Newbery Award Winners
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award is given to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Named for John Newbery, an 18th-century English publisher of juvenile books, the Newbery was proposed by Frederic G. Melcher in 1921.
Newbery Award Winners
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2014 - Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo - Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. (Children's Book)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illustrator.) Pinner writes: "A high-powered-vacuum-birthday-gift, a hungry squirrel & the comic-book-loving daughter of a divorced romance novel writer make up some of the cast of characters in this unforgettable book. This book has to have 1 of the best beginnings ever. I was sucked in as surely as Ulysses the Squirrel was by Tootie's vacuum cleaner! If your heart is feeling 2 sizes too small, read this book."
FLORA & ULYSSES, The Illuminated Adventures is here at last. There is nothing that quite compares to the pleasure of reading a new book by acclaimed author Kate DiCamillo. It's a birthday and Christmas gift all at once. Enjoy! #kidlit #MGFiction @Candlewick Press http://wp.me/p1Qy0V-4UL
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2013 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (absolutely not) Reviewed by Donalyn Miller | Nerdy Book Club
Disney is in negotiations to buy the rights to Katherine Applegate & Patricia Castelao’s Newbery Medal-winning children’s book, 'The One and Only Ivan'. The book is about a silverback gorilla (Ivan) and a baby elephant (Stella) who hatch a plan to escape from their cages — cages located in the middle of a shopping mall! Making this story all the more marvelous, it’s based on actual events. Well, loosely based. Very loosely.
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2012 - Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos - In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore.
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6th grade reading
Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos. (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011). In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses. Newbery Medal Winner
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses. (Young Adult Fiction) 5/29/13
2012 Newbery Medal Winner/Distinguished Children's Book Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt. Laugh-out-loud funny semi-auto-biographical about one summer during the childhood of author Jack Gantos. 2012 Newbery Medal for the year’s best contribution to children’s literature and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. ISBN: 978-1250010230
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2011 - Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool - Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
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Moon Over Manifest Book Review - Clare Vanderpool - Children's Book Reviews by StorySnoops
2011 Newbery Award Winner.
Moon Over Manifest As far as children's historical fiction goes I think this is one of my favorite books. It is appropriate for upper grade elementary students and would be a great read-aloud for parents and their children. 4 Stars!!
Definitely Worth Reading!
Our guest today is Clare Vanderpool, author of the 2011 Newbery Award for Moon Over Manifest. Although Clare has wanted to be a writer since she was in fifth grade, she decided to get serious about it after her first child was born. She wrote Moon Over Manifest over the course of six years while raising four children. It is set during the Great Depression in Kansas, where Clare was raised and still currently resides.
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2010 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl 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.
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When You Reach Me - a wonderful middle grade book / Newbery Award Winner
The best of children's and young adult literature is not only timeless, it's ageless. When You Reach Me, winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal, is a perfect example. The characters are wonderful, quirky, and real enough to please any adolescent, and the novel itself and its larger mysteries are deep and complex enough to satisfy even the most demanding adult reader. It helps that the plot involves time travel, physics, and strange notes warning of a tragedy that our heroes must avert.
'When You Reach Me' by Rebecca Stead: As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl 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.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - Random House Children's Books
Worth reading at any age. Sci Fi, Fantasy and Realistic Fiction all in one
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2009 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Our May YA book club pick!
Evelyn Ink: Book Review: The Graveyard Book I must first point out that I thoroughly enjoyed the world of ghosts, ghouls, and other graveyard characters... http://evelynink.blogspot.com/2014/05/book-review-graveyard-book.html
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The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman. One of the most original children's books I've read in a while.
Does this book even need a written reason to be on a board called "books worth reading"? I think not. It's simply phenomenal. Even if I wasn't completely biased.
The Graveyard Book...a young adult novel but our book club really enjoyed it!
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2008 - Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz - A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz; illustrated by Rober Byrd (INFORMATIONAL-NEWBERY AWARD WINNER). A book about the medieval period that is told in poetry and songs style. There are footnotes on the side to explain words in the stanzas. This book would be useful to have out for students to read when teaching about medieval times or poetry.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz. Newbery Medal winner 2008.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz. This book won the 2008 Newbery Medal.
2007 - The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron - Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
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2007 winner. The Higher Power of Lucky / by Susan Patron ; with illustrations by Matt Phelan.
OP "The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron. Not really a teen novel, but everyone should read it! Lucky listens in on 12-step meetings so she knows all about the existence of a Higher Power for those at the meetings. But is there a Higher Power of Lucky too? If her guardian Brigitte heads back to France because she misses French things like the mustard that comes in tiny silver tubes, what will become of motherless, and all-but-fatherless Lucky?"
Newbery Medal 2007 ~ The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.
Newbery Award Winner 2007 The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.
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2006 - Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins - Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins. 2006 Winner
2006 Newbery Medal: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins / PZ7.P4313 Cr 2005 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6563028
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2005 - Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata - Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
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Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. A Junior Library Guild selection. Newbery Medal Winner, 2005.
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2004 - The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo - The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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My favorite Fairy Tale
Good children's book
The Tale of Despereaux one of my favorite childhood books to read
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
The Tale of Despereaux is an adorable story about light, darkness, mice, rats, princesses, servants, and soup.
2003 - Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi - Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah...it's a YA book, but it is just amazing. Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi. Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
Read it! Crispin - 2003 Newbery Award Winner
In this 2003 Newberry Award winner, falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret. This title is available in print, audio, and ebook formats.
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2002 - A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park - Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
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A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park (South Korea)
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park -- I can't remember if this was fifth grade, but I remember reading it for school at least!
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park - good young adult book
Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. Beautiful story about a young boy named Tree Ear who longs to be able to create celadon pottery.
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2001 - A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck - In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.
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A Year Down Yonder Paperback - ING0142300705 - Buy classroom supplies at DK Classroom Outlet | Ingram Book & Distributor | Childrens Books
A Year Down Yonder - Richard Peck -
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2000 - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father - the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newbery Medal Award, 2000)
This was one of my favorite children's literature books to use with my 5th graders during Literature Circles. Great characters, themes, plot, and historical element. Good quick read.:)
Bud, Not Buddy: Christopher Paul Curtis: 9780553494105: Amazon.com: Books
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1999 - Holes by Louis Sachar - As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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Holes by Louis Sachar. 1999 Winner.
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1999. Holes by Louis Sachar. Call Number: J FIC SACHAR. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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1998 - Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse - In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
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1997- The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg - Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
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The View from Saturday (Jean Karl Books) by E.L. Konigsburg ----- $4.34 Kindle | $7.50 Audible | #Whispersync ----- HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?
StorySnoops Children's Book Reviews | The View From Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg is a realistic fiction book for children.
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1996 - The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman - In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in the world.
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1995 - Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's rouse. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
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1995. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Call Number: J FIC CREECH. After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. Newbery Medal, 1995.
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1994 - The Giver by Lois Lowry - 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.
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One of my favorite books of all time: The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver - a book worth reading and impacted my life in middle school...
The Giver- my favorite book in middle school
I actually didn't read The Giver as a child- I read it for college but it's a great one. Very unusual so I'd imagine some children might find it hard to get into but the story is really great. There is a sequel too but I haven't read it so I can't comment. Definitely a top children's book I think.
The Giver by Lois Lowry 1994 Newbery Award Winner Donatta @ KT
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1993 - Missing May by Cynthia Rylant - 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.
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Missing May -- 1993 Newbery Medal Winner
1993. Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Call Number: J FIC RYLANT. 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. Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a "Small Medium at Large" in fond hopes of reaching Aunt May beyond the grave. Their journey is heartening, funny, and altogether unforgettable.
A lovely, sweet book about sorrow and loss. A winner of the Newberry Medal so it's meant for young people, but it's worth reading by everyone.
Newbery Award Winner in 1993. / Newbery Medal
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1992- 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.
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Shiloh ~ Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Pinner writes: "First in her trilogy of touching Shiloh books about a boy and an abused dog. This is a great conversation starter about alcoholism, abuse, and doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. I am glad I read this to my boys instead of them reading it alone as there is a lot to talk about. The trilogy presents the cycle of error, forgiveness and redemption in clear terms, but it's hard to read about the hurt."
"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.
100 Chapter Books You Must Read To Your CHildren...I remember Shiloh
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1991 - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli - After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
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Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli .. one of my favorite books as a kid
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. Newbery Medal winner, 1991.
This is not a new book but a classic is always worth reading and this one should be at the top of the list. I love it.
1991 Newbery Award Winner - 813.69 S757M - http://library.cedarville.edu/record=b1084072
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1990 - Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.