Newbery Medal Winners
2012
Dead End in Norvelt
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jack Gantos
Book list Looks like a bummer of a summer for 11-year-old Jack (with a same-name protagonist, it's tempting to assume that at least some of this ...More
2011
Moon Over Manifest
Click to search this book in our catalog   Clare Vanderpool
School Library Journal Gr 5-8-History and fiction marry beautifully in this lively debut novel. It's as if readers jump off the train in Manifes...More
 
2010
When You Reach Me
 Rebecca Stead
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2009
The Graveyard Book
 Neil Gaiman
Library Journal A baby survives the killing of his family by a mysterious assassin. He crawls to a nearby graveyard and is adopted by the assortmen...More
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2008
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Amy Schlitz
Book list *Starred Review* The author of A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006), Schlitz turns to a completely different kind of storytellin...More
2007
The Higher Power of Lucky
Click to search this book in our catalog   Susan Patron
School Library Journal Gr 4-6-When Lucky's mother is electrocuted and dies after a storm, Lucky's absentee father calls his ex-wife, Brigitt...More
 
2006
Criss Cross
 Lynne Rae Perkins
Publishers Weekly Through narrative that has the flavor of stream-of-consciousness writing but is more controlled and poetic, Perkins (All Alone in ...More
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2005
Kira-Kira
 Cynthia Kadohata
School Library Journal Gr 6-8-Katie's first word is "kira-kira," the Japanese word for "glittering," and she uses it to desc...More
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2004
Tale of Despereaux
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kate DiCamillo
School Library Journal Gr 3 Up-In this delightful novel, a tiny mouse risks all to save the princess he loves from the clutches of a devious rat and...More
2003
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Click to search this book in our catalog   Avi
Publishers Weekly Set in 14th-century England, Avi's (The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle) 50th book begins with a funeral, that of a villa...More
 
2002
A Single Shard
 Linda Sue Park
School Library Journal Gr 5-8-In this tale of courage and devotion, a single shard from a celadon vase changes the life of a young boy and his master...More
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2001
A Year Down Yonder
 Richard Peck
Publishers Weekly In this hilarious and poignant sequel to A Long Way to Chicago, Peck once again shows that country life is anything but boring. Chi...More
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2000
Bud, Not Buddy
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Paul Curtis
Publishers Weekly As in his Newbery Honor-winning debut, The Watsons Go to BirminghamÄ1963, Curtis draws on a remarkable and disarming mix of comedy ...More
1999
Holes
Click to search this book in our catalog   Louis Sachar
Book list Gr. 6^-9. Middle-schooler Stanley Yelnats is only the latest in a long line of Yelnats to encounter bad luck, but Stanley's serving of ...More
 
1998
Out of the Dust
 Karen Hesse
Publishers Weekly In a starred review of the 1998 Newbery Medal winner, set during the Depression, PW said, "This intimate novel, written in sta...More
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1997
The View From Saturday
 E.L. Konigsburg
Book list Gr. 4^-7. Four offbeat students are picked by their wheelchair-bound teacher to be a team for the Academic Bowl. How the children are chose...More
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1996
The Midwife's Apprentice
Click to search this book in our catalog   Karen Cushman
Publishers Weekly In reviewing this 1996 Newbery winner, PW said that Cushman "has an almost unrivaled ability to build atmosphere, and her evoc...More
1995
Walk Two Moons
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sharon Creech
 
1994
The Giver
 Lois Lowry
Publishers Weekly Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, this thought-provoking novel centers on a 12-year-old boy's gradual disillusionment with an o...More
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1993
Missing May
 Cynthia Rylant
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1992
Shiloh
Click to search this book in our catalog   Phyllis Reynolds Taylor
Publishers Weekly In the tradition of Sounder and Where the Red Fern Grows comes this boy-and-his-dog story set in rural West Virginia. When he finds...More
1991
Maniac Magee
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Spinelli
 
1990
Number the Stars
 Lois Lowry
Publishers Weekly Set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943, this 1990 Newbery winner tells of a 10-year-old girl who undertakes a dangerous mission to sa...More
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1989
Joyful Noise
 Paul Fleischman
Publishers Weekly In resonant voices and striking use of language, this 1989 Newbery Medal-winner explores the various sounds and concerns of the ins...More
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1988
Lincoln: A Photobiography
Click to search this book in our catalog   Russell Freedman
Book list Gr. 4-10. This realistic, perceptive, and unromanticized biography of Lincoln includes a sampler of quotations from his writings and speech...More
1987
The Whipping Boy
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sid Fleischman
 
1986
Sarah, Plain and Tall
 Patricia MacLachlan
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1985
The Hero and the Crown
 Robin McKinley
Book list Gr. 7-10. Tauntingly called ``Lady Aerin, Dragon-Killer'' for the small, dog-size dragons she killed, the princess and her skills a...More
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1984
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Click to search this book in our catalog   Beverly Cleary
Publishers Weekly This amusing, often touching series of letters from Leigh Botts to a children's book author he admires again demonstrates Clear...More
1983
Dicey's Song
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cynthia Voigt
Book list In this sequel to Homecoming, Dicey, the oldest of the abandoned Tillerman children, settles her siblings in with Gram and takes charge of ...More
 
1982
A Visit to William Blake's Inn
 Nancy Willard
Publishers Weekly The Newbery Medal-winning, Caldecott Honor book about an imaginary inn belonging to William Blake, where remarkable guests are atte...More
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1981
Jacob Have I Loved
 Katherine Paterson
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