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Newbery Award Winners

Description: The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Included are the medal winner for each year, plus Honor books that are in the collection. #award #kids


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Tree of Freedom

by Rebecca Caudill

The Venables move to Carolina from Kentucky in 1780. They must make a new life there while contending with threats associated with the advancing Revolution. They would need to fight in order to retain their freedom.

A Newbery Honor Book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1950

Award: Honors Book

Daughter of the Mountains

by Louise Rankin

Momo has always wanted a Lhasa terrier--a dog like the ones the Buddhist priests hold sacred in their temples. And her dream is realized when a trader brings Pempa to her parents' tea house. But after a band of robbers steals the valuable dog and quickly escapes with him into the mountains, Momo is determined to catch them and recover her beloved Pempa. To do so, she must follow the Great Trade Route across the mountains--a path that most people avoid, and which will surely put her life at risk. Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa.

A Newbery Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1949

Award: Honors Book

Show Way

by Jacqueline Woodson

Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read.

From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Honors Book

All Sail Set

by Armstrong Sperry

Who can love the spread of canvas and the bend of the oak and not thrill to the names of the great clippers built by Donald McKay? Great Republic, Sovereign of the Seas, Lightening, Star of the Empire, and Westward Ho these names ring from an era when the windships were the queens of the ocean and sail was king. But the most famous, the one that most securely captured the hearts and imaginations of the entire nation, was McKay's masterpiece, the Flying Cloud.

Here is the story of Enoch Thacher, a boy whose father lost his fortune at sea, who McKay takes on during the lofting, building, and rigging of the Cloud, and who finally ships out on her for her maiden, record-breaking trip around the Horn. This realistic and riveting narrative will keep even landlubbers pegged to their seats.

A Newbery Honor Book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1936

Award: Honors Book

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate Dicamillo

Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship--and forgiveness--can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2001

Award: Honors Book

Hitler Youth

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

In her first full-length nonfiction title since winning the Robert F. Sibert Award, Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores the riveting and often chilling story of Germany's powerful Hitler Youth groups.

"I begin with the young. We older ones are used up... But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world." --Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg 1933

By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.

Newbery Medal Honor book and Sibert Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Honors Book

Shadrach

by Meindert Dejong

Even after Davie had had the little black rabbit, Shadrach, for several weeks, it was still almost unbelievable. Every morning when Davie woke up it was a miracle all over again -- there in his grandfather's barn sat a wriggle black rabbit, and it was his. David had never been happier...until the day Shadrach slipped through the stats of his hutch and disappeared.

Newbery Medal Honor book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1954

Award: Honors Book

The Road from Home

by David Kherdian

An extraordinary biography, this is also a record and reminder of yet another infamous holocaust in our century. Veron Dumehjian was born to a prosperous Armenian family, who lived in the Armenian quarter of the city of Aziziya, Turkey. Her early childhood was idyllic, until 1915, when the Turkish government, after years of persecuting its Christian minorities, decided to rid Turkey of its Armenian population. Veron was deported with her family and survived incredible hardship and suffering until, at the age of 16, she left for America as a "mail-order" bride. Poet-anthologist David Kherdian's story of his mother is a unique and gripping story of courage, survival and hope.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1980

Award: Honors Book

Seabird

by Holling Clancy Holling

Seabird is an ivory gull, carved by the youngest member of a whaling ship. Through Seabird's eyes, scenes of beauty, danger and excitement from every ocean are revealed.

Newbery Honor book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1949

Award: Honors Book

The Cow-tail Switch and Other West African Stories

by Harold Courlander and George Herzog

The Cow-tail Switch, based on a parable found by George Herzog in Liberia, is a type of story which has a special attraction for the West African audience, in that the audience itself participates in the working out of the solution.

Newbery Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1948

Award: Honors Book

The Loner

by Ester Wier

The boy with no name doesn't remember his past; all he knows is that he has to survive. Staying with anyone who'll take him, he gives all his wages for food and a place to sleep. Then he finds a loving home and realizes he is not a loner.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1964

Award: Honors Book

Upon the Head of the Goat

by Aranka Siegal

Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1982

Award: Honors Book

Chucaro, Wild Pony of the Pampa

by Francis Kalnay

The world of the Argentine pampa comes to life in this humorous tale of a South American boy determined to tame and ride a wild pony.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1959

Award: Honors Book

Tom Paine

by Leo Gurko

"These are the times that try men's souls..."

It was September 1776; and by the flickering light of an army campfire, a man sat on a hogshead writing.

His name was Tom Paine. This dramatic biography is his story. In 1774, totally unknown to the world, he arrived in America from England with only the clothes on his back, his one tangible asset a letter of introduction from Benjamin Franklin. Then he published his pamphlet, Common Sense; and the name, Tom Paine, became not only a household word from Massachusetts to the Carolinas, but a name that aroused violent feeling three thousand miles away in England.

The complex nature of Paine's character is revealed with clarity and objectivity. "I have heard two opinions of you, Mr. Paine," said Benjamin Franklin. "Men like Jefferson and Monroe swear by you and think you're the ablest man writing for the American cause. Others, like Gouverneur Morris, think a low dog, say that you consort with riffraff, and are only a troublemaker."

Born in England, Tom Paine supported American rebellion. Raised a Quaker, he urged war. He was a diplomat too blunt to negotiate subtly; a man who secured a loan of eight million dollars from France but was unable to manage his own financial affairs. In 1776 he was the adored champion of the American Revolution; by 1784 he was largely ignored and without funds, and was later left to languish in a French prison.

Dr. Gurko has brought his skill as a writer and a thorough knowledge of the revolutionary period to this definitive work on one of America's most provocative figures.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1958

Award: Honors Book

The Great Wheel

by Robert Lawson

"Your fortune lies to the west. Keep your face to the sunset . . . and one day you’ll ride the greatest wheel in all the world.” When Aunt Honora reads this fortune in his tea leaves, Conn Kilroy knows he is destined for greater things than his small Irish village can offer. A letter from his uncle Michael in America offering Conn a partnership in his New York contracting company sets Conn on his western adventure. Just a few short months later Conn’s Uncle Patrick lures him even farther west to Chicago, where they join the hardworking crew building what some called Ferris’s Folly—the first Ferris wheel—then the largest wheel in the world and the showpiece of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1958

Award: Honors Book

Kildee House

by Rutherford Montgomery

When Jerome Kildee, a solitary man, builds a home in a redwood forest in California, he takes in some skunks and raccoons, but as they begin to multiply, Kildee looks to two human neighbors for help.

Newbery Honor Book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1950

Award: Honors Book

Mountain Born

by Elizabeth Yates

There were boulders at the top and he picked his way carefully among them. Suddenly he stopped still, gripping a rock and flattening himself against it. Not ten paces from him was a gray wolf, and around her four well-grown cubs were playing--prettily, if anything that spelt such horror could be pretty. His hands felt like ice on the rock.

Wolves, weather, a black lamb, a trusty dog--all are part of Peter's life on a mountain farm. His best friend is Benj, a wise old shepherd, and Benj teaches him to care for the sprightly lamb that becomes his own special pet, his cosset. As Biddy grows into her place as leader of the flock, Peter grows too, learning the skills and joys of the shepherd's life

A Newbery Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1944

Award: Honors Book

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories

by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe including Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the Miser; Tsirtsur & Peziza; Rabbi Leib & the Witch Cunegunde; The Elders of Chelm & Genendel's Key; Shlemiel, the Businessman; Utzel & His Daughter Poverty; Menaseh's Dream; When Shlemiel went to War

Newbery Medal Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1969

Award: Honors Book

Old Ramon

by Jack Schaefer

The story centers on the friendship of a wise old shepherd and a young boy. This relationship helps the young boy to learn various things -about animals, friendship, bravery and wisdom- in life.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1961

Award: Honors Book

Meggy MacIntosh

by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Meggy MacIntosh had a gentle manner and an adventurous spirit inherited from her father who had fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie. But there was no adventure in Edinburgh where Meggy was the neglected ward of her titled uncle, so she ran away to North Carolina to find her heroine, the celebrated Flora MacDonald. Meggy reached the Carolinas in March 1775 where she finally meets the Highlanders of her dreams.

Newbery Honors book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1931

Award: Honors Book

The Horsecatcher

by Mari Sandoz

Praised for swift action and beauty of language, The Horsecatcher is Mari Sandoz's first novel about the Indians she knew so well. Without ever leaving the world of a Cheyenne tribe in the 1830s, she creates a youthful protagonist many readers will recognize in themselves. Young Elk is expected to be a warrior, but killing even an enemy sickens him. He would rather catch and tame the mustangs that run in herds. Sandoz makes it clear that his determination to be a horsecatcher will require a moral and physical courage equal to that of any warrior. And if he must earn the right to live as he wishes, he must also draw closer to family and community.

Newbery Medal Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1958

Award: Honors Book

Frontier Living

by Edwin Tunis

Frontier Living brings to light every significant aspect of daily life on the American frontier, with vivid text and more than 200 wonderful drawings. Immerse yourself in the character and culture of the men and women who stood at the harsh cutting-edge of our civilization: their dwellings, clothing, food, furniture, household articles; their hunting, farming, schooling, transportation, government; their amusements, superstitions, and religion.In Frontier Living the reader finds the forest frontiersman in his log cabin, the ranchero in his casa, the sodbuster in his prairie sod house. Here is the keel-boatman, the cotton farmer, the fur trader, the mountain man, the forty-niner, the cowhand - each helping to shape a new and distinctive way from untamed country. The flintlock gun, the Kentucky rifle, the freight and Conestoga wagons, the stagecoach, the Ohio flatboat, the first steamboat and steam railroad, are all reconstructed here in exact detail.This informative, authentic re-creation of the American frontier, seen in relation to its historic perspective, offers a major contribution toward an understanding of the American character.

Newberry Medal Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1962

Award: Honors Book

Belling the Tiger

by Mary Stoltz

A tale about two little mice assigned to a mission of putting a bell collar on the mean house cat.

Newbery Medal Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1962

Award: Honors Book

Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis

11-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. Things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of slavery in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief.

A Newbery Honor book

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2008

Award: Honors Book

Anpao

by Jamake Highwater

Anpao is young and Handsome and Brave -- a man any maiden would be proud to call her husband. Any maiden but Ko-Ko-Mik-e-is, that is, who calims she belongs to the Sun alone. And so Anpao sets off for the house of the Sun to ask permission to marry the woman he loves. But Anpao's journey is not an easy one. Before he can reach the Sun, Anapao must travel back in time to the dawn of the world. He must relive his own creation, venture through The World Beneath the World, and battle the many magical mystical creatures of Native American legends. For only by doing so can Anpao discover who he really is, and rove to the Sun why he alone is worthy of the fair Ko-komik-e-is

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Award: Honors Book


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