Newbery Medal Books

Winners from 1922 to 2020

What's the Newbery Medal

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.

Information from the American Library Association.

All Newbery Medal Winners

Multiple Award Winners

New Kid book
5.8
school · growing up · diversity · making friends · art · sports · self-discovery · family · friendship
New Kid
African Americans · abuse · self-esteem · self-discovery · diversity
Genesis Begins Again
Halloween · foxes · friendship · monsters · adventure
Scary Stories for Young Foxes
The Undefeated book
5.4
civil rights movement · African Americans · historical figures · history
The Undefeated
confidence
Hello, Universe
the moon · magic · witches
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
happiness · Coretta Scott King Award Winners · choosing cheeriness · immigration · gratitude · empathy
Last Stop on Market Street
trying new things
Roller Girl
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
The Crossover
gorillas · elephants · friendship · the zoo · empathy · animals
The One and Only Ivan
chapter book
Dead End in Norvelt
chapter book
Moon Over Manifest
chapter book
When You Reach Me
The Graveyard Book book
7.0
chapter book
The Graveyard Book
chapter book
Criss Cross
chapter book
Kira-Kira
chapter book
A Single Shard
chapter book
A Year Down Yonder
Bud, Not Buddy book
5.3
music
Bud, Not Buddy
Holes book
4.5
hard work
Holes
Out of the Dust book
5.3
chapter book
Out of the Dust
The View from Saturday book
5.8
chapter book
The View from Saturday
The Midwife's Apprentice book
5.0
chapter book
The Midwife's Apprentice
chapter book
Walk Two Moons
chapter book
The Giver
chapter book
Missing May
animals
Shiloh
chapter book
Maniac Magee
Number the Stars book
5.6
chapter book
Number the Stars
chapter book
Joyful Noise
chapter book
Lincoln
chapter book
The Whipping Boy
chapter book
Dear Mr. Henshaw
chapter book
Jacob Have I Loved
chapter book
The Westing Game
bereavement · coping with death · death · friendship · making friends · trees
Bridge to Terabithia
chapter book
The Grey King
chapter book
The Slave Dancer
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh book
4.5
mice · adventure
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
chapter book
Sounder
chapter book
The High King
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler book
5.8
artists · New York · siblings
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
chapter book
Up a Road Slowly
chapter book
Shadow of a Bull
It's Like This, Cat book
2.8
chapter book
It's Like This, Cat
A Wrinkle in Time book
4.3
dads · coping with failure · female role models · moms · family · magic · teamwork
A Wrinkle in Time
chapter book
The Bronze Bow
chapter book
Onion John
chapter book
Rifles for Watie
The Wheel on the School book
7.0
chapter book
The Wheel on the School
chapter book
...And Now Miguel
chapter book
Secret of the Andes
chapter book
Ginger Pye
chapter book
The Door in the Wall
chapter book
King of the Wind
chapter book
Miss Hickory
chapter book
Rabbit Hill
chapter book
Johnny Tremain
chapter book
Adam of the Road
chapter book
The Matchlock Gun
chapter book
Call It Courage
chapter book
Daniel Boone
chapter book
Thimble Summer
chapter book
The White Stag
chapter book
Roller Skates
chapter book
Caddie Woodlawn
chapter book
Dobry
chapter book
Waterless Mountain
chapter book
Smoky the Cowhorse
chapter book
The Dark Frigate
chapter book
The Story of Mankind