Celebrating Children's Books

Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Explore resources and activities to go with some of these beloved titles.

Written by Christopher Paul Curtis

The story of 10-year-old Bud, fom Flint, Michigan, who struggles to find his place in the world...

3rd - 7th

Written by Madeleine L'Engle

When Meg Murray and Charles Wallace’s father is taken by evil forces to another planet, it is up...

6th - 9th

Written by Patricia MacLachlan

When Sarah Wheaton answers widower Jacob Whiting’s ad for a mail-order bride, she leaves her home...

1st - 5th

Written by Katherine Paterson

The story of two children, Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, who become friends. Jesse was lonely and...

4th - 7th

Written by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats has terrible luck because of a curse traced back to his...

4th - 8th

Written by Robert C. O’Brien

The story of a widowed mouse, Mrs. Frisby, who must move her family to their summer home to avoid...

3rd - 7th

Written by Russell Freedman

A biography of Abraham Lincoln told in illustrations and photographs. The book spans Lincoln’s...

5th - 8th

Written by Linda Sue Park

Set in 12th century Korea, this story centers on Tree-Ear, an orphan being raised by Crane-man in...

5th - 7th

Written by Paul Fleischman

A collection of poems meant to be read by two people. The poems simulate the sounds of the insect...

3rd - 8th

Written by E.L. Konigsburg

The story of how Claudia and Jamie Kincaid run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum...

3rd - 7th

Written by Neil Gaiman

After a toddler’s parents were murdered, he is adopted by the ghosts of the graveyard. Mr. and...

5th - 9th

Written by Mildred D. Taylor

The story is about the Logan family, who live in Mississippi during the Depression. The family...

6th - 10th

Written by Ellen Raskin

A murder mystery centered on Samuel Westing who named 16 heirs in his will to figure out who killed...

3rd - 7th

Written by Rebecca Stead

When Miranda Sinclair starts receiving notes giving her instructions to record future events she...

3rd - 7th

Written by Kate DiCamillo

The story of Despereaux, a mouse who falls in love with a human named Princess Pea who is being...

2nd - 5th

Written by Sharon Creech

On a road trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, who is part Indian,...

3rd - 7th