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.
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose. Kindle.
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly. Kindle.
- The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick.
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin. Kindle.
- The Underneath, by Kathy Appelt.
- The Surrender Tree, by Margarita Engle. Kindle.
- Savvy, by Ingrid Law. Kindle. Review.
- After Tupac and D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson. Kindle.
- Elijah Of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis.
- The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt. Kindle.
- Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson. Kindle.
- Penny from Heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm. Kindle.
- Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson. Kindle.
- Rules, by Cynthia Lord.
- Whittington, by Alan Armstrong. Kindle.
- Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
- Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale. Kindle.
- Show Way, by Jacqueline Woodson.
- Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko. Kindle.
- The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, by Russell Freedman.
- Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt. Kindle.
- Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes.
- An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy.
- The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer. Kindle.
- Pictures of Hollis Woods, by Patricia Reilly Giff. Kindle.
- Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen. Kindle.
- A Corner Of The Universe, by Ann M. Martin.
- Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie S. Tolan.
- Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer.
- Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. Kindle.
- Joey Pigza Loses Control, by Jack Gantos. Kindle.
- The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech. Kindle.
- Getting Near to Baby, by Audrey Couloumbis. Kindle.
- Our Only May Amelia, by Jennifer L. Holm.
- 26 Fairmount Avenue, by Tomie dePaola. Kindle.