NewberyMedal“The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”





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Medal Winner:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Written by Kelly Barnhill

Honor Books:

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, Written and Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, Written by Adam Gidwitz, Illustrated by Hatem Aly

Wolf Hollow, Written by Lauren Wolk


Medal Winner:

Last Stop on Market Street, Written by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Honor Books:

The War that Saved My Life, Written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Roller Girl, Written and Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson

Echo, Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan


Medal Winner:

The Crossover, Written by Kwame Alexander

Honor Books:

El Deafo, Written and Illustrated by Cece Bell

brown girl dreaming, Written by Jacqueline Woodson


Medal Winner:

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Written by Kate DiCamillo

Honor Books:

Doll Bones, Written by Holly Black

The Year of Billy Miller, Written by Kevin Henkes

One Came Home, Written by Amy Timberlake

Paperboy, Written by Vince Vawter


Medal Winner:

The One and Only Ivan, Written by Katherine Applegate

Honor Books:

Inside Out & Back Again, Written by Thanhha Lai

Breaking Stalin’s Nose, Written by Eugene Yelchin