My Newbery Project

Newbery Medal and Honor Books


You can read all about my Newbery project here.


  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2017)
  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (2017)
  • The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk


  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2017)
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Royan (2017)


  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2015)
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (2017)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacuqeline Woodson (2017)


  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black 
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter


  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2015)
  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (2014)
  • Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (2017)


  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (2015)
  • Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin


  • Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia


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


  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2017)
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (2017)
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson


  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schiltz
  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson


  • The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
  • Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord (2013)


  • Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (2017)
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson


  • Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (2013)
  • 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


  • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (2016)
  • Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy


  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (2013)
  • 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


  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
  • Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson


  • A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
  • 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


  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • 26 Fairmont Avenue by Tomie dePaola


  • Holes bu Louis Sachar
  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck


  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (2016)
  • Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli


  • The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg 
  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
  • Moorchild by Eloise McGraw
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White


  • The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  • What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (2015)
  • Yolanda's Genius by Carol Fenner
  • The Great Fire by Jim Murphy


  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (2015)
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer


  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (2017)
  • Dragon's Gate by Lauren Yep
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman


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


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


  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi


  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (2015)
  • Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen 


  • Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
  • In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
  • Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers


  • Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen


  • The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  • A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (2017)
  • Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber


  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg
  • Dogsong by Gary Paulsen


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


  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • 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


  • Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt
  • 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


  • A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal


  • Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • The Fledgling by Jane Langton
  • A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle


  • A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos
  • The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian


  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson


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


  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Abel's Island by William Steig
  • A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond


  • The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
  • Dragonwings by Laurence Yep


  • M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
  • Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin
  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Phillip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene


  • The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
  • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper


  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder


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


  • Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
  • Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt
  • Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell


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


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


  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Frank E. Basilweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (2017)
  • 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


  • Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
  • 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


  • I, Juan de Pareja by Elzabeth Borton de Trevino
  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell
  • The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz


  • Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt


  • It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
  • Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North
  • The Loner by Ester Wier


  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (2016)
  • Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas
  • Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge


  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis
  • The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Belling the Tiger by Mary Stolz


  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  • America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson
  • Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden


  • Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
  • 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

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