Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Best of the Best from the Brits

Best-of-the-Best from the Brits: 10 Top Children's Books of the Last 70 Years!

The Golden Compass, by Phillip PullmanSkellig, by David AlmondTom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce
The Carnegie Medal, established in 1936, is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It is the British equivalent of the Newbery Award. 10 books (all Carnegie Medal-winners) have been nominated as the most important children's novels of the past 70 years. They encompass gritty themes of murder, war and illness as well as the deeds of fairies, angels and strange beings.

Click here to see the rest of the Top 10 list. Plus, you can vote for your favorite!

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