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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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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.
J 811.54 FLEISCH

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.

The whipping boy Juvenile Book The whipping boy

Fleischman, Sid, 1920-

1987 WINNER. A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Sarah, plain and tall Juvenile Book Sarah, plain and tall

MacLachlan, Patricia.

1986 WINNER. When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

The hero and the crown Teen Book The hero and the crown

McKinley, Robin.

1985 WINNER. Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

Dear Mr. Henshaw Juvenile Book Dear Mr. Henshaw

Cleary, Beverly.

1984 WINNER. In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Dicey's song Juvenile Book Dicey's song

Voigt, Cynthia.

1983 WINNER. Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

A visit to William Blake's inn :  poems for innocent and experienced travelers Juvenile Book A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers

Willard, Nancy.
J 811.54 WILLARD

1982 WINNER. A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.

A gathering of days :  a New England girl's journal, 1830-32. Juvenile Book A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32.

Blos, Joan W.

1980 WINNER. The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.

The Westing game Juvenile Book The Westing game

Raskin, Ellen.

1979 WINNER. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Roll of thunder, hear my cry Juvenile Book Roll of thunder, hear my cry

Taylor, Mildred D.

1977 WINNER. A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

The grey king Juvenile Book The grey king

Cooper, Susan.

1976 WINNER. Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.

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