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The Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is awarded each year to the most outstanding novel for children or young adults. Named after the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, founder of over 2,800 libraries, it has been awarded since 1936.

In 2007, ten previous winners were selected as the 70th anniversary Top Ten, from which the public were asked to select a favourite – the Carnegie of Carnegies. With an overwhelming response of 40% of the vote, Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights was awarded the honour.

The 'Carnegie of Carnegies': Philip Pullman's Northern Lights

  • About Northern Lights The first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, set in a parallel world very similar to our own. It is the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear and a witch-queen.

    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

    Clare says: "Excellent voice acting"
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  • One Audiobook by Sarah Crossan Narrated by Stephanie Cannon

    One

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sarah Crossan
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cannon
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    Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. Each of the 16-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and two arms, but at the belly they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery. But the girls' body is beginning to fight against them. And Grace doesn't want to admit it. Not even to Tippi.

    2016 winner
  • Maggot Moon Audiobook by Sally Gardner Narrated by Robert Madge

    Maggot Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sally Gardner
    • Narrated By Robert Madge
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    Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, Maggot Moon is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend, Hector, is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by Maggot Moon's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

    discociti says: "So wanted this to be loved"
    2013 winner
  • Monsters of Men Audiobook by Patrick Ness Narrated by Humphrey Bower

    Monsters of Men

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    War,’ says the Mayor, ‘at last.’ Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge….

    Gina L Sanderson says: "Best Narrator EVER"
    2012 winner
  • A Monster Calls Audiobook by Patrick Ness Narrated by Jason Isaacs

    A Monster Calls

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Jason Isaacs
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    The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

    Victoria says: "Amazing!"
    2011 winner
  • The Graveyard Book Audiobook by Neil Gaiman Narrated by Neil Gaiman

    The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
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    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

    KW says: "Fantastic"
    2010 winner
  • Tamar Audiobook by Mal Peet Narrated by Anton Lesser, Anna Maxwell Martin

    Tamar

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mal Peet
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Anna Maxwell Martin
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    When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century earlier. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War. Unravelling it will transform the younger Tamar's life.

    2005 winner
  • Millions Audiobook by Frank Cottrell Boyce Narrated by Stephen Tompkinson

    Millions

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated By Stephen Tompkinson
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    Here's a bittersweet story about the perils and pleasures of pounds and pennies. It will make you laugh and cry. Two bothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

    2004 winner
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: Discworld Book 28, (Discworld Childrens Book 1) Audiobook by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Stephen Briggs

    The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: Discworld Book 28, (Discworld Childrens Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks).

    Rebecca says: "Fantastic all around."
    2001 winner
  • Junk Audiobook by Melvin Burgess Narrated by Katrina Baylis

    Junk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Melvin Burgess
    • Narrated By Katrina Baylis
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    "Everything is free. That's the secret. The only thing that isn't free is you. You do as you're told; you sit in your seat till they say, 'Stand.' You stay put till they say, 'Go.' Maybe that's the way you like it. It's easy. It's all there. You don't have to think about it. You don't even have to feel it. I sometimes wonder how this planet keeps on sticking to my feet. They did everything they could to pin me down: my mum, my dad, school. They put me in homes with kind guys and they put me in homes with bastards."

    1996 winner and 70th anniversary Top Ten pick
  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook by Philip Pullman Narrated by Philip Pullman

    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
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    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

    Clare says: "Excellent voice acting"
    1995 winner and 70th anniversary Top Ten pick
  • Stone Cold Audiobook by Robert Swindells Narrated by Christian Rodska

    Stone Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Swindells
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (5)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down and out in London. He survives only because he is befriended by the streetwise Ginger, then Ginger disappears. Other kids are vanishing, too. Will Link be the next victim?

    Tawnykt says: "Wrong book cover displayed!"
    1993 winner
  • Flour Babies Audiobook by Anne Fine Narrated by Richard Mitchley

    Flour Babies

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Young Simon Martin approaches the task with little enthusiasm. But, as the days pass, he not only grows fond of his flour baby, he also comes to learn more than he ever could have imagined about the pressures and strains of being a parent.

    1992 winner
  • Goggle Eyes Audiobook by Anne Fine Narrated by Jane Asher

    Goggle Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jane Asher
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    Helly Johnston is miserable. Her mother is thinking of marrying again but Helly doesn’t want a stepfather, certainly not this one. She sobs her way out of the classroom all the way down to the cloakroom and the depths of despondency. There, forceful Kitty Killin comes to the rescue. Kitty’s not known for sensitivity or tact but she’s been through it all herself - her mother married the silver-haired, chocolate-bearing, goggle-eyed Gerald.

    1989 winner
  • The Haunting Audiobook by Margaret Mahy Narrated by Richard Mitchley

    The Haunting

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Margaret Mahy
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    Eight-year-old Barney is willing to accept that the ghost of his Great-Uncle Cole might wish to be friends with him, but his family are sceptical. However, some of his older relations admit that there does seem to be something special about the boy. Barney's sister, practical Tabitha, determines to solve the mystery - but it is Troy, the oldest of the children, who finds out what the truth really is....

    1982 winner
  • Watership Down Audiobook by Richard Adams Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    Watership Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Adams
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

    Amazon Customer says: "great classic book"
    1972 winner
  • The Owl Service Audiobook by Alan Garner Narrated by Wayne Forester

    The Owl Service

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alan Garner
    • Narrated By Wayne Forester
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    After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband.

    1967 winner and 70th anniversary Top Ten pick
  • Tom's Midnight Garden (BBC Children’s Classics) Performance by Philippa Pearce Narrated by  Dramatisation

    Tom's Midnight Garden (BBC Children’s Classics)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Philippa Pearce
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
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    When his brother catches measles, Tom is sent away for the summer to stay with his uncle and aunt and is thoroughly fed up about it. What a boring summer it's going to be. But then, lying in bed one night, he hears the old grandfather clock in the hall strike the very strange hour of 13 o'clock. What can it mean? As Tom creeps downstairs and opens the door, he finds out...a magical garden, a new playmate, and the adventure of a lifetime.

    1958 winner and 70th anniversary Top Ten pick
  • The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7 Audiobook by C.S. Lewis Narrated by Patrick Stewart

    The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Patrick Stewart
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    The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series.

    1956 winner
  • The Little White Horse Audiobook by Elizabeth Goudge Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

    The Little White Horse

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Goudge
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    (3)
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    It is 1842 and Maria Merryweather, a 13-year-old orphan is on her journey to the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There she finds herself in a crumbling house of secrets and mystery in a world caught up in time. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and she has only until the next full moon to undo the misdeeds of her ancestors and save the Moonacre estate from disappearing forever.

    paula king says: "excellent adaptation of a childhood favourite"
    1946 winner
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