The John Newbery Award

The John Newbery Medal is awarded yearly to the most distinguished contribution to newbery200wAmerican literature for children, and is a highly coveted award. I have made a personal goal to read through every Newbery Medal Winner. As I read through them, I hope to review them and link those reviews here.

 

2019 : Merci Suárez Changes Gears | Meg Medina

2018 : Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly

2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill

2016: Last Stop on Market Street | Matt de la Peña

2015: The Crossover | Kwame Alexander

2014: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures |  Kate DiCamillo

2013: The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate

2012: Dead End in Norvelt | Jack Gantos

2011: Moon over Manifest | Clare Vanderpool*

2010: When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead*

2009: The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean*

2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village | Laura Amy Schlitz

2007: The Higher Power of Lucky | Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan*

2006: Criss Cross | Lynne Rae Perkins

2005: Kira-Kira | Cynthia Kadohata

2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread | Kate DiCamillo*

2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead | Avi*

2002: A Single Shard | Linda Sue Park*

2001: A Year Down Yonder | Richard Peck

2000: Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis*

1999: Holes |  Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)*

1998: Out of the Dust | Karen Hesse*

1997: The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg

1996: The Midwife’s Apprentice | Karen Cushman

1995: Walk Two Moons | Sharon Creech*

1994: The Giver | Lois Lowry

1993: Missing May | Cynthia Rylant

1992: Shiloh | Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991: Maniac Magee | Jerry Spinelli*

1990: Number the Stars | Lois Lowry

1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices | Paul Fleischman

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography | Russell Freedman

1987: The Whipping Boy | Sid Fleischman

1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall | Patricia MacLachlan*

1985: The Hero and the Crown | Robin McKinley

1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw | Beverly Cleary

1983: Dicey’s Song | Cynthia Voigt

1982: A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers | Nancy Willard

1981: Jacob Have I Loved | Katherine Paterson*

1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832 | Joan W. Blos

1979: The Westing Game | Ellen Raskin

1978: Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson*

1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D. Taylor

1976: The Grey King | Susan Cooper

1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great | Virginia Hamilton

1974: The Slave Dancer | Paula Fox

1973: Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George*

1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH | Robert C. O’Brien*

1971: Summer of the Swans | Betsy Byars*

1970: Sounder | William H. Armstrong*

1969: The High King | Lloyd Alexander

1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler | E.L. Konigsburg*

1967: Up a Road Slowly | Irene Hunt

1966: I, Juan de Pareja | Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

1965: Shadow of a Bull | Maia Wojciechowska

1964: It’s Like This, Cat | Emily Neville

1963: A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L’Engle*

1962: The Bronze Bow | Elizabeth George Speare

1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins | Scott O’Dell*

1960: Onion John | Joseph Krumgold

1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare*

1958: Rifles for Watie | Harold Keith

1957: Miracles on Maple Hill | Virginia Sorensen*

1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch | Jean Lee Latham

1955: The Wheel on the School | Meindert DeJong

1954: …And Now Miguel | Joseph Krumgold

1953: Secret of the Andes | Ann Nolan Clark

1952: Ginger Pye | Eleanor Estes

1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man | Elizabeth Yates

1950: The Door in the Wall | Marguerite de Angeli*

1949: King of the Wind | Marguerite Henry*

1948: The Twenty-One Balloons | William Pène du Bois*

1947: Miss Hickory | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey*

1946: Strawberry Girl | Lois Lenski

1945: Rabbit Hill | Robert Lawson*

1944: Johnny Tremain | Esther Forbes

1943: Adam of the Road | Elizabeth Janet Gray*

1942: The Matchlock Gun | Walter Edmonds

1941: Call It Courage | Armstrong Sperry*

1940: Daniel Boone | James Daugherty*

1939: Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright

1938: The White Stag | Kate Seredy

1937: Roller Skates | Ruth Sawyer*

1936: Caddie Woodlawn | Carol Ryrie Brink*

1935: Dobry | Monica Shannon

1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women | Cornelia Meigs

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze | Elizabeth Lewis

1932: Waterless Mountain | Laura Adams Armer

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven | Elizabeth Coatsworth

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years | Rachel Field

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow | Eric P. Kelly

1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon | Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse | Will James

1926: Shen of the Sea | Arthur Bowie Chrisman

1925: Tales from Silver Lands | Charles Finger

1924: The Dark Frigate | Charles Hawes

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle | Hugh Lofting*

1922: The Story of Mankind | Hendrik Willem van Loon