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1944 Medal Winner:

1944 Medal Winner: "Johnny Tremain," Esther Forbes (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

Newbery Children's Book Medal Winners, 1922-now

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. Here's a list of the medal winners starting with the most recent through 1922, when the first Newbery award was given out. You can find these books at your local library or on Amazon.com.
---- Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"Dead End in Norvelt," Jack Gantos

2012 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux; $15.99)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2011 Medal Winner:

2011 Medal Winner: "Moon over Manifest," Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

2010 Medal Winner:
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2010 Medal Winner: "When You Reach Me," Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

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2009 Medal Winner:

2009 Medal Winner: "The Graveyard Book," Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2008 Medal Winner:

2008 Medal Winner: "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village," Laura Amy Schiltz (Candlewick)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2007 Medal Winner:

2007 Medal Winner: "The Higher Power of Lucky," Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

2006 Medal Winner:

2006 Medal Winner: "Criss Cross," Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2005 Medal Winner:

2005 Medal Winner: "Kira-Kira," Cynthia Kadohata (Altheneum Books for Young Readers)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

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2004 Medal Winner:

2004 Medal Winner: "The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, /b> Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering (Candlewick)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up.

2003 Medal Winner:

2003 Medal Winner: "Crispin: The Cross of Lead," Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

2002 Medal Winner:

2002 Medal Winner: "A Single Shard," Linda Sue Park (Clairon Books/Houghton Mifflin)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2001 Medal Winner:

2001 Medal Winner: "A Year Down Yonder," Richard Peck (Dial)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

2000 Medal Winner:

2000 Medal Winner: "Bud, Not Buddy," Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

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1999 Medal Winner:

1999 Medal Winner: "Holes," Louis Sachar
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1998 Medal Winner:

1998 Medal Winner: "Out of the Dust," Karen Hesse (Scholastic)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1997 Medal Winner:

1997 Medal Winner: "The View from Saturday," E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1996 Medal Winner:

1996 Medal Winner: "The Midwife's Apprentice," Karen Cushman (Clarion)
BEST FOR Ages 13 and up

1995 Medal Winner:

1995 Medal Winner: "Walk Two Moons," Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

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1994 Medal Winner:

1994 Medal Winner: "The Giver," Lois Lowry (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

1993 Medal Winner:

1993 Medal Winner: "Missing May," Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1992 Medal Winner:

1992 Medal Winner: "Shiloh," Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1991 Medal Winner:

1991 Medal Winner: "Maniac Magee," Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)
BEST FOR Ages 11 and up

1990 Medal Winner:

1990 Medal Winner: "Number the Stars,"Lois Lowry (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

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1989 Medal Winner:

1989 Medal Winner: "Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices," Paul Fleischman (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1988 Medal Winner:

1988 Medal Winner: "Lincoln: A Photobiography," Russell Freedman (Clarion)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1987 Medal Winner:

1987 Medal Winner: "The Whipping Boy," Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1986 Medal Winner:

1986 Medal Winner: "Sarah, Plain and Tall" Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1985 Medal Winner:

1985 Medal Winner: "The Hero and the Crown," Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

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1984 Medal Winner:

1984 Medal Winner: "Dear Mr. Henshaw," Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1983 Medal Winner:

1983 Medal Winner: "Dicey's Song," Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

1982 Medal Winner:

1982 Medal Winner: "A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers," Nancy Willard (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

1981 Medal Winner:

1981 Medal Winner: "Jacob Have I Loved," Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 13 and up

1980 Medal Winner:

1980 Medal Winner: "A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832," Joan W. Blos (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

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1979 Medal Winner:

1979 Medal Winner: "The Westing Game," Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1978 Medal Winner:

1978 Medal Winner: "Bridge to Terabithia," Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1977 Medal Winner:

1977 Medal Winner: "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1976 Medal Winner:

1976 Medal Winner: "The Grey King," Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1975 Medal Winner:

1975 Medal Winner: "M.C. Higgins, the Great" Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

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1974 Medal Winner:

1974 Medal Winner: "The Slave Dancer," Paula Fox (Bradbury)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1973 Medal Winner:

1973 Medal Winner: "Julia of the Wolves," Jean Craighead George (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 13 and up

1972 Newbery Children' Book Medal winner - Mrs.
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1972 Newbery Children' Book Medal winner - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

1971 Medal Winner:

1971 Medal Winner: "Summer of the Swans," Betsy Byars (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1970 Medal Winner:

1970 Medal Winner: "Sounder," William H. Armstrong (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

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1969 Medal Winner:

1969 Medal Winner: "The High King," Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1968 Medal Winner:

1968 Medal Winner: "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," E.L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1967 Medal Winner:

1967 Medal Winner: "Up a Road Slowly," Irene Hunt (Follett)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1966 Medal Winner:

1966 Medal Winner: "I, Juan de Pareja," Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Farrar)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

1965 Medal Winner:

1965 Medal Winner: "Shadow of a Bull," Maia Wojciechowska (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

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1964 Medal Winner:

1964 Medal Winner: "It's Like This, Cat" Emily Neville (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1963 Medal Winner:

1963 Medal Winner: "A Wrinkle in Time," Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

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