The Newbery Medal

 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.

2017 Medal Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)

Honor Books

  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz (Dutton Children's Books)
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Children's Books)

2016 Medal Winner

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)

Honor Books

  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Scholastic Press)

2015 Medal Winner

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Honor Books

  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (Amulet Books)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)

2014 Medal Winner

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)

Honor Books

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter (Delacorte Press)

2013 Medal Winner

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Honor Books

  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick Press)
  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press)
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial/Penguin Young Readers Group)

2012 Medal Winner

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Honor Books

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins Children's Books)
  • Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt and Company, LLC)

2011 Medal Winner

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press)

Honor Books

  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House Children's Books)
  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (Amulet Books)
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad)

2010 Medal Winner

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Honor Books

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt)
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.)

2009 Medal Winner

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)

Honor Books

  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illus. by David Small (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt)
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

2008 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion)
  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam)

2007 Medal Winner

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)

Honor Books

  • Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm, (Random House)
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (Delacorte Press)
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic)

2006 Medal Winner

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.)

Honor Books

  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by SD Schindler (Random House)
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

2005 Medal Winner

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

Honor Books

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (G.P. Putnam's Sons/a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)
  • The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

2004 Medal Winner

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, (Candlewick Press)

Honor Books

  • Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion Books)

2003 Medal Winner

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)

Honor Books

  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum)
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (Random House/Wendy Lamb Books)
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
  • A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic)
  • Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan (HarperCollins)

2002 Medal Winner

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

Honor Books

  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)

2001 Medal Winner

A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck (Dial)

Honor Books

  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins)

2000 Medal Winner

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)

Honor Books

  • Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis (Putnam)
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm (HarperCollins)
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola (Putnam)

1999 Medal Winner

Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)

Honor Book:

  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Dial)

1998 Medal Winner

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)

Honor Books:

  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins)
  • Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff (Delacorte)
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (HarperCollins)

1997 Medal Winner

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)

Honor Books:

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Richard Jackson/Orchard Books)
  • Moorchild by Eloise McGraw (Margaret McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow/Morrow)
  • Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White (Farrar Straus Giroux)

1996 Medal Winner

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)

Honor Books

  • What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman (Front Street)
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
  • Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
  • The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)

1995 Medal Winner

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)

Honor Books

  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
  • The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (Jackson/Orchard)

1994 Medal Winner

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly (HarperCollins)
  • Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep (HarperCollins)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books)

1993 Medal Winner

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)

Honor Books

  • What Hearts by Bruce Brooks (A Laura Geringer Book, a HarperCollins imprint)
  • The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack (Knopf)
  • Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Hardcover)

1992 Medal Winner

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)

Honor Books

  • Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi (Jackson/Orchard)
  • The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman (Holiday House)

1991 Medal Winner

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)

Honor Book:

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Jackson/Orchard)

1990 Medal Winner

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle (Jackson/Orchard)
  • Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples (Knopf)
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (Jackson/Orchard)

1989 Medal Winner

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)

Honor Books

  • In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton (Harcourt)
  • Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers (Harper)

1988 Medal Winner

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

Honor Books

  • After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer (Morrow)
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Bradbury)

1987 Medal Winner

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)

Honor Books

  • A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant (Bradbury)
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (Clarion)
  • Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber (Bradbury)

1986 Medal Winner

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)

Honor Books

  • Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (Lothrop)
  • Dogsong by Gary Paulsen (Bradbury)

1985 Medal Winner

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)

Honor Books

  • Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes (Knopf)
  • The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks (Harper)
  • One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox (Bradbury)

1984 Medal Winner

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)

Honor Books

  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
  • A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
  • Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky (Macmillan)
  • The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain (Harper)

1983 Medal Winner

Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

Honor Books

  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig (Farrar)
  • Graven Images by Paul Fleischman (Harper)
  • Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz (Putnam)
  • Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)

1982 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
  • Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal (Farrar)

1981 Medal Winner

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

Honor Books

  • The Fledgling by Jane Langton (Harper)
  • A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)

1980 Medal Winner

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

Honor Book

  • The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian (Greenwillow)

1979 Medal Winner

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)

Honor Book

  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

1978 Medal Winner

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

Honor Books

  • Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
  • Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater (Lippincott)

1977 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • Abel's Island by William Steig (Farrar)
  • A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond (Atheneum)

1976 Medal Winner

The Grey King by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)

Honor Books

  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis (Viking)
  • Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (Harper)

1975 Medal Winner

M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier (Four Winds)
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope (Houghton)
  • Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene (Dial)

1974 Medal Winner

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Bradbury)

Honor Book

  • The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)

1973 Medal Winner

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (Harper)

Honor Books

  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (Crowell)
  • The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)

1972 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • Incident At Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert (Little, Brown)
  • The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
  • The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin (Atheneum)
  • Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles (Little, Brown)
  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)

1971 Medal Winner

Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt (Farrar)
  • Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (Atheneum)
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)

1970 Medal Winner

Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Harper)

Honor Books

  • Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor (Pantheon)
  • The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore (World)
  • Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele (Viking)

1969 Medal Winner

The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)

Honor Books

  • To Be a Slave by Julius Lester (Dial)
  • When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar)

1968 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
  • The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
  • The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Scribner)
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)

1967 Medal Winner

Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)

Honor Books

  • The King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
  • Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Harper)
  • The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik (Atheneum)

1966 Medal Winner

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Farrar)

Honor Books

  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
  • The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell (Pantheon)
  • The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz (Harper)

1965 Medal Winner

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (Atheneum)

Honor Book

  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Follett)

1964 Medal Winner

It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (Harper)

Honor Books

  • Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North (Dutton)
  • The Loner by Ester Wier (McKay)

1963 Medal Winner

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)

Honor Books

  • Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. (Leclaire Alger) (Holt)
  • Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge (Houghton)

1962 Medal Winner

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis (World)
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Coward)
  • Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz (Harper)

1961 Medal Winner

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (Morrow)
  • Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer (Houghton)
  • The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden, pseud. (George Thompson) (Farrar)

1960 Medal Winner

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)

Honor Books

  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (Dutton)
  • America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (Morrow)
  • The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall (Harcourt)

1959 Medal Winner

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson (Harper)
  • Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong (Harper)
  • Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay (Harcourt)
  • The Perilous Road by William O. Steele (Harcourt)

1958 Medal Winner

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (Crowell)

Honor Books

  • The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz (Westminster)
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (Harcourt)
  • The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson (Viking)
  • Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle by Leo Gurko (Crowell)

1957 Medal Winner

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson (Harcourt)

Honor Books

  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (Harper)
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong (Harper)
  • Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
  • The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads (Viking)
  • Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)

1956 Medal Winner

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)
  • The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist (Harper)
  • Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen (Viking)

1955 Medal Winner

The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (Harper)

Honor Books

  • Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
  • Banner In The Sky by James Ullman (Lippincott)

1954 Medal Winner

...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)

Honor Books

  • All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop (Viking)
  • Shadrach by Meindert Dejong (Harper)
  • Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong (Harper)
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
  • Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff (Houghton)

1953 Medal Winner

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (Harper)
  • Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Coward)
  • Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil (Viking)
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
  • Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1 by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)

1952 Medal Winner

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)

Honor Books

  • Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity (Viking)
  • Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling (Houghton)
  • The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff (Scribner)
  • The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer (Viking)
  • The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff (Houghton)

1951 Medal Winner

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (Dutton)

Honor Books

  • Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt (Lippincott)
  • Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton (Morrow)
  • Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
  • The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish (Harper)

1950 Medal Winner

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)

Honor Books

  • Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill (Viking)
  • The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz (Longmans)
  • Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery (Doubleday)
  • George Washington by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
  • Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst (Winston)

1949 Medal Winner

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)

Honor Books

  • Seabird by Holling C. Holling (Houghton)
  • Daughter of the Mountain by Louise Rankin (Viking)
  • My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett (Random House)
  • Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps (Knopf)

1948 Medal Winner

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop (Viking)
  • Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger (Abingdon)
  • The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman (Bobbs-Merrill)
  • The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander (Holt)
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)

1947 Medal Winner

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes (Messner)
  • Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff (Viking)
  • The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell (Harper)
  • The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher, pseud. (Darwin L. Teilhet) (Appleton)
  • The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett (Viking)

1946 Medal Winner

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)

Honor Books

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)
  • The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means (Houghton)
  • Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston (Scribner)
  • New Found World by Katherine Shippen (Viking)

1945 Medal Winner

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (Viking)

Honor Books

  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
  • The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
  • Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
  • Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton (Harcourt)

1944 Medal Winner

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Houghton)

Honor Books

  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
  • Fog Magic by Julia Sauer (Viking)
  • Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
  • Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates (Coward)

1943 Medal Winner

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)

Honor Books

  • The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
  • Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt (Lippincott)

1942 Medal Winner

The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds (Dodd)

Honor Books

  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
  • George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)
  • Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin (Viking)

1941 Medal Winner

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates (Viking)
  • Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr (Crowell)
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
  • Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall (Viking)

1940 Medal Winner

Daniel Boone by James Daugherty (Viking)

Honor Books

  • The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (Viking)
  • Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson (Random House)
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
  • Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader (Harcourt)

1939 Medal Winner

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart)

Honor Books

  • Nino by Valenti Angelo (Viking)
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater (Little, Brown)
  • Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford (Holt)
  • Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton (Harcourt)
  • Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)

1938 Medal Winner

The White Stag by Kate Seredy (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman (Little, Brown)
  • Bright Island by Mabel Robinson (Random House)
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)

1937 Medal Winner

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Phoebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski (Stokes)
  • Whistler's Van by Idwal Jones (Viking)
  • The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
  • Winterbound by Margery Bianco (Viking)
  • The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes (Doubleday)
  • Audubon by Constance Rourke (Harcourt)

1936 Medal Winner

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong (Dodd)
  • The Good Master by Kate Seredy (Viking)
  • Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)
  • All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry (Winston)

1935 Medal Winner

Dobry by Monica Shannon (Viking)

Honor Books

  • Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger (Longmans)
  • Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke (Harcourt)
  • Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum (Harper)

1934 Medal Winner

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)

Honor Books

  • The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker (Doubleday)
  • Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster (Houghton)
  • ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág (Coward)
  • Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best) (Appleton)
  • New Land by Sarah Schmidt (McBride)
  • Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)
  • Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes (Knopf)
  • Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle (Houghton)

1933 Medal Winner

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)

Honor Books

  • Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
  • The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift (Harcourt)
  • Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon (Doubleday)

1932 Medal Winner

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)

Honor Books

  • The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop (Macmillan)
  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
  • Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens (Coward-McCann)
  • Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery (Longmans)
  • Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee (Houghton)
  • Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis (Harcourt)

1931 Medal Winner

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • Floating Island by Anne Parrish (Harper)
  • The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus (Harcourt)
  • Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard (Doubleday)
  • Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams (Dutton)
  • Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes (Knopf)
  • Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Doubleday)
  • Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best (Doubleday)
  • Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen (Little, Brown)

1930 Medal Winner

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton (Harper)
  • Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller (Doubleday)
  • Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely (Longmans)
  • The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young (Longmans)
  • Vaino by Julia Davis Adams (Dutton)
  • Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift (Harcourt)

1929 Medal Winner

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly (Macmillan)

Honor Books

  • Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett (Longmans)
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág (Coward)
  • The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock (Dutton)
  • Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
  • Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon (Doubleday)
  • Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney (Macmillan)

1928 Medal Winner

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

Honor Books

  • The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young (Longmans)
  • Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker (Doubleday)

1927 Medal Winner

Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James (Scribner)

Honor Books

  • [None recorded]

1926 Medal Winner

Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Dutton)

Honor Book

  • The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)

1925 Medal Winner

Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger (Doubleday)

Honor Books

  • Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore (Putnam)
  • The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish (Macmillan)

1924 Medal Winner

The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)

Honor Books

  • [None recorded]

1923 Medal Winner

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (Lippincott)

Honor Books

  • [None recorded]

1922 Medal Winner

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon (Liveright)

Honor Books

  • The Great Quest by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)
  • Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall (Appleton)
  • The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen (Macmillan)
  • The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)
  • The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs (Macmillan)