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Newbery Medal Winners

This award has been given annually since 1922 by the American Library Association, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. It is named for English children's book publisher John Newbery (1713-67).

  • Ann Nolan Clark
    • 1953 Newbery Medal winner, for Secret of the Andes
  • Betsy Byars
    • 1971 Newbery Medal winner, for Summer of the Swans
  • Beverly Cleary
    • 1984 Newbery Medal winner, for Dear Mr. Henshaw
  • Carol Brink
    • 1936 Newbery Medal winner, for Caddie Woodlawn
  • Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
    • 1947 Newbery Medal winner, for Miss Hickory
  • Cornelia Meigs
    • 1934 Newbery Medal winner, for Invincible Louisa
  • Cynthia Voigt
    • 1983 Newbery Medal winner, for Dicey''s Song
  • Cynthia Rylant
    • 1993 Newbery Medal winner, for Missing May
  • Eleanor Estes
    • 1952 Newbery Medal winner, for Ginger Pye
  • Elizabeth Borten de Trevino
    • 1966 Newbery Medal winner, for I, Juan de Pareja
  • Elizabeth Coatsworth
    • 1931 Newbery Medal winner, for The Cat Who Went to Heaven
  • Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
    • 1933 Newbery Medal winner, for Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
  • Elizabeth Enright
    • 1939 Newbery Medal winner, for Thimble Summer
  • Elizabeth Janet Gray
    • 1943 Newbery Medal winner, for Adam of the Road
  • Elizabeth Yates
    • 1951 Newbery Medal winner, for Amos Fortune, Free Man
  • Elizabeth George Speare
    • Two-time Newbery Medal winner, in 1959 for The Witch of Blackbird Pond and in 1962 for The Bronze Bow
  • Ellen Raskin (born 1928, died 1984)

    American children's writer and illustrator

    • 1979 Newbery Medal winner, for The Westing Game
  • Emily Cheney Neville
    • 1964 Newbery Medal winner, for It''s Like This, Cat
  • Esther Forbes (born 1891, died 1967)

    American historian and novelist.

    • 1944 Newbery Medal winner, for Johnny Tremain
  • Irene Hunt
    • 1967 Newbery Medal winner, for Up a Road Slowly
  • Jean Lee Latham
    • 1956 Newbery Medal winner, for Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  • Jean George
    • 1973 Newbery Medal winner, for Julie of the Wolves
  • Joan Blos
    • 1980 Newbery Medal winner, for A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl''s Journal, 1830-32
  • Kate Seredy
    • 1938 Newbery Medal winner, for The White Stag
  • Katherine Paterson
    • Two-time Newbery Medal winner, in 1978 for Bridge to Terabithia and in 1981 for Jacob Have I Loved
  • Laura Adams Armer
    • 1932 Newbery Medal winner, for Waterless Mountain
  • Lois Lenski
    • 1946 Newbery Medal winner, for Strawberry Girl
  • Lois Lowry
    • 1994 Newbery Medal winner, for The Giver
    • Two-time Newbery Medal winner, in 1990 for Number the Stars and in 1994 for The Giver
  • Madeleine L'Engle (born 1918)

    American children's writer.

    • 1963 Newbery Medal winner, for A Wrinkle in Time
  • Maia Wojciechowska
    • 1965 Newbery Medal winner, for Shadow of a Bull
  • Marguerite Henry
    • 1949 Newbery Medal winner, for King of the Wind
  • Marguerite de Angeli
    • 1950 Newbery Medal winner, for The Door in the Wall
  • Mildred D. Taylor
    • 1977 Newbery Medal winner, for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Monica Shannon
    • 1935 Newbery Medal winner, for Dobry
  • Nancy Willard
    • 1982 Newbery Medal winner, for A Visit to William Blake''s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
  • Patricia MacLachlan
    • 1986 Newbery Medal winner, for Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Paula Fox
    • 1974 Newbery Medal winner, for The Slave Dancer
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    • 1992 Newbery Medal winner, for Shiloh
  • Rachel Field
    • 1930 Newbery Medal winner, for Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
  • Robin McKinley
    • 1985 Newbery Medal winner, for The Hero and the Crown
  • Ruth Sawyer
    • 1937 Newbery Medal winner, for Roller Skates
  • Susan Cooper
    • 1976 Newbery Medal winner, for The Grey King
  • Virginia Sorensen
    • 1957 Newbery Medal winner, for Miracles on Maple Hill
  • Virginia Hamilton
    • 1975 Newbery Medal winner, for M.C. Higgins the Great
  • Sharon Creech
    • 1995 Newbery Medal winner, for Walk Two Moons
  • Karen Cushman
    • 1996 Newbery Medal winner, for The Midwife''s Apprentice
  • Elaine Lobl ''E.L.'' Konigsburg

    American children's author and illustrator.

    • 1968 and 1997 Newberry Medal winner, for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The View from Saturday
  • Karen Hesse (born 1952)

    American children's and young adult author

    • 1998 Newbery Medal award winner for Out of the Dust

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