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AWARD WINNERS: Newbery Medal

AWARD WINNERS: Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures Juvenile Book Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures

DiCamillo, Kate.

2014 WINNER. Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

The one and only Ivan Juvenile Book The one and only Ivan

Applegate, Katherine.

2013 WINNER. When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Dead end in Norvelt Teen Book Dead end in Norvelt

Gantos, Jack.

2012 WINNER. In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

Moon over Manifest Juvenile Book Moon over Manifest

Vanderpool, Clare.

2011 WINNER. Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

When you reach me Juvenile Book When you reach me

Stead, Rebecca.

2010 WINNER. Travel through time and space in New York City with a twelve-year-old girl trying to decode a series of mysterious notes.

The graveyard book Teen Book The graveyard book

Gaiman, Neil.

2009 WINNER. Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Good masters! Sweet Ladies! :  voices from a medieval village Juvenile Book Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village

Schlitz, Laura Amy.

2008 WINNER. Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating 22 unforgettable characters. Inspired by an illuminated poem from 13th-century Germany, this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.

The higher power of Lucky Juvenile Book The higher power of Lucky

Patron, Susan.

2007 WINNER. Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.

Kira-kira Teen Book Kira-kira

Kadohata, Cynthia.

2005 WINNER. Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

The tale of Despereaux :  being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread Juvenile Book The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread

DiCamillo, Kate.

2004 WINNER. The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Crispin :  the cross of lead Juvenile Book Crispin : the cross of lead

Avi, 1937-

2003 WINNER. Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

A single shard Juvenile Book A single shard

Park, Linda Sue.

2002 WINNER. Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

A year down yonder Juvenile Book A year down yonder

Peck, Richard, 1934-

2001 WINNER. During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

Bud, not Buddy Juvenile Book Bud, not Buddy

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

2000 WINNER. Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Holes Teen Book Holes

Sachar, Louis, 1954-

1999 WINNER. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Out of the dust Juvenile Book Out of the dust

Hesse, Karen.

1998 WINNER. In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

The view from Saturday Juvenile Book The view from Saturday

Konigsburg, E. L.

1997 WINNER. Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

The midwife's apprentice Teen Book The midwife's apprentice

Cushman, Karen.

1996 WINNER. In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

Walk two moons Juvenile Book Walk two moons

Creech, Sharon.

1995 WINNER. After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

The giver Teen Book The giver

Lowry, Lois.

1994 WINNER. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Missing May Juvenile Book Missing May

Rylant, Cynthia.

1993 WINNER. After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

Shiloh Juvenile Book Shiloh

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

1992 WINNER. When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

Maniac Magee :  a novel Juvenile Book Maniac Magee : a novel

Spinelli, Jerry.

1991 WINNER. After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Joyful noise :  poems for two voices Juvenile Book Joyful noise : poems for two voices

Fleischman, Paul.
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1989 WINNER. A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.

Lincoln :  a photobiography book Lincoln : a photobiography

Freedman, Russell.

1988 WINNER. Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.

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