Newbery Medal Winners

The winner and honor information is from the ALSC Newbery website. More complete information about each title, as well as each year’s honor books, can be found there.

The book titles are linked to the Library catalog, so you can find the book in the library.

Newbery Medal Winners, 1922 – Present

2019: Merci Suárez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina
2018: Hello, Universe, written 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: 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