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Newbery Awards 1922-1998

Awarded each year by the American Library Association for distinguished children's books
1922 Hendrik Van LOON - The Story of Mankind (Liveright) (Harrap)
Honor Books : Charles HAWES - The Great Quest
(Little Brown) (Heinemann)
Bernard MARSHALL - Cedric the Forester
William BOWEN - The Old Tobacco Shop
Padraic COLUM - The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles
Cornelia MEIGS - Windy Hill

1923 Hugh LOFTING - The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle
(Lippincott) (Cape)
Honor Books : No record

1924 Charles HAWES - The Dark Frigate
(Little Brown) (Heinemann)
Honor Books : No Record

1925 Charles FINGER - Tales from Silver Lands
(Doubleday) (Heinemann)
Honor Books : Anne Carroll MOORE - Nicholas
Anne PARRISH - Dream Coach

1926 Arthur Bowie CHRISMAN - Shen of the Sea
(Dutton) (Hamish Hamilton)
Honor Books : Padraic COLUM - Voyagers

1927 Will JAMES - Smoky, the Cowhorse
Honor Books : No record

1928 Dhan Gopal MUKERJI - Gayneck, the Story of a Pigeon
(Dutton) (Angus & Robertson)
Honor Books : Ella YOUNG - The Wonder Smith and His Son
Caroline SNEDEKER - Downright Dencey
(Doubleday) (Heinemann)

1929 Eric P KELLY - The Trumpeter of Krakow
(Macmillan) (Chatto)
Honor Books : John BENNETT - Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo
Wanda GAG - Millions of Cats
(Coward-McCann) (Faber)
Grace HALLOCK - The Boy Who Was
(Dutton) (Dent)
Cornelia MEIGS - Clearing Weather
(Little Brown)
Grace MOON - Runaway Papoose
Elinor WHITNEY - Tod of the Fens

1930 Rachel FIELD - Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
(Macmillan) (Routledge)
Honor Books : Jeanette EATON - Daughter of the Seine
Elizabeth MILLER - Pran of Albania
Marian Hurd McNEELY - Jumping-off Place
Ella YOUNG - Tangle-coated Horse & Other Tales
Julia Davis ADAMS - Vaino
(Dutton) (Dent)
Hildergarde SWIFT - Little Blacknose

1931 Elizabeth COATSWORTH - The Cat Who Went to Heaven
(Macmillan) (Dent)
Honor Books : Anne PARRISH - Floating Island
(Harper) (Benn)
Alida MALKUS - The Dark Star of Itza
Ralph HUBBARD - Queer Person
Julie Davis ADAMS - Mountains are Free
Agnes HEWES - Spice and the Devil's Cave
Elizabeth Janet GRAY - Meggy MacIntosh
Herbert BEST - Garram the Hunter
(Doubleday) (Dent)
Alice LIDE & Margaret JOHANSEN - Oo-le-uk the Wanderer
(Little Brown)

1932 Laura Adams ARMER - Waterless Mountain
Honor Books : Dorothy LATHROP - The Fairy Circus
Rachel FIELD - Calico Bush
Eunice TIETJENS - Boy of the South Seas
Eloise LOWNSBERY - Out of the Flame
Marjorie ALLEE - Jane's Island
(Houghton Mifflin)
Mary Gould DAVIS - Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

1933 Elizabeth LEWIS - Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
(Winston) (Harrap)
Honor Books : Cornelia MEIGS - Swift Rivers
(Little Brown)
Hildergarde SWIFT - The Railroad to Freedom
(Harcourt) (Bodley Head)
Nora BURGLON - Children of the Soil

1934 Cornelia MEIGS - Invincible Louisa
(Little Brown)
Honor Books : Caroline SNEDEKER - The Forgotten Daughter
Elsie SINGMASTER - Swords of Steel
Wanda GAG - ABC Bunny
(Coward-McCann) (Faber)
(pseud Allena Best) - Winged Girl of Knossos (Appleton-Century)
Sarah SCHMIDT - New Land
Padraic COLUM - Big Tree of Bunlahy
Agnes HEWES - Glory of the Seas
(Knopf) (Cassell)
Anne KYLE - Apprentice of Florence
(Houghton Mifflin)

1935 Monica SHANNON - Dobry
(Viking) (Harrap)
Honor Books : Elizabeth SEEGER - Pageant of Chinese History
Constance ROURKE - Davy Crockett
Hilda Van STOCKUM - Day on Skates

1936 Carol BRINK - Caddie Woodlawn
(Macmillan) (Collier-Macmillan)
Honor Books :Phil STONG - Honk, the Moose
(Dodd Mead) (Harrap)
Kate SEREDY - The Good Master
(Viking) (Harrap)
Elizabeth Janet GRAY - Young Walter Scott
(Viking) (Nelson)
Armstrong SPERRY - All Sail Set
(Winston) (Bodley Head)

1937 Ruth SAWYER - Roler Skates
(Viking) (Bodley Head)
Honor Books : Lois LENSKI - Phebe Fairchild; Her Book
Idwal JONES - Whistlers' Van
(Viking) (Selwyn & Blount)
Ludwig BEMELMANS - Golden Basket
Margery BIANCO - Winterbound
Constance ROURKE - Audubon
(Harcourt) (Harrap)
Agnes HEWES - The Codfish Musket

1938 Kate SEREDY - The White Stag
(Viking) (Harrap)
Honor Books : James Cloy BOWMAN - Pecos Bil
(Little Brown)
Mabel ROBINSON - Bright Island
(Random House) (Hutchinson)
Laura Ingalls WILDER - On the Banks of Plum Creek
(Harper) (Methuen)

1939 Elizabeth ENRIGHT - Thimble Summer
(Rinehart) (Heinemann)
Honor Books : Valenti ANGELO - Nino
Richard & Florence ATWATER - Mr Popper's Penguins
(Little Brown) (Bodley Head)
Phyllis CRAWFORD - Hello the Boat !
(Holt) (Harrap)
Jeanette EATON - Leader by Destiny - George Washington, Man & Patriot
(Harcourt) (Harrap)
Elizabeth Janet GRAY - Penn

1940 James DAUGHERTY - Daniel Boone
Honor Books : Kate SEREDY - The Singing Tree
(Viking) (Brockhampton)
Mabel ROBINSON - Runner of the Mountain Tops
(Random House)
Laura Ingalls WILDER - By the Shores of Silver Lake
(Harper) (Lutterworth)
Stephen W MEADER - Boy with a Pack

1941 Armstrong SPERRY - Call it Courage
In UK as "The Boy Who Was Afraid"
(Bodley Head)
Honor Books : Doris GATES - Blue Willow
(Viking) (Muller)
Mary Jane CARR - Young Mac of Fort Vancouver
Laura Ingalls WILDER - The Long Winter
(Harper) (Lutterworth)
Anna Gertrude HALL - Nansen

1942 Walter D EDMONDS - The Matchlock Gun
(Dodd Mead)
Honor Books : Laura Ingalls WILDER - Little Town on the Prairie
(Harper) (Lutterworth)
Genevieve FOSTER - George Washington's World
Lois LENSKI - Indian Captive : The Story of Mary Jemison
(Lippincott) (Coach House Press, London)
Eva Roe GAGGIN - Down Ryton Water

1943 Elizabeth Janet GRAY - Adam of the Road
(Viking) (Black)
Honor Books : Eleanor ESTES - The Middle Moffat
(Harcourt) (Bodley Head)
Mabel Leigh HUNT - Have You Seen Tom Thumb ?

1944 Esther FORBES - Johnny Tremain
(Houghton Mifflin) (Longman/Kestrel)
Honor Books : Laura Ingalls WILDER - These Happy Golden Years
(Harper) (Lutterworth)
Julia SAUER - Fog Magic
(Viking) (Woodfield, London)
Elizabeth YATES - Mountain Born
Eleanor ESTES - Rufus M
(Harcourt) (Bodley Head)

1945 Robert LAWSON - Rabbit Hill
Honor Books : Eleanor ESTES - The Hundred Dresses
Alice DALGLIESH - The Silver Pencil
Genevieve FOSTER - Abraham Lincoln's World
Jeanette EATON - Lone Journey : the Life of Roger Williams

1946 Lois LENSKI - Strawberry Girl
(Lippincott) (OUP)
Honor Books : Marguerite HENRY - Justin Morgan had a Horse
(Rand McNally)
Florence Crannell MEANS - The Moved-outers
(Houghton Mifflin)
Christine WESTON - Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear
(Scribner) (Macmillan)
Katherine SHIPPEN - New Found World

1947 Carolyn Sherwin BAILEY - Miss Hickory
Honor Books : Nancy BARNES - Wonderful Year
Mary & Conrad BUFF - Big Tree
William MAXWELL - The Heavenly Tenants
(pseud Darwin L Teilhet) - The Avion My Uncle Flew (Appleton-Century)
Eleanore JEWETT - The Hidden Treasure of Glaston
(Viking) (Dobson)

1948 William Pene U BOIS - The Twenty-One Balloons
(Viking) (World's Work, Kingswood)
Honor Books : Calire Huchet BISHOP - Pancakes-Paris
Carolyn TREFFINGER - LiLun, Lad of Courage
Catherine BESTERMAN - The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot
(Bobbs Merrill)
Harold COURLANDER - The Cow-tail Switch, and Other West African Stories
Marhguerite HENRY - Misty of Chinoteague
(Rand McNally) (Collins)

1949 Marguerite HENRY - King of the Wind
(Rand McNally) (Collins)
Honor Books : Holling C HOLLING - Seabird
(Houghton Mifflin) (Collins)
Louise RANKIN - Daughter of the Mountain
(Viking) (Bodley Head)
Ruth GANNETT - My Father's Dragon
(Random House) (Macmillan)
Arna BONTEMPS - Story of the Negro

1959 Elizabeth George SPEARE - The Witch of Blackbird Pond
(Houghton Mifflin) (Gollancz)
Honor Books : Natalie S CARLSON - The Family Under the Bridge
Meindert DEJONG - Along Came a Dog
(Harper) (Lutterworth)
Francis KALNAY - Chiacro : Wild Pony of the Pampa
(Harcourt) (Macmillan)
William O STEELE - The Perilous Road
(Harcourt) (Macmillan)

1960 Joseph KRUMGOLD - Onion John
(Crowell) (Lutterworth)
Honor Books : Jean GEORGE - My Side of the Mountain
(Dutton) (Bodley Head)
Gerald W JOHNSON - America is Born
Carol KENDALL - The Gammage Cup
(Harcourt) (Dent as "The Minnipins")

1961 Scott O'DELL - Island of the Blue Dolphins
(Houghton Mifflin) (Longman/Kestrel)
Honor Books : Gerald W JOHNSON - America Moves Forward
Jack SCHAEFFER - Old Ramon
(Houghton Mifflin) (Deutsch)
(pseud George Thompson) - Cricket in Times Square (Farrar Straus) (Dent)

1962 Elizabeth George SPEARE - The Bronze Bow
(Houghton Mifflin) (Gollancz)
Honor Books : Edward TUNIS - Frontier Living
Eloise Jarvis McGRAW - The Golden Goblet
(Coward-McCann) (Longman/Kestrel)
Mary STOLZ - Belling the Tiger

1963 Madeleine L'ENGLE - A Wrinkle in Time
(Farrar Straus) (Longman/Kestrel)
Honor Books :
Sorche Nic LEODHAS
(pseud Leclaire Alger) - Thistle & Thyme - Tales & Legends from Scotland (Holt) (Bodley Head)
Olivia COOLIDGE - Men of Athens
(Houghton Mifflin) (Bodley Head)

1964 Emily NEVILLE - It's Like This, Cat
(Harper) (Angus & Robertson)
Honor Books : Sterling NORTH - Rascal
(Dutton) (Brockhampton)
Ester WIER - The Loner
(McKay) (Longman/Kestrel)

1965 Maia WOJCIECHOWSKA - Shadow of a Bull
Honor Book : Irene HUNT - Across Five Aprils
(Follett) (Bodley Head)

1966 Elizabeth Borton de TREVINO - I, Juan de Pareja
(Farrar) (Gollancz)
Honor Books : Lloyd ALEXANDER - The Black Cauldron
(Holt) (Heinemann)
Randall JARRELL - The Animal Family
(Pantheon) (Hart-Davis)
Mary STOLZ - The Noonday friends

1967 Irene HUNT - Up a Road Slowly
(Follett) (Macdonald)
Honor Books : Scott O'DELL - The King's Fifth
(Houghton Mifflin) (Longman/Kestrel)
Isaac Bashevis SINGER - Zlateh the Goat & Other Stories
(Harper) (Longman/Kestrel)
Hays WEIK - The Jazz Man

1968 E L KONIGSBURG - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
(Atheneum) (Macmillan)
Honor Books : E L KONIGSBURG - Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth
(Atheneum) (Macmillan)
Scott O'DELL - The BLack Pearl
(Houghton) (Longman/Kestrel)
Isaac Bashevis SINGER - The Fearsome Inn
Zilpha Keatley SNYDER - The Egypt Game

1969 Lloyd ALEXANDER - The High King
Honor Books : Julius LESTER - To Be a Slave
(Dial) (Longman/Kestrel)
Isaac Bashevis SINGER - When Shlemiel went to Warsaw & Other Stories
(Farrar) (Longman/Kestrel)

1970 William ARMSTRONG - Sounder
(Harper) (Gollancz)
Honor Books : Sulamith ISH-KISHOR - Our Eddie
Janey Gaylord MOORE - The Many Ways of Seeing : An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art
Mary Q STEELE - Journey Outside
(Viking) (Macmillan)

1971 Betsy BYARS - The Summer of the Swans
Honor Books : Natalie BABBITT - Kneeknock Rise
Sylvia louise ENGDAHL - Enchantress from the Stars
Scott O'DELL - Sing Down the Moon
(Houghton Mifflin) (Hamish Hamilton)

1972 Robert C O'BRIEN- Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
(Atheneum) (Gollancz)
Honor Books : Allan W ECKERT - Incident at Hawk's Hill
(Little Brown) (Hamish Hamilton)
Virginia HAMILTON -The Planet of Junior Brown
Ursula K LE GUIN - The Tombs of Atuan
(Atheneum) (Gollancz)
Miska MILES - Annie and the Old One
(Little Brown)
Zilpha Keatley SNYDER - The Headless Cupid

1973 Jean Craighead GEORGE - Julie of the Wolves
(Harper) (Hamish Hamilton)
Honor Books : Arnold LOBEL - Frog and Toad Together
(Harper) (World's Work)
Johann REISS - The Upstairs Room
Zilpha Keatley SNYDER - The Witches of Worm

1974 Paul FOX - The Slave Dancer
(Bradbury Press) (Macmillan)
Honor Book : Susan COOPER - The Dark is Rising
(Atheneum) (C & W)
1989 Walter Myers - Scorpions
Paul Fleischman - Joyful Noise
1990 Lois Lowry - Number the Stars
1991 Jerry Spinelli - Maniac Magee
1992 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Shiloh
1993 Cynthia Rylant - Missing May
1994 Lois Lowry - The Giver
1995 Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
1996 Karen Cushman - The Midwife's Apprentice
1997 E L Konigsburg - The View from Saturday
1998 Karen Hesse - Out of the Dust

Irin Kerlan : Newbery & Caldecott Awards - A Bibliography of First Editions
(1949 Minnesota UP)

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