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Updated on September 20, 2017
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The Newbery Medal

This is what the medal looks like.
This is what the medal looks like. | Source

The Newbery Medal, and Newbery Honor Books

The Newbery Medal is the greatest honor for an author of middle grade or young adult literature living in the USA. It means that the chosen book has been read and enjoyed by experts in the field of children's literature (librarians) and that the book has lasting value.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the organization that chooses Newbery Medal winners.

The Newbery Medal is one of many awards given by the ALA each year. A few of the other awards given to children's literature include the Caldecott Medal (for illustrations), the Geisel Medal (for early reader books), and the Odyssey Medal (for audiobooks for children). There's a graph near the end of this page listing all the ALA awards for children's and teen literature.

Each year one book is awarded a Newbery Medal, and there may be several books chosen as Newbery Honor Books, which is to say that they are runners up that are also worth reading. Some years there have been no Newbery Honor Books chosen, and there's no limit on the number that could be chosen as Honor Books. That decision is entirely left up to the committee appointed to choose the books each year.

This Year's Newbery Medal Winner

Flora and Ulysses, the 2014 winner of the Newbery Medal.
Flora and Ulysses, the 2014 winner of the Newbery Medal. | Source

Newbery and Caldecott Awards - The Official Guidebook to the Newbery Medal Award Winning Books

The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2014 Edition
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2014 Edition

This book is published annually during the springtime to include the newest Newbery Medal winner and Honor Books. The 2014 version was released on April 22, 2014.

Teachers and librarians use this guide for reference, for curriculum development, reader's advisory, and collections of the most distinguished American children's books according to the award judges of the ALA.

The 2014 version includes an essay on the history and development of poetry for children. It also includes bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners, and a list of criteria used to select the winners.

 

The Two Sides of the Newbery Medal

The medal is made of bronze and was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan, an American sculptor. One side shows a book that reads, "For the Most Distinguished Contribution to Literature for Children" and the other side shows a writer with two children.
The medal is made of bronze and was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan, an American sculptor. One side shows a book that reads, "For the Most Distinguished Contribution to Literature for Children" and the other side shows a writer with two children. | Source

Newbery Medal Criteria

The Newbery Medal is given to one distinguished book annually. The book can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, but it must be original. Reprints and compilations don't qualify.

Each year ALA member librarians review all eligible books printed the previous year, and select winners based on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation of the theme or concept
  • Presentation of information including accuracy, clarity, and organization
  • Development of a plot
  • Delineation of characters
  • Delineation of setting
  • Appropriateness of style

The 2014 Newbery Medal Winner - "Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Ulysses is a squirrel who was sucked into a Ulysses Super Suction vacuum cleaner. He is rescued by cynical ten-year-old Flora, who soon learns her new squirrel can write poetry on her mother's typewriter.

This is the second Newbery Medal for authoress Kate DiCamillo. She also won in 2003 for "The Tale of Despereaux." In 2000 her book, "Because of Winn-Dixie," was a Newbery Honor Book. Both "The Tale of Despereaux" and "Because of Winn-Dixie" were made into movies.

"Flora and Ulysses" was published on September 24, 2013 and is appropriate for children ages 8 to 12. It is available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback editions.

 

Official Book Trailer for "Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures"

"Paperboy" by Vince Vawter - 2014 Newbery Honor Book

Paperboy
Paperboy

Victor Vollmer, age 11, is a shy, stuttering paperboy in Memphis, Tennessee. The year is 1959. In this powerful coming-of-age novel the summer paperboy meets a variety of people who help him mature and handle life's challenges.

Author Vince Vawter is retired now, but worked in the newspaper industry for 40 years, including a stint as managing editor for the Knoxville, Tennessee News Sentinel.

"Paperboy" was published on May 14, 2013 and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. It is available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback editions.

 

The Official Book Trailer for "Paperboy" by Vince Vawter

Author Vince Vawter Talks About Having "Paperboy" Named a Newbery Honor Book

"The Year of Billy Miller" by Kevin Henkes - 2014 Newbery Honor Book

The Year of Billy Miller
The Year of Billy Miller

Billy Miller, age 7, is attending second grade in Wisconsin. His teacher says it is the year of the rabbit, but his stay-at-home father tells him it is the "Year of Billy Miller." Sure enough, amazing things happen.

This would be a good first chapter book, especially for a young boy.

"The Year of Billy Miller" was published on September 17, 2013 and is appropriate for ages 8-12. It is available in Kindle, hardcover, or audiobook versions.

 

Author Kevin Henkes Speaks About "The Year of Billy Miller"

"One Came Home" by Amy Timberlake - 2014 Newbery Honor Book

One Came Home
One Came Home

"One Came Home" is a historical novel set in Wisconsin in 1871. Thirteen-year-old Georgie Burkhardt (a girl) is traumatized by the disappearance and reported death of her sister, Agatha. She cannot accept that the corpse her parents identified was actually the body of her sister, so she sets out to prove them wrong.

Author Amy Timberlake is from a small town in Wisconsin but since then has moved to Chicago.

"One Came Home" was published on January 7, 2014 and is appropriate for children ages 12 and up. It is available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback editions.

 

Author Amy Timberlake, Discusses Her Writing Influence for "One Came Home"

"Doll Bones" by Holly Black - 2014 Newbery Honor Book

Doll Bones
Doll Bones

Alice, Poppy, and Zach (all age 12) are three kids on a mission. They've been playing a game with dolls and action figures together for years, but then Zach's father decides to throw away his action figures so he wants to leave the game. Then Poppy reveals that the ghost of a girl is haunting her doll, which may be made of the dead girl's bones, and they must travel to Ohio to honorably bury the girl's remains.

Authoress Holly Black also wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles.

"Doll Bones" was published on May 7, 2013 and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. It is available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback editions.

 

Official Book Trailer for "Doll Bones" by Holly Black

Who Was John Newbery?

...the man behind the medal.

John Newbery was an English bookseller. He lived from 1713 to 1767.

At the age of 16 Newbery became a printer's apprentice. His master passed away and left half the business to him when he was 24.

About one-fifth of the books he printed were for children. His first big success was A Pretty Little Pocket Book, published in 1744.

Newbery's motto was Deluctando Monemus, meaning "instruction through delight".

History of the Newbery Medal

Frederic G. Melcher proposed his idea for the Newbery Medal to the Children's Librarians' Section of the American Library Association on June 21, 1921. The idea was accepted with enthusiasm and approved in 1922.

The original formal agreement stated that the Newbery Medal was intended "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children. To emphasize to the public that contributions to the literature for children deserve similar recognition to poetry, plays, or novels. To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field."

The medal is named for John Newbery, a bookseller who lived in the 1800's.

The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner - "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate

The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a captured gorilla, and this story is told from his point of view.

I read this on my Kindle Paperwhite. Ivan was a lonely Silverback gorilla who understood English better than he understood people.

 

The One and Only Ivan - Official Book Trailer

Splendors and Glooms - 2013 Newbery Honor Book

Splendors and Glooms
Splendors and Glooms

Splendors and Glooms is a Gothic page-turner with a mysterious puppeteer, and a twelve-year-old doctor's daughter, Clara Wintermute, who is riddled with guilt and secrets.

This book has been described as "a banquet of dark comedy and scorching magic."

The author, Laura Amy Schlitz, won the Newbery Medal in 2008 for her book, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village.

Splendors and Glooms was published on August 28, 2012 and is appropriate for ages 9 and up. It is available in hardcover, Kindle and audiobook editions.

 

Author Laura Amy Schlitz in 2012 - She Won the Newbery Medal (2008) and Also Wrote the 2013 Honor Book, Splendors and Glooms

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage - 2013 Newbery Honor Book

Three Times Lucky
Three Times Lucky

Welcome to Tupelo Landing, North Carolina.

Here you'll meet Miss Moses LoBeau who washed up during a hurricane, as a baby, eleven years earlier, thus the name, "Moses" ... or "Mo" as she's commonly called.

She's made her home with a restaurant owner and plans to solve a murder mystery with her best friend, Dale.

Written by Sheila Turnage. Published on May 10, 2012 for ages 10 and up. Three Times Lucky is available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audiobook editions.

 

Sheila Turnage, Author of Three Times Lucky, at the Gaithersville Book Festival

Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon - 2013 Newbery Honor Book

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book)
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book)

This book also won the 2013 "Excellence in Non-Fiction" award from the Young Adult Literary Services Association."

In Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, you'll learn about the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II.

This is a fascinating non-fiction thriller telling not only the process of bomb-creation in America, but also Soviet attempts to steal the plans and Norwegian attempts to stop them from doing so.

Written by Steve Sheinkin. Published on September 4, 2012 for ages 10 and up. This book is available in hardcover, Kindle, or audiobook editions.

 

Steve Sheinkin, Author of Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Thanks for visiting my Newbery Medal lens - I'm a huge fan of the Newbery books!

I'm very grateful for everyone who visits this lens. That means YOU! I love children's literature and love to share my joy with others who enjoy reading great books written for children and teens.

© 2007 Linda Jo Martin

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    Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

    When my children were little, I always looked for the Newberry Medal seal on books I chose for them. Today, I choose them for grandchildren.

    Thank you for the reviews. Of the books you've listed here, One Came Home, Doll Bones, The One and Only Ivan, and Three Times Lucky all look like excellent choices for one of our grandchildren, who is getting a Kindle for her birthday.

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    Hannah Writes 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful collection. As a parent and a teacher, the more recent Newberry books are more approachable than the ones I had to teach that were dated from decades past.

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    Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Really interesting Linda. The book chosen for this year would be a wonderful gift idea as well. I sure miss reading to my boys now that they're grown. Bedtime stories were so much fun, and very relaxing.

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    Linda Jo Martin 3 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    Same here. I miss reading them to my kids... but they are adults now. Still, I read them for my own entertainment. I also have written novels for this age range, so I can call it research, or "keeping up on the industry." Anyhow. I love these novels!

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    Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    I wish I had children to read these to. :)

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    babyandme 4 years ago

    I just read "Ginger Pye" to my two youngest children, and we all loved it. Great book. Also, my son (9) just read the book "Bomb" and he loved it. Great lens! Thank you. :)

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    Fiorenza 4 years ago from UK

    Haven't read any of these recent ones but I saw the Island of the Blue Dolphins mentioned earlier, which I read as a child and now remember as being a really sad book. Thanks for reminding me about that one, I'd completely forgotten it.

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    Teddi14 LM 4 years ago

    I am a teacher and this is a great resource!!!! Blessed for sure.

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    ohcaroline 4 years ago

    What a wonderful selection of books for children.

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    Michey LM 4 years ago

    Great I pin it to have it handy.

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    Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

    Good idea for a lens, very well executed: Blessed.

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    Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

    I look forward to the new selection every year.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I can't wait to go to the library with your lists!

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    Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    @anonymous: Why? I think most of them are quality books... though I also like buying novels from small presses and indie publishers.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @CornellRedhead: hate them

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    AlexBPearl 5 years ago

    Nice lens. My children's book is raising money for homeless kids in the UK. Please take a look: www.squidoo.com/raising-money-for-homeless-kids

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    Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    @BarbaraCasey: Hey, that's cool... I didn't know there was a book club featuring books from the Newbery list. Of course, not all great books appear on this list - because, for one thing, the authors have to be published in the USA to qualify. But still, the Newbery Medal list is good guidance for parents and teachers, and librarians, who want to choose outstanding novels for children.

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    BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

    Great resource page! When my son was young, we belonged to the Children's Book of the Month Club. I was delighted that they featured Newbery and Caldecott winners and not the lesser fluff.

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    Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    @maxidef: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    @WebMarketingPro: I love the Newbery books I've read. I should try to finish reading the entire list. Currently reading: The View From Saturday...

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    WebMarketingPro 5 years ago

    Love this lens. Will have to come back and check out some of those books...

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    maxidef 5 years ago

    very interesting lens.

    Congrats.

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    hartworks lm 5 years ago

    As a former children's librarian and voracious reader from 2nd grade on, I had thought of doing a lens like this. Now I won't have to! Just counted up and I had read 37 of the ones on your list... at least that I can remember!

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    gaser983 5 years ago

    Wonderful lens, nicely done! Thumbs up

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    dream1983 5 years ago

    Fantastic lens, great job!

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    Rose Jones 5 years ago

    Wonderful lens. Squid Angel blessed and pinned to boards for both children's books and books in general. I am writing a lens about Lois Lenski's Newbery Award winning book: Strawberry Girl.

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    Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

    Amazing information on a top source of great literature. I tend to follow Pulitzer Prize winners but might need to add some of these to my reading list. Thank you for sharing!

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    livinglargeandh 5 years ago

    Awesome collection of Newberry info. Thanks for your hard work.

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    DeannaDiaz 5 years ago

    Newberry winners should be a must read for all kids!

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    brynimagire 5 years ago

    Great information ! Excellent lens !

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    Edutopia 5 years ago

    Growing up the Newberry books were always a badge on the cover that yelled out to me, "Read Me!" Great lens!

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    Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

    I see I have some reading to do! I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Blessings!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Looks like some great books there - nice lens. Well done.

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    CornellRedhead 5 years ago

    Thanks for the lens, I was addicted to these books as a kid!

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    baby-strollers 5 years ago

    Onion John!

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    seosmm 5 years ago

    Good info. Very nice lens!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I love this website . Does anyone know where the year 2002 is

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    ananimoss2 6 years ago

    newberry=inspiration for life, for all of us. Great lens.

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    dwnovacek 6 years ago

    If a book has won the Newberry Medal I buy it because I know that I will love it - even as an adult. Beautiful lens - Angel Blessed

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    Lilly-n-Lloyd 6 years ago

    At your number 1 position is one of my all-time favorite books. A Wrinkle in Time. It gives me the chills just thinking about it.

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    Lilly-n-Lloyd 6 years ago

    At your number 1 position is one of my all-time favorite books. A Wrinkle in Time. It gives me the chills just thinking about it.

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    ThatsYourPeople 6 years ago

    I've read many of the great books on this lens but realize how many more I have to go!

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    ThatsYourPeople 6 years ago

    I've read many of the great books on this lens but realize how many more I have to go!

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    Yvonne L. B. 6 years ago from Covington, LA

    Since I retired from being a school librarian/teacher, I've gotten away from reading the Newbery books. Thanks for reminding me. Sprinkled with dust from the Angel of the farmyard on a Back to School Field Trip and featured on 70 Super Angel Blessed Squidoo Pages.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @Marilyn Briant: Great lens.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Great lens.

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    franstan lm 6 years ago

    I love this lens. I can get the names of books for which I can write novel study guides

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    Mishael A Witty 6 years ago

    Nice job! I loved many of these books when I was growing up. I haven't read any of the newer ones yet!

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    Marilyn Briant 6 years ago

    I love your lens - I am inspired to submit my recently published book The Leopard and the Mouse by Marilyn Briant, to be considered for the Newbery Medal. I have had the most amazing and positive comments and compliments about my book and I truly believe that when you write from your heart, you reach the hearts of all those for whom you are writing.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Great lens, but who are you? I am trying to cite you re: Newbery Selection critera, but can't find any author's name! :0

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    lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

    This is a great way to highlight a very long list of books. "Sarah Plain and Tall" is my fave from this list.

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    SherriLaponsie 6 years ago

    An amazing list of books!

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    natashaely 6 years ago

    I love this lens, so much detail and there are some wonderful books! :)

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    gerad 6 years ago

    I have four children age 2 to 12 and I definitely want to inspire a love of reading and good books in them. This lens is a great resource to help build a great library that each of them can grow into

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I love this lens, great job!!

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    JJNW 7 years ago from USA

    Very nice lens! We love books. I have lensrolled this to my Best Children's Books lens.

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    Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

    Every child deserves the chance to learn to read and to learn to enjoy reading! Maybe I am a "giganerd" as I will type below - but I believe it!

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    mosaic lm 7 years ago

    As a kid, I tried to read every single one I could get my hands on...

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    dustytoes 7 years ago

    This is the place to go when searching for a Newbery honor book. I am linking you to my "books for boys" lens and lensrolling.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Wealth of information, thank you.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    @Truffles: hello truffles

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    smange lm 7 years ago

    Excellent lens - Love the Newbery Award. :)

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    Patricia 7 years ago

    Nicely done! Blessed!

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    WorldVisionary 8 years ago

    Fantastic lens - thanks so much for compiling this information. I love to read and it's great to have the winners all in one place. Bravo and 5*!

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    Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

    When running through the plexo, I was surprised that I had read so many of the books. Of course these are some of my favorite chapter books for children. I can hardly wait to read many of the others. Thank you for creating this Newbery Award Winning Books Lens.

    Do you know when the next Newbery Award will be anounced?

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    Truffles 8 years ago

    Awesome!!!

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    tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

    I love *so* many of these books! What a great list! Lensrolled to The Reader's Shop: T-shirts, Book Bags, Gifts for Book Lovers.

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    Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

    Excellent lens! I love Wrinkle in Time...one of my all time favorites! 5* and lensrolled to my Mentoring Children lens.

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    macbytara 8 years ago

    This is a wonderful lens. I love to read and two of my three children also love to read. If only I could get the third one to love it half as much as we do. This is a fabulous selction list, as well. I will come back often.

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    Oh Linda this is a marvelous lens! So many wonderful books that truly have endured the test of time. Thank you for featuring my lens!

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    Webcodes LM 8 years ago

    Nice work and such a great book selection to try someday.. 5* and best of luck in your giant 100 try.

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    patpenn 8 years ago

    Awesome work.

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    Excellent collection of books.

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    Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

    I'm working on booklists for 6th and 7th grade. I see a lot of titles we've not read and don't own. Need to start making lists of them!

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    Thanks so much, this helped me a lot on my book report!

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    diggiedrop 8 years ago

    Very very interesting !!! Very good work, Thanks a lot!

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    dustytoes 8 years ago

    Wonderful lens. I will be adding a link to it on my "Books For Boys" lens where I have a photo of a Newbury Honor Book - My Side of the Mountain. Unfortunately my son is not reading good quality books yet, but I hope he will one day soon and you have listed off some great ones. Thank you!

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    Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

    What a fantastic reading list! If only there were more time for more books...

    Brenda

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    DianeNassy 8 years ago

    Great lens. I remember reading quite a few newbery awrded books back in elementary school. Also, thanks for including my Bridge to Terabithia" Movie Review lens.

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    KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

    Excellent lens... informative and well organized. I like the way you created a series of lenses on your topic. This is a great resource for anyone who loves books, or enjoys giving books as gifts.

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    jp1978 8 years ago

    Grear lens! I love reading and giving books and this will be a helpful reference for future purchases!

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    EpicFarms 8 years ago

    Great lens! I recognize an awful lot of those titles from my youth :o) 5*

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    I WANT MY BOOK TO GET A NEWBERRY AWARD AFTER I PUBLISH IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    middle_kingdom 8 years ago

    What a wonderful lens! You've done a great job collecting all this information and putting it in one place. I'd love it if you'd visit my lens and say hello when you get the chance to.

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    PattB LM 8 years ago

    Nice job! When my nieces were small I used to keep up with great children's books so I would know what to buy them. I've gotten away from that since they've grown, but your lens is a reminder of what I'm missing. Thanks!

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    poutine 8 years ago

    Very informative lens.

    I'll be checking a few of the titles listed.

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    seegreen 8 years ago

    Great lens! My daughter (12) has just started reading Feather and is really enjoying it. There is a waiting list for this book at her school. I think I may have to get a copy for myself.

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    mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

    nice job!

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    adventuresinaut 8 years ago

    Really Great Lens! One of my favorite Newbery books as a child was: " A Wrinkle In Time." I thought about it right away when I first say your lens. Easy 5 stars and a favorite.

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    Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

    I have worked as a teacher for many years. I had started back in the 80's to read all winners. There are some terrific books on that list. I have too many favorites to list. Good stuff!

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    Great lens and very informative. I love your high ranking and it will just keep climbing. Lensrolling to A Christmas Tree In The White House by Gary Hines

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    Delia 9 years ago

    great info here! I have a HUGE collection of horse books some 1st ed. never knew about the Newberry Medal...thanks for sharing...5*

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    esitesro 9 years ago

    Very nice and informative lens, 5* from me :)

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    anonymous 9 years ago

    What a great idea for a Lens. I favorited it and gave you 5 stars. Great job!!!!

    Margaret Ann Brown

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    AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

    I didn't know anything about the Newberry Medal. Thanks for a great resource - I am always looking for new books.

    You have been Blessed by a Squid Angel

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    RinchenChodron 9 years ago

    Great site ***** I personally loved a Wrinkle in Time.

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    kab 9 years ago from Upstate, NY

    Great lens! I see a few good books here that I read as a kid, and forgot all about.

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    Robin S 9 years ago from USA

    Great topic! Nice work on the lens!

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    anonymous 9 years ago

    i have to do a report on one...which should i choose?