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Award Winning Children's Literature

Newbery Award Winners




2021: When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Keller

2020: New Kid, by Jerry Craft

2019: Merci Suárez Changes Gears, by Meg Medina

2018: Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly

2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

2016: Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña

2015: The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

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

2013: The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

2012: Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos

2011: Moon over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

2010: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

2009: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean

2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007: The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan

2006: Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins 2005:

2005:  Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata

2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a

Spool of Thread, by Kate DiCamillo

2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi

2002: A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

2001: A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

2000: Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

1999: Holes, by Louis Sachar

1998: Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse

1997: The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg

1996: The Midwife's Apprentice, by Karen Cushman

1995: Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

1994: The Giver, by Lois Lowry

1993: Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant

1992: Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991: Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

1990: Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman

1987: The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman

1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan

1985: The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley

1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary

1983: Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt

1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard

1981: Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson

1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832, by Joan W. Blos

1979: The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

1978: Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

1976: The Grey King, by Susan Cooper

1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton

1974: The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox

1973: Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien

1971: Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars

1970: Sounder, by William H. Armstrong

1969: The High King, by Lloyd Alexander

1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

1967: Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt

1966: I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

1965: Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska

1964: It's Like This, Cat, by Emily Neville

1963: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

1962: The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare

1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell

1960: Onion John, by Joseph Krumgold

1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare

1958: Rifles for Watie, by Harold Keith

1957: Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorensen

1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham

1955: The Wheel on the School, by Meindert DeJong

1954: ...And Now Miguel, by Joseph Krumgold

1953: Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark

1952: Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes

1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates

1950: The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli

1949: King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry

1948: The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pène du Bois

1947: Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

1946: Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski

1945: Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson

1944: Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes

1943: Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1942: The Matchlock Gun, by Walter Edmonds  

1941: Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry

1940: Daniel Boone, by James Daugherty

1939: Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright

1938: The White Stag, by Kate Seredy

1937: Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer

1936: Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink

1935: Dobry, by Monica Shannon

1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women, by Cornelia Meigs

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Lewis

1932: Waterless Mountain, by Laura Adams Armer

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by Elizabeth Coatsworth

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow, by Eric P. Kelly

1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse, by Will James

1926: Shen of the Sea, by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

1925: Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Finger

1924: The Dark Frigate, by Charles Hawes

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting

1922: The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon