Newbery Award Winners

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. 2010 Winner

When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead 2010 John Newbery Medal winner A girl in New York tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. 2001 Winner

A Year Down Yonder - Richard Peck. The in the hilarious series about Grandma Dowdel, and depression-era Illinois

The Giver by Lois Lowry. 1994 Winner

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Grades 5 & up). Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. 2005 Winner

Kira-Kira -- the story of Lynn and Katie, two Japanese-American sisters, who move to Georgia and must grapple with Lynn's lymphoma diagnosis -- 2005 Newbery Medal Winner

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. 1991 Winner

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli - a great book for older elementary/ young middle school readers. I've never read a Spinelli book I didn't like, but this is definitely one of his finest.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. 1992 Winner

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. 1993 Winner

After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. 1995 Winner

"Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech - As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold — the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman. 1996 Winner

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman. This book won the 1996 Newbery Medal. It deserved recognition.

Holes by Louis Sachar. 1999 Winner

Holes by Louis Sachar- Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to juvenile detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. The warden is making all of the boys dig holes. He finds out that the warden has a reason for digging secret holes- read with the kiddos Feb.

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. 2000 Winner

Bud, Not Buddy ~ Christopher Paul Curtis - It's a kid book, but is has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. It was my first real chapter book I got through as a kid.

A single shard by Linda Sue Park. 2002 Winner

Tree-ear, an orphan who lives under a bridge in century Korea, begins working for a master potter after he breaks a piece, and longs to learn to create beautiful things himself.