Newbery Award Winners by Grade Level

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Newbery Book List by Grade Level Appropriateness

The Newbery Award is given, on a yearly basis, by the Association for Library Service, which is a division of the American Library Association. The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century bookseller John Newbery. Since 1922, the award has been given to the author who has contributed the most to American literature for children. This site provides a comprehensive list that chronicles the Newbery winners from each year and provides links to purchase many of these books. In addition, links are provided, when available, to literature units that have been created for these books.

In addition to the winning books, all of the honorary books, for each year, are listed. Many of these books are excellent and well worth reading as well. This is particularly true of certain books, specifically many of the books that were written by authors who eventually ended up winning the award for a different novel.

I've rated the Newbery books based on input given by hundreds of teachers, multiple reviews found throughout the Internet, and student comments from over a thousand students on books they've read. Additional input and book reviews are always welcomed and reviewed. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this site!


Arizonataylor's rating system:

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!!.........This is a good book.

!!!........This is a very good book.

!!!!.......This book is great.

!!!!!......This book is amazing!

Newbery Award Past Winners


2014: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Grade 4

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A cynic meets a highly-unlikely superhero, a squirrel.

2013: The One and Only Ivan

Grade 3

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This book is a celebration of unexpected friendships. It was inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan; it's told from Ivan's point of view.

2012: Dead End in Norvelt

Grade 5

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This novel is about an amazing two months for a kid named Jack Gantos. His plans for vacation excitement are destroyed when he is “grounded for life” by his quarrelling parents.

2011: Moon Over Manifest

Grade 5

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Abilene Tucker feels like she has been abandoned. Her father must work on the railroad and has to place her on a train to live with an old friend for the summer. Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, because she is determined to learn about the boy her father once was.

2010: When You Reach Me

Grade 4

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Miranda and her best friend, Sal, think that they know their New York City neighborhood. They think they know where it's safe to go; they think that they know whom to avoid. Mysterious notes reveal that somebody knows things no one should know, and Miranda starts to question herself.

2009: The Graveyard Book

Grade 5

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2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Midieval Village

Grade 5

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2007: The Higher Power of Lucky

Grade 5

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2006: Criss Cross

Grade 5

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2005: Kira-Kira

Grade 4

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kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. Lynn, makes everything seem like kira-kira. The sky is kira-kira. The sea is kira-kira. Lynn sees pretty much everything as kira-kira. Lynn becomes ill after her family moves. Her sister, Katie, must learn how to see everything as kira-kira.

2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Grade 4

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Despereaux Tilling is a mouse who loves music, stories, and a princess named Pea. Roscuro is a cat who lives in the darkness but dreams of a world of light. Miggery Sow is a slow-witted, serving girl who has a simple wish. The characters journey down a dungeon and through a castle, all while forming a bond of friendship.

2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Grade5

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2002: A Single Shard

Grade 6

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2001: A Year Down Yonder

Grade 4

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2000: Bud, Not Buddy

Grade 5

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1999: Holes

Grade 4

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1998: Out of the Dust

Grade 5

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1997: The View from Saturday

Grade 5

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1996: The Midwife's Apprentice

Grade 6

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1995: Walk Two Moons

Grade 4

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Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle and her grandparents take a car trip, from Ohio to Idaho, after her mother leaves home quite suddenly. Along the way, she tells a story about her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

1994: The Giver

Grade 5

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This book is a children's version of 1984, a dystopian novel.

Jonas's world is perfect because there is total control, no war, and no pain. Unfortunately, he doesn't recognize the fact that there are no choices. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training. The Giver alone holds all of the memories, the history. This causes Jonas great pain. Jonas must find a way to share the pain and truly free the community.

1993: Missing May

Grade 5

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1992: Shiloh

Grade 4

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1991: Maniac Magee

Grade 4

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1990: Number the Stars

Grade 4

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Ellen Rosen is concealed from Nazi troops who are searching for Jewish people. Annemarie Johansen’s family does their best to hide and protect Ellen. Meanwhile, the Danish resistance smuggles the Jewish population of Denmark across the sea to Sweden. This is a book of heroism during a horrific war, World War II.

1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

(Unknown)

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography

Grade 4

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1987: The Whipping Boy

Grade 3

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1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall

Grade 3

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1985: The Hero and the Crown

Grade 7

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1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw

Grade 4

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1983: Dicey's Song

Grade 5

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1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Grade 4

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1981: Jacob Have I Loved

Grade 5

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1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

Grade 6

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1979: The Westing Game

Grade 5

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1978: Bridge to Terabithia

Grade 4

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1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Grade 5

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1976: The Grey King

Grade 6

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1975: M.C. Higgins, the Great

Grade 4

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1974: The Slave Dancer

Grade 6

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1973: Julie of the Wolves

Grade 5

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1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Grade 5

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Mrs. Frisby is a widowed mouse with four small children. She must move her family to their summer quarters or face death. Unfortunately, her youngest son is ill with pneumonia and can't be moved. She encounters the rats of NIMH, highly intelligent creatures. The rats of NIMH come up with a brilliant solution. In return, Mrs. Frisby renders a great service.

1971: Summer of the Swans

Grade 4

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1970: Sounder

Grade 5

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1969: The High King

Grade 6

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1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Grade 4

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1967: Up a Road Slowly

Grade 6

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1966: I, Juan de Pareja

Grade 6

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1965: Shadow of a Bull

Grade 5

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1964: It's Like This, Cat

Grade 4

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1963: A Wrinkle in Time

Grade 4

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Meg Murry's Father, a physicist, disappears while working for the government on a tesseract, a wrinkle in time. Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin journey through space and time in an effort to find him.

1962: The Bronze Bow

Grade 5

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1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins

(Grade 5)

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This story is based on a true story. It's about a 12-year-old girl named Karana who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. As the 18 years passed by, she waited for a ship to rescue her and take her away from the island.

1960: Onion John

Grade 4

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1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Grade 5

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1958: Rifles for Watie

Grade 6

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1957: Miracles on Maple Hill

Grade 4

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1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Grade 4

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1955: The Wheel on the School

Grade 4

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1954: ...And Now Miguel

Grade 4

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1953: Secret of the Andes

Grade 4

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1952: Ginger Pye

Grade 6

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Ginger Pye is one smart dog! Jerry and Rachel Pye feel that the one dollar they spent to purchase Ginger was the best money they ever spent. Everybody loves Ginger, and they are very unhappy when someone steals him.

1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man

Grade 6

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1950: The Door in the Wall

Grade 6

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1949: King of the Wind

Grade 5

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1948: The Twenty-One Balloons

Grade 6

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1947: Miss Hickory

Grade 5

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1946: Strawberry Girl

Grade 4

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1945: Rabbit Hill

Grade 6

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1944: Johnny Tremain

Grade 5

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1943: Adam of the Road

Grade 6

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1942: The Matchlock Gun

Grade 5

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1941: Call It Courage

Grade 6

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1940: Daniel Boone

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1939: Thimble Summer

Grade 5

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1938: The White Stag

Grade 6

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1937: Roller Skates

Grade 6

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1936: Caddie Woodlawn

Grade 6

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1935: Dobry

Grade 5

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1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

Grade 8

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1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Grade 6

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1932: Waterless Mountain

Grade 5

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1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Grade 5

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A struggling artist in ancient Japan is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny, white cat. When the village's head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha, the artist believes the cat has brought him luck, and his hatred softens.

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Grade 7

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1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow

Grade 7

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1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

Grade 6

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1927: Smoky, the Cow Horse

Grade 6

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Smoky lives on the open range, and he is free to do whatever he wishes. He knows what he has to do to survive, and he knows he can beat any enemy. When he comes across a new enemy, Smoky realizes that giving up some of his freedom might mean getting something more valuable.

1926: Shen of the Sea

Grade 5

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1925: Tales from Silver Lands

Grade 6

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1924: The Dark Frigate

Grade 6

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1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Grade 5

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The story is told by a boy, Tommy Stubbins, who is nine years old. Doctor Dolittle and his company head out to Spidermonkey Island. Along with his friends, Polynesia the parrot and Chee-Chee the monkey, Doctor Dolittle survives a shipwreck, and he lands on a highly mysterious, floating island. While on the floating island, he meets the wondrous Great Glass See Snail, a creature who holds the key to the greatest mystery.

1922: The Story of Mankind

Grade 9

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Newbery Award Honorary Recognition

2012 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Inside Out & Back Again

Author: Thanhha Lai

Breaking Stalin's Nose

Author: Eugene Yelchin

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2011 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Turtle in Paradise

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Heart of a Samurai

Author: Margi Preus

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Author: Joyce Sidman

One Crazy Summer

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

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2010 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Author: Phillip Hoose

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Author: Grace Lin

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Author: Rodman Philbrick

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2009 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Underneath

Author: Kathi Appelt

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Author: Margarita Engle

Savvy

Author: Ingrid Law

After Tupac & D Foster

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

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2008 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Elijah of Buxton

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Wednesday Wars

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Feathers

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

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2007 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Penny from Heaven

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Hattie Big Sky

Author: Kirby Larson

Rules

Author: Cynthia Lord

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2006 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Whittington

Author: Alan Armstrong

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

PrincessAcademy

Author: Shannon Hale

Show Way

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

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2005 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Author: Gennifer Choldenko

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

Author: Russell Freedman

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

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2004 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Olive's Ocean

Author: Kevin Henkes

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

Author: Jim Murphy

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2003 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The House of the Scorpion

Author: Nancy Farmer

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Author: Patricia Reilly

Hoot

Author: Carl Hiaasen

A Corner of The Universe

Author: Ann M. Martin

Surviving the Applewhites

Author: Stephanie S. Tolan

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2002 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Everything on a Waffle

Author: Polly Horvath

Carver: A Life In Poems

Author: Marilyn Nelson

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2001 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Hope Was Here

Author: Joan Bauer

Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Joey Pigza Loses Control

Author: Jack Gantos

The Wanderer

Author: Sharon Creech

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2000 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Getting Near to Baby

Author: Author: Audrey Couloumbis

Our Only May Amelia

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

26 Fairmount Avenue

Author: Tomie dePaola

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1999 Honor Book:

A Long Way from Chicago

Author: Richard Peck

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1998

Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Ella Enchanted

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Lily's Crossing

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff

Wringer

Author: Jerry Spinelli

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1997 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

A Girl Named Disaster

Author: Nancy Farmer

Moorchild

Author: Eloise McGraw

The Thief

Author: Megan Whalen Turner

Belle Prater's Boy

Author: Ruth White

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1996 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

What Jamie Saw

Author: Carolyn Coman

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Yolonda's Genius

Author: Carol Fenner

The Great Fire

Author: Jim Murphy

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1995 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Catherine, Called Birdy

Author: Karen Cushman

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

Author: Nancy Farmer

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1994 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Crazy Lady

Author: Jane Leslie Conly

Dragon's Gate

Author: Laurence Yep)

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

Author: Russell Freedman

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1993 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

What Hearts

Author: Bruce Brooks

The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Author: Patricia McKissack

Somewhere in the Darkness

Author: Walter Dean Myers

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1992 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Nothing But The Truth: A Documentary Novel

Author: Avi

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Author: Russell Freedman

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1991 Honor Book:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Author: Avi

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1990 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Afternoon of the Elves

Author: Janet Taylor Lisle

Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind

Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples

The Winter Room

Author: Gary Paulsen

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1989 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World

Author: Virginia Hamilton

Scorpions

Author: Walter Dean Myers

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1988 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

After The Rain

Author: Norma Fox Mazer

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

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1987 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

A Fine White Dust

Author: Cynthia Rylant

On My Honor

Author: Marion Dane Bauer

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

Author: Patricia Lauber

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1986 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun

Author: Rhoda Blumberg (Lothrop)

Dogsong

Author: Gary Paulsen

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1985 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Like Jake and Me

Author: Mavis Jukes

The Moves Make the Man

Author: Bruce Brooks

One-Eyed Cat

Author: Paula Fox

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1984 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Sign of the Beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

A Solitary Blue

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Sugaring Time

Author: Kathryn Lasky

The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree

Author: Bill Brittain

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1983 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Blue Sword

Author: Robin McKinley

Doctor DeSoto

Author: William Steig

Graven Images

Author: Paul Fleischman

Homesick: My Own Story

Author: Jean Fritz

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

Author: Virginia Hamilton

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1982 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Author: Beverly Cleary

Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Author: Aranka Siegal

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1981 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Fledgling

Author: Jane Langton

A Ring of Endless Light

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

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1980 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl

Author: David Kherdian

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1979 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Author: Katherine Paterson

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1978 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Ramona and Her Father

Author: Beverly Cleary

Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey

Author: Jamake Highwater

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1977 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Abel's Island

Author: William Steig

A String in the Harp

Author: Nancy Bond

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1976 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Hundred Penny Box

Author: SharonBell Mathis

Dragonwings

Author: Laurence Yep

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1975 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Figgs & Phantoms

Author: Ellen Raskin

My Brother Sam is Dead

Author: James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

The Perilous Gard

Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe

Author: Bette Greene

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1974 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Dark Is Rising

Author: Susan Cooper

1973 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Frog and Toad Together

Author: Arnold Lobel

The Upstairs Room

Author: Johanna Reiss

The Witches of Worm

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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1972 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Incident At Hawk's Hill

Author: Allan W. Eckert

The Planet of Junior Brown

Author: Virginia Hamilton

The Tombs of Atuan

Author: Ursula K. LeGuin

Annie and the Old One

Author: Miska Miles

The Headless Cupid

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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1971 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Knee Knock Rise

Author: Natalie Babbitt

Enchantress From the Stars

Author: Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Sing Down the Moon

Author: Scott O'Dell

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1970 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Our Eddie

Author: Sulamith Ish-Kishor

The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art

Author: Janet Gaylord Moore

Journey Outside

Author: Mary Q. Steele

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1969 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

To Be a Slave

Author: Julius Lester

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

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1968 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

Author: E. L. Konigsburg

The Black Pearl

Author: Scott O'Dell

The Fearsome Inn

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Egypt Game

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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1967 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The King's Fifth

Author: Scott O'Dell

Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Jazz Man

Author: Mary Hays Weik

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1966 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Black Cauldron

Author: Lloyd Alexander

The Animal Family

Author: Randall Jarrell

The Noonday Friends

Author: Mary Stolz

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1965 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Across Five Aprils

Author: Irene Hunt

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1964 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era

Author: Sterling North

The Loner

Author: Ester Wier

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1963 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland

Author: Sorche Nic Leodhas

Men of Athens

Author: Olivia Coolidge

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1962 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Frontier Living

Author: Edwin Tunis

The Golden Goblet

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Belling The Tiger

Author: Mary Stolz

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1961 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter

Author: Gerald W. Johnson

Old Ramon

Author: Jack Schaefer

The Cricket In Times Square

Author: George Selden

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1960 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

My Side of the Mountain

Author: Jean Craighead George

America Is Born: A History for Peter

Author: Gerald W. Johnson

The Gammage Cup

Author: Carol Kendall

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1959 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Family Under The Bridge

Author: Natalie Savage Carlson

Along Came A Dog

Author: Meindert Dejong

Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa

Author: Francis Kalnay

The Perilous Road

Author: William O. Steele

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1958 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Horsecatcher

Author: Mari Sandoz

Gone-AwayLake

Author: Elizabeth Enright

The Great Wheel

Author: Robert Lawson

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Author: Leo Gurko

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1957 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Old Yeller

Author: Fred Gipson

The House of Sixty Fathers

Author: Meindert DeJong

Mr. Justice Holmes

Author: Clara Ingram Judson

The Corn Grows Ripe

Author: Dorothy Rhoads

Black Fox of Lorne

Author: Marguerite de Angeli

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1956

Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The SecretRiver

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Golden Name Day

Author: Jennie Lindquist

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

Author: Katherine Shippen

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1955 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Courage of Sarah Noble

Author: Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)

Banner In The Sky

Author: James Ullman (Lippincott)

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1954 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

All Alone

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop

Shadrach

Author: Meindert Dejong

Hurry Home, Candy

Author: Meindert Dejong

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Author: Clara Ingram Judson

Magic Maize

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff

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1953 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Charlotte's Web

Author: E. B. White

Moccasin Trail

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Red Sails to Capri

Author: Ann Weil

The Bears on HemlockMountain

Author: Alice Dalgliesh

Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1

Author: Genevieve Foster

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1952 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Americans Before Columbus

Author: Elizabeth Baity

Minn of the Mississippi

Author: Holling C. Holling

The Defender

Author: Nicholas Kalashnikoff

The Light at Tern Rock

Author: Julia Sauer

The Apple and the Arrow

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff

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1951 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Better Known as Johnny Appleseed

Author: Mabel Leigh Hunt

Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword

Author: Jeanette Eaton

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People

Author: Clara Ingram Judson

The Story of Appleby Capple

Author: Anne Parrish

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1950 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Tree of Freedom

Author: Rebecca Caudill

The Blue Cat of CastleTown

Author: Catherine Coblentz

Kildee House

Author: Rutherford Montgomery

George Washington

Author: Genevieve Foster

Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin

Author: Walter and Marion Havighurst

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1949 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Seabird

Author: Holling C. Holling

Daughter of the Mountains

Author: Louise Rankin

My Father's Dragon

Author: Ruth S. Gannett

Story of the Negro

Author: Arna Bontemps

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1948 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Pancakes-Paris

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop)

Li Lun, Lad of Courage

Author: Carolyn Treffinger

The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot

Author: Catherine Besterman

The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories

Author: Harold Courlander

Misty of Chincoteague

Author: Marguerite Henry

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1947 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Wonderful Year

Author: Nancy Barnes

Big Tree

Author: Mary & Conrad Buff

The Heavenly Tenants

Author: William Maxwell

The Avion My Uncle Flew

Author: Cyrus Fisher

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston

Author: Eleanor Jewett

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1946 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Author: Marguerite Henry

The Moved-Outers

Author: Florence Crannell Means

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Author: Christine Weston

New Found World

Author: Katherine Shippen

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1945 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Hundred Dresses

Author: Eleanor Estes

The Silver Pencil

Author: Alice Dalgliesh

Abraham Lincoln's World

Author: Genevieve Foster

Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams

Author: Jeanetter Eaton

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1944 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

These Happy Golden Years

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fog Magic

Author: Julia Sauer

Rufus M.

Author: Eleanor Estes

Mountain Born

Author: Elizabeth Yates

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1943 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Middle Moffat

Author: Eleanor Estes

Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Author: Mabel Leigh Hunt

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1942 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Little Town on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

George Washington's World

Author: Genevieve Foster

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary JemisonAuthor: Lois Lenski

Down Ryton Water

Author: Eva Roe Gaggin

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1941 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Blue Willow

Author: Doris Gates

Young Mac of FortVancouver

Author: Mary Jane Carr

The Long Winter

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Nansen

Author: Anna Gertrude Hall

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1940 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Singing Tree

Author: Kate Seredy

Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz

Author: Mabel Robinson

By the Shores of SilverLake

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Boy with a Pack

Author: Stephen W. Meader

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1939 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Nino

Author: Valenti Angelo

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Author: Richard and FlorenceAtwater

Hello the Boat!

Author: Phyllis Crawford

Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot

Author: Jeanette Eaton

Penn

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray

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1938 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Pecos Bill

Author: James Cloyd Bowman

BrightIsland

Author: Mabel Robinson

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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1937 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Phebe Fairchild: Her Book

Author: Lois Lenski

Whistler's Van

Author: Idwal Jones

The Golden Basket

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans

Winterbound

Author: Margery Bianco

The Codfish Musket

Author: Agnes Hewes

Audubon

Author: Constance Rourke

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1936 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Honk, the Moose

Author: Phil Stong

The Good Master

Author: Kate Seredy

Young Walter Scott

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray

All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud

Author: Armstrong Sperry

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1935 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Pageant of Chinese History

Author: Elizabeth Seeger

Davy Crockett

Author: Constance Rourke

Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic

Author: Hilda Von Stockum

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1934 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Forgotten Daughter

Author: Caroline Snedeker

Swords of Steel

Author: Elsie Singmaster

ABC BunnyAuthor: Wanda Gág

Winged Girl of Knossos

Author: Erik Berry

New Land

Author: Sarah Schmidt

Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside

Author: Padraic Colum

Glory of the Seas

Author: Agnes Hewes

Apprentice of Florence

Author: Ann Kyle

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1933

Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Swift Rivers

Author: Cornelia Meigs

The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War

Author: Hildegarde Swift

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia

Author: Nora Burglon

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1932 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Fairy Circus

Author: Dorothy P. Lathrop

Calico Bush

Author: Rachel Field

Boy of the South Seas

Author: Eunice Tietjens

Out of the Flame

Author: Eloise Lownsbery

Jane's Island

Author: Marjorie Allee

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Author: Mary Gould Davis

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1931 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Floating Island

Author: Anne Parrish

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess

Author: Alida Malkus

Queer Person

Author: Ralph Hubbard

Mountains are Free

Author: Julie Davis Adams

Spice and the Devil's Cave

Author: Agnes Hewes

Meggy MacIntosh

Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

Author: Herbert Best

Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer

Author: Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen

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1930 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland

Author: Jeanette Eaton

Pran of Albania

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Jumping-Off Place

Author: Marion Hurd McNeely

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Author: Ella Young

Vaino

Author: Julia Davis Adams

Little Blacknose

Author: Hildegarde Swift

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1929 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo

Author: John Bennett

Millions of Cats

Author: Wanda Gág

The Boy Who Was

Author: Grace Hallock

Clearing Weather

Author: Cornelia Meigs

Runaway Papoose

Author: Grace Moon

Tod of the Fens

Author: Elinor Whitney

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1928 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Wonder Smith and His Son

Author: Ella Young

Downright Dencey

Author: Caroline Snedeker

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1927 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

No known Newbery books of recognition.

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1926 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery

Author: Padraic Colum

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1925 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story

Author: Annie Carroll Moore

The Dream Coach

Author: Anne Parrish

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1924 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

No known Newbery books of recognition.

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1923

Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

No known Newbery books of recognition.

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1922 Newbery Books of Honorary Recognition:

The Great Quest

Author: Charles Hawes

Cedric the Forester

Author: Bernard Marshall

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure

Author: William Bowen

The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Author: Padraic Colum

The Windy Hill

Author: Cornelia Meigs

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Pragmatic Mom 6 years ago

This is what I've been waiting for FOREVER! Finding the Newbery Awards linked to Grade/Age appropriateness. Bless you! I started a blog just for this issue and now I will link your post to my blog with credit and link to your blog, of course. THANK YOU!


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arizonataylor 6 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you so much! I made the list, because I couldn't find one either. I'm glad it's helpful. You made my day.


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

What a gift to teachers. Thank you for taking the time to figure this out!


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

I love the Newberry Award books. My children are all grown now but I have most of the books in the Wrinkle in Time books and I also have the full set of The Tales of Narnia. I don't think the Narnia was Newberry Award, not sure.

I saw some of these as movies. I have always loved children's books even though I never read any of them as a child growing up--or I don't remember reading them. I read them while my children were growing up. Thanks for the hub. I will come back and see what more books I can read.

I just took a look at the links below this comment box and YES I have/had a gifted child. She is expecting her second child and her first wil be two in a couple of weeks. He seems to be gifted too. We shall see.


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arizonataylor 6 years ago from Arizona Author

I'm so glad you like the site. There are a lot of great Newbery books to read. I just finished Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH with my class. It's the first time I've ever read that book, and I really recommend it.

Best wishes. I'm glad you've been enjoying the site.


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Silver Poet 5 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

Recommended title: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.


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arizonataylor 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi,

Hatchet is a great book. It is on my fifth grade list. Unfortunately, it didn't win the Newbery Award, but I heartily recommend it.

Thank you. I appreciate your input. Without input these lists will never improve.


smallbird8  5 years ago

I have a goal to read all of the newbery award winners and this site is extremely helpful! Thank You!


Wendy 3 years ago

Not sure where you came up with ratings. I did not care for Dead End in Norvelt and certainly wouldn't have rated it higher than titles like The Wheel in the School or Maniac Magee, but the ratings would be easier to see if they were something besides exclamation points. They are hard to see.


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arizonataylor 3 years ago from Arizona Author

Wendy,

Thank you for your input. The ratings are based on input given from hundreds of teachers and thousands of students.

I have considered changing my rating system to stars or some other symbol. Perhaps it's time for a change.

Thank you.


yolo yolo 3 years ago

old yeller is cool!!!

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