Newbery Medal Honor Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. List of books from American Library Association www.ala.org. The Honor books are those that were not the first place of the year, but deserve honorable mention.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

Newbery Contenders by Year:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

See also:
Alex Awards 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Caldecott Award Winners, Honors
Newbery Award Winners, Honors
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325 books · 444 voters · list created April 21st, 2009 by Melissa (votes) .
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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life does.
-Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Very true! A book or poem at a young age can affect a person's entire life.


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim the books, to win a Newbery, must be written by a U.S. citizen or someone living in the US. (Gaiman now lives here, hence his winning the medal.) the medal was first given in early 1920s.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Jim wrote: "the books, to win a Newbery, must be written by a U.S. citizen or someone living in the US. (Gaiman now lives here, hence his winning the medal.) the medal was first given in early 1920s."

Thanks as I didn't realize this. I learn so much at goodreads.




message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane 'Holes' by Louis Sachar is a Newbery Medal book, not a Newbery Honor.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed:

Holes, by Louis Sachar


message 7: by Josiah (new)

Josiah I just wanted to bring it to someone's attention that The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead have both found their way onto this list, even though they both were winners of the Newbery Medal and aren't Newbery Honor books.

Thanks.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed:

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare


message 9: by Cindy (new)

Cindy The Newbery folks really like historical fiction, don't they? And I notice that what they pick isn't what kids would pick.


Melissa (ladybug) Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry are both Newbery Winners, not Honor Books. Thank you


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed:

Island of the Blue Dolphins (Newberry Medal)
Number the Stars (Newberry Medal)
Maniac Magee (Newberry Medal)


message 12: by Hilary (new)

Hilary I LOVE THE UNDERNEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed, for not being a Newbery Honor book:

Number the Stars (Newbery Medal, 1990)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being a Newbery Honor book:

Foster Fox
Holes (Newbery Medal, 1999)
Number the Stars (Newbery Medal, 1990)


Kelly 💜☕️ Here is a list of winners & honors: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/...

Here is a list with the Newberry WINNERS:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/52...


message 16: by Patricia (new)

Patricia enjoyed


message 17: by Sara (new)

Sara The Selection, Brown Bear Brown Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham, Make Way for Ducklings, A Little Princess should not be on here.

Maniac Magee and A Single Shard are on the list again, though shouldn't be as they are winners, not honors.


message 18: by Sara (new)

Sara Anne of Green Gables should not be here either.


message 19: by Sara (new)

Sara I'd tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You... shouldn't be here.


message 20: by Sara (new)

Sara The Mysterious Howling.


message 21: by Beverly (new)

Beverly Removed:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Green Eggs and Ham
Make Way for Ducklings (Caldecott Award)
Little Princess (1905)
Anne of Green Gables (author was Canadian)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Mysterious Howling
Single Shard (Newbery Award WINNER)


message 22: by Beverly (new)

Beverly Removed:
Maniac Magee (Newbery Award WINNER)


message 23: by Beverly (last edited May 05, 2014 11:41AM) (new)

Beverly Removed (neither one is a Newbery Honor book):
Pretty Little Liars
Flawless


message 24: by Beverly (new)

Beverly Removed for not being a Newbery Honor book:
The Selection


message 25: by Beverly (new)

Beverly The following books were removed because they are not Newbery Honor books:

Little House on Rocky Ridge
Little House in the Highlands
Little House in Brookfield
The Secret Language of Girls


message 26: by Beverly (new)

Beverly I added a lot more of the Honor books that had not been listed yet. I think that I managed to get the rest of them on the list, but I'm not positive about that.


message 27: by Ben (new)

Ben Seipel Bridge to Terabithia should be remove, I think. It won the medal.


message 28: by David (new)

David Mestelle There are six books on here that should be removed because they did not win a Newberry Honor.

Running Out of Time
Wonder
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
A Bear Called Paddington
Rip Van Winkle
Iqbal


message 29: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell a new list that could use your votes The Most Popular Young Adult Books on Goodreads. To be on this list, a book needs to be for young adults AND have at least 100,000 ratings.


message 30: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell http://www.ala.org/news/press-release...

“The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan,” written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division; “The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog,” written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; and “Wolf Hollow,” written by Lauren Wolk and published by Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.


message 31: by Linus (new)

Linus removed the inquistor's tale because of its newberry medal


message 32: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Linus wrote: "removed the inquistor's tale because of its newberry medal"

excuse me? The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog was an honor book in 2017.


message 33: by Linus (new)

Linus Mitchell wrote: "Linus wrote: "removed the inquistor's tale because of its newberry medal"

excuse me? The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog was an honor book in 2..."


I'm sorry


message 34: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell https://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...

"Hello, Universe" written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut," written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book; "Long Way Down," written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book and "Piecing Me Together," written by Renée Watson and published by Bloomsbury Children's Books.


message 35: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Books to remove: A Bear Called Paddington, D'Aularies Book of Greek Myths, Rip VanWinkle, Running Out of Time, The Poet Slave of Cuba, To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, Iqbal,
None of these are Newbery Honors

Books to add: A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt, Honor in 1984, An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy, Honor in 2004 (I didn't see these on the list, but they are Honors)

I am not aware how to make these changes, so if anyone wants to do so, feel free


message 36: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Sarah wrote: "Books to remove: A Bear Called Paddington, D'Aularies Book of Greek Myths, Rip VanWinkle, Running Out of Time, The Poet Slave of Cuba, To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, Iqbal,
None of these a..."


Removing a book requires a librarian (though anyone can remove their own vote).

Adding a book just involves clicking [Add Books to this List] and picking a book.

Just voting on a book, especially on pages 3 and 4, after verifying that the book you are voting for is truly an honor book is also very helpful. An individual can only vote for 100 books - so maintaining a list much longer than that requires the active cooperation of multiple people.

FWIW:
A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt is on page 1 at #41 with 16 votes.

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy is also on page 1 at #76 with 8 votes.


message 37: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Sarah wrote: "Books to remove: A Bear Called Paddington, D'Aularies Book of Greek Myths, Rip VanWinkle, Running Out of Time, The Poet Slave of Cuba, To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, Iqbal,
None of these a..."


Those books have been removed. Good catch.


message 38: by Louie (new)

Louie From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is on here even though it won the Newberry Medal, not the Newberry Honor.


Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) The 2019 Newbery Winners have been announced.
The Honor books are The Night Diary and The Book of Boy


message 40: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Mon, 01/27/2020

“New Kid,” written by Jerry Craft, is the 2020 Newbery Medal winner. The book is illustrated by the author and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

Four Newbery Honor Books also were named: “The Undefeated,” written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and published by Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; “Scary Stories for Young Foxes,” written by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu and published by Henry Holt and Company, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group; “Other Words for Home,” written by Jasmine Warga and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and “Genesis Begins Again,” written by Alicia D. Williams and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book.


message 41: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell The John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children's book in 2020 went to When You Trap A Tiger, by Tae Keller. The book's central character is a girl, Lily, whose family moves in with her dying grandmother — and a tiger from Korean folklore shows up looking for something that was stolen.

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat, BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Michele Wood, Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly and A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat won Newbery honors.


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