EntertainmentBooks

Newbery Children's Book Medal Winners, 1922-now

1944 Medal Winner:

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

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

Photo Credit: Handout

"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:
Photo Credit: Handout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Photo Credit: Photo by

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

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

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

1962 Medal Winner:

1962 Medal Winner: "The Bronze Bow," Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1961 Medal Winner:

1961 Medal Winner: "Island of the Blue Dolphins," Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1960 Medal Winner:

1960 Medal Winner: "Onion John," Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1959 Medal Winner:

1959 Medal Winner: "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1958 Medal Winner:

1958 Medal Winner: "Rifles for Watie," Harold Keith (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1957 Medal Winner:

1957 Medal Winner: "Miracles on Maple Hill," Virginia Sorensen (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1956 Medal Winner:

1956 Medal Winner: "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch," Jean Lee Latham (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

1955 Medal Winner:

1955 Medal Winner: "The Wheel on the School," Meindert DeJong (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1954 Medal Winner:

1954 Medal Winner: "...And Now Miguel," Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1953 Medal Winner:

1953 Medal Winner: "Secret of the Andes," Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1952 Medal Winner:

1952 Medal Winner: "Ginger Pye," Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1951 Medal Winner:

1951 Medal Winner: "Amos Fortune, Free Man," Elizabeth Yates (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1950 Medal Winner:

1950 Medal Winner: "The Door in the Wall," Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1949 Medal Winner:

1949 Medal Winner: "King of the Wind," Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1948 Medal Winner:

1948 Medal Winner: "The Twenty-One Balloons," William Pene du Bois (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1947 Medal Winner:

1947 Medal Winner: "Miss Hickory," Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

1946 Medal Winner:

1946 Medal Winner: "Strawberry Girl," Lois Lenski (Lippincott)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1945 Medal Winner:

1945 Medal Winner: "Rabbit Hill," Robert Lawson (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1944 Medal Winner:

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

1943 Medal Winner:

1943 Medal Winner: "Adam of the Road," Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1942 Medal Winner:

1942 Medal Winner: "The Matchlock Gun," Walter Edmonds (Dodd)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1941 Medal Winner:

1941 Medal Winner: "Call It Courage," Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1940 Medal Winner:

1940 Medal Winner: "Daniel Boone," James Daugherty (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1939 Medal Winner:

1939 Medal Winner: "Thimble Summer," Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1938 Medal Winner:

1938 Medal Winner: "The White Stag," Kate Seredy (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1937 Medal Winner:

1937 Medal Winner: "Roller Skates," Ruth Sawyer (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1936 Medal Winner:

1936 Medal Winner: "Caddie Woodlawn," Carol Ryrie Brink (MacMillan)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1935 Medal Winner:

1935 Medal Winner: "Dobry," Monica Shannon (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1934 Medal Winner:

1934 Medal Winner: "Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women," Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1933 Medal Winner:

1933 Medal Winner: "Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze," Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1932 Medal Winner:

1932 Medal Winner: "Waterless Mountain," Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1931 Medal Winner:

1931 Medal Winner: "The Cat Who Went to Heaven," Elizabeth Coatsworth
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1930 Medal Winner:

1930 Medal Winner: "Hitty, Her First Hundred Years," Rachel Field (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1929 Medal Winner:

1929 Medal Winner: "The Trumpeter of Krakow," Eric P. Kelly (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1928 Medal Winner:

1928 Medal Winner: "Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon," Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1927 Medal Winner:

1927 Medal Winner: "Smoky, the Cowhorse," Will James (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1926 Medal Winner:

1926 Medal Winner: "Shen of the Sea," Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

1925 Medal Winner:

1925 Medal Winner: "Tales from Silver Lands," Charles Finger (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 12 and up

1924 Medal Winner:

1924 Medal Winner: "The Dark Frigate," Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1923 Medal Winner:

1923 Medal Winner: "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle," Hugh Lofting (Stokes)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1922 Medal Winner:

1922 Medal Winner: "The Story of Mankind," Hendrik Willem van Loon (Liveright)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

More Entertainment

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy policy.

OK
Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE