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The Newbery Medal

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The Newbery Medal was established in 1922 and is awarded yearly to recognize an author for a distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award is named for John Newbery, an 18th-century British bookseller.

2013 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

2012 Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

2011 Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

2010 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

 

2009 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2008 Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village, by Laura Amy Schlitz ; illustrated by Robert Byrd

2006 Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

2005 Kira - Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

2004 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

2002 A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

2001 A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

2000 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

1999 Holes by Louis Sachar

1998 Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

1997 The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

1996 The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

1995 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

1994 The Giver by Lois Lowry

1993 Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

1992 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

1990 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

1987 The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

1985 The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

1983 Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt

1982 A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard

1981 Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

1979
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1978
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1977
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1976
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975
M. C. Higgins, the Greatby Virginia Hamilton
1974
The Slave Dancerby Paula Fox
1973
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1972
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
1971
Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1970
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1969
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1968
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
1967
Up a Road Slowlyby Irene Hunt
1966
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965
Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1964
It's like this, Cat by Emily Neville
1963
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1962
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1961
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1960
Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1959
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1958
Rifles for Waite by Harold Keith
1957
Miracles on Maple Hillby Virginia Sorenson
1956
Carry On, Mr. Bowditchby Jean Lee Latham
1955
The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong
1954
...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1953
Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1952
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1951
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1950
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1949
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1948
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
1947
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1944
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1941
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1940
Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1939
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1938
The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1937
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1936
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935
Dobry by Monica Shannon
1934
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs
1933
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1932
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931
The Cat Who Went to Heavenby Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930
Hitty,Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dahn Gopal Mukerji
1927
Smoky,the Cowhorse by Will James
1926
Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925
Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1924
The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1923
The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon