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2014 Newberry Medal Winner:
Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
2014 Newbery Medal Honor Books:
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
One came home by Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
2013: 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 with illustrations by Dave McKean
2008: Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village by Laura Amy Schlitz with illustrations by Robert Byrd
2007: The higher power of Lucky by Susan Patron with illustrations by Matt Phelan
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 with illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering
2003: Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi
2002: A single shard by Linda Sue Park
2001: A year down yonder by Richard Peck