John Newbery medal

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The John Newbery Medal is awarded by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for Children. Established 1922.

2018

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Hello, Universe Erin Entrada Kelly

Honor Books

2017

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cover of The girl who drank the moonThe Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill

Honor Books

2016

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Cover of Last stop on Market StreetLast Stop on Market Street Matt de la Peña; illustrated by Christian Robinson

Honor Books

2015

Book cover of crossoverMedalist

The crossover Kwame Alexander

Honor Books

2014

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Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventuresCover of Flora & Ulysses Kate DiCamillo

Honor Books

2013

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The one and only Ivan Katherine Applegate

Honor Books

2012

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Dead end in NorveltCover: Dead end in Norvelt Jack Gantos

Honor Books

2011

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Moon over Manifest Clare Vanderpool

Honor Books

2010

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When you reach meCover: When you reach me Rebecca Stead

Honor Books

2009

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The graveyard book Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

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2008

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Good masters! Sweet ladies! Voices from a medieval villageCover of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Laura Amy Schlitz

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2007

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The higher power of Lucky Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan

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2006

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Criss CrossBook cover: Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins

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2005

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Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata

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2004

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The tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of threadBook cover: The tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

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2003

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Crispin: the cross of lead Avi

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2002

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A single shardCover of A Single Shard Linda Sue Park

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2001

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A year down yonder Richard Peck

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2000

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Bud, not BuddyCover of Bud, not Buliy Christopher Paul Curtis

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1999

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Holes Louis Sachar

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1998

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Out of the dustCover of Out of the Dust Karen Hesse

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1997

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The view from Saturday E.L. Konigsburg

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1996

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The midwife’s apprenticeCover of The Midwife's Apprentice Karen Cushman

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1995

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Walk two moons Sharon Creech

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1994

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The giverBook cover of The giver Lois Lowry

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1993

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Missing May Cynthia Rylant

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1992

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ShilohCover of Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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1991

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Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli

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1990

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Number the starsCover of Number the Stars Lois Lowry

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1989

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Joyful noise Paul Fleischman

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1988

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Cover of After the RainLincoln photobiography R. Freedman

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1987

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The whipping boy Sid Fleischman

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1986

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Sarah, plain and tallCover of Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan

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1985

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The hero and the crown Robin McKinley

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1984

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Dear Mr HenshawCover of Dear Mr Henshaw Beverly Cleary

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1983

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Dicey’s song Cynthia Voight

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1982

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A visit to William Blake’s inn Nancy Willard

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1981

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Jacob have I loved Katherine Paterson

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1980

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A gathering of days: a New England girl’s journal 1830-32Cover of A Gathering of Days Joan Blos

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The road from home: the story of an Armenian girl David Kherdian

1979

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The westing game Ellen Raskin

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The great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson

1978

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Bridge to TerabithiaCover of Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson

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1977

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Roll of thunder, hear my cry Mildred Taylor

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1976

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The Grey KingCover of The Grey King Susan Cooper

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1975

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M.C. Higgins, the Great Virginia Hamilton

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1974

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The slave dancerCover of The Slave Dancer Paula Fox

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The dark is rising Susan Cooper

1973

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Julie of the wolves Jean Craighead George

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1972

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Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMHCover of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O’Brien

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1971

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Summer of the swans Betsy Byars

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1970

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Sounder William H. Armstrong

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1969

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The High King Lloyd Alexander

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1968

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From the mixed-up files of Mrs Basil E. FrankweilerCover of From The Mixed-Up Files of... E. L. Konigsburg

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1967

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Up a road slowly Irene Hunt

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1966

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Cover of The Animal FamilyI, Juan de Pareja Elizabeth Borten de Trevino

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1965

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Shadow of a bull Maia Wojciechowska

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Across five Aprils Irene Hunt

1964

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It’s like this, cat Emily Cheney Neville

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1963

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A wrinkle in timeCover of A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L’Engle

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1962

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The bronze bow Elizabeth George Speare

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1961

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Island of the blue dolphins Scott O’DellBook cover: Island of the blue dolphins

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1960

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Onion John Joseph Krumgold

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1959

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The witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare

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1958

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Rifles for Watie Harold Keith

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1957

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Miracles on Maple Hill Virginia Sorenson

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1956

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Cover of The Secret RiverCarry on, Mr Bowditch Jean Lee Latham

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1955

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The wheel on the school Meindert Dejong

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1954

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And now Miguel Joseph Krumgold

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1953

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Secret of the Andes Ann Nolan Clark

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1952

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Ginger PyeCover of Ginger Pye Eleanor Estes

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1951

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Amos Fortune, free man Elizabeth Yates

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1950

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The door in the wall Marguerite de Angeli

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1949

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King of the wind Marguerite Henry

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1948

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Cover of Misty of ChincoteagueThe twenty-one balloons William Pene du Bois

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1947

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Miss Hickory Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

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1946

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Strawberry girlCover of Strawberry Girl Lois Lensky

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1945

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Rabbit Hill Robert Lawson

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1944

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Johnny TremainBook cover: Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes

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1943

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Adam of the road Elizabeth Janet Gray

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1942

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The Matchlock gun Walter D. Edmonds

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1941

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Cover of The Long WinterCall it courage Armstrong Sperry

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1940

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Daniel Boone James Daugherty

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1939

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Thimble summer Elizabeth Enright

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1938

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The white stag Kate Seredy

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1937

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Roller skatesBook cover: Roller skates Ruth Sawyer

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1936

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Caliie Wooulawn Carol Ryrie Brink

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1935

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Dobry Monica Shannon

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1934

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Invincible Louisa Cornelia Meigs

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1933

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

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1932

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Waterless mountain Laura Adams Armer

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1931

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The cat who went to heaven Elizabeth Coatswirth

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1930

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Hitty, her first hundred years Rachel Field

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1929

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The trumpeter of Krakow Eric P. KellyBook cover: millions of cats

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1928

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Gayneck, the story of a pigeon Dhan Gopal Mukerji

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1927

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Smoky, the cow horse Will James

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1926

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Shen of the sea Arthur Bowie Chrisman

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Voyagers Padraic Colum

1925

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Tales from the silver lands Charles Finger

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1924

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The dark frigate Charles HawesBook cover: The dark frigate

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1923

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The voyages of Doctor Doolittle Hugh Lofting

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1922

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The story of mankind Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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