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Newbery Award Winners Print Page

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal, named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.



2016 Winner and Honor Books

Printable list available (bottom of page)

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Last Stop on Market Street - Matt De la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Call Number: E DE-LA-P
ISBN: 9780399257742
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
WINNER 2016 | Caldecott Honor Book 2016

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty -- and fun -- in their routine and the world around them.

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The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Call Number: J BRADLEY
ISBN: 9780803740815
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
Honor Book 2016

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Cover Art
Roller Girl - Victoria Jamieson
Call Number: J 741.5973 JAMIESO
ISBN: 9780803740167
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
Honor Book 2016

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Cover Art
Echo - Pam Munoz Ryan
Call Number: J RYAN
ISBN: 9780439874021
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Honor Book 2016

Four stories, one harmonica. This original fairytale intertwines with historical fiction to explore music and its power to save, heal and set free.


Past Winners

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
Call Number: J ALEXAND
ISBN: 9780544107717
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Winner 2015

Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
Call Number: J DICAMIL
ISBN: 076366040X
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Winner 2014

The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)
Call Number: J APPLEGA
ISBN: 9780061992254
Publication Date: 2012-01-17
Winner 2013

Dead End in Norvelt - Jack Gantos
Call Number: J GANTOS
ISBN: 9780374379933
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Winner 2012

Moon over Manifest - Clare Vanderpool
Call Number: J VANDERP
ISBN: 9780385907507
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Winner 2011

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
Call Number: J STEAD
ISBN: 9780385737425
Publication Date: 2009-07-14
Winner 2010

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman; Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Call Number: J GAIMAN
ISBN: 9780060530921
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
Winner 2009

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! - Laura Amy Schlitz; Robert Byrd (Illustrator)
Call Number: J 812.6 SCHLITZ
ISBN: 0763615781
Publication Date: 2007-07-24
Winner 2008

The Higher Power of Lucky - Susan Patron; Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
Call Number: J PATRON
ISBN: 1416901949
Publication Date: 2006-11-07
Winner 2007

Criss Cross - Lynne Rae Perkins
Call Number: J PERKINS
ISBN: 0060092726
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
Winner 2006

Kira-Kira - Cynthia Kadohata
Call Number: J KADOHAT
ISBN: 0689856393
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Winner 2005

The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo; Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
Call Number: J DICAMIL
ISBN: 0763617229
Publication Date: 2003-08-25
Winner 2004

Crispin - The Cross of Lead - Avi
Call Number: Y AVI
ISBN: 0786808284
Publication Date: 2002-06-03
Winner 2003

A Single Shard - Linda Sue Park
Call Number: J PARK
ISBN: 0395978270
Publication Date: 2001-04-23
Winner 2002

A Year down Yonder - Richard Peck; Steve Cieslawski (Illustrator)
Call Number: J PECK
ISBN: 0803725183
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Winner 2001

Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
Call Number: J CURTIS
ISBN: 0385323069
Publication Date: 1999-09-07
Winner 2000


Winners 1922-1999

Holes - Louis Sachar
Call Number: Y SACHAR
ISBN: 9780374332662
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
Winner 1999

Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
Call Number: J HESSE
ISBN: 0590360809
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Winner 1998

The View from Saturday - E. L. Konigsburg
Call Number: J KONIGSB
ISBN: 068980993X
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
Winner 1997

The Midwife's Apprentice - Karen Cushman
Call Number: Y CUSHMAN
ISBN: 0395692296
Publication Date: 1995-03-27
Winner 1996

Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
Call Number: Y CREECH
ISBN: 0060233346
Publication Date: 1994-05-19
Winner 1995

The Giver - Lois Lowry
Call Number: J LOWRY
ISBN: 0395645662
Publication Date: 1993-04-26
Winner 1994

Missing May - Cynthia Rylant
Call Number: J RYLANT
ISBN: 0531059960
Publication Date: 1992-03-01
Winner 1993

Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Call Number: J NAYLOR
ISBN: 0689316143
Publication Date: 1991-09-30
Winner 1992

Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli
Call Number: J SPINELL
ISBN: 0316807222
Publication Date: 1990-04-02
Winner 1991

Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Call Number: J LOWRY
ISBN: 0395510600
Publication Date: 1989-04-24
Winner 1990

Joyful Noise - Paul Fleischman; Eric Beddows (Illustrator)
Call Number: J 811.4 FLEISCH
ISBN: 9780060218522
Publication Date: 1988-03-01
Winner 1989

Lincoln - Russell Freedman
ISBN: 9780899193809
Publication Date: 1987-11-16
Winner 1988

The Whipping Boy - Sid Fleischman; Peter Sís (Illustrator)
Call Number: J FLEISCH
ISBN: 9780688062163
Publication Date: 1986-04-14
Winner 1987

Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
Call Number: J MACLACH
ISBN: 9780060241018
Publication Date: 1985-04-25
Winner 1986

The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley; David M. Johnston (Illustrator)
Call Number: Y MCKINLE
ISBN: 9780688025939
Publication Date: 1984-10-15
Winner 1985

Dear Mr. Henshaw - Beverly Cleary; Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
Call Number: J CLEARY
ISBN: 9780688024055
Publication Date: 1983-08-22
Winner 1984

Dicey's Song - Cynthia Voigt
Call Number: J VOIGHT
ISBN: 9780689309441
Publication Date: 1982-09-01
Winner 1983

A Visit to William Blake's Inn - Nancy Willard; Alice Provensen (Illustrator); Martin Provensen (Illustrator)
Call Number: J 811.54 WILLARD
ISBN: 9780152938222
Publication Date: 1981-09-08
Winner 1982

Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson
Call Number: J PATTERSO
ISBN: 9780690040791
Publication Date: 1980-11-11
Winner 1981

A Gathering of Days - Joan W. Blos
Call Number: J BLOS
ISBN: 9780684163406
Publication Date: 1979-09-01
Winner 1980

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
Call Number: J RASKIN
ISBN: 9780525423201
Publication Date: 1978-06-01
Winner 1979

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson; Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
Call Number: J PATERSO
ISBN: 9780064401845
Publication Date: 2003-05-06
Winner 1978

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor; Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
Call Number: J TAYLOR
ISBN: 9780803774735
Publication Date: 1976-01-01
Winner 1977

The Grey King - Susan Cooper; Michael Heslop (Illustrator)
Call Number: J COOPER
ISBN: 9780689500299
Publication Date: 1975-07-01
Winner 1976

M. C. Higgins, the Great - Virginia Hamilton
Call Number: J HAMILTO
ISBN: 9780027424805
Publication Date: 1974-08-01
Winner 1975

The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox; Eros Keith (Illustrator)
Call Number: J FOX
ISBN: 9780878880621
Publication Date: 1973-01-01
Winner 1974

Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George; John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
Call Number: J-N GEORGE
ISBN: 9780060219437
Publication Date: 1997-06-06
Winner 1973

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien; Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)
Call Number: J OBRIEN
ISBN: 9780689704130
Publication Date: 1975-03-01
Winner 1972

The Summer of the Swans - Betsy Byars; Ted CoConis (Illustrator)
Call Number: J BYARS
ISBN: 9780670681907
Publication Date: 1970-03-30
Winner 1971

Sounder - William H. Armstrong; James Barkley (Illustrator)
Call Number: J ARMSTRO
ISBN: 9780064400206
Publication Date: 2002-12-24
Winner 1970

The High King - Lloyd Alexander
Call Number: J ALEXAND
ISBN: 9780805061352
Publication Date: 1999-05-15
Winner 1969

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
Call Number: J KONIGSB
ISBN: 9780689703089
Publication Date: 1972-07-01
Winner 1968

Up a Road Slowly - Irene Hunt
Call Number: J HUNT
Publication Date: 1966
Winner 1967

I, Juan de Pareja - Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Call Number: J TREVINO
Publication Date: 1965
Winner 1966

Shadow of a Bull - Maia Wojciechowska
Call Number: J WOJCIEC
Publication Date: 1964
Winner 1965

It's Like This, Cat - Emily Neville
Call Number: J NEVILLE
Publication Date: 1963
Winner 1964

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Call Number: J LENGLE
ISBN: 9780374386139
Publication Date: 1962-01-01
Winner 1963

The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Speare
Call Number: J SPEARE
ISBN: 9780395137192
Publication Date: 1961
Winner 1962

Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Call Number: J ODELL
ISBN: 9780547328614
Publication Date: 1960
Winner 1961

Onion John - Joseph Krumgold; Symeon Shimin (Illustrator)
Call Number: J KRUMGOL
ISBN: 9780690599572
Publication Date: 1959-01-01
Winner 1960

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
Call Number: J SPEARE
ISBN: 9780395071144
Publication Date: 1958-12-01
Winner 1959

Rifles for Watie - Harold Keith
Call Number: J KEITH
ISBN: 9780690049077
Publication Date: 1957
Winner 1958

Miracles on Maple Hill - Virginia Sorensen; Joe Krush (Illustrator); Beth Krush (Illustrator)
Call Number: J SORENSE
ISBN: 9780152047191
Publication Date: 1956
Winner 1957

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham
Call Number: J LATHAM
ISBN: 9780618250813
Publication Date: 1955
Winner 1956

The Wheel on the School - Meindert DeJong
Call Number: J DEJONG
Publication Date: 1954
Winner 1955

... And Now Miguel - Joseph Krumgold; Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
Call Number: J KRUMGOL
ISBN: 9780815205012
Publication Date: 1953
Winner 1954

Secret of the Andes - Ann Nolan Clark ; with drawings by Jean Charlot
Call Number: J CLARK
Publication Date: 1952
Winner 1953

Ginger Pye - Eleanor Estes
Call Number: J ESTES
ISBN: 9780156347501
Publication Date: 1951
Winner 1952

Amos Fortune, Free Man - Elizabeth Yates; Nora S. Unwin (Illustrator)
Call Number: J-B FORTU-A YATES
ISBN: 9780525255703
Publication Date: 1950
Winner 1951

The Door in the Wall - Marguerite de Angeli
Call Number: J DEANGEL
Publication Date: 1949
Winner 1950

King of the Wind - Marguerite Henry; Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Call Number: J HENRY
ISBN: 9780027436297
Publication Date: 1948
Winner 1949

The Twenty-One Balloons - William Pène du Bois
Call Number: J DUBOIS
ISBN: 9780670734412
Publication Date: 1947-09-14
Winner 1948

Miss Hickory - Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Call Number: J Bailey
Publication Date: 1946
Winner 1947

Strawberry Girl - Lois Lenski
Call Number: J LENSKI
Publication Date: 1945
Winner 1946

Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson
Call Number: J LAWSON
ISBN: 9780670586752
Publication Date: 1944-09-18
Winner 1945

Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes; Michael McCurdy (Illustrator)
Call Number: J FORBES
ISBN: 9780395900116
Publication Date: 1943
Winner 1944

Adam of the Road - Elizabeth J. Gray; Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Call Number: J GRAY
ISBN: 9780670104352
Publication Date: 1942-01-01
Winner 1943

The Matchlock Gun - Walter D. Edmonds, illustrated by Paul Lantz
Call Number: J EDMONDS
Publication Date: 1941
Winner 1942

Call It Courage - Amstrong Sperry
Call Number: J SPERRY
Publication Date: 1940
Winner 1941

Daniel Boone - James Daugherty
Publication Date: 1939
Winner 1940

Thimble Summer - Elizabeth Enright
Call Number: J ENRIGHT
Publication Date: 1938
Winner 1939

The White Stag - Kate Seredy
Call Number: J 398.22 SEREDY
Publication Date: 1937
Winner 1938

Roller Skates - Ruth Sawyer
Call Number: J SAWYER
Publication Date: 1936
Winner 1937

Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
Call Number: J BRINK
ISBN: 9780027136708
Publication Date: 1935
Winner 1936

Dobry - Monica Shannon ; illustrated by Atanas Katchamakoff
Call Number: J SHANNON
Publication Date: 1934
Winner 1935

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women - Cornelia Meigs
Call Number: J-B ALCOT-L MEIGS
Publication Date: 1933
Winner 1934

Young Fu of Upper Yangtze - Elizabeth Lewis
Call Number: J LEWIS
ISBN: 9780030074714
Publication Date: 1932
Winner 1933

Waterless Mountain - Laura Adams Armer
Call Number: J ARMER
Publication Date: 1931
Winner 1932

The Cat Who Went to Heaven - Elizabeth Coatsworth
Call Number: J COATSWO
Publication Date: 1930
Winner 1931

The Trumpeter of Krakow - Eric P. Kelly; Janina Domanska (Illustrator)
Call Number: J KELLY
ISBN: 9780027501407
Publication Date: 1929
Winner 1929

Smoky the Cowhorse - Will James
Call Number: J JAMES
Publication Date: 1926
Winner 1927

Shen of the Sea - Arthur Chrisman; Illustrated by Else Hasselriis
Call Number: J CHRISMA
Publication Date: 1925
Winner 1926

Tales from the Silver Lands - Charles Finger
Publication Date: 1924
Winner 1925

The Dark Frigate - Charles Hawes
Call Number: J HAWES
Publication Date: 1923
Winner 1924

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting
Call Number: J LOFTING
Publication Date: 1922
Winner 1923

The Story of Mankind - Hendrik Willem van Loon
Call Number: J 909 VAN LOO
Publication Date: 1921
Winner 1922




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