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Newbery Medal and Honor Books to 1960
Best children's books chosen by the American Library Association.
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2014
Winner
Flora & Ulysses : the Illuminated Adventures by DiCamillo, Kate

Honor Books
Doll Bones by Black, Holly
One Came Home by Timberlake, Amy.
Paperboy by Vawter, Vince
The Year of Billy Miller by Henkes, Kevin
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2013
Winner
The One and Only Ivan by Applegate, Katherine

Honor Books
Splendors and Glooms by Schlitz, Laura Amy
Bomb : the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Sheinkin, Steve
Three Times Lucky by Turnage, Sheila
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2012
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Dead End in Norvelt by Gantos, Jack

Honor Books
Inside Out & Back Again by Lai, Thanhha
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Yelchin, Eugene
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2011
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Moon Over Manifest by Vanderpool, Clare

Honor Books
Turtle in Paradise by Holm, Jennifer L.
Heart of a Samurai : Based On the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro by Preus, Margi
Dark Emperor and other Poems of the Night by Sidman, Joyce
One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia, Rita
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2010
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When You Reach Me by Stead, Rebecca

Honor Books
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Philbrick, Rodman
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Lin, Grace
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Kelly, Jacqueline
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice by Hoose, Phillip
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2009
Winner
The Graveyard Book by Gaiman, Neil

Honor Books
The Underneath by Appelt, Kathi
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Engle, Margarita
Savvy by Law, Ingrid
After Tupac & D Foster by Woodson, Jacqueline
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2008
Winner
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! : Voices from a Medieval Village by Schlitz, Laura Amy

Honor Books
Elijah of Buxton by Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Wednesday Wars by Schmidt, Gary D.
Feathers by Woodson, Jacqueline
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2007
Winner
The Higher Power of Lucky by Patron, Susan

Honor Books
Penny from Heaven by Holm, Jennifer L.
Hattie Big Sky by Larson, Kirby
Rules by Lord, Cynthia
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2006
Winner
Criss Cross by Perkins, Lynne Rae

Honor Books
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Princess Academy by Hale, Shannon
Show Way by Woodson, Jacqueline
Whittington by Armstrong, Alan W.
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2005
Winner
Kira-Kira by Kadohata, Cynthia

Honor Books
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Schmidt, Gary D.
The Voice That Challenged a Nation by Freedman, Russell
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko, Gennifer
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2004
Winner
The Tale of Despereaux by DiCamillo, Kate

Honor Books
An American Plague by Murphy, Jim
Olive's Ocean by Henkes, Kevin
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2003
Winner
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Honor Books
A Corner of the Universe by Martin, Ann M.
Hoot by Hiaasen, Carl
The House of the Scorpion by Farmer, Nancy
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Giff, Patricia Reilly
Surviving the Applewhites by Tolan, Stephanie S.
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2002
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A Single Shard by Park, Linda Sue

Honor Books
Carver: A Life in Poems by Nelson, Marilyn
Everything On a Waffle by Horvath, Polly
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2001
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A Year Down Yonder by Peck, Richard

Honor Books
Because of Winn-Dixie by DiCamillo, Kate
Hope Was Here by Bauer, Joan
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Gantos, Jack
The Wanderer by Creech, Sharon
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2000
Winner
Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul

Honor Books
26 Fairmount Avenue by De Paola, Tomie
Getting Near to Baby by Couloumbis, Audrey
Our Only May Amelia by Holm, Jennifer L.
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1999
Winner
Holes by Sachar, Louis

Honor Books
A Long Way from Chicago by Peck, Richard
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1998
Winner
Out of the Dust by Hesse, Karen

Honor Books
Ella Enchanted by Levine, Gail Carson
Lily's Crossing by Giff, Patricia Reilly
Wringer by Spinelli, Jerry
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1997
Winner
The View from Saturday by Konigsburg, E. L.

Honor Books
Belle Prater's Boy by White, Ruth
A Girl Named Disaster by Farmer, Nancy
The Moorchild by McGraw, Eloise Jarvis
The Thief by Turner, Megan Whalen
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1996
Winner
The Midwife's Apprentice by Cushman, Karen

Honor Books
The Great Fire by Murphy, Jim
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Curtis, Christopher Paul
What Jamie Saw by Coman, Carolyn
Yolonda's Genius by Fenner, Carol
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1995
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Walk Two Moons by Creech, Sharon

Honor Books
Catherine, Called Birdy by Cushman, Karen
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Farmer, Nancy
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1994
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The Giver by Lowry, Lois

Honor Books
Crazy Lady! by Conly, Jane Leslie
Dragon's Gate by Yep, Laurence
Eleanor Roosevelt by Freedman, Russell
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1993
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Missing May by Rylant, Cynthia

Honor Books
The Dark-Thirty : Southern Tales of the Supernatural by McKissack, Pat
Somewhere in the Darkness by Myers, Walter Dean
What Hearts by Brooks, Bruce
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1992
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Shiloh by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

Honor Books
Nothing but the Truth by Avi
The Wright Brothers : How They Invented the Airplane by Freedman, Russell
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1991
Winner
Maniac Magee by Spinelli, Jerry

Honor Books
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
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1990
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Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois

Honor Books
Afternoon of the Elves by Lisle, Janet Taylor
Shabanu : Daughter of the Wind by Staples, Suzanne Fisher
The Winter Room by Paulsen, Gary
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1989
Winner
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Fleischman, Paul

Honor Books
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Hamilton, Virginia
Scorpions by Myers, Walter Dean
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1988
Winner
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Freedman, Russell

Honor Books
After the Rain by Mazer, Norma Fox
Hatchet by Paulsen, Gary
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1987
Winner
The Whipping Boy by Fleischman, Sid

Honor Books
A Fine White Dust by Rylant, Cynthia
On My Honor by Bauer, Marion Dane
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1986
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Sarah Plain and Tall by MacLachlan, Patricia

Honor Books
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Blumberg, Rhoda
Dogsong by Paulsen, Gary
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1985
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The Hero and the Crown by McKinley, Robin

Honor Books
Like Jake and Me by Jukes, Mavis
The Moves Make the Man by Brooks, Bruce
One-Eyed Cat by Fox, Paula
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1984
Winner
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Cleary, Beverly

Honor Books
The Sign of the Beaver by Speare, Elizabeth George
A Solitary Blue by Voigt, Cynthia
Sugaring Time by Lasky, Kathryn
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Brittain, Bill
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1983
Winner
Dicey's Song by Voigt, Cynthia

Honor Books
The Blue Sword by McKinley, Robin
Doctor De Soto by Steig, William
Graven Images: Three Stories by Fleischman, Paul
Homesick My Own Story by Fritz, Jean
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Hamilton, Virginia
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1982
Winner
A Visit to William Blake's Inn : Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Willard, Nancy

Honor Books
Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Cleary, Beverly
Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Siegal, Aranka
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1981
Winner
Jacob Have I Loved by Paterson, Katherine

Honor Books
The Fledgling by Langton, Jane
A Ring of Endless Light by L'Engle, Madeleine
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1980
Winner
A Gathering of Days by Blos, Joan W.

Honor Books
The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by Kherdian, David
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1979
Winner
The Westing Game by Raskin, Ellen

Honor Books
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Paterson, Katherine
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1978
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Bridge to Terabithia by Paterson, Katherine

Honor Books
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Highwater, Jamake
Ramona and her Father by Cleary, Beverly
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1977
Winner
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
Abel's Island by Steig, William
A String in the Harp by Bond, Nancy
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1976
Winner
The Grey King by Cooper, Susan

Honor Books
Dragonwings by Yep, Laurence
The Hundred Penny Box by Mathis, Sharon Bell
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1975
Winner
M.C. Higgins the Great by Hamilton, Virginia

Honor Books
Figgs & Phantoms by Raskin, Ellen
My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier, James Lincoln
The Perilous Gard by Pope, Elizabeth Marie
Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe. by Greene, Bette
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1974
Winner
The Slave Dancer by Fox, Paula

Honor Books
The Dark is Rising by Cooper, Susan
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1973
Winner
Julie of the Wolves by George, Jean Craighead

Honor Books
Frog and Toad Together by Lobel, Arnold
The Upstairs Room by Reiss, Johanna
The Witches of Worm by Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
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1972
Winner
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by O'Brien, Robert C.

Honor Books
Annie and the Old One by Miles, Miska
The Headless Cupid by Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
Incident at Hawk's Hill by Eckert, Allan W.
The Planet of Junior Brown by Hamilton, Virginia
The Tombs of Atuan by Le Guin, Ursula K.
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1971
Winner
The Summer of the Swans by Byars, Betsy Cromer

Honor Books
Enchantress from the Stars by Engdahl, Sylvia Louise
Kneeknock Rise by Babbitt, Natalie
Sing Down the Moon by O'Dell, Scott
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1970
Winner
Sounder by Armstrong, William Howard

Honor Books
Our Eddie by Ish-Kishor, Sulamith
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1969
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The High King by Alexander, Lloyd

Honor Books
To Be a Slave by Lester, Julius
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1968
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E. L.

Honor Books
The Black Pearl by O'Dell, Scott
The Egypt Game by Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
Jennifer Hecate Macbeth William McKinley and Me Elizabeth by Konigsburg, E. L.
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1967
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Up a Road Slowly by Hunt, Irene

Honor Books
The King's Fifth by O'Dell, Scott
Zlateh the Goat and other Stories by Singer, Isaac Bashevis
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1966
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I Juan De Pareja by Trevi~no, Elizabeth Borton de

Honor Books
The Black Cauldron by Alexander, Lloyd
The Noonday Friends by Stolz, Mary
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1965
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Shadow of a Bull by Wojciechowska, Maia

Honor Books
Across Five Aprils by Hunt, Irene
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1964
Winner
It's Like This Cat by Neville, Emily Cheney

Honor Books
Rascal by North, Sterling
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1963
Winner
A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle, Madeleine

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1962
Winner
The Bronze Bow by Speare, Elizabeth George

Honor Books
Belling the Tiger by Stolz, Mary
Frontier Living by Tunis, Edwin
The Golden Goblet by McGraw, Eloise Jarvis
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1961
Winner
Island of the Blue Dolphins by O'Dell, Scott

Honor Books
The Cricket in Times Square by Selden, George
Old Ramon by Schaefer, Jack
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1960
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Onion John by Krumgold, Joseph

Honor Books
My Side of the Mountain by George, Jean Craighead
The Gammage Cup by Kendall, Carol
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