Lists and Suggestions for Kids


Category: awards

List: Newbery Award Winners

Medina, Meg, author.

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Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.

Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves every...

Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.

"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dr...

A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty ...

Alexander, Kwame.

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the c...

DiCamillo, Kate.

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Bu...

Applegate, Katherine.

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a bab...

Gantos, Jack.

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962...

Vanderpool, Clare.

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to...

Stead, Rebecca.

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyram...

Gaiman, Neil.

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts an...

Schlitz, Laura Amy.

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who ...

Patron, Susan.

Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scie...

Perkins, Lynne Rae.

Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identiti...

DiCamillo, Kate.

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, t...

Avi,

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his...

Park, Linda Sue.

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' vill...

Peck, Richard,

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-th...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a...

Sachar, Louis,

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant re...

Hesse, Karen.

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family'...

Konigsburg, E. L.

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention o...

Cushman, Karen.

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite...

Creech, Sharon.

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip re...

Lowry, Lois.

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shar...

Rylant, Cynthia.

After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leav...

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from ...

Spinelli, Jerry.

He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, ...

Lowry, Lois.

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and ...

Fleischman, Paul.

A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects....

Freedman, Russell.

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President....

Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010.

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after...

MacLachlan, Patricia.

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and...

McKinley, Robin.

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due...

Cleary, Beverly.

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his pa...

Willard, Nancy.

A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's ...

Voigt, Cynthia.

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Paterson, Katherine.

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, L...

Blos, Joan W.

The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily ev...

Raskin, Ellen.

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who...

Paterson, Katherine.

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who...

Taylor, Mildred D.

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and ...

Cooper, Susan, 1935-

In this fourth volume of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into...

Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002.

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-ye...

Fox, Paula.

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that ...

George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.

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O'Brien, Robert C.

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonme...

Byars, Betsy Cromer.

A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother ...

Armstrong, William H, (William Howard), 1914-1999.

Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a youn...

Alexander, Lloyd.

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil in an ultimate confrontat...

Konigsburg, E. L.

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old ...

Hunt, Irene.

After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a school teacher, where she ex...

Born a slave, Juan de Pareja becomes the companion of Velasquez and eventually receives recognition ...

Wojciechowska, Maia, 1927-2002.

Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bull...

Neville, Emily Cheney.

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L'Engle, Madeleine.

Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with un...

Speare, Elizabeth George.

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O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spend...

Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980.

His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father...

Speare, Elizabeth George.

In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befrie...

Keith, Harold, 1903-1998.

The story of Jeff Bussey, a farm boy living in 1861, who joins the Union army and goes on an importa...

Sorensen, Virginia, 1912-1991.

After her father returns from the war moody and tired, Marly's family decides to move from the ...

Latham, Jean Lee.

After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taug...

De Jong, Meindert, 1906-1991.

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Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980.

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Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988.

The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard ye...

Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-2001.

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De Angeli, Marguerite, 1889-1987.

When Robin, the son of a nobleman, falls and loses the use of his legs, he is abandoned and left alo...

Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997.

Sham and the stable boy, Agba, travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's ...

Three weeks after leaving San Francisco in a balloon to fly across the Pacific, Professor Sherman is...

Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin, 1875-1961.

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Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.

Ten-year-old Birdie can not wait to pick the strawberries her family has planted at their new home i...

Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957.

New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbbit Hill wonder if they will plant...

Forbes, Esther.

After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons ...

Vining, Elizabeth Gray, 1902-1999.

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Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998.

In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined...

Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976.

Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear...

Enright, Elizabeth, 1909-1968.

Summary: Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble, which marks the beginning of a happy summer on her fa...

Seredy, Kate.

Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe w...

Sawyer, Ruth, 1880-1970.

Liberated for a year from her parents' restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedo...

Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981.

Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on ...

Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman, 1892-1958.

In the 1920's, a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bu...

Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893-1986.

A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him g...

Field, Rachel, 1894-1942.

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Mukerji, Dhan Gopal, 1890-1936.

The story of the training of a carrier pigeon and its service during the First World War, revealing ...