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Newbery Gold Medal Winners

Recommended List Of Classic Childrens Literature

NEWBERY GOLD MEDAL WINNER BOOKS

The Newbery Medal is given annually to one book that makes a significant contribution to American children’s literature.  It was named after the first publisher of children’s books in England, John Newbery.  From this list you will read some of the most classic stories and authors in modern literature. 

Award Year//Title/Author                                   
1922  The Story of Mankind  by Van Loon, Hendrick
1923  The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Lofting, Hugh
1924  The Dark Frigate
1925  Tales from Silver Lands by Finger, Charles J.
1926  Shen of the Sea by Chrisman, Arthur B.
1927  Smoky, the Cowhorse by James, Wil
1928  Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Mukerji, Dham G.
1929  The Trumpeter of Krakow by Kelli, Eric P
1930  Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Field, Rachel
1931  The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Coatsworth, Elizabeth
1932  Waterless Mountain by Armer, Laura Adams

1933  Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Lewis, Elizabeth F.

1934  Invincible Louisa by Meigs, Cornelia  
1935  Dobry by Shannon, Monica
1936  Caddie Woodlawn by Brink, Carol Ryrie
1937   Roller Skates by Sawyer, Ruth
1938  The White Stag by Seredy, Kate
1939  Thimble Summer by Enright, Elizabeth
1940  Daniel Boone by Daugherty, James 
1941  Call It Courage by Sperry, Armstrong
1942 The Matchlock Gun by Edmonds, Wlater D.
1943 Adam of the Road by Gray, Elizabeth
1944 Johnny Tremain by Forbes, Esther
1945  Rabbit Hill by Lawson, Robert
1946  Strawberry Girl by Lenski, Lois
1947  Miss Hickory by Bailey, Carolyn S.
1948 The Twenty-One Balloons by DuBois, William Pene
1949  King of the Wind by Henry, Marguerite
1950  The Door in the Wall by DeAngeli, Marguerite
1951  Amos Fortune, Free Man by Yates, Elizabeth 
1952  Ginger Pye by Estes, Eleanor
1953  Secret of the Andes by Clark, Ann Nolan
1954  ... And Now, Miguel by Frumgold, Joseph
1955  The Wheel on the School by DeJong, Meindert 
1956  Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Latham, Jean Lee
1957   Miracles on Maple Hill by Sorenson, Virginia
1958   Rifles for Watie by Keith, Harold
1959   The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Speare, Elizabeth
1960   Onion John by Frumgold, Joseph
1961   Island of the Blue Dolphins by O'Dell, Scott 
1962  The Bronze Bow by Speare, Elizabeth
1963   A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle, Madeleine                                      
1964  It’s Like This, Cat by Neville, Emily
1965  Shadow of a Bull by Wojciechowska, Maia 
1966   I, Juan de Pareja by Trevino, Elizabeth De
1967  Up a Road Slowly by Hunt, Irene 
1968   From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, Elaine
1969  The High King by Alexander, Lloyd
1970  Sounder by Armstrong, William
1971  Summer of the Swans by Byars, Betsy
1972  Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by O'Brien, Robert
1973  Julie and the Wolves by George, Jean Craigshead
1974  The Slave Dancer by Fox, Paula
1975   M. C. Higgins, the Great by Hamilton, Virginia
1976  The Grey King by Cooper, Susan
1977  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Taylor, Mildred D.
1978  Bridge to Terabithia by Paterson, Katherine
1979 The Westing Game by Raskin, Ellen
1980  A Gathering of Days: a New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832 by Blos, Joan W.
1981 Jacob Have I Loved by Paterson, Katherine
1982  A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Willard, Nancy
1983  Dicey’s Song by Voigt, Cynthia
1984  Dear Mr. Henshaw by Cleary, Beverly
1985  The Hero and the Crown by McKinley, Robin
1986  Sarah, Plain and Tall by MacLachlan, Patricia
1987  The Whipping Boy by Fleischman, Paul
1988  Lincoln:  a Photobiography by Freedman, Russell
1989  A Joyful Noise by Fleischman, Paul

1990  Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois

1991  Maniac Magee by Spinelli, Jerry
1992  Shiloh by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
1993  Missing May by Rylant, Cynthia
1994  The Giver by Lowry, Lois
1995  Walk Two Moons by Creech, Sharon
1996  The Midwife’s Apprentice by Cushman, Karen
1997  The View  from Saturday by Konigsburg, E. L.
1998  Out of the Dust by Hesse, Karen
1999   Holes by Sachar, Louis
2000  Paul Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher
2001   A Year Down Yonder by Peck, Richard
2002   A Single Shard by Park, Linda Sue
2003  Crispin by Avi
2004  The Tale of Despereaux by Dicamillo, Kate
2005   Kira-Kira by Kadohata, Cynthia
2006   Criss-Cross by Perkins, Lynne Rae
2007   The Higher Power of Lucky by Patron, Susan
2008   Good Masters!  Sweet Ladies! by Schlitz, Laura Amy
2009   The Graveyard Book by Gaiman, Neil
2010   When You Reach Me by Stread, Rebecca
2011   Moon Over Manifest by Vanderpool, Clare

2012    Dead End in Norvelt by Gantos, Jack

2013  The One and Only Ivan by Applegate, Katherine

2014   Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Dicamillo, Kate

2014   Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2016  Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

2017 Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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