Award Winning Books

Newbery Medal Winners, 1922 - Present


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.  For a list of honor books as well as the award book, go to theNewbery Medal page.  

2016: Last stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
2015: Crossover by Kwame Alexander
2014: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2013: The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2012:  Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2011:  Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010:  When you reach me by Rebecca Stead
2009:  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2008:  Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2007:  The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Threadby Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park(Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Dial)
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry(Houghton)
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (Scribner)
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Bradbury)
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (Harper)
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien (Atheneum)
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (Viking)
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Harper)
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Farrar)
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (Atheneum)
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (Harper)
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (Crowell)
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson (Harcourt)
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Houghton)
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (Harper)
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (Dutton)
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (Viking)
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking)
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (Viking)
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Houghton)
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds (Dodd)
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan)
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty (Viking)
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart)
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy (Viking)
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (Viking)
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Macmillan)
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon (Viking)
1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan)
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly (Macmillan)
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Dutton)
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James (Scribner)
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Dutton)
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger (Doubleday)
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (Lippincott)
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon (Liveright)


Young Hoosier Book Award Winners

Since its inception in 1974, thousands of Hoosier school children have participated in AIME's Young Hoosier Book Award Program each year.

1975 ~ Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
1976 ~ Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
1977 ~ How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
1978 ~ Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
1979 ~ Ghost on Saturday Night by Sid Fleischman
1980 ~ Don't Hurt Laurie by Willo Davis Roberts
1981 ~ The Goof That Won the Pennant by Jonah Kalb
1982 ~ Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford
1983 ~ Superfudge by Judy Blume
1984 ~ Jelly Belly by Robert Kimmel Smith
1985 ~ Operation: Dump the Chump by Barbara Park

1986 ~ 4~6: When the Boys Ran the House by Joan Carris
           6~8: Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan

1987 ~ 4~6: The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
           6~8: Third Eye by Lois Duncan

1988 ~ 4~6: Babysitting Is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts
           6~8: A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon

1989 ~ 4~6: Christina's Ghost by Betty Ren Wright
           6~8: Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

1990 ~ 4~6: Fudge by Charlotte Graeber
           6~8: The Dark and Deadly Pool by Lois Lowery Nixon

1991 ~ 4~6: Ten Kids, No Pets by Ann Martin
           6~8: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

1992 ~ 4~6: Nightmare Mountain by Peg Kehret
            6~8: Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan

1993 ~ 4~6: Dead Man in Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn
           6~8: The Face On the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

1994 ~ 4~6: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
           6~8: Strider by Beverly Cleary

1995 ~ 4~6: Horror At the Haunted House by Peg Kehret
           6~8: Whispers From the Dead by Joan Lowery Nixon

1996 ~ 4~6: Ghost in the House by Betty Ren Wright
           6~8: Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

1997 ~ 4~6: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
           6~8: Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen

1998 ~ 4~6: Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
           6~8: Doom Stone by Paul Zindel

1999 ~ 4~6: Frindle by Andrew Clements
           6~8: Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts

2000 ~ 4~6: Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
           6~8: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

2001 ~ 4~6: Small Steps by Peg Kehret
           6~8: Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper

2002 ~ 4~6 Cliff Hanger (National Parks Mystery #3) by Gloria Skurzynski & Alane Ferguson
            6~8 Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

2003 ~ 4~6 Because of Winn~Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
           6~8 Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

2004~ Intermediate Ghost Soldier by Elaine Marie Alphin
          Middle Grades Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

2005~ Intermediate Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
          Middle Grades Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper

2006~ Intermediate The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
          Middle Grades The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

2007~ Intermediate Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
          Middle Grades Abduction! by Peg Kehret

2008~ Intermediate Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
          Middle Grades So B. It by Sarah Weeks

2009~ Intermediate A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin
          Middle Grades The Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith

2010~ Intermediate How to steal a dog  by Barbara O’Connor
          Middle Grades Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2011~ Intermediate The Ghost’s grave by Peg Kehret
          Middle Grades: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

2012 ~ Intermediate Book: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass 
           Middle Grades Book: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen 

2013 ~ Intermediate Book: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
           Middle Grades Book: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

2014 ~ Intermediate Book: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
           Middle Grades Book: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

2015 ~  Intermediate Book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
            Middle grades Book: Cardboard by Doug Ten Napal

2016 ~ Intermediate Book:  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
           Middle Grades Book: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia