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Newbery Honor Books

This is the list of Newbery Honor Books from 1922-present. The Newbery Medal is given annually to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" by the American Library Association; runners up are given the Newbery Honor. These books have generally stood the test of time, and most are now considered classics. There are many truly wonderful books on this list; however, some of these books contain content that will not be appropriate for all readers.

View Newbery Medal winners here.



26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola (2000)

ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág (1934)

Abel's Island by William Steig (1977)

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson (1951)

Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster (1945)

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1965)

After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer (1988)

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (2009)

Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle (1990)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (2005)

All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop (1954)

All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry (1936)

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat (2021)

Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong (1959)

America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (1960)

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (1961)

Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity (1952)

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (2004)

The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell (1966)

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles (1972)

Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater (1978)

The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff (1952)

Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle (1934)

Audubon by Constance Rourke (1937)

The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher (1947)



Banner In The Sky by James Ullman (1955)

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh (1953)

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2001)

Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White (1997)

Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz (1962)

Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt (1951)

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston (1946)

Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff (1947)

Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum (1934)

Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1 by Genevieve Foster (1953)

The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (1966)

Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli (1957)

The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell (1968)

The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz (1950)

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (1983)

Blue Willow by Doris Gates (1941)

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (2013)

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (2019)

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford (2021)

Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens (1932)

The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock (1929)

Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader (1940)

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (2012)

Bright Island by Mabel Robinson (1938)

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2015)

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940)



Calico Bush by Rachel Field (1932)

Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson (2002)

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (1995)

Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall (1922)

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (1953)

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon (1933)

Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay (1959)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (2010)

Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs (1929)

The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes (1937)

Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (1986)

The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads (1957)

A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin (2003)

Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (1955)

The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander (1948)

Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly (1994)

The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden (1961)

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes (2018)



Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman (2011)

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (1974)

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus (1931)

The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack (1993)

Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin (1949)

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton (1930)

Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke (1935)

Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum (1935)

The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff (1952)

Doctor DeSoto by William Steig (1983)

Dogsong by Gary Paulsen (1986)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (2014)

Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin (1942)

Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker (1928)

Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep (1994)

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (1976)

The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish (1925)



The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (1995)

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2016)

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1968)

El Deafo by Cece Bell (2015)

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman (1994)

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (2008)

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (1998)

Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (1971)

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (2002)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (2010)



The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop (1932)

The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson (1959)

The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1968)

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (2008)

Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin (1975)

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2021)

A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant (1987)

The Fledgling by Jane Langton (1981)

Floating Island by Anne Parrish (1931)

Fog Magic by Julia Sauer (1944)

The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker (1934)

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (2017)

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel (1973)

Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis (1962)



The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall (1960)

Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton (1951)

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best (1931)

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams (2020)

George Washington by Genevieve Foster (1950)

George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster (1942)

Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis (2000)

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (1997)

Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes (1934)

The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans (1937)

The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum (1922)

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1962)

The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist (1956)

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (1958)

The Good Master by Kate Seredy (1936)

Graven Images by Paul Fleischman (1983)

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (1996)

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (1979)

The Great Quest by Charles Hawes (1922)

The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson (1958)



Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1988)

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (2007)

Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt (1943)

The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1972)

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (2011)

The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell (1947)

Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford (1939)

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett (1947)

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (2006)

Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz (1983)

Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong (1936)

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (2003)

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (2001)

The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz (1958)

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (2003)

The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong (1957)

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1945)

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis (1976)

Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong (1954)



In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton (1989)

Incident At Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert (1972)

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski (1942)

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz (2017)

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (2012)

Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango (2023)



Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee (1932)

The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik (1967)

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg (1968)

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos (2001)

Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele (1970)

Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely (1930)

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry (1946)



Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery (1950)

The King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell (1967)

Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt (1971)



The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat (2023)

Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton (1939)

Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger (1948)

The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer (1952)

Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes (1985)

Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff (1998)

Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift (1930)

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1942)

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (2005)

Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton (1945)

The Loner by Ester Wier (1964)

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (2018)

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (1999)

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1941)



Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff (1954)

Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee (2023)

The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore (1970)

Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray (1931)

Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge (1963)

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen (1956)

The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes (1943)

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág (1929)

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling (1952)

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (1948)

Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1953)

Moorchild by Eloise McGraw (1997)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (2010)

Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates (1944)

Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams (1931)

The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means (1946)

The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks (1985)

Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson (1957)

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater (1939)

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier (1975)

My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett (1949)

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (1960)



Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall (1941)

New Found World by Katherine Shippen (1946)

New Land by Sarah Schmidt (1934)

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore (1925)

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (2019)

Nino by Valenti Angelo (1939)

The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz (1966)

Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi (1992)



Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer (1961)

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen (1922)

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (1957)

Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (2004)

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1938)

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (1987)

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (2014)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (2011)

One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox (1985)

Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen (1931)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (2020)

Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor (1970)

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm (2000)

Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery (1932)



Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger (1935)

Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop (1948)

Paperboy by Vince Vawter (2014)

Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman (1938)

Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray (1939)

Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm (2007)

The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope (1975)

The Perilous Road by William O. Steele (1959)

Phebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski (1937)

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene (1975)

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (2003)

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (2018)

Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett (1929)

The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton (1972)

Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller (1930)

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (2006)



The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman (1948)

Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard (1931)



The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift (1933)

Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (1978)

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (1982)

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North (1964)

Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil (1953)

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca (2022)

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle (1981)

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian (1980)

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (2016)

Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Rules by Cynthia Lord (2007)

Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon (1929)

Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson (1940)



Savvy by Ingrid Law (2009)

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker (2020)

Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers (1989)

Seabird by Holling C. Holling (1949)

The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1956)

Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples (1990)

Shadrach by Meindert Dejong (1954)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (2006)

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (1984)

The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh (1945)

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell (1971)

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (1940)

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (2022)

A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt (1984)

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (1993)

Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst (1950)

Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes (1931)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (2013)

The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish (1951)

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps (1949)

A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond (1977)

Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky (1984)

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (2009)

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan (2003)

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (1983)

Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs (1933)

Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster (1934)



The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young (1930)

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson (1954)

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1944)

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (1997)

Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas (1963)

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (2013)

To Be a Slave by Julius Lester (1969)

Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney (1929)

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle by Leo Gurko (1958)

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin (1972)

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (2022)

Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill (1950)

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis (1932)

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (1991)

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (2011)



The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (2020)

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (2009)

Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal (1982)

The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (1973)



Vaino by Julia Davis Adams (1930)

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (2005)

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber (1987)

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum (1926)



The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (2001)

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2016)

Watercress by Andrea Wang (2022)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (1996)

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly (2021)

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (2008)

What Hearts by Bruce Brooks (1993)

What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman (1996)

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1969)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (2010)

Whistler's Van by Idwal Jones (1937)

Whittington by Alan Armstrong (2006)

The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs (1922)

Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry (1934)

The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (1990)

Winterbound by Margery Bianco (1937)

The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain (1984)

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat (2021)

The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1973)

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (2017)

The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young (1928)

Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes (1947)

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman (1992)

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (1998)



The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (2014)

Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner (1996)

Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr (1941)

Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray (1936)



Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1967)