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Newbery Medal Winners

This is the list of Newbery Medal winners from 1922-present. The award 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 the Newbery Honor Books here.



...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold (1954)

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (1943)

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (1951)



Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1978)

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (1962)

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (2000)



Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (1936)

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (1941)

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (1956)

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (1931)

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (2003)

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (2006)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2015)



Daniel Boone by James Daugherty (1940)

The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (1924)

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (2012)

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (1984)

Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (1983)

Dobry by Monica Shannon (1935)

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (1950)



Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (2014)

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson (2023)

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



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

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

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (1952)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2017)

The Giver by Lois Lowry (1994)

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

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009)

The Grey King by Susan Cooper (1976)



Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (2018)

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (1985)

The High King by Lloyd Alexander (1969)

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (2007)

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (1930)

Holes by Louis Sachar (1999)



I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (1966)

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

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (1961)

It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (1964)



Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (1981)

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (1944)

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

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (1973)



King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (1949)

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (2005)



The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (2022)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (2016)

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (1988)



The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds (1942)

M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (1975)

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (1991)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina (2019)

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (1996)

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (1957)

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1947)

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (1993)

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (2011)

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien (1972)



New Kid by Jerry Craft (2020)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (1990)



The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2013)

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold (1960)

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (1998)



Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (1945)

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (1958)

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

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (1937)



Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (1986)

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (1953)

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (1965)

Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman (1926)

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1992)

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (2002)

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (1974)

Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James (1927)

Sounder by William H. Armstrong (1970)

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon (1922)

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (1946)

Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (1971)



The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (2004)

Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger (1925)

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (1939)

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly (1929)

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (1948)



Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (1967)



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

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

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (1923)



Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (1995)

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (1932)

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1979)

The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (1955)

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2010)

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller (2021)

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (1987)

The White Stag by Kate Seredy (1938)

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (1959)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (1963)



A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck (2001)

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (1933)