Winners of the Carnegie medal

The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned - cold,...

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Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys, Matt Jones

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.

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Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier

Tanya Landman

A beautiful piece of historical fiction with great heart and humanity.

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One

One

Sarah Crossan

Despite problems at home, sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time and making real friends when they learn that a cardiac problem will force them to have separation surgery,...

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The Bunker Diary

The Bunker Diary

Kevin Brooks

I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms...

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Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch

Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up againt an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing in this utterly original and spell-binding book.

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A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay

An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.

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A Gathering Light

A Gathering Light

Jennifer Donnelly

An astounding novel about a girls coming-of-age inter-woven with a real life murder that rocked turn-of-the-century America. Winner of the 2004 Carnegie Medal.

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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

Stunningly illustrated by Chris Riddell, who brings the ghouls, ghosts and hero wonderfully to life in this fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humour  

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Skellig

David Almond

The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book of the Year Award.

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Watership Down

Watership Down

David Parkins, Richard Adams

Fiver was only a young rabbit, but he has a sixth sense and foresaw that disaster was about to destroy the warren. Few believed him. Led by his brother Hazel, a small band of rabbits sets out on a dangerous journey to find a safe...

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The Complete Borrowers

The Complete Borrowers

Mary Norton

The Borrowers own nothing at all; they live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't...

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