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Newbery Medal

Awarded for Best American book for children
Presented by Association for Library Service to Children
Country Flag of the United States United States
First awarded 1922
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The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. The award has been given since 1922. Together with the Caldecott Medal, it is considered the most prestigious award for children's literature in the United States. It is named for John Newbery, an 18th century publisher of juvenile books. Image File history File links Newbery_Medal. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association. ... ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caldecott redirects here. ... John Newbery (baptized 9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767) was an English publisher of books who specialized in childrens literature. ...


The Newbery Medal was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan in 1921 and depicts on the reverse, an author giving his work (a book) to a male and female child to read. Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan Rene Paul Chambellan (September 15, 1893 – November 29, 1955) was an American sculptor, born in West Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The Newbery Medal is not to be confused with the Newbery Honor citation, which is conferred annually to worthy runners-up. The Newbery Honor is a citation given by the American Library Association (ALA) to select American childrens books. ...


Newbery Medal recipients

Year Author Book
2008 Laura Amy Schlitz Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
2007 Susan Patron The Higher Power of Lucky
2006 Lynne Rae Perkins Criss Cross
2005 Cynthia Kadohata Kira-Kira
2004 Kate DiCamillo The Tale of Despereaux
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 Patricia MacLachlan Sarah, Plain and Tall
1985 Robin McKinley The Hero and the Crown
1984 Beverly Cleary Dear Mr. Henshaw
1983 Cynthia Voigt Dicey's Song
1982 Nancy Willard A Visit to William Blake's Inn
1981 Katherine Paterson Jacob Have I Loved
1980 Joan Blos A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
1979 Ellen Raskin The Westing Game
1978 Katherine Paterson Bridge to Terabithia
1977 Mildred 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 Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
1967 Irene Hunt Up a Road Slowly
1966 Elizabeth Borton de Treviño I, Juan de Pareja
1965 Maia Wojciechowska Shadow of a Bull
1964 Emily Cheney Neville It's Like This, Cat
1963 Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time
1962 Elizabeth George Speare The Bronze Bow
1961 Scott O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
1960 Joseph Krumgold Onion John
1959 Elizabeth George Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1958 Harold Keith Rifles for Watie
1957 Virginia Sorenson Miracles on Maple Hill
1956 Jean Lee Latham Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
1955 Meindert DeJong 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 Pène 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 Gray Vining Adam of the Road
1942 Walter D. 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
1933 Elizabeth Foreman 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 Cow Horse
1926 Arthur Bowie Chrisman Shen of the Sea
1925 Charles Finger Tales from Silver Lands
1924 Charles Hawes The Dark Frigate
1923 Hugh Lofting The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
1922 Hendrik Willem van Loon The Story of Mankind

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Cynthia Kadohata (born 1956 in Chicago Illinois) is a Japanese American writer known for writing coming of age stories about Asian American women. ... Kira-Kira is a young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American childrens author. ... The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ) is a fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo that won the Newbery Medal in 2004. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Irving Wortis (born December 23, 1937), better known by the pen name Avi,[1][2] is a prominent American author of young adult and childrens literature. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Linda Sue Park is a Korean American author of childrens fiction. ... A Single Shard is the winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in childrens literature. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Peck (b. ... A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck that won the Newbery Medal in 2001. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Paul Curtis (born May 10, 1953) is an American childrens author and a Newbery Medal winner who wrote the The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 and the critically acclaimed Bud, Not Buddy. ... Bud, Not Buddy is a 1999 childrens novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. ... This article is about the year. ... Louis Sachar (IPA: , or Sacker) (born March 20, 1954) is an American author of childrens books who is best known for the Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series and the 1998 novel Holes, for which Sachar won a National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. ... Holes is a Newbery Medal-winning novel by Louis Sachar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Karen Hesse, born August 29, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is an author of childrens literature and literature for young adults. ... Out of the Dust is a novel written by Karen Hesse. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (born on February 10, 1930) is an American author of childrens books, and two time winner of the Newbery Medal for childrens literature. ... The View from Saturday is a book published in 1996 by E. L. Konigsburg and winner of the Newbery Award of 1997. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Karen Cushman (born October 4, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer of historical fiction. ... This book sucks so much and anybody who would read this or would assing their students to read this should seriously contemplate suicide. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994 which won the 1995 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... The Giver is a soft science fiction novel written by Lois Lowry and published on April 16, 1993. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Cynthia Rylant (born June 6, 1954) is the author of over 60 childrens books in English and Spanish, including works in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. ... Missing May is a childrens book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (born January 4, 1933, Anderson, Idaho) is an American author best known for her childrens-novel trilogy Shiloh (a 1992 Newberry Medal winner), Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh, all made into movies. ... Shiloh is a 1st person novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Jerry Spinelli (b. ... Maniac Magee is a novel written by Jerry Spinelli and was published in 1990. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... Number the Stars is a novel about the Holocaust of the Second World War by Lois Lowry. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Paul Fleischman is an American childrens author, and is the son of Newbery Medal winner Sid Fleischman. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Russell Freedman (born 1929 in San Francisco) is a biographer and author of nearly 50 books for young people. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Albert Sidney Fleischman (born March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, and a longtime resident of Santa Monica, California, USA) is a Newbery award-winning author of popular childrens books such as: By The Great Horn Spoon! The Whipping Boy The Thirteenth Floor The Ghost In The Noonday Sun... The Whipping Boy is a Newbery Medal winning book by Sid Fleischman, published in 1986. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Patricia MacLachlan is a bestselling childrens author, best known for winning the 1986 Newbery Medal for her book Sarah, Plain and Tall. ... Sarah, Plain and Tall is a childrens book written by Patricia MacLachlan, winner of the Newbery Medal and the basis for three television movies, starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. ... This article is about the year. ... Robin McKinley (born November 16, 1952 as Jennifer Carolyn Robin Turrell McKinley) is a fantasy author especially known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel The Hero and the Crown. ... The Hero and the Crown, ISBN 0-44132-809-1, is a fantasy novel written by Robin McKinley and published by The Berkley Publishing Group in 1984. ... This article is about the year. ... Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. ... Dear Mr. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Cynthia Voigt (1942 - ) is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as fantasy, mystery, racism and child abuse. ... Diceys Song is a novel by Cynthia Voigt that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1983. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nancy Willard (born June 26, 1936, in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a childrens author and poet. ... A Visit to William Blakes Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers is a book by Nancy Willard that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1982. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... Jacob Have I Loved is a novel by Katherine Paterson that won the 1981 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Joan W. Blos (1928 – ) is a childrens author. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Ellen Raskin (March 13, 1928 – August 8, 1984) was an American writer, illustrator, and designer. ... The Westing Game is a novel by Ellen Raskin that was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1979. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... For the 1985 film, see Bridge to Terabithia (1985 film). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Mildred Taylor (born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943) is a famous author, known for her childrens fiction book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. ... Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1976 childrens novel written by Mildred D. Taylor. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author. ... The Grey King is a book by Susan Cooper in The Dark Is Rising Sequence. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Virginia Hamilton (March 12, 1936 – February 19, 2002) was a prolific childrens author. ... M. C. Higgins, the Great is a book by Virginia Hamilton that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1975. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Paula Fox (born April 22, 1923) is an American author of several childrens books and adult memoirs. ... The Slave Dancer is a childrens book written by Paula Fox and published in 1973. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Jean Craighead George (b. ... Julie of the Wolves is a childrens novel by Jean Craighead George, published in 1972, about a young Eskimo girl experiencing the changes forced upon her culture from outside. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Leslie Conly (January 11, 1918--March 5, 1973) (better known by his pen name, Robert C. OBrien) was an American author and journalist for National Geographic. ... Mrs. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 – ) is an American childrens author. ... Summer of the Swans is a novel by Betsy Byars that won the Newbery Medal in 1971. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Howard Armstrong (September 14, 1914 – April 11, 1999) was an American author and educator. ... Sounder is a young adult novel by William H. Armstrong. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Book cover of The High King Lloyd Chudley Alexander (born January 30, 1924) is the author of a number of fantasy books for children and adolescents, as well as several adult novels. ... The High King is the last in the Chronicles of Prydain series of books by Lloyd Alexander. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (born on February 10, 1930) is an American author of childrens books, and two time winner of the Newbery Medal for childrens literature. ... This Book is a Newbery Award winner From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Irene Hunt (May 18, 1907, Pontiac, Illinois - May 18, 2001, Savoy, Illinois) was an American author of historical fiction for children and young adults. ... Up a Road Slowly is a coming-of-agenovel by Irene Hunt that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1967. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (September 2, 1904 – ) is an American author. ... I, Juan de Pareja is a book by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1966. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Maia Wojciechowska (August 7, 1927 – June 13, 2002) was a writer of childrens books. ... Shadow of a Bull is a novel by Maia Wojciechowska that was awarded the 1965 Newbery Medal. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Emily Cheney Neville (December 28, 1919 – ) is an American author. ... 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Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Ann Nolan Clark (Anna Marie Nolan on December 6, 1896, in Las Vegas, New Mexico - 1995) is an United States writer. ... Secret of the Andes is a novel by Ann Nolan Clark that won the 1953 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of Ginger Pye, written and illustrated by Eleanor Estes Eleanor Estes (May 9, 1906 - July 15, 1988) was an American childrens author. ... Ginger Pye is a book by Eleanor Estes, originally published in 1951. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Yates (December 6, 1905 - July 29, 2001) was a prolific American author. ... Amos Fortune, Free Man is a novel by Elizabeth Yates that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1951. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marguerite de Angeli (March 14, 1889 - June 16, 1987) was a bestselling author and illustrator of childrens books including the 1950 Newbery Award winning book The Door in the Wall. ... The Door in the Wall is a novel by Marguerite de Angeli that received the Newbery Medal in 1950. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Misty of Chicoteague was a book written by Marguerite Henry in 1947 Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902-November 26, 1997) was an American writer. ... King of the Wind is a book by Marguerite Henry that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1949. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Pène du Bois, (1916-1993), was an author and illustrator. ... The Twenty-One Balloons (1947) is a book by William Pène du Bois which won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1948. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was a American childrens author. ... Miss Hickory is a book by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1947. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lois Lenski (Oct 14, 1893 - Sept 11, 1974) was a popular and prolific American writer of childrens and young adult fiction. ... Strawberry Girl is a Newbery medal winning book written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Robert Lawson (born October 4, 1892 in New York City - died 1957) was an author and commercial artist. ... Rabbit Hill is a book by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1945. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Esther Forbes (June 28, 1891 - August 12, 1968) was an United States of America Bio- Bibliography, novelist, and childrens writer who received both a Pulitzer Prize and a Newbery Medal. ... Johnny Tremain, a 1943 childrens novel by Esther Forbes, retells in narrative form the final years in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (October 6, 1902 - November 27, 1999) tutored Emperor Akihito in English. ... Adam of the Road is a book by Elizabeth Gray Vining that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1943. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Wat Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 - January 24, 1998) was an American author noted for his historical novels, including the popular Drums Along the Mohawk of 1936 which was later made into a movie. ... In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Armstrong Wells Sperry (b. ... Call It Courage (also published as The Boy Who Was Afraid) is a book by Armstrong Sperry that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1941. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Henry Daugherty (June 1, 1889 – February 21, 1974) was an American author and illustrator. ... Daniel Boone is a book by James Daugherty about the famous pioneer. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) was an American childrens author and illustrator. ... Thimble Summer is a novel by Elizabeth Enright that won the 1939 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kate Seredy (10 November 1896 – 7 March 1975) was a Hungarian-born writer of childrens books, written in the English language. ... The White Stag is a book by Kate Seredy that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1938 Categories: | ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ruth Sawyer was the pseudonym of Lucinda Durand (August 5, 1880 - June 3, 1970), an American writer of childrens books. ... Roller skates are devices worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along on wheels propelled by the legs. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carol Ryrie Brink (1895-1981) was a United States author. ... Caddie Woodlawn is an Newbery medal winning book by Carol Ryrie Brink, and illustrated by Trina Hyman. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Monica Shannon (1905?–1965) was a American author. ... Dobry is a book by Monica Shannon that won the 1935 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cornelia Meigs (December 6, 1884 – 1973) was an American author and educator. ... Invincible Louisa is a book by Cornelia Meigs that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1934. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (May 24, 1892 – August 7, 1958), was an American childrens book author. ... Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1933. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laura Adams Armer (January 12, 1874 – 1963) was an American artist and writer. ... Waterless Mountain is a novel by Laura Adams Armer that was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1932. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (May 31, 1893 – August 31, 1986) was an American author. ... The Cat Who Went to Heaven is a book by Elizabeth Coatsworth that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1931. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rachel Field (born September 19, 1894; died March 15, 1942) was an American novelist, poet, and author of childrens fiction. ... Hitty, Her First Hundred Years is a novel written by Rachel Field that won the Newbery Medal in 1930. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric P. Kelly (16 March 1884-3 January 1960) was an American journalist, academic and author of books for young readers, whose book, The Trumpeter of Krakow, won the Newbery Medal for childrens literature in 1929. ... The Trumpeter of Krakow is a book by Eric P. Kelly that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1929. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dhan Gopal Mukerji was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States. ... Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon is a book by Dhan Gopal Mukerji that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1928. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Will James was born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault, June 6, 1892 in Quebec Province, Canada. ... Smoky the Cow Horse is a novel by Will James that was the winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Bowie Chrisman (July 16, 1889 – February 1953) was an American author. ... Shen of the Sea is a collection of stories by Arthur Bowie Chrisman that won the Newbery Medal in 1926. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Joseph Finger (December 25, 1869 – January 7, 1941) was an American author. ... Tales from Silver Lands is a book by Charles Finger that won the Newbery Medal in 1925. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Charles Boardman Hawes (January 24, 1889 – 1923) was an American author. ... The Dark Frigate is a novel written by Charles Hawes that won the 1924 Newbery Medal. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hugh John Lofting (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England January 14, 1886 - Topanga, California September 26, 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle - one of the classics of childrens literature. ... The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Loftings Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 - March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian and journalist. ... The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. ...

Recipients of multiple Newberys

E.L. Konigsburg, Joseph Krumgold, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and Elizabeth George Speare have each been awarded two Newbery Medals. Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (born February 10, 1930) is an American author of childrens books, and two time winner of the Newbery medal for childrens literature. ... Joseph Quincy Krumgold (April 9, 1908-July 10, 1980) was a United States author and scriptwriter. ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... Elizabeth George Speare (November 21, 1908 – November 15, 1994) was an American childrens author who won many awards for her historical fiction novels, including two Newbery Medals. ...


External links

  • The Newbery Video, Part 1 and Part 2 written by Mona Kerby and funded by the International Reading Association highlights favorite Newbery Award books and authors. Authors include: Lloyd Alexander, Sharon Creech, Sid Fleischman, Karen Hesse, Lois Lowry, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Katherine Paterson, and Jerry Spinelli.
ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ...

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MSN Encarta - Newbery Medal (268 words)
Newbery Medal, in full the John Newbery Medal, annual award given to the author of the book voted the most distinguished contribution to literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year.
The Newbery Medal was established in 1921, at the suggestion of Frederic G. Melcher, coeditor of Publishers Weekly and founder of Children's Book Week.
The medal depicts an open book with the inscription “for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” The first Newbery Medal was awarded in 1922 to Hendrik Willem van Loon for his book The Story of Mankind.
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