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Newbery Medal and Honor Books

American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children

Established 1922. A medal presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States in the preceding year. The recipients must be citizens or residents of the United States.

Often Honor Books are named. There is no limit on the number of Honor Books, and none need be named. Usually, two or three Honor Books are named in addition to the medal winner each year.

*Newbery Medal History and Criteria


1999

*Louis Sachar, Holes (Frances Foster/Farrar Straus Giroux)

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1998

*Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse (Scholastic)

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1997

*The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg

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1996

*The Midwife's Apprentice, by Karen Cushman

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1995

*Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

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1994

*The Giver, by Lois Lowry

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1993

*Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant

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1992

*Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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1991

*Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

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1990

*Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

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1989

*Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman

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1988

*Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman

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1987

*The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman

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1986

*Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan

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1985

*The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley

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1984

*Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary

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1983

*Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt

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1982

*A Visit To William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard

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1981

*Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson

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1980

*A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32, by Joan Blos

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1979

*The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

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1978

*Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

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1977

*Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

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1976

*The Grey King by Susan Cooper

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1975

*M.C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton

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1974

*The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

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1973

*Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

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1972

*Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien

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1971

*The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars

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1970

*Sounder, by William H. Armstrong

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1969

*The High King, by Lloyd Alexander

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1968

*From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg

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1967

*Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt

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1966

*I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

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1965

*Shadow of A Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska

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1964

*It's Like This, Cat, by Emily Cheney Neville

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1963

*A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

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1962

*The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare

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1961

*Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell

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1960

*Onion John, by Joseph Krumgold

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1959

*The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare

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1958

*Rifles for Watie, by Harold V. Keith

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1957

*Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorensen

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1956

*Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham

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1955

*The Wheel on the School, by Meindert DeJong

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1954

*... And Now Miguel, by Joseph Krumgold

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1953

*Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

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1952

*Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes

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1951

*Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates

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1950

*The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli

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1949

*King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry

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1948

*The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pène du Bois

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1947

*Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

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1946

*Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski

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1945

*Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson

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1944

*Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes

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1943

*Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Elizabeth Gray Vining)

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1942

*The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds

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1941

*Call it Courage, by Armstrong Sperry

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1940

*Daniel Boone, by James Daugherty

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1939

*Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright

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1938

*The White Stag, by Kate Seredy

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1937

*Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer

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1936

*Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink

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1935

*Dobry, by Monica Shannon

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1934

*Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women, by Cornelia Meigs

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1933

*Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

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1932

*Waterless Mountain, by Laura Adams Armer

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1931

*The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

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1930

*Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field

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1929

*The Trumpeter of Krakow: A Tale of the Fifteenth Century, by Eric P. Kelly

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1928

*Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

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1927

*Smoky, the Cow Horse, by Will James

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1926

*Shen of the Sea, by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

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1925

*Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Finger

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1924

*The Dark Frigate, by Charles Boardman Hawes

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1923

*The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting

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1922

*The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon

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