Newbery Award

I believe to grow as a writer, I have to read excellent writing. Since I want to write newbery200wchildren’s literature I made a personal goal to read through every Newbery Medal Winner. The John Newbery Medal is awarded yearly to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, and is a highly coveted award. As I read through them, I plan to review them, and link those reviews here.

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

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