ALA

Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present


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2005 Medal Winner: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

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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)

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2003 Medal Winner: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)

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2002 Medal Winner:   A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

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2001 Medal Winner:   A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck (Dial)

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2000 Medal Winner:   Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)

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The 1990s

1999 Medal Winner: Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)

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1998 Medal Winner:    Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)

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1997 Medal Winner:  The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)

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1996 Medal Winner:   The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)

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1995 Medal Winner:    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)

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1994 Medal Winner:  The Giver by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

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1993 Medal Winner: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)

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1992 Medal Winner: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)

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1991 Medal Winner: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)

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1990 Medal Winner: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

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The 1980s / Top of list

1989 Medal Winner: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)

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1988 Medal Winner: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

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1987 Medal Winner: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)

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1986 Medal Winner: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)

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1985 Medal Winner: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)

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1984 Medal Winner: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)

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1983 Medal Winner: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

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1982 Medal Winner: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)

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1981 Medal Winner: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

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1980 Medal Winner: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (Scribner)

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The 1970s / Top of list

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