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2013 Newberry Medal Winner:
One and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
2013 Newbery Medal Honor Books:
Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Three times lucky by Sheila Turnage
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
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