The Newbery Medal

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

For the most distinguished literature for children published in the U.S.; given by the American Library Association.

John Newbery was an eighteenth-century British publisher.

Since 1922

1922The Story of Mankind, by Hendrick Willem Van Loon
1923The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh A. Lofting
1924The Dark Frigate, by Charles Boardman Hawes
1925Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Joseph Finger
1926Shen of the Sea, by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1927Smoky, the Cow Horse, by Will James
1928Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1929The Trumpeter of Krakow, by Eric P. Kelly
1930Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field
1931The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
1932Waterless Mountain, by Laura Adams Armer
1933Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
1934Invincible Louisa, by Cornelia Meigs
1935Dobry, by Monica Shannon
1936Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
1937Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer
1938The White Stag, by Kate Seredy
1939Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright
1940Daniel Boone, by James Henry Daugherty
1941Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
1942The Matchlock Gun, by Walter Dumax Edmonds
1943Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1944Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
1945Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson
1946Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski
1947Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1948The Twenty-One Ballons, by William Pène du Bois
1949King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry
1950The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
1951Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates
1952Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes
1953Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark
1954…And Now Miguel, by Joseph Krumgold
1955The Wheel on the School, by Meindert DeJong
1956Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
1957Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Eggersten Sorensen
1958Rifles for Waitie, by Harold Keith
1959The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
1960Onion John, by Joseph Krumgold
1961Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
1962The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
1963A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
1964It's Like This, Cat, by Emily Cheney Neville
1965Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska
1966I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
1967Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt
1968From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
1969The High King, by Lloyd Alexander
1970Sounder, by William H. Armstrong
1971Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars
1972Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien
1973Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
1974The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox
1975M. C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton
1976The Grey King, by Susan Cooper
1977Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
1978Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
1979The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
1980 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32, by Joan W. Blos
1981 Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
1982 A Visit to William Blake's Inn, by Nancy Willard
1983 Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt
1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
1985 The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley
1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
1987 The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman
1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman
1990 Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
1991 Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
1992 Shiloh, by Phyllis Naylor
1993 Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant
1994 The Giver, by Lois Lowry
1995 Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
1996 The Midwife's Apprentice, by Karen Cushman
1997 The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg
1998Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
1999Holes, by Louis Sachar
2000Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
2001A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck
2002A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
2003Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Avi
2004The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo
2005Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata
2006Criss Cross, Lynne Rae Perkins
2007The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
2008Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, Laura Amy Schlitz
2009The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
2010When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead
2011Moon over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool
2012Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos
2013The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
2014Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Kate DiCamillo
2015The Crossover, Kwame Alexander
2016Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña

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