (read to) ; 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: Greek history and mythology, war, romance, ethical dilemmas

Next: Sutcliffe’s The Wanderings of Odysseus, D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

Also by this author: many historical fiction novels for young people, including The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles (3 books about the Romans in Britain, including Carnegie winner The Lantern Bearers), Warrior Scarlet (about life in the Bronze Age), Tristan and Iseult, The Shining Company (medieval Britain)

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