Newbery Medal

Newberry MedalThe 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.

2013 Medal Winner

The One and Only IvanThe One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate

(HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publi)shers

Ivan’s transformative emergence from the “Ape at Exit 8” to “The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,” comes to life through the gorilla’s own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity.

“Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorilla’s-eye-view of the world that challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried.

2013 Honor Books

Splendors and GloomsSplendors and Glooms
by Laura Amy Schlitz

(Candlewick Press)

Lizzie Rose, Parsefall and Clara are caught in the clutches of a wicked puppeteer and a powerful witch in this deliciously dark and complex tale set in Dickensian England, where adventure and suspense are interwoven into nuanced explorations of good versus evil.

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous WeaponBomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin

(Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press)

Balancing intersecting threads of scientific discovery, political intrigue and military strategy, “Bomb” is a riveting historical nonfiction drama. Sheinkin’s engaging narrative explores the complex series of events that led to the creation of the ultimate weapon and introduces many memorable personalities involved in the pursuit.
 

Three Times LuckyThree Times Lucky
by Sheila Turnage

(Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

In the rich tradition of Southern storytelling, rising sixth-grader Mo LoBeau leads the eccentric residents of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, on a rollicking journey of mystery, adventure and small-town intrigue as she investigates a murder and searches for her long-lost mother.

2012
Medal Winner:
Dead End in Norvelt
Honor Book:
Inside Out & Back Again
Honor Book:
Breaking Stalin's Nose
2011
Medal Winner:
Moon over Manifest
Honor Book:
Turtle in Paradise
Honor Book:
Heart of a Samurai
Honor Book:
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
Honor Book:
One Crazy Summer
2010
Medal Winner:
When You Reach Me
Honor Book:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Honor Book:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Honor Book:
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
2009
Medal Winner:
The Graveyard Book
Honor Book:
The Underneath
Honor Book:
TheSurrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
Honor Book:
Savvy
Honor Book:
AfterTupac & D Foster
2008
Medal Winner:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village
Honor Book:
Elijah of Buxton
Honor Book:
The Wednesday Wars
Honor Book:
Feathers
2007
Medal Winner:
The Higher Power of Lucky
Honor Book:
Penny From Heaven
Honor Book:
Hattie Big Sky
Honor Book:
Rules