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St. Mary Academy - Bay View Library: Newbery Books

 The Newbery Medal is awarded each January to the author of the 

"most distinguished book for children" published the previous year.

In addition, the committee may choose several books that win a "Newbery Honor Medal".

Newbery Books by Genre

The following is an incomplete list of Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books, arranged by genre. 

Adventure Stories

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Hatchet by Gary Paulson

Animal Stories

Sounder by William Armstrong

Whittington by Alan Armstrong

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Historical Fiction

Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Avi

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman

Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by WR Philbrick

Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin


Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler    by E.L. Konigsburg


The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

The Ear, The Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Princess Academy by Shanon Hale

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Realistic Fiction

Nothing But the Truth by Avi

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Holt

The View From Saturday by E.L Konigsburg

A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Holes by Louis Sachar

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Feather by Jacqueline Woodson



An American Plague by Jim Murphy (614.54 MUR)

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!  (812 SCH)

Hitler Youth (943.086 BAR)

The Great Fire (977.3 MUR)

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Civil Rights (92 AND)

Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice (92 COL)


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