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Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal for outstanding youth fiction is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, which is a division of the American Library Association, dating back to 1922. The award is named for the 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. Most years also feature a listing of Newbery Honor Books — titles that the selection committee felt were worth acknowledging, but which didn’t win the actual Newbery Medal for that year. You can visit the official Newbery Medal website to see more information about all the winners and Honor books.

NOTE: The titles in this list are “hotlinked” to the library’s catalog, for all those titles currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. If, for any reason, we do not own a circulation copy of a Newbery Medal award-winner, we encourage you to track down those titles through our InterLibrary Loan service.

Newbery Medal Winners

2018
Erin Entrada Kelly
Hello, Universe


2017
Kelly Barnhill
The Girl Who Drank the Moon


2016
Matt de la Pena
Last Stop on Market Street


2015
Kwame Alexander
The Crossover


2014
Kate DiCamillo
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures


2013
Katherine Applegate
The One and Only Ivan


2012
Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt


2011
Clare Vanderpool
Moon Over Manifest


2010
Rebecca Stead
When You Reach Me


2009
Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book


2008
Laura Ann Schlitz
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village


2007
Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan
The Higher Power of Lucky


2006
Lynne Rae Perkins
Criss Cross


2005
Cynthia Kadohata
Kira-Kira


2004
Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread


2003
Avi
Crispin: The Cross of Lead


2002
Linda Sue Park
A Single Shard


2001
Richard Peck
A Year Down Yonder


2000
Christopher Paul Curtis
Bud, Not Buddy


1999
Louis Sachar
Holes


1998
Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust


1997
E.L. Konigsburg
The View From Saturday


1996
Karen Cushman
The Midwife’s Apprentice


1995
Sharon Creech
Walk Two Moons


1994
Lois Lowry
The Giver


1993
Cynthia Rylant
Missing May


1992
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh


1991
Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee


1990
Lois Lowry
Number the Stars


1989
Paul Fleischman
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices


1988
Russell Freedman
Lincoln: A Photobiography


1987
Sid Fleischman
The Whipping Boy


1986
Sarah MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall


1985
Robin McKinley
The Hero and the Crown


1984
Beverly Cleary
Dear Mr. Henshaw


1983
Cynthia Voight
Dicey’s Song


1982
Nancy Willard
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experience Travelers


1981
Katherine Paterson
Jacob Have I Loved


1980
Joan W. Blos
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832


1979
Ellen Raskin
The Westing Game


1978
Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia


1977
Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry


1976
Susan Cooper
The Grey King


1975
Virginia Hamilton
M.C. Higgins, the Great


1974
Paula Fox
The Slave Dancer


1973
Jean Craighead George
Julie of the Wolves


1972
Robert C. O’Brien
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH


1971
Betsy Byars
Summer of the Swans


1970
William H. Armstrong
Sounder


1969
Lloyd Alexander
The High King


1968
E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mr.s Basil E. Frankweiler


1967
Irene Hunt
Up a Road Slowly


1966
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
I, Juan de Pareja


1965
Maia Wojciechowska
Shadow of a Bull


1964
Emily Neville
It’s Like This, Cat


1963
Madeline L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time


1962
Elizabeth George Spears
The Bronze Bow


1961
Scott O’Dell
Island of the Blue Dolphins


1960
Joseph Krumgold
Onion Jake


1959
Elizabeth George Spears
The Witch of Blackbird Pond


1958
Harold Keith
Rifles for Watie


1957
Virginia Sorensen
Miracles on Maple Hill


1956
Jean Lee Latham
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch


1955
Meindert De Jong
The Wheel on the School


1954
Joseph Krumgold
…And Now Miguel


1953
Ann Nolan Clark
Secret of the Andes


1952
Eleanor Estes
Ginger Pye


1951
Elizabeth Yates
Amos Fortune, Free Man


1950
Marguerite de Angeli
The Door in the Wall


1949
Marguerite Henry
King of the Wind


1948
William Pene du Bois
The Twenty-One Balloons


1947
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Miss Hickory


1946
Lois Lenski
Strawberry Girl


1945
Robert Lawson
Rabbit Hill


1944
Esther Forbes
Johnny Tremain


1943
Elizabeth Janet Gray
Adam of the Road


1942
Walter Edmonds
The Matchlock Gun


1941
Armstrong Sperry
Call it Courage


1940
James Daugherty
Daniel Boone


1939
Elizabeth Enright
Thimble Summer


1938
Kate Seredy
The White Stag


1937
Ruth Sawyer
Roller Skates


1936
Carol Ryrie Brink
Caddie Woodlawn


1935
Monica Shannon
Dobry


1934
Cornelia Meigs
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women


1933
Elizabeth Lewis
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze


1932
Laura Adams Armer
Waterless Mountain


1931
Elizabeth Coatsworth
The Cat Who Went to Heaven


1930
Rachel Field
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years


1929
Eric P. Kelly
The Trumpeter of Krakow


1928
Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon


1927
Will James
Smoky, the Cowhorse


1926
Arthur Bowie Chrisman
Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children


1925
Charles Finger
Tales From Silver Lands


1924
Charles Hawes
The Dark Frigate


1923
Hugh Lofting
the Voyages of Doctor Doolittle


1922
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The Story of Mankind


Updated April 2019 sdc