AVI
NEWBERY MEDAL 
FOR 
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
1922-2003

The Newbery Medal, presented by the American Library Association, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the previous year. The award is named in honor of John Newbery (1713-67), the first English publisher of books for children.

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2003 Avi Crispin: The Cross of Lead
2002 Linda Sue Park A Single Shard
2001 Richard Peck A Year Down Under
2000 Christopher Paul Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
1999 Louis Sachar Holes
1998 Karen Hesse Out of the Dust
1997 Elaine Konigsburg The View from Saturday
1996 Karen Cushman The Midwife's Apprentice
1995 Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons
1994 Lois Lowry The Giver
1993 Cynthia Rylant Missing May
1992 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Shiloh
1991 Jerry Spinelli Maniac Magee
1990 Lois Lowry Number the Stars
1989 Paul Fleischman Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
1988 Russell Freedman Lincoln: A Photo Biography 
1987 Sid Fleischman The Whipping Boy
1986 Patricia MacLachan Sarah, Plain and Tall
1985 Robin McKinley The Hero and the Crown
1984 Beverly Cleary Dear Mr. Henshaw
1983 Cynthia Voight Dicey's Song
1982 Nancy Willard A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent
and Experienced Travelers
1981  Katherine Paterson Jacob Have I Loved
1980 Joan Blos A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal,
1830-1832
1979 Ellen Raskin The Westing Game
1978 Katherine Paterson Bridge to Terabithia
1977 Mildred D. Taylor  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
1976 Susan Cooper The Grey King
1975 Virginia Hamilton M.C. Higgins the Greatest
1974 Paula Fox The Slave Dancer
1973 Jean George Julie of the Wolves
1972 Robert C. O'Brien Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
1971 Betsy Byars Summer of the Swans
1970 William H. Armstrong Sounder
1969 Lloyd Alexander The High King
1968 E.L. Konigsburg From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
1967 Irene Hunt Up a Road Slowly
1966 Elizabeth Borten de
Trevino
I, Juan de Pareja
1965 Maia Wojciechowska Shadow of a Bull
1964 Emily Cheney Neville It's Like This, Cat
1963 Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time
1962 Elizabeth George Speare The Bronze Bow
1961 Scott O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
1960 Joseph Krumgold Onion John
1959 Elizabeth George Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1958 Harold Keith Rifles for Watie
1957 Virginia Sorensen Miracles on Maple Hill
1956 Jean Lee Latham Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
1955 Meindert DeJong The Wheel on the School
1954 Joseph Krumgold ...And Now Miguel
1953 Ann Nolan Clark Secret of the Andes
1952 Eleanor Estes Ginger Pye
1951 Elizabeth Yates Amos Fortune, Free Man
1950 Marguerite de Angeli The Door in the Wall
1949 Marguerite Henry King of the Wind
1948 William Pene du Bois The 21 Balloons
1947 Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Miss Hickory
1946 Lois Lensky Strawberry Girl
1945 Robert Lawson Rabbit Hill
1944 Esther Forbes Johnny Tremaine
1943 Elizabeth Janet Gray Adam of the Road
1942 Walter D. Edmonds The Marchlock Gun
1941 Armstrong Sperry Call it George
1940 James Daugherty Daniel Boone
1939 Elizabeth Enright Thimble Summer
1938 Kate Seredy The White Stag
1937 Ruth Sawyer Roller Skates
1936 Carol Brink Caddie Woodlawn
1935 Monica Shannon Dobry
1934 Cornelia Meigs Invincible Louisa
1933 Elizabeth Forman Lewis Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
1932 Laura Adams Armer Waterless Mountain
1931 Elizabeth Coatsworth The Cat Who Went to Heaven
1930 Rachel Field Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
1929 Eric P. Kelly The Trumpeter of Krakow
1928 Dhan Gopal Mukerji Gayneck, The Story of a Pigeon
1927 Will James Smoky, the Cowhorse
1926 Arthur Bowie Chrisman Shen of the Sea
1925 Charles Finger Tales from Silver Lands
1924 Charles Hawes The Dark Frigate
1923 Hugh Lofting The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
1922 Hendrik Willem Van Loon The Story of Mankind

 
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