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Newbery Gold Medal Winners

Recommended List of Classic Childrens Literature


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, Rebecca2017:  Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe                                                                               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
2015   The 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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