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Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is awarded each year to one outstanding new book for children or young adults.

The Medal was named after the Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

The Carnegie Medal is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious book award for children’s writing.

No Award was given in 1943, 1945, or 1966. That is because no book was considered suitable.

Learn more: official Carnegie Medal homepage.


Winners:

Pigeon Post (1936)

The Swallows, Amazons and D’s are prospecting for gold on High Topps, hoping to persuade Captain Flint to stay home as he returns from a South American gold prospecting trip.

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Author(s): Arthur Ransome
Illustrator(s): Arthur Ransome

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The Family from One End Street (1937)

Author(s): Eve Garnett
Illustrator(s): Eve Garnett


The Circus is Coming (1938)

Threatened with life in separate orphanages when their aunt dies, Peter and Santa run away from home to join their unknown uncle who is a circus clown.

Author(s): Noel Streatfeild
Illustrator(s): Steven Spurrier

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The Radium Woman: A youth edition of the life of Madame Curie (1939)

Author(s): Eleanor Doorly
Illustrator(s): Robert Gibbings


Visitors from London (1940)

Author(s): Kitty Barne
Illustrator(s): Ruth Gervis


Left Till Called For (1941)

When the Germans invade their island in the English Channel, Mick and Caroline Templeton get left behind in the confusion.

Author(s): Mary Treadgold
Illustrator(s): Richard Floethe

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We Couldn’t Leave Dinah (1941)

When the Germans invade their island in the English Channel, Mick and Caroline Templeton get left behind in the confusion.

Author(s): Mary Treadgold
Illustrator(s): Stuart Tresilian

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The Little Grey Men (1942)

The last four gnomes in England live by a brook in Warwickshire. When Cloudberry does not return from an exploring expedition, the other three set out to find him.

Author(s): BB
Illustrator(s): Denys Watkins-Pitchford

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The Wind on the Moon: A Story for Children (1944)

Dinah and Dorinda determine to be naughty while their father is away.

Author(s): Eric Linklater
Illustrator(s): Nicolas Bentley

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The Little White Horse (1946)

As Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor she catches a glimpse of the little white horse.  The American edition is printed in a larger format on better paper, but lacks the end paper maps and the colored illustrations.

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Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Little White Horse (1946)

As Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor she catches a glimpse of the little white horse.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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Collected Stories for Children (1947)

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Illustrator(s): Irene Hawkins


Sea Change (1948)

Author(s): Richard Armstrong
Illustrator(s): Michel Leszczynski


The Story of Your Home (1949)

Author(s): Agnes Allen
Illustrator(s): Agnes Allen
Jack Allen


The Lark on the Wing (1950)

Kit Haverard pursues her vocation as a singer in London.

Author(s): Elfrida Vipont
Illustrator(s): T. R. Freeman

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The Wool-Pack (1951)

Author(s): Cynthia Harnett
Illustrator(s): Cynthia Harnett


The Borrowers (1952)

In which we meet Arrietty, Pod and Homily Clock, a family of small people who live behind the wainscot and under the floor.

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Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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A Valley Grows Up (1953)

Author(s): Edward Osmond
Illustrator(s): Edward Osmond


Knight Crusader (1954)

Author(s): Ronald Welch
Illustrator(s): William Stobbs


The Little Bookroom (1955)

A collection of short stories and fairy tales.

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Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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