Newbery Medal Books - 100 Years

The John Newbery Medal has celebrated the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children since 1922. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA). 2022 marks its 100th anniversary.

Named after 18th century British bookseller John Newbery, the Newbery Medal was proposed by the editor of Publisher's Weekly magazine, Frederic G. Melcher, in 1921. The medal's purpose is:

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 Last Cuentista By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) By Tae Keller Cover Image
New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
Merci Suárez Changes Gears By Meg Medina Cover Image
Hello, Universe By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
The One and Only Ivan By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series #1) By Jack Gantos Cover Image
Moon Over Manifest: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Clare Vanderpool Cover Image