newbery medal challenge

This challenge is to read every Newbery Medal winning book.

Newbery Medal Winners

1922
STARTED – The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loom
1923
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting

1924
The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1925
Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1926
Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1927
Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
1928
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1929
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

1930
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1931
The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1932

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1933
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1934
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs
1935
Dobry by Monica Shannon
1936
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1937
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

1938
The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1939
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

1940
Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

1941
Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

1942
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1943
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1944
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1945
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1946
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1947
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1948
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

1949
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry 

1950
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1951
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1952
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1953

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1954
…And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1955
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1956
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

1957
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
1958
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1959
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

1960
Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1961
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

1962
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1963
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

1964
It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

1965
Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1966
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1967
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1968
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

1969
The High King by Lloyd Alexander

1970
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1971

Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1972
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

1973
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

1974
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

1975
M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1976
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1977
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

1978
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1979

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

1980
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos
1981
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1982
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
1983
Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt
1984
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

1985
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1986
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

1987
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1988
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
1989
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

1990
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1991
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1992

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1993
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1994
The Giver by Lois Lowry
1995
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1996
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1997
The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
1998
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1999
Holes by Louis Sachar

2000
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2001
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2002
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2003
Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Avi
2004
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
2005
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
2006
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2007
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
2008
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2009
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

2010
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

 

2011
Moon over Manifest by Claire Vanderpoel


2009 Medal Winner:

The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)

  • A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, by Marla Frazee (Harcourt, Inc.)
  • How I Learned Geography, by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)

2008 Medal Winner:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)

Honor Books:

  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Ellen Levine (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter)
  • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís (Farrar/Frances Foster)
  • Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems (Hyperion)

2007 Medal Winner:

Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

Honor Books:

  • Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans (Walker)
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)

2006 Medal Winner:

The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children)

Honor Books:

  • Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Zen Shorts illustrated and written by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press)
  • Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride illustrated and written by Marjorie Priceman. (An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
  • Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems illustrated by Beckie Prange, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Company)

2005 Medal Winner:

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)

Honor Books:

  • The Red Book by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Company)
  • Coming on Home Soon illustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam’s Son’s/Penguin Young Readers Group)
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale illustrated and written by Mo Willems. (Hyperion Books for Children)

2004 Medal Winner:

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

Honor Books:

  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Harcourt, Inc.)
  • What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? illustrated and written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. (Houghton Mifflin Company)
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. (Hyperion)

2003 Medal Winner:
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

Honor Books:

  • The Spider and the Fly illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, written by Mary Howitt (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Hondo & Fabian by Peter McCarty (Henry Holt & Co.)
  • Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney (SeaStar Books, a division of North-South Books Inc.)

2002 Medal Winner:
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
Honor Books:

  • The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins illustrated by Brian Selznick, written by Barbara Kerley (Scholastic)
  • Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Doreen Rappaport (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)
  • The Stray Dog by Marc Simont (HarperCollins)

2001 Medal Winner:

So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George (Philomel)
Honor Books:

  • Casey at the Bat illustrated by Christopher Bing, written by Ernest Thayer (Handprint)
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type illustrated by Betsy Lewin, written by Doreen Cronin (Simon & Schuster)
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer (Atheneum)

2000 Medal Winner:
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback (Viking)
Honor Books:

  • A Child’s Calendar illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
    Text: John Updike (Holiday House)
  • Sector 7 by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
  • When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang (Scholastic)
  • The Ugly Duckling illustrated by Jerry Pinkney Text: Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Jerry Pinkney (Morrow)

1999 Medal Winner: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)

Honor Books:

  • Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra illustrated by Brian Pinkney
    Text: Andrea Davis Pinkney(Hyperion)
  • No, David! by David Shannon (Scholastic)
  • Snow by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
  • Tibet Through the Red Box by Peter Sís (Frances Foster)

1998 Medal Winner: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
Honor Books:

  • The Gardener illustrated by David Small
    Text: Sarah Stewart (Farrar)
  • Harlem illustrated by Christopher Myers
    Text: Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback (Viking)

1997 Medal Winner: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
Honor Books:

  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby illustrated by Holly Meade; text: Minfong Ho (Melanie Kroupa/Orchard Books)
  • The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier (Orchard Books)
  • The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey (Richard Jackson/Orchard Books)
  • Starry Messenger by Peter Sís (Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux)

1996 Medal WinnerOfficer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
Honor Books:

  • Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson (Viking)
  • Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman; text: Lloyd Moss (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Faithful Friend, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; text: Robert D. San Souci (Simon & Schuster)
  • Tops & Bottoms, adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt)

1995 Medal Winner: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
Honor Books:

  • John Henry, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text: Julius Lester (Dial)
  • Swamp Angel, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky; text: Anne Issacs (Dutton)
  • Time Flies by Eric Rohmann (Crown)

1994 Medal WinnerGrandfather’s Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
Honor Books:

  • Peppe the Lamplighter, illustrated by Ted Lewin; text: Elisa Bartone (Lothrop)
  • In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming (Holt)
  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott (Harcourt)
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
  • Yo! Yes? illustrated by Chris Raschka; text: edited by Richard Jackson (Orchard)

    1993 Medal Winner: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
    Honor Books:

    • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, illustrated by Lane Smith; text: Jon Scieszka (Viking)
    • Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young (Philomel Books)
    • Working Cotton, illustrated by Carole Byard; text: Sherley Anne Williams (Harcourt)

    1992 Medal Winner: Tuesday by David Wiesner
    (Clarion Books)
    Honor Book:

    • Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Crown Publishers, Inc., a Random House Co.)

    1991 Medal Winner: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
    Honor Books:

    • Puss in Boots, illustrated by Fred Marcellino; text: Charles Perrault, trans. by Malcolm Arthur (Di Capua/Farrar)
    • “More More More,” Said the Baby: Three Love Stories by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

    1990 Medal Winner: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
    Honor Books:

    • Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet (Houghton)
    • Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert (Lippincott)
    • The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text: Robert D. San Souci (Dial)
    • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: Eric Kimmel (Holiday House)

    Top of list

    1989 Medal Winner: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
    Honor Books:

    • The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, illustrated by Allen Say; text: Diane Snyder (Houghton)
    • Free Fall by David Wiesner (Lothrop)
    • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall (Dial)
    • Mirandy and Brother Wind, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text: Patricia C. McKissack (Knopf)

    1988 Medal Winner: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
    Honor Book:

    • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (Lothrop)

    1987 Medal Winner: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
    Honor Books:

    • The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi (Little, Brown)
    • Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald (Bradbury)
    • Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

    1986 Medal Winner: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
    Honor Books:

    • The Relatives Came, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Cynthia Rylant (Bradbury)
    • King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, illustrated by Don Wood; text: Audrey Wood (Harcourt)

    1985 Medal Winner: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
    Honor Books:

    • Hansel and Gretel, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky; text: retold by Rika Lesser (Dodd)
    • Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri (Greenwillow)
    • The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend, retold and illustrated by John Steptoe (Lothrop)

    1984 Medal Winner: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Little Red Riding Hood, retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Holiday)
    • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (Greenwillow)

    1983 Medal Winner: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown
    Original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
    Honor Books:

    • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)
    • When I Was Young in the Mountains, illustrated by Diane Goode; text: Cynthia Rylant (Dutton)

    1982 Medal Winner: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
    Honor Books:

    • Where the Buffaloes Begin, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Olaf Baker (Warne)
    • On Market Street, illustrated by Anita Lobel; text: Arnold Lobel (Greenwillow)
    • Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
    • A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen; text: Nancy Willard (Harcourt)

    1981 Medal Winner: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
    Honor Books:

    • The Bremen-Town Musicians, retold and illustrated by Ilse Plume (Doubleday)
    • The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang (Four Winds)
    • Mice Twice by Joseph Low (McElderry/Atheneum)
    • Truck by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)

    1980 Medal Winner: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadora (Greenwillow)
    • The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
    • The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)

    Top of list

    1979 Medal Winner: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
    Honor Books:

    • Freight Train by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)
    • The Way to Start a Day, illustrated by Peter Parnall; text: Byrd Baylor (Scribner)

    1978 Medal Winner: Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
    Honor Books:

    • Castle by David Macaulay (Houghton)
    • It Could Always Be Worse, retold and illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)

    1977 Medal Winner: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
    Honor Books:

    • The Amazing Bone by William Steig (Farrar)
    • The Contest, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Greenwillow)
    • Fish for Supper by M. B. Goffstein (Dial)
    • The Golem: A Jewish Legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott (Lippincott)
    • Hawk, I’m Your Brother, illustrated by Peter Parnall; text: Byrd Baylor (Scribner)

    1976 Medal Winner: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
    Honor Books:

    • The Desert is Theirs, illustrated by Peter Parnall; text: Byrd Baylor (Scribner)
    • Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola (Prentice-Hall)

    1975 Medal Winner: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book, illustrated by Tom Feelings; text: Muriel Feelings (Dial)

    1974 Medal Winner: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
    Honor Books:

    • Three Jovial Huntsmen by Susan Jeffers (Bradbury)
    • Cathedral by David Macaulay (Houghton)

    1973 Medal Winner: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
    Honor Books:

    • Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott (Holt)
    • Hosie’s Alphabet, illustrated by Leonard Baskin; text: Hosea, Tobias & Lisa Baskin (Viking)
    • Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert; text: translated by Randall Jarrell, retold from the Brothers Grimm (Farrar)
    • When Clay Sings, illustrated by Tom Bahti; text: Byrd Baylor (Scribner)

    1972 Medal Winner: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
    Honor Books:

    • Hildilid’s Night, illustrated by Arnold Lobel; text: Cheli Durán Ryan (Macmillan)
    • If All the Seas Were One Sea by Janina Domanska (Macmillan)
    • Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book, illustrated by Tom Feelings; text: Muriel Feelings (Dial)

    1971 Medal Winner: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
    Honor Books:

    • The Angry Moon, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by William Sleator (Atlantic)
    • Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
    • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

    1970 Medal Winner: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)
    Honor Books:

    • Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)
      Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni (Pantheon)
    • Pop Corn & Ma Goodness, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker; text: Edna Mitchell Preston (Viking)
    • Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle (Viking)
    • The Judge: An Untrue Tale, illustrated by Margot Zemach; text: Harve Zemach (Farrar)

    Top of list

    1969 Medal Winner: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
    Honor Books:

    • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: Elphinstone Dayrell (Houghton)

    1968 Medal Winner: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
    Honor Books:

    • Frederick by Leo Lionni (Pantheon)
    • Seashore Story by Taro Yashima (Viking)
    • The Emperor and the Kite, illustrated by Ed Young; text: Jane Yolen (World)

    1967 Medal Winner: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)
    Honor Book:

    • One Wide River to Cross, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)

    1966 Medal Winner: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
    Honor Books:

    • Hide and Seek Fog, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
    • Just Me by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
    • Tom Tit Tot, retold and illustrated by Evaline Ness (Scribner)

    1965 Medal Winner: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
    Honor Books:

    • Rain Makes Applesauce, illustrated by Marvin Bileck; text: Julian Scheer (Holiday)
    • The Wave, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: Margaret Hodges (Houghton)
    • A Pocketful of Cricket, illustrated by Evaline Ness; text: Rebecca Caudill (Holt)

    1964 Medal Winner: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
    Honor Books:

    • Swimmy by Leo Lionni (Pantheon)
    • All in the Morning Early, illustrated by Evaline Ness; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclaire Alger] (Holt)
    • Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Philip Reed (Atheneum)

    1963 Medal Winner: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • The Sun is a Golden Earring, illustrated by Bernarda Bryson; text: Natalia M. Belting (Holt)
    • Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; text: Charlotte Zolotow (Harper)

    1962 Medal Winner: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    Honor Books:

    • Fox Went out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
    • Little Bear’s Visit, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; text: Else H. Minarik (Harper)
    • The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up, illustrated by Adrienne Adams; text: Alice E. Goudey (Scribner)

    1961 Medal Winner: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
    Honor Book:

    • Inch by Inch, by Leo Lionni (Obolensky)

    1960 Medal Winner: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Houses from the Sea, illustrated by Adrienne Adams; text: Alice E. Goudey (Scribner)
    • The Moon Jumpers, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; text: Janice May Udry (Harper)

    Top of list

    1959 Medal Winner: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
    Honor Books:

    • The House that Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacques A Batie by Antonio Frasconi (Harcourt)
    • What Do You Say, Dear? illustrated by Maurice Sendak; text: Sesyle Joslin (W. R. Scott)
    • Umbrella by Taro Yashima (Viking)

    1958 Medal Winner: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Fly High, Fly Low by Don Freeman (Viking)
    • Anatole and the Cat, illustrated by Paul Galdone; text: Eve Titus (McGraw-Hill)

    1957 Medal Winner: A Tree is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry (Harper)
    Honor Books:

    • Mr. Penny’s Race Horse by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
    • 1 is One by Tasha Tudor (Walck)
    • Anatole, illustrated by Paul Galdone; text: Eve Titus (McGraw-Hill)
    • Gillespie and the Guards, illustrated by James Daugherty; text: Benjamin Elkin (Viking)
    • Lion by William Pène du Bois (Viking)

    1956 Medal Winner: Frog Went A-Courtin’, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff (Harcourt)
    Honor Books:

    • Play With Me, by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
    • Crow Boy by Taro Yashima (Viking)

    1955 Medal Winner: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    Honor Books:

    • Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes, illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)
    • Wheel On The Chimney, illustrated by Tibor Gergely; text: Margaret Wise Brown (Lippincott)
    • The Thanksgiving Story, illustrated by Helen Sewell; text: Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)

    1954 Medal Winner: Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • Journey Cake, Ho! illustrated by Robert McCloskey; text: Ruth Sawyer (Viking)
    • When Will the World Be Mine? illustrated by Jean Charlot; text: Miriam Schlein (W. R. Scott)
    • The Steadfast Tin Soldier, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: Hans Christian Andersen, translated by M. R. James (Scribner)
    • A Very Special House, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; text: Ruth Krauss (Harper)
    • Green Eyes by A. Birnbaum (Capitol)

    1953 Medal Winner: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
    Honor Books:

    • Puss in Boots, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    • One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
    • Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals by Fritz Eichenberg (Harcourt)
    • The Storm Book, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham; text: Charlotte Zolotow (Harper)
    • Five Little Monkeys by Juliet Kepes (Houghton)

    1952 Medal Winner: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
    Honor Books:

    • Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
    • Skipper John’s Cook by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    • All Falling Down, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham; text: Gene Zion (Harper)
    • Bear Party by William Pène du Bois (Viking)
    • Feather Mountain by Elizabeth Olds (Houghton)

    1951 Medal Winner: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
    Honor Books:

    • Dick Whittington and his Cat by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    • The Two Reds, ill. by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
    • If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss, pseud. [Theodor Seuss Geisel] (Random House)
    • The Most Wonderful Doll in the World, illustrated by Helen Stone; text: Phyllis McGinley (Lippincott)
    • T-Bone, the Baby Sitter by Clare Turlay Newberry (Harper)

    1950 Medal Winner: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)
    Honor Books:

    • America’s Ethan Allen, illustrated by Lynd Ward; text: Stewart Holbrook (Houghton)
    • The Wild Birthday Cake, illustrated by Hildegard Woodward; text: Lavinia R. Davis (Doubleday)
    • The Happy Day, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Ruth Krauss) (Harper)
    • Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss, pseud. [Theodor Seuss Geisel] (Random House)
    • Henry Fisherman by Marcia Brown

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    1949 Medal Winner: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
    Honor Books:

    • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
    • All Around the Town, illustrated by Helen Stone; text: Phyllis McGinley (Lippincott)
    • Juanita by Leo Politi (Scribner)
    • Fish in the Air by Kurt Wiese (Viking)

    1948 Medal Winner: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
    Honor Books:

    • Stone Soup by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
    • McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss, pseud. [Theodor Seuss Geisel] (Random House)
    • Bambino the Clown by Georges Schreiber (Viking)
    • Roger and the Fox, illustrated by Hildegard Woodward; text: Lavinia R. Davis (Doubleday)
    • Song of Robin Hood, illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton; text: edited by Anne Malcolmson (Houghton)

    1947 Medal Winner: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday )
    Honor Books:

    • Rain Drop Splash, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
    • Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum; text: Marjorie Flack (Viking)
    • Timothy Turtle, illustrated by Tony Palazzo; text: Al Graham (Welch)
    • Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi (Scribner)
    • Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns, illustrated by Marjorie Torrey; text: selected by Opal Wheeler (Dutton)

    1946 Medal Winner: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
    Honor Books:

    • Little Lost Lamb, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)
    • Sing Mother Goose, illustrated by Marjorie Torrey; music: Opal Wheeler (Dutton)
    • My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, illustrated by Ruth Gannett; text: Becky Reyher (Lothrop)
    • You Can Write Chinese by Kurt Wiese (Viking)

    1945 Medal Winner: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field (Macmillan)
    Honor Books:

    • Mother Goose, illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Oxford University Press)
    • In the Forest by Marie Hall Ets (Viking)
    • Yonie Wondernose by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)
    • The Christmas Anna Angel, illustrated by Kate Seredy; text: Ruth Sawyer (Viking)

    1944 Medal Winner: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber (Harcourt)
    Honor Books:

    • Small Rain: Verses From The Bible, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: selected by Jessie Orton Jones (Viking)
    • Pierre Pidgeon, illustrated by Arnold E. Bare; text: Lee Kingman (Houghton)
    • The Mighty Hunter by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
    • A Child’s Good Night Book, illustrated by Jean Charlot; text: Margaret Wise Brown (W. R. Scott)
    • Good-Luck Horse, illustrated by Plato Chan; text: Chih-Yi Chan (Whittlesey)

    1943 Medal Winner: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
    Honor Books:

    • Dash and Dart by Mary & Conrad Buff (Viking)
    • Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry (Harper)

    1942 Medal Winner: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
    Honor Books:

    • An American ABC by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
    • In My Mother’s House, illustrating by Velino Herrera; text: Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)
    • Paddle-To-The-Sea by Holling C. Holling (Houghton)
    • Nothing At All, by Wanda Gág (Coward)

    1941 Medal Winner: They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson (Viking)
    Honor Book:

    • April’s Kittens by Clare Turlay Newberry (Harper)

    1940 Medal Winner: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (Doubleday)
    Honor Books:

    • Cock-a-Doodle Doo by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
    • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
    • The Ageless Story by Lauren Ford (Dodd)

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    1939 Medal Winner: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
    Honor Books:

    • Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty (Viking)
    • Barkis by Clare Turlay Newberry (Harper)
    • The Forest Pool by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Wanda Gág (Coward)
    • Wee Gillis, illustrated by Robert Lawson; text: Munro Leaf (Viking)

    1938 Medal Winner: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)
    Honor Books:

    • Four and Twenty Blackbirds, illustrated by Robert Lawson; text: compiled by Helen Dean Fish (Stokes)
    • Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale, retold and illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff (Viking)
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