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(Click directly to the Newbery Award Winners.) The Newbery Medal is awarded each year by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) to the author of that year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

And just to make sure that we get enough great reading material, the ALSC gives the Newbery Honor to a number of other great books by great authors, the ones that almost won!

The Newbery Awards are generally given to authors of longer works. In other words, for a picture book to receive recognition is rare. (But it happens! If you want a list of top picture books, visit our Caldecott Award page.)

The Newbery dates from 1922, and I try to maintain a complete list. 

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Newbery Award Winners of the 2000's

2016 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

2015 The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2014 Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

2013 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

2012 Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

2011 Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

2010 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

2009 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2008 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007 The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

2006 Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

2005 Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

2004 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo

  • Four part book detailing the efforts of an adventurous mouse to rescue a human princess. A study in viewpoint, each of the four parts is told from the point of view of a different character.

2003 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

2002 A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

2001 A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

2000 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Newbery Award Winners of the 1990's

1999 Holes by Louis Sachar

  • This deceptively complex and yet easy to read book is high on humor. Taking place in past and present, the story features baseball, gypsies, buried treasure and a juvenile delinquent camp!

1998 Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

1997 The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

1996 The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

1995 Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

  • A road trip book about a girl who, along with her zany grandparents, tries to find the mother who left her. Funny, heartfelt and tearjerking, a book very much about learning empathy.

1994 The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • A futuristic novel about an emotionally stifling future, from the viewpoint of a boy chosen to be different in a world of uniformity.

1993 Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

1992 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

1990 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

  • Danish resistance to the Nazis is examined in this tale of a family that takes in their daughter's Jewish friend. Structured - believe it or not - like Little Red Riding Hood!

Newbery Award Winners of the 1980's

1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

  • Poems from the viewpoints of insects. Go buggy!

1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

1987 The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

1985 The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

1983 Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt

1982 A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard

1981 Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

1980 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos

Newbery Award Winners of the 1970's

1979 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

1978 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

1977 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

1976 The Grey King by Susan Cooper

1975 M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

1974 The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

1973 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

1972 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

  • Mrs. Frisby (a mother rat) uncovers a secret National Institutes of Mental Health experiment to make rats smart and long-lived.

1971 Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

1970 Sounder by William H. Armstrong

Newbery Award Winners of the 1960's

1969 The High King by Lloyd Alexander

1968 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

1967 Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

1966 I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

1965 Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

1964 It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

1963 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

  • A different kind of science fiction, very conceptual, very focused on character. Learn what a tesseract is!

1962 The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

1961 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

1960 Onion John by Joseph Krumgold

Newbery Award Winners of the 1950's

1959 The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

1958 Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

1957 Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

1956 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

1955 The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

1954 ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

1953 Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

1952 Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

1951 Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

1950 The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Newbery Award Winners of the 1940's

1949 King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

1948 The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

1947 Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

1946 Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

1945 Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

1944 Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

1943 Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1942 The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds

1941 Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

1940 Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

Newbery Award Winners of the 1930's

1939 Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

1938 The White Stag by Kate Seredy

1937 Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

1936 Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

1935 Dobry by Monica Shannon

1934 Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs

1933 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis

1932 Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer

1931 The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

1930 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

Newbery Award Winners of the 1920's

1929 The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

1928 Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1927 Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James

1926 Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

1925 Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger

1924 The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

1923 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

1922 The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

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Newbery Honor books - The best of the rest!


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Newbery Honor Books of the 2000's

2016 Honor books:

  • The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

2015 Honor books:

2014 Honor books:

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter

2013 Honor books:

  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Stephen Sheinkin
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

2012 Honor books:

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

2011 Honor books:

  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Heart of a Samurai by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

2010 Honor books:

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

2009 Honor books:

  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

2008 Honor books:

  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

2007 Honor books:

  • Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord

2006 Honor books:

  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

2005 Honor books:

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • 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

2004 Honor books:

  • Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

2003 Honor books:

  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin
  • Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

2002 Honor books:

  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
  • Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson

2001 Honor books:

  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

2000 Honor books:

  • Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

Newbery Honor books of the 1990's 1999 Honor Book:

  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

1998 Honor books:

  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

1997 Honor books:

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
  • The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White

1996 Honor books:

1995 Honor books:

  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer

1994 Honor books:

  • Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly
  • Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

1993 Honor books:

  • What Hearts by Bruce Brooks
  • The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack
  • Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

1992 Honor books:

  • Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi
  • The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

1991 Honor Book:

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

1990 Honor books:

  • Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen

Newbery Honor books of the 1980's

1989 Honor books:

  • In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
  • Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers

1988 Honor books:

  • After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

1987 Honor books:

  • A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

1986 Honor books:

  • Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg
  • Dogsong by Gary Paulsen

1985 Honor books:

  • Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes
  • The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks
  • One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox

1984 Honor books:

  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt
  • Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
  • The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain

1983 Honor books:

  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  • Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
  • Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  • Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
  • Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton

1982 Honor books:

  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal

1981 Honor books:

  • The Fledgling by Jane Langton
  • A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

1980 Honor Book:

  • The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian

Newbery Honor books of the 1970's

1979 Honor Book:

  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

1978 Honor books:

  • Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
  • Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater

1977 Honor books:

  • Abel's Island by William Steig
  • A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond

1976 Honor books:

  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
  • Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

1975 Honor books:

  • Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin
  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene

1974 Honor Book:

1973 Honor books:

  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1972 Honor books:

  • Incident At Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
  • The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton
  • The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1971 Honor books:

  • Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt
  • Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell

1970 Honor books:

  • Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
  • The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore
  • Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele

Newbery Honor books of the 1960's

1969 Honor books:

  • To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
  • When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

1968 Honor books:

  • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg
  • The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
  • The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1967 Honor books:

  • The King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell
  • Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik

1966 Honor books:

  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
  • The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz

1965 Honor Book:

1964 Honor books:

  • Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North
  • The Loner by Ester Wier

1963 Honor books:

  • Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud.
  • Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge

1962 Honor books:

  • Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz

1961 Honor books:

  • America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
  • Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer
  • The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden, pseud. (George Thompson)

1960 Honor books:

  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
  • The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

Newbery Honor books of the 1950's

1959 Honor books:

  • The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
  • Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong
  • Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay
  • The Perilous Road by William O. Steele

1958 Honor books:

  • The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson
  • Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle by Leo Gurko

1957 Honor books:

  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
  • Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson
  • The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads

  • Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli

1956 Honor books:

  • The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist
  • Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen

1955 Honor books:

  • Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Banner In The Sky by James Ullman

1954 Honor books:

  • All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop
  • Shadrach by Meindert Dejong
  • Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson
  • Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff

1953 Honor books:

1952 Honor books:

  • Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity
  • Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
  • The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff
  • The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer
  • The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff

1951 Honor books:

  • Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt
  • Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton
  • Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson
  • The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish

1950 Honor books:

  • Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
  • The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz
  • Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery
  • George Washington by Genevieve Foster
  • Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst

Newbery Honor books of the 1940's

1949 Honor books:

  • Seabird by Holling C. Holling
  • Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin
  • My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett
  • Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps

1948 Honor books:

  • Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop
  • Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger
  • The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman
  • The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

1947 Honor books:

  • Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes
  • Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff
  • The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell
  • The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher, pseud. (Appleton)
  • The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett

1946 Honor books:

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
  • The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means
  • Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston
  • New Found World by Katherine Shippen

1945 Honor books:

  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster
  • Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton

1944 Honor books:

  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Fog Magic by Julia Sauer
  • Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes
  • Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates

1943 Honor books:

  • The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
  • Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt

1942 Honor books:

  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster
  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
  • Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin

1941 Honor books:

  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  • Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall

1940 Honor books:

  • The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
  • Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader

Newbery Honor books of the 1930's

1939 Honor books:

  • Nino by Valenti Angelo
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater
  • Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford
  • Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton
  • Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1938 Honor books:

  • Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman
  • Bright Island by Mabel Robinson
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

1937 Honor books:

  • Phebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski
  • Whistler's Van by Idwal Jones
  • The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Winterbound by Margery Bianco
  • The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes
  • Audubon by Constance Rourke

1936 Honor books:

  • Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong
  • The Good Master by Kate Seredy
  • Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry

1935 Honor books:

  • Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger
  • Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke
  • Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum

1934 Honor books:

  • The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker
  • Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster
  • ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág
  • Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best)
  • New Land by Sarah Schmidt
  • Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum
  • Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes
  • Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle

1933 Honor books:

  • Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs
  • The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift
  • Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon

1932 Honor books:

  • The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop
  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field
  • Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens
  • Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery
  • Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee
  • Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis

1931 Honor books:

  • Floating Island by Anne Parrish
  • The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus
  • Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard
  • Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams
  • Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes
  • Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  • Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best
  • Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen

1930 Honor books:

  • A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton
  • Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller
  • Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely
  • The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young
  • Vaino by Julia Davis Adams
  • Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift

Newbery Honor books of the 1920's

1929 Honor books:

  • Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
  • The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock
  • Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs
  • Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon
  • Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney

1928 Honor books:

  • The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young
  • Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker

1927 Honor books:

[None recorded]

1926 Honor Book:

  • The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum

1925 Honor books:

  • Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore
  • The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish

1924 Honor books:

[None recorded]

1923 Honor books:

[None recorded]

1922 Honor books:

  • The Great Quest by Charles Hawes
  • Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall
  • The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen
  • The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  • The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs

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