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About the Award

"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." -- From Association for Library Service to Children Newbery Medal

The Medal has been awarded since 1922.

Award by Year

2018

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly FIC KEL

2017

2016

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill FIC BAR

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña illustrated by Christian Robinson E DE

2015

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander FIC ALE

2014

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo SUMMIT

2013

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate FIC APP

2012

Dead End in Norvelt b Jack Gantos FIC GAN

2011

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool FIC VAN

2010

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead  FIC STE

2009

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean FIC GAI

2008

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz PS3619.C43 C55 2007  

2007

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan FIC PAT

2006

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins FIC PER

2005

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata FIC KAD

2004

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo FIC DIC

2003

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi FIC AVI

2002

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park FIC PAR

2001

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck FIC PEC

2000

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis FIC CUR

1999

Holes by Louis Sachar FIC SAC

1998

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse FIC HES

1997

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg FIC KON

1996

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman FIC CUS

1995

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech FIC CRE

1994

The Giver by Lois Lowry FIC LOW

1993

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant FIC RYL 

1992

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor FIC NAY

1991

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli FIC SPI

1990

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry FIC LOW

1989

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman PN6109.97 .F59 1988

1988

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman E457.905 .F85 1987  

1987

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman FIC FLE

1986

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan FIC MAC

1985

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley FIC MCK

1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Clearly FIC CLE

1983

Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt FIC VOI

1982

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard PN6109.97 .W69 1981  

1981

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson FIC PAT

1980

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos FIC BLO

1979

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin FIC RAS

1978

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson FIC PAT

1977

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor FIC TAY

1976

The Grey King by Susan Cooper FIC COO

1975

M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton FIC HAM

1974

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox FIC FOX

1973

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George FIC GEO

1972

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien FIC OBR

1971

Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars FIC BYA

1970

Sounder by William H. Armstrong FIC ARM

1969

The High King by Lloyd Alexander FIC ALE

1968

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg FIC KON

1967

Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt FIC HUN

1966

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino FIC TRE

1965

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska FIC WOJ

1964

It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville FIC NEV

1963

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle FIC LEN

1962

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare FIC SPE

1961

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell FIC ODE

1960

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold FIC KRU

1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare FIC SPE

1958

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith FIC KEI

1957

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen FIC SOR

1956

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham VK140.B78 L35 1955  

1955

The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong FIC DEJ

1954

...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold FIC KRU

1953

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark FIC KLA

1952

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes FIC EST

1951

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates E185.97.F73 Y32 1950

1950

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli FIC DEA

1949

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry FIC HEN

1948

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois FIC DUB

1947

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey FIC BAI

1946

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski FIC LEN

1945

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson FIC LAW

1944

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes FIC FOR

1943

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining FIC GRA

1942

The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds FIC EDM

1941

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry FIC SPE

1940

Daniel Boone by James Daugherty F454.B73 D23 1939

1939

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright FIC ENR

1938

The White Stag by Kate Seredy GR73 .S48 1937

1937

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer FIC SAW

1936

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink FIC BRI

1935

Dobry by Monica Shannon DR63 .S52 1934

1934

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs PS1018 .M4 1968

1933

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis FIC LEW

1932

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer FIC ARM

1931

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth FIC COA

1930

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field FIC FIE

1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly FIC KEL

1928

Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji FIC MUK

1927

Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James FIC JAM

1926

Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman FIC CHR

1925

Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger GR73 .F49 1924  

1924

The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes FIC HAW

1923

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting FIC LOF

1922

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon D21 .V26 1921