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Award-Winning Children's Books
California Young Reader Award
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
John & Patricia Beatty Award
Michael L. Printz Award
Newbery Award
Pura Belpré Award

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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.

2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s | 1920s

Find more children's book awards winners here.

2010s

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Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Year of Award: 2014

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Year of Award: 2013

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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Year of Award: 2012

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Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Year of Award: 2011

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Year of Award: 2010

 

 

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2000s

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Year of Award: 2009

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

Year of Award: 2008

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The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Year of Award: 2007

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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Year of Award: 2006

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Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Year of Award: 2005

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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate Dicamillo

Year of Award: 2004

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Year of Award: 2003

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A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Year of Award: 2002

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A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Year of Award: 2001

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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Year of Award: 2000

 

 

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1990s

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Year of Award: 1999

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Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Year of Award: 1998

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The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Year of Award: 1997

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The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Year of Award: 1996

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Year of Award: 1995

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Year of Award: 1994

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Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Year of Award: 1993

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Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds

Year of Award: 1992

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Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Year of Award: 1991

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Year of Award: 1990

 

 

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1980s

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

Year of Award: 1989

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Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Year of Award: 1988

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The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Year of Award: 1987

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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Year of Award: 1986

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The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Year of Award: 1985

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Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Year of Award: 1984

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Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt

Year of Award: 1983

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

Year of Award: 1982

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Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Year of Award: 1981

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

Year of Award: 1980

 

 

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1970s

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Year of Award: 1979

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Year of Award: 1978

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

Year of Award: 1977

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The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Year of Award: 1976

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M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Year of Award: 1975

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The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Year of Award: 1974

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Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Year of Award: 1973

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

Year of Award: 1972

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Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

Year of Award: 1971

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Sounder  by William H. Armstrong

Year of Award: 1970

 

 

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1960s

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The High King by Lloyd Alexander

Year of Award: 1969

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

Year of Award: 1968

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Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

Year of Award: 1967

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I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

Year of Award: 1966

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Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

Year of Award: 1965

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It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

Year of Award: 1964

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Year of Award: 1963

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The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Year of Award: 1962

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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Year of Award: 1961

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Onion John by Joseph Krumgold

Year of Award: 1960

 

 

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1950s

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Year of Award: 1959

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Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Year of Award: 1958

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Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

Year of Award: 1957

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Year of Award: 1956

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The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

Year of Award: 1955

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And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

Year of Award: 1954

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Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

Year of Award: 1953

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Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Year of Award: 1952

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Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Year of Award: 1951

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The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Year of Award: 1950

 

 

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1940s

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King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

Year of Award: 1949

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The Twenty-One Balloons by William Péne du Bois

Year of Award: 1948

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Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Year of Award: 1947

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Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Year of Award: 1946

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Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Year of Award: 1945

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Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Year of Award: 1944

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Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Year of Award: 1943

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The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds

Year of Award: 1942

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Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Year of Award: 1941

 

Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

Year of Award: 1940

 

 

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1930s

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Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Year of Award: 1939

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The White Stag by Kate Seredy

Year of Award: 1938

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Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Year of Award: 1937

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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Year of Award: 1936

 

Dobry by Monica Shannon

Year of Award: 1935

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

Year of Award: 1934

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis

Year of Award: 1933

 

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer

Year of Award: 1932

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The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Year of Award: 1931

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Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

Year of Award: 1930

 

 

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1920s

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The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Year of Award: 1929

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

Year of Award: 1928

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Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James

Year of Award: 1927

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Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

Year of Award: 1926

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Tales from Silver Lands by Chrarles Finger

Year of Award: 1925

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The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

Year of Award: 1924

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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Year of Award: 1923

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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Year of Award: 1922

 

 

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