NEWBERRY AWARDS
1922 - 1999


The Newbery Medal, awarded annually, had its beginning in 1921 when Frederic G. Melcher proposed an incentive toward better quality in children's books.   He offered a medal to be given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published during the preceding year. This he named after John Newbery, famous 18th century English publisher and seller of children's books.


1999  HOLES Louis Sachar
1998  OUT OF THE DUST Hesse (J)
1997  VIEW FROM SATURDAY Konigsburg (J)
1996  MIDWIFE'S APPRENTICE Cushman (J)
1995  WALK TWO MOONS Creech (J)
1994  THE GIVER Lowry (J)
1993  MISSING MAY Rylant (J)
1992  SHILOH Naylor (J)
1991  MANIAC MAGEE Spinelli (J
1990  NUMBER THE STARS Lowry (J)

1989  JOYFUL NOISE, Poems for Two Voices Fleischman,Paul (J811.54,F628)
1988  LINCOLN: APHOTOBIOGRAPHY Freedman (JB, L63fr)
1987  THE WHIPPING BOY Fleischman, Sidney (J)
1986  SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL MacLachlan (J
1985  THE HERO AND THE CROWN McKinley (J)
1984  DEAR MR. HENSHAW Cleary (J)
1983  DICEY'S SONG Voigt (J)
1982  A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE'S INN Willard (J811.5,W661)
1981  JACOB HAVE I LOVED Paterson (J)
1980  A GATHERING OF DAYS, A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32 Blos (J)

1979  THE WESTING GAME Raskin (J)
1978  BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA Paterson (J)
1977  ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY Taylor (J)
1976  THE GREY KING Cooper (J)
1975  M. C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT Hamilton (J)
1974  THE SLAVE DANCER Fox (J)
1973  JULIE OF THE WOLVES George (J)
1972  MRS. FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH O'Brien (J)
1971  SUMMER OF THE SWANS Byars (J)
1970  SOUNDER Armstrong (J)

1969  THE HIGH KING Alexander (J)
1968  FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER Konigsburg (J)
1967  UP A ROAD SLOWLY Hunt (J)
1966  I,JUAN DE  PAREJA Trevino (J)
1965  SHADOW OF THE BULL Wojciechowska (J)
1964  IT'S LIKE THIS, CAT Neville  (J) A WRINKLE IN TIME L'Engle (J)
1963  A WRINKLE IN TIME l'Engle (J)
1962  THE BRONZE BOW Speare (J)
1961  ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS O'Dell (J)
1960  ONION JOHN Krumgold (J)

1959  THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND Speare (J)
1958  RIFLES FOR WATIE Keith (J)
1957  MIRACLES ON MAPLE HILL Sorensen (J)
1956  CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH Latham (JB, B674)
1955  THE WHEEL ON THE SCHOOL De Jong (J)
1954  AND NOW MIGUEL Krumgold (J)
1953  SECRET OF THE ANDES Clark (J)
1952  GINGER PYE Estes (J)
1951  AMOS FORTUNE, FREE MAN Yates (JB, F77)
1950  THE DOOR IN THE WALL deAngeli (J812.5.D346)

1949  KING OF THE WIND Henry (J)
1948  THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS du Bois (J)
1947  MISS HICKORY Bailey (J)
1946  STRAWBERRY GIRL Lenski (J)
1945  RABBIT HILL Lawson (J)
1944  JOHNNY TREMAIN Forbes (J)
1943  ADAM OF THE ROAD Gray (J)
1942  THE MATCHLOCK GUN Edmunds (J)
1941  CALL IT COURAGE Sperry (J)
1940  DANIEL BOONE Daugherty (JB, B64d)

1939  THIMBLE SUMMER Enright (J)
1938  THE WHITE STAG Seredy (J)
1937  ROLLERSKATES Sawyer (J)
1936  CADDIE WOODLAWN Brink (J)
1935  DOBRY Shannon (J)
1934  INVINCIBLE LOUISA Meigs (JB,AL1)
1933  YOUNG FU OF THE UPPER YANGTZE Lewis (J)
1932  WATERLESS MOUNTAIN Armer (J)
1931  THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN Coatsworth (J)
1930  HITTY, HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS Field  (J)

1929  TRUMPETER OF KRAKOW Kelly (J)
1928  GAY NECK Mukerji (J)
1927  SMOKY, THE COWHORSE  James (J)
1926  SHEN OF THE SEA Chrisman (J)
1925  TALES FROM SILVER LANDS Finger (J398, F49)
1924  THE DARK FRIGATE Hawes (J)
1923  VOYAGES OF DR. DOLITTLE Lofting (J)
1922  THE STORY OF MANKIND Van Loon (J901,V32a)


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