Newbery Medal

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded every year by the American Library Association to the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year. The winner is announced each year in January.


2018 Winner

Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Past Winners:

2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
2014: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2012: Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010: When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
2009: The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
by Laura Amy Schlitz
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky
by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan
2006: Criss Cross
by Lynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
by Kate DiCamillo
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi
2002: A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
2001: A Year Down Yonder
by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes
by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife’s Apprentice
by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver
by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May
by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991: Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
by Paul Fleischman
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman
1987: The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan
1985: The Hero and the Crown
by Robin McKinley
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
1983: Dicey’s Song
by Cynthia Voigt
1982: A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
by Nancy Willard
1981: Jacob Have I Loved
by Katherine Paterson
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832
by Joan W. Blos
1979: The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin
1978: Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
1976: The Grey King
by Susan Cooper
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great
by Virginia Hamilton
1974: The Slave Dancer
by Paula Fox
1973: Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert C. O’Brien
1971: Summer of the Swans
by Betsy Byars
1970: Sounder
by William H. Armstrong
1969: The High King
by Lloyd Alexander
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E.L. Konigsburg
1967: Up a Road Slowly
by Irene Hunt
1966: I, Juan de Pareja
by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965: Shadow of a Bull
by Maia Wojciechowska
1964: It’s Like This, Cat
by Emily Neville
1963: A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle
1962: The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell
1960: Onion John
by Joseph Krumgold
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
1958: Rifles for Watie
by Harold Keith
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill
by Virginia Sorensen
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
by Jean Lee Latham
1955: The Wheel on the School
by Meindert DeJong
1954: …And Now Miguel
by Joseph Krumgold
1953: Secret of the Andes
by Ann Nolan Clark
1952: Ginger Pye
by Eleanor Estes
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates
1950: The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite de Angeli
1949: King of the Wind
by Marguerite Henry
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons
by William Pène du Bois
1947: Miss Hickory
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl
by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill
by Robert Lawson
1944: Johnny Tremain
by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road
by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942: The Matchlock Gun
by Walter Edmonds
1941: Call It Courage
by Armstrong Sperry
1940: Daniel Boone
by James Daugherty
1939: Thimble Summer
by Elizabeth Enright
1938: The White Stag
by Kate Seredy
1937: Roller Skates
by Ruth Sawyer
1936: Caddie Woodlawn
by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935: Dobry
by Monica Shannon
1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women
by Cornelia Meigs
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
by Elizabeth Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain
by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon
by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse
by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea
by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands
by Charles Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate
by Charles Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind
by Hendrik Willem van Loon

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