In a continuing effort to highlight excellence, here is a list of books that won high honors in the annual contest for the Newbery Medal, the greatest award given for children’s literature. Title links connect to paperback editions (some hardcover). Kindle editions are available where noted. If the Kindle notation is not a hyperlink, downloads are available through the title link. As I read them, I’ll also link to book reviews on this blog.
The Newbery Medal is the highest honor given to an American children’s novel. It is awarded yearly by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). In other words, any book stamped with this medallion would be an excellent choice, as would with the yearly runners-up marked with a Newbery Honor medal. The first award dates back to 1922.
I have read widely among the Newbery winners and honor books, and I highly recommend them as examples of the highest quality children’s literature. If you are searching for a great story for yourself or your child, this is an easy place to start. For the convenience of my readers, I have compiled a list of the winners, starting with the most recent, and linked them to print editions on Amazon. I’ve noted when a title is available on Kindle. (If the Kindle notation isn’t a hyperlink, you can access the Kindle version from the book title hyperlink.) And if a review of the book exists on this blog, I have linked to that also. Slowly, I will be adding more reviews.