Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.

2005 — Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

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

2003 — Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Hardcover

2002 — A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
Audio Cassette

2001 — A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
Audio Cassette

2000 — Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
Audio Cassette |
Microsoft e-book

1999 — Holes by Louis Sachar
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
Audio Cassette |
Audio CD

1998 — Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1997 — The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1996 — The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1995 — Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
Audio Cassette

1994 — The Giver by Lois Lowry
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Audio CD

1993 — Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1992 — Shilohby Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print |
DVD |
VHS

1991 — Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1990 — Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Large Print

1989 — Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Hardcover |
Paperback

1988 — Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
Hardcover |
Paperback

1987 — The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Hardcover |
Paperback

1986 — Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio CD |
Audio Cassette |
DVD |
VHS |
Study Guide

1985 — The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Hardcover |
Paperback

1984 — Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Hardcover |
Paperback

1983 — Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Microsoft e-book |
Adobe e-book |
Lesson Plans on CD

1982 — A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
Hardcover |
Paperback

1981 — Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Lesson Plans on CD

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

1979 — The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Hardcover |
Paperback

1978 — Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Lesson Plans on CD

1977 — Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Lesson Plans on CD

1976 — The Grey King by Susan Cooper
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Microsoft e-book |
Adobe e-book

1975 — M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Microsoft e-book |
Adobe e-book

1974 — The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Lesson Plans on CD |
Study Guides

1973 — Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

1972 — Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien

1971 — Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

1970 — Sounder by William H. Armstrong

1969 — The High King by Lloyd Alexander

1968 — From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1967 — Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
Out of Print

1966 — I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1965 — Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1964 — It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1963 — A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Hardcover |
Paperback

1962 — The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1961 — Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1960 — Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1959 — The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1958 — Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
Hardcover |
Paperback

1957 — Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1956 — Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Hardcover |
Paperback

1955 — The Wheel on The School by Meindert DeJong
Hardcover |
Paperback; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

1954 — And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
Hardcover |
Paperback

1953 — Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
Hardcover |
Paperback

1952 — Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Hardcover |
Paperback

1951 — Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Hardcover |
Paperback

1950 — The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1949 — King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1948 — The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois
Hardcover |
Paperback

1947 — Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Hardcover |
Paperback

1946 — Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
Hardcover |
Paperback

1945 — Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Hardcover |
Paperback

1944 — Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Audio CD

1943 — Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
Hardcover |
Paperback

1942 — The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
Hardcover |
Paperback

1941 — Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1940 — Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
Out of Print

1939 — Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1938 — The White Stag by Kate Seredy
Paperback

1937 — Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
Hardcover |
Paperback

1936 — Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Hardcover |
Paperback

1935 — Dobry by Monica Shannon
Out of Print

1934 — Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs
Hardcover |
Paperback

1933 — Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
Hardcover |
Paperback

1932 — Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
Out of Print

1931 — The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
Hardcover |
Paperback

1930 — Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
Hardcover |
Paperback

1929 — The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
Hardcover |
Paperback

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

1927 — Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
Hardcover |
Paperback

1926 — Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
Hardcover

1925 — Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
Out of Print

1924 — The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette

1923 — The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Hardcover |
Paperback |
Audio Cassette |
Audio CD |
e-book Microsoft |
DVD |
VHS

1922 — The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon
Hardcover |
Paperback

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