John Newbery Medal Award Winners

Newberry Honor book winners list

Medal image Book cover When You Reach Me Book cover Giver Book cover White Stag Book cover The Higher Powers of Lucky Book cover Dead End in Norvelt Book Cover Moon Over Manifest Book cover The Graveyard Book Book cover Number the Stars
Date Book Author
2020 New Kid   Jerry Craft
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
2008 Good Master! Sweet Ladies! Voices from A Medieval Village Laura Amy Schlitz
2007 Higher Power of Lucky * Susan Patron
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 Christopheer Paul Curtis
1999 The Holes Louis Sachar
1998 Out of the Dust * Karen Hesse
1997 The View from Saturday E. L. Koingsburg
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
1991 Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli
1990 Number the Stars * Lois Lowry
1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices * Paul Fleischman
1988 Lincoln * Freeman
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 Nancy Willard
1981 Jacob Have I Loved * Katherine Paterson
1980 A Gathering of Days 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 N. I. M. H. Robert C. O'Brien
1971 The 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. Koingsburg
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 Willliam Pene de 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 D. 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 Monical Shannon
1934 Invincible Louisa * Cornelia Meigs
1933 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Elizabeth Foreman 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 Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927 Smoky, the Cowhorse Will James
1926 Shen of the Sea Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925 Tales from Silver Lands Charles J. Finger
1924 The Dark Frigate Charles Boardman Hawes
1923 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting
1922 The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon

* Highly recommended. Meaning no disrespect for others.


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