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The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. It was the first children's literary award in the world.

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Ann Nolan Clark
   wrote   
Secret of the Andes
1953
Armstrong Sperry
   wrote   
Call It Courage
1941
Arthur Bowie Chrisman
   wrote   
Shen of the Sea
1926
Avi
   wrote   
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
2003
Betsy Bears
   wrote   
Summer of the Swans
1971
Beverly Cleary
   wrote   
Dear Mr. Henshaw
1984
Carol Ryrie Brink
   wrote   
Caddie Woodlawn
1936
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
   wrote   
Miss Hickory
1947
Charles Finger
   wrote   
Tales from Silver Lands
1925
Charles Hawes
   wrote   
The Dark Frigate
1924
Christopher Paul Curtis
   wrote   
Bud, Not Buddy
2000
Clare Vanderpool
   wrote   
Moon Over Manifest
2011
Cornelia Meigs
   wrote   
Invincible Louisa
1934
Cynthia Kadohata
   wrote   
Kira-Kira
2005
Cynthia Rylant
   wrote   
Missing May
1993
Cynthia Voight
   wrote   
Dicey's Song
1983
Dhan Gopal Mukerji
   wrote   
Gayneck, the Story of a Pigeon
1928
Eleanor Estes
   wrote   
Ginger Pye
1952
Elizabeth Borten De Trevino
   wrote   
I, Juan De Pareja
1966
Elizabeth Coatsworth
   wrote   
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
1931
Elizabeth Enright
   wrote   
Thimble Summer
1939
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
   wrote   
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
1933
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
The Bronze Bow
1962
Elizabeth George Speare
   wrote   
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1959
Elizabeth Yates
   wrote   
Amos Fortune, Free Man
1951
E. L. Konigsburg
   wrote   
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
1968
E. L. Konigsburg
   wrote   
The View From Saturday
1997
Ellen Raskin
   wrote   
The Westing Game
1979
Emily Cheney Neville
   wrote   
It's Like This Cat
1964
Eric P. Kelly
   wrote   
The Trumpeter of Krakow
1929
Esther Forbes
   wrote   
Johnny Tremain
1944
Harold Keith
   wrote   
Rifles for Watie
1958
Hendrik Willem Van Loon
   wrote   
The Story of Mankind
1922
Hugh Lofting
   wrote   
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
1923
Irene Hunt
   wrote   
Up a Pond Slowly
1967
Jack Gantos
   wrote   
Dead End In Norvelt
2012
James Daugherty
   wrote   
Daniel Boone
1940
Janet Elizabeth Gray
   wrote   
Adam of the Road
1943
Jean Craighead George
   wrote   
Julie of the Wolves
1973
Jean Lee Latham
   wrote   
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
1956
Jerry Spinelli
   wrote   
Maniac Magee
1991
Joan Blos
   wrote   
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
1980
Joseph Krumgold
   wrote   
And Now Miguel
1954
Joseph Krumgold
   wrote   
Onion John
1960
Karen Cushman
   wrote   
The Midwife's Apprentice
1996
Kate DiCamillo
   wrote   
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
2014
Kate DiCamillo
   wrote   
The Tale of Despereaux
2004
Kate Seredy
   wrote   
The White Stag
1938
Katherine Applegate
   wrote   
The One And Only Ivan
2013
Katherine Paterson
   wrote   
Bridge to Terabithia
1978
Katherine Paterson
   wrote   
Jacob Have I Loved
1981
Keran Hess
   wrote   
Out of the Dust
1998
Kwame Alexander
   wrote   
The Crossover
2015
Laura Adams Armer
   wrote   
Waterless Mountain
1932
Laura Amy Schlitz
   wrote   
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
2008
Linda Sue Park
   wrote   
A Single Shard
2002
Lloyd Alexander
   wrote   
The High King
1969
Lois Lenski
   wrote   
Strawberry Girl
1946
Lois Lowry
   wrote   
The Giver
1994
Lois Lowry
   wrote   
Number the Stars
1990
Louis Sacher
   wrote   
Holes
1999
Lynne Rae Perkins
   wrote   
Criss Cross
2006
Madeleine L'Engle
   wrote   
A Wrinkle in Time
1963
Maia Wojciechowska
   wrote   
Shadow of a Bull
1965
Marquerite De Angeli
   wrote   
The Door in the Wall
1950
Marquerite Henry
   wrote   
King of the Wind
1949
Matt De La Peña
   wrote   
Last Stop On Market Street
2016
Meindert Dejong
   wrote   
The Wheel on the School
1955
Mildred Taylor
   wrote   
Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry
1977
Monica Shannon
   wrote   
Dobry
1935
Nancy Willard
   wrote   
A Visit to William Blake's Inn
1982
Neil Gaiman
   wrote   
The Graveyard Book
2009
Patricia MacLachlan
   wrote   
Sarah, Plain and Tall
1986
Paul Fleishman
   wrote   
Joyful Noise
1989
Paula Fox
   wrote   
The Slave Dancer
1974
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
   wrote   
Shiloh
1992
Rachel Field
   wrote   
Hetty, Her First Hundred Years
1930
Rebecca Stead
   wrote   
When You Reach Me
2010
Richard Peck
   wrote   
A Year Down Yonder
2001
Robert C. O'Brien
   wrote   
Mrs. Frisbee and the Rats of NIMH
1972
Robert Lawson
   wrote   
Rabbit Hill
1945
Robin McKinley
   wrote   
The Hero and the Crown
1985
Russell Freedman
   wrote   
Lincoln: A Photobiography
Ruth Sawyer
   wrote   
Roller Skates
1937
Scott O'Dell
   wrote   
Island of the Blue Dolphins
1961
Sharon Creech
   wrote   
Walk Two Moons
1995
Sid Fleischman
   wrote   
The Whipping Boy
1987
Susan Cooper
   wrote   
The Grey King
1976
Susan Patron
   wrote   
The Higher Power of Lucky
2007
Virginia Hamilton
   wrote   
M. C. Higgins, the Great
1975
Virginia Sorenson
   wrote   
Miracles on Maple Street
1957
Walter O. Edmonds
   wrote   
The Matchlock Gun
1942
William H. Armstrong
   wrote   
Sounder
1970
William Pene Du Bois
   wrote   
The Twenty-One Balloons
1948
Will James
   wrote   
Smoky the Cow Horse
1927


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