Newbery Medal Winners by the Year

Moon Over Manifest

2011 Winner Newbery Medal

Moon Over Manifest

by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool’s first novel, is set in the fictional small town of Manifest, Kansas, which is based on the real southeastern Kansas town of Frontenac, home of both of her maternal grandparents. Drawing on stories she … read more

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When You Reach Me

2010 Winner Newbery Medal

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead is the Newbery Award Winning author of When You Reach Me and First Light . She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

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The Graveyard Book

2009 Winner Newbery Medal

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book is a children's fantasy novel by British-born author Neil Gaiman. The story is about a boy named Nobody Owens who, after his family is killed by a mysterious man, is subsequently adopted and raised by the occupants of an old gr… read more

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The Higher Power Of Lucky

2007 Winner Newbery Medal

The Higher Power Of Lucky

by Susan Patron

Lucky, age ten, can't wait another day. The meanness gland in her heart and the crevices full of questions in her brain make running away from Hard Pan, California (population 43), the rock-bottom only choice she has. It's all Brigitte's fault --… read more

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The Tale Of Despereaux

2004 Winner Newbery Medal

The Tale Of Despereaux

by Kate Dicamillo

The Tale of Despereaux, also known as The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread is a 2003 Newbery Medal winning children's fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo. It tells the story of a mouse… read more

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Crispin

2003 Winner Newbery Medal

Crispin

by Avi

Sequel to: Crispin, the cross of lead.

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A Single Shard

2002 Winner Newbery Medal

A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard is the winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in children's literature. The novel was written by Linda Sue Park, and is set in 12th-century Korea.

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A Year Down Yonder

2001 Winner Newbery Medal

A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck that won the Newbery Medal in 2001. It is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, which itself received a Newbery Honor. "The year is 1937, and the Great Depression has hit the Dowdel family hard. 15-ye… read more

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Bud Not Buddy

2000 Winner Newbery Medal

Bud Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy is a 1999 children's novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book is the winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award that is given in recognition of o… read more

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Holes

1999 Winner Newbery Medal

Holes

by Louis Sachar

"Frances Foster Books." Newbery Medal, 1999.

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Out Of the Dust

1998 Winner Newbery Medal

Out Of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

Out of the Dust is a verse novel written by Karen Hesse. It was winner of the Newbery Medal in 1998, Scott O'Dell Award, an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA "Best book" a School Library Journal "best book of the year", … read more

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The View From Saturday

1997 Winner Newbery Medal

The View From Saturday

by E L Konigsburg

The View from Saturday is a children's novel written by E. L. Konigsburg. It won the Newbery Medal in 1997.

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Walk Two Moons

1995 Winner Newbery Medal

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994. It won the 1995 Newbery Medal. At the beginning of the story, Salamanca Tree Hiddle is taking a road trip with her grandparents to visit her mother in Lewiston, Idaho. To pass … read more

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Giver

1994 Winner Newbery Medal

Giver

by Lois Lowry

The Giver is a 1993 novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas… read more

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Missing May

1993 Winner Newbery Medal

Missing May

by Cynthia Rylant

Missing May is a children's book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. It was written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as The Islander. The novel is set in present-day West Virginia. The protagonist is Summ… read more

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Shiloh

1992 Winner Newbery Medal

Shiloh

by Phyllis Naylor

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Maniac Magee

1991 Winner Newbery Medal

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee is a young adult fiction novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990. Exploring themes of racism and homelessness, it follows the story of an orphaned boy looking for a home in the fictional Pennsylvania town of… read more

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Number the Stars

1990 Winner Newbery Medal

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars is a work of historical fiction about the Holocaust during World War II  by Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is the central character, who lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1943 and was cau… read more

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Lincoln

1988 Winner Newbery Medal

Lincoln

by Russell Freedman

A description of the boyhood, marriage, and young professional life of Abraham Lincoln includes his presidential years and also reflects on the latest scholarly thoughts about our Civil War president. A Newbery Medal Book.   This title has be… read more

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The Whipping Boy

1987 Winner Newbery Medal

The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children's book by Sid Fleischman, published in 1987.

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The Hero and The Crown

1985 Winner Newbery Medal

The Hero and The Crown

by Robin McKinley

The Hero and the Crown, is a fantasy novel written by Robin McKinley and published by Greenwillow Books in 1984. It is the winner of the 1985 Newbery Medal award. The book is the prequel to The Blue Sword, written in 1982.

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Dicey's Song

1983 Winner Newbery Medal

Dicey's Song

by Cynthia Voigt

The Newbery-winning novel in Cynthia VoigtâÈçs timeless series is repackaged with a modern look. When Momma abandoned Dicey Tillerman and her three siblings in a mall parking lot and was later traced to an asylum where she lay unrecognizing, unk… read more

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A Visit To William Blake's Inn

1982 Winner Newbery Medal

A Visit To William Blake's Inn

by Nancy Willard

Inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake’s imaginary inn and its unusual guests.

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Jacob Have I Loved

1981 Winner Newbery Medal

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Jacob Have I Loved is a novel by Katherine Paterson that won the 1981 Newbery Medal. The title refers to the sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau in the Jewish and Christian Bible, and comes directly from Romans 9:13: As it is written, "Jacob … read more

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The Westing Game

1979 Winner Newbery Medal

The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game is a novel by Ellen Raskin that was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1979. It has been adapted into a movie, released under both the names The Westing Game and Get a Clue. The sixteen heirs of magnate Sam Westing are called upon at the r… read more

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Bridge To Terabithia

1978 Winner Newbery Medal

Bridge To Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. The author is Katherine Paterson, and the book was published in 1977 by HarperCollins. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Pater… read more

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Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry

1977 Winner Newbery Medal

Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry

by Mildred Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1976 novel by Mildred D. Taylor. The novel won the 1977 Christopher Nugent Newbery Medal. Its sequel, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, was released in 1981.

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The Grey King

1976 Winner Newbery Medal

The Grey King

by Susan Cooper

The Grey King is a children's fantasy novel by Susan Cooper which was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1976. It is the fourth of five stories in her young adult Arthurian fantasy cycle, The Dark Is… read more

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The Slave Dancer

1974 Winner Newbery Medal

The Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox

The Slave Dancer is a children's book written by Paula Fox and published in 1973. It tells the story of a boy who witnessed first-hand the savagery of the African slave trade. The book not only includes a historical account, but it also touches u… read more

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Julie Of the Wolves

1973 Winner Newbery Medal

Julie Of the Wolves

by Jean Craighead George

Julie of the Wolves is a children's novel by Jean Craighead George, published in 1972, about a young Yupik girl experiencing the changes forced upon her culture from outside. There are two sequels, Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack.

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The Summer Of the Swans

1971 Winner Newbery Medal

The Summer Of the Swans

by Betsy Byars

Summer of the Swans is a novel by Betsy Byars that won the Newbery Medal in 1971 about fourteen-year-old Sara Godfrey's search for her missing, mentally retarded brother Charlie. Summer of the Swans was filmed as Sara's Summer of the Swans fo… read more

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Sounder

1970 Winner Newbery Medal

Sounder

by William H Armstrong

Sounder is a young adult novel by William H. Armstrong. It is the story of an African-American boy living with his sharecropper family in Depression-era Louisiana. Although the family's difficulties increase when the father is imprisoned for stea… read more

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High King

1969 Winner Newbery Medal

High King

by Lloyd Alexander

The High King is the last book in the Chronicles of Prydain fantasy series of books by Lloyd Alexander. It was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1969.

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From the Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

1968 Winner Newbery Medal

From the Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

by E L Konigsburg

When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money,… read more

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Up a Road Slowly

1967 Winner Newbery Medal

Up a Road Slowly

by Irene Hunt

Up a Road Slowly is a coming-of-age novel by Irene Hunt that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1967. The story takes place in the United States during the mid 20th century.

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I, Juan De Pareja

1966 Winner Newbery Medal

I, Juan De Pareja

by Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

"First edition, 1965"--T.p. verso.

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Shadow Of a Bull

1965 Winner Newbery Medal

Shadow Of a Bull

by Maia Wojciechowska

Shadow of a Bull is a novel by Maia Wojciechowska that was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1965.

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A Wrinkle In Time

1963 Winner Newbery Medal

A Wrinkle In Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first… read more

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The Bronze Bow

1962 Winner Newbery Medal

The Bronze Bow

by Elizabeth George Speare

The Bronze Bow is a book by Elizabeth George Speare that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1962.

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Island Of the Blue Dolphins

1961 Winner Newbery Medal

Island Of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins is an American children's novel written by Scott O'Dell. The novel was published in 1960, winning the Newbery Medal in 1961, and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1963.

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Onion John

1960 Winner Newbery Medal

Onion John

by Joseph Krumgold

Onion John is a novel written by Joseph Krumgold and published in 1959. It was the winner of the 1960 Newbery Medal. The story is set in 1950s New Jersey, and tells the story of 12-year-old Andy Rusch and his friendship with an eccentric hermit who l… read more

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The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

1959 Winner Newbery Medal

The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a children's historical novel by American author Elizabeth George Speare, published in 1958. The story takes place in late 17th-century New England. It won the Newbery Medal in 1959.

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Rifles For Watie

1958 Winner Newbery Medal

Rifles For Watie

by Harold Keith

Rifles for Watie is an American children's novel by Harold Keith. It was first published in 1957, and received the Newbery Medal the following year.

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Miracles On Maple Hill

1957 Winner Newbery Medal

Miracles On Maple Hill

by Virginia Sorenson

Miracles on Maple Hill is a 1956 novel by Virginia Sorenson that won the 1957 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature.

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The Wheel On the School

1955 Winner Newbery Medal

The Wheel On the School

by Meindert De Jong

The Wheel on the School is a novel by Meindert DeJong that won the 1955 Newbery Medal for children's literature and the 1957 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. The book was illustrated by noted author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Fred Inglis, in … read more

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And Now Miguel

1954 Winner Newbery Medal

And Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold

... And Now Miguel is a novel by Joseph Krumgold that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1954. It deals with the life of Miguel Chavez, a 12-year-old Hispanic-American shepherd from New Mexico. It is also th… read more

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Secret Of the Andes

1953 Winner Newbery Medal

Secret Of the Andes

by Ann Nolan Clark

Secret of the Andes is a novel by Ann Nolan Clark that won the 1953 Newbery Medal.

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Ginger Pye

1952 Winner Newbery Medal

Ginger Pye

by Eleanor Estes

Ginger Pye is a book by Eleanor Estes, originally published in 1951. Ginger Pye won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1952.

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Amos Fortune, Free Man

1951 Winner Newbery Medal

Amos Fortune, Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates

Winner of the Newbery Medal! When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. … read more

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The Door In the Wall

1950 Winner Newbery Medal

The Door In the Wall

by Marguerite De Angeli

The Door in the Wall is a 1949 novel by Marguerite de Angeli that received the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1950.

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King Of the Wind

1949 Winner Newbery Medal

King Of the Wind

by Marguerite Henry

King of the Wind is a novel by Marguerite Henry that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1949. It was made into a 1990 movie.

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The Twenty-One Balloons

1948 Winner Newbery Medal

The Twenty-One Balloons

by William Pene Du Bois

The Twenty-One Balloons is a novel by William Pène du Bois, published in 1947 and awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1948. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated balloon trip leads h… read more

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Miss Hickory

1947 Winner Newbery Medal

Miss Hickory

by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Miss Hickory is a 1946 novel by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1947.

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Strawberry Girl

1946 Winner Newbery Medal

Strawberry Girl

by Lois Lenski

Strawberry Girl is a Newbery medal winning novel written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. It was first published in 1945. Set in the U.S. state of Florida in the early 20th century, the story deals with two families, the Boyers and the Slaters. The Bo… read more

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Rabbit Hill

1945 Winner Newbery Medal

Rabbit Hill

by Robert Lawson

Rabbit Hill is a novel by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1945.

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Johnny Tremain

1944 Winner Newbery Medal

Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

Johnny Tremain, a 1943 children's novel by Esther Forbes, retells in narrative form the final years in Boston prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The novel's themes include the apprenticeship system, the conflicts in Boston betw… read more

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Adam Of the Road

1943 Winner Newbery Medal

Adam Of the Road

by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1943. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spa… read more

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Matchlock Gun

1942 Winner Newbery Medal

Matchlock Gun

by Walter Edmonds

The Matchlock Gun is a novel by Walter D. Edmonds that won the Newbery Medal for excellence as the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature in 1942.

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Call It Courage

1941 Winner Newbery Medal

Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Call It Courage (published as The Boy Who Was Afraid in the United Kingdom) is a book in English written and illustrated by Armstrong Sperry that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1941.

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Thimble Summer

1939 Winner Newbery Medal

Thimble Summer

by Elizabeth Enright

Thimble Summer is a novel by Elizabeth Enright that won the 1939 Newbery Medal. It is set in Depression-era rural Wisconsin.

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The White Stag

1938 Winner Newbery Medal

The White Stag

by Kate Seredy

The White Stag (Narnia), object of the final quest of the Kings and Queens of Narnia in the C.S. Lewis book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The White Stag, a children's short novel, recipient of the 1938 Newbery Medal. The White Stag or Cs… read more

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Roller Skates

1937 Winner Newbery Medal

Roller Skates

by Ruth Sawyer

Roller Skates is a book by Ruth Sawyer that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1937. It deals with the author's New York childhood.

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Caddie Woodlawn

1936 Winner Newbery Medal

Caddie Woodlawn

by Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn is a popular children's novel by Carol Ryrie Brink, and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman which won the John Newbery Medal in 1936. Set in the 1860s, it is about a lively eleven-year-old tomboy named Caroline, nicknamed "Cadd… read more

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1935 Winner Newbery Medal

Dobry

by Monica Shannon

Dobry is a book by Monica Shannon that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1935.

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Invincible Louisa

1934 Winner Newbery Medal

Invincible Louisa

by Cornelia Meigs

Invincible Louisa is a book by Cornelia Meigs that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1934. It discussed the life of author Louisa May Alcott.

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Young Fu Of the Upper Yangtze

1933 Winner Newbery Medal

Young Fu Of the Upper Yangtze

by Elizabeth Lewis

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1933. The story revolves around Fu Yuin-fah, the son of a widow from the countryside of western Chin… read more

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1932 Winner Newbery Medal

Waterless Mountain

by Laura Adams Armer

Waterless Mountain is a novel by Laura Adams Armer that was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1932. It is the story of Younger Brother, a Navajo Indian in the 1920s whose wish is to follow in the footst… read more

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The Cat Who Went To Heaven

1931 Winner Newbery Medal

The Cat Who Went To Heaven

by Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went to Heaven is a 1930 novel by Elizabeth Coatsworth that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1931. It was based on an old Buddhist folk tale, and is a highly symbolic work dealing with the conc… read more

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Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

1930 Winner Newbery Medal

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

by Rachel Field

Hitty Her First Hundred Years is a memoir written in the voice of a doll, Mehitabel, or Hitty for short, constructed in 1822 from the wood of a Mountain Ash tree from Ireland by a peddler stranded during a winter storm at a house in Maine. After … read more

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1929 Winner Newbery Medal

The Trumpeter Of Krakow

by Eric P Kelly

The Trumpeter of Krakow is a young adult historical novel by Eric P Kelly, first published in 1928 by Macmillan. It won the Newbery Medal for Excellence in 1929. The story takes place in historic Poland in the Middle Ages and centers around a secret … read more

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Gay-Neck, the Story Of a Pigeon

1928 Winner Newbery Medal

Gay-Neck, the Story Of a Pigeon

by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon is a 1928 children's novel by Dhan Gopal Mukerji that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1928. It deals with the life of Gay Neck, a prized Indian pigeon. Mukerji wrote th… read more

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Smoky the Cow Horse

1927 Winner Newbery Medal

Smoky the Cow Horse

by James Will

Smoky the Cowhorse is a novel by Will James that was the winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal. The story details the life of a horse in the western United States from his birth to his eventual decline. Smoky is born in the wild, but is captured and train… read more

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Shen Of the Sea

1926 Winner Newbery Medal

Shen Of the Sea

by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

Shen of the Sea is a collection of short stories by Arthur Bowie Chrisman that won the Newbery Medal in 1926. Chrisman's original stories are written in the style of humorous Chinese folk tales. The title story tells of a king who tries to match … read more

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The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle

1923 Winner Newbery Medal

The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. It is nearly four times longer than its predecessor and the writing style is pitched at a more mature audience. The scope o… read more

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The Story Of Mankind

1922 Winner Newbery Medal

The Story Of Mankind

by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. In 1922, it was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children&#… read more

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