The Newberry Medal was designed in 1921. It is an award that is given every year for the most distinguished American Chhildren's book published the year before. The American Library Association gave the responsibility for choosing the winner to the Children's Librarians Section. The newberry Award became the first children's book award in the world.
The John Newberry Award
To read more about the Newberry award visit the Amercian Library Association's web site on the Newberry Medal.
Here is a list of all of the Newberry winners since 1922.
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2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck 2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul1999: Holes by Louis Sachar1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse1997: The View From Saturday by E.L. Koingsburg1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn:Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Rasken1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper1975: M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton1974 :The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by RobertC. O'Brien1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Lonigsburg1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare1961: The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith1957: Miracles of Maple Hill by Virgina Sorenson1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong1954; ...And Now Miguel1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes1951: Amous Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry1948: The Twenty-One Ballons by Willian Pene duBois1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon1934: Invincible Lousia: The Story of the Author of LittleWomen by Cornelia Meigs1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal1927: Smokey, the Cowhorse by Will James1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willen van Loon