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Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Visit the ALSC Newbery Page to see more winners from the past.

2010  When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (J STE)

2009  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (J GAI)

2008  Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (J 812.6 SCH)

2007  The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (J Pat)

2006  Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (J Per)

2005  Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (J Kad)

2004  The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (J DiC)

2003  Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi ( J Avi)

2002  A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park ( J Par)

2001  A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck ( Pec)

2000  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis ( J Cur)

1999  Holes by Louis Sachar ( J Sac)

1998  Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (J Hes)

1997  The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (J Kon)

1996  The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (J Cus)

1995  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (J Cre)

1994  The Giver by Lois Lowry (J Low)

1993  Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (J Ryl)

1992  Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (J Nay)

1991  Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli ( J Spi)

1990  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (J Low)

1989  Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (J Fle)

1988  Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (JB LINCOLN Fre)

1987  The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (J Fle)

1986  Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (J Mac)

1985  The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (J McK)

1984  Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (J Cle)

1983  Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt (J Voi)

1982  A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (J Wil)

1981  Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson  (J Pat)

1980  A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (J Blo)

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