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2012 Newbery Winner and Honors


Did you know?

  • The Newbery Medal is awarded every year to "the most distinguished American children's book."  It was named for the eighteenth century English bookseller, John Newbery.
  • The Newbery was the 1st award for children's books in the world.
  • Hendrik Willem Van Loon was given the first Newbery Medal in 1922 for his book, Story of Mankind.
  • The Newbery winner's speech is published each year in The Horn Book.
  • Five authors have won the Newbery Medal twice, including: Joseph Krumgold, Elizabeth George Speare, E.L. Konigsburg, Katherine Paterson, and Lois Lowry.
  • In 1975, Virginia Hamilton was the first African-American author to win the Newbery Medal for her book, M.C. Higgins, the Great.


Past Winners

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Moon over Manifest (2011)
Call Number: J Vanderpool

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When you reach me (2010)
Call Number: J Stead

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The graveyard book (2009)
Call Number: J Gaiman

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Criss cross (2006)
Call Number: J Perkins

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Kira-kira (2005)
Call Number: YA Kadohata

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The tale of Despereaux (2004)
Call Number: J DiCamillo

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A single shard (2002)
Call Number: J Park

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A year down yonder (2001)
Call Number: J Peck


Past Winners

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Bud, not Buddy (2000)
Call Number: J Curtis

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Holes (1999)
Call Number: J Sachar

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Out of the dust (1998)
Call Number: J Hesse

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The view from Saturday (1997)
Call Number: J Konigsburg

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The midwife's apprentice (1996)
Call Number: J Cushman

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Walk two moons (1995)
Call Number: J Creech

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The giver (1994)
Call Number: J Lowry

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Missing May (1993)
Call Number: Reading List Rylant

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Shiloh (1992)
Call Number: J Naylor

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Maniac Magee (1991)
Call Number: J Spinelli

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Number the stars (1990)
Call Number: J Lowry

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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