This isn’t a complete list of winners, but a list of some of the more popular books.

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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate

NEWBERY J APPLEGATE

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.


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Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly Cleary

NEWBERY J CLEARY

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.


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The Grey King (The Dark is Rising Sequence)
Susan Cooper

NEWBERY J COOPER

In this fourth book of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.


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Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)
Sharon Creech

NEWBERY TEEN CREECH

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.


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Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

NEWBERY J CURTIS

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father—the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.


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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo

NEWBERY J DICAMILLO

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.


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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Kate Dicamillo,Timothy B. Ering

NEWBERY J DICAMILLO

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.


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The Twenty-One Balloons
William Pene du Bois

NEWBERY J DU BOIS

Fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who leaves on a vacation in a balloon, and lands on a volcanic island in the Pacific.


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The Whipping Boy
Sid Fleischman

NEWBERY J FLEISCHMAN

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.


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The Slave Dancer
Paula Fox

NEWBERY TEEN FOX

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.


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The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

NEWBERY TEEN GAIMAN

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.


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Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

NEWBERY J GANTOS

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.


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Julie Of The Wolves
Jean C. George

NEWBERY J GEORGE

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.


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King Of The Wind
Marguerite Henry

NEWBERY J HENRY

Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.


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Kira-Kira
Cynthia Kadohata

NEWBERY TEEN KADOHATA
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NEWBERY J KADOHATA

Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.


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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler:35th Anniversary Edition
E.L. Konigsburg

NEWBERY J KONIGSBURG

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.


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The View From Saturday
E.L. Konigsburg

NEWBERY J KONIGSBURG

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.


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A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle

NEWBERY J LENGLE
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NEWBERY TEEN LENGLE

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.


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The Giver
Lois Lowry

NEWBERY TEEN LOWRY

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.


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Number the Stars
Lois Lowry

NEWBERY TEEN LOWRY

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.


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Sarah, Plain and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan

NEWBERY JE MACLACHLAN

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.


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The Hero and the Crown
Robin McKinley

NEWBERY TEEN MCKINLEY

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.


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Shiloh
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

NEWBERY J NAYLOR

When mean and angry Judd, who has never known kindness, takes to drinking and mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.


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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Robert C. O'Brien

NEWBERY J OBRIEN

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.


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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell

NEWBERY J ODELL

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.


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A Single Shard
Linda Sue Park

NEWBERY J PARK

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters’ village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.


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The Higher Power of Lucky
Susan Patron

NEWBERY J PATRON

Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.


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Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

NEWBERY J PATERSON

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.


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A Year Down Yonder
Richard Peck

NEWBERY J PECK

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.


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Criss Cross
Lynne Rae Perkins

NEWBERY TEEN PERKINS

Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.


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Westing Game
Ellen Raskin

NEWBERY J RASKIN

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.


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Missing May
Cynthia Rylant

NEWBERY J RYLANT

After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.


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Holes
Louis Sachar

NEWBERY TEEN SACHAR

As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.


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