Newbery Medal

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.

Previous Winners:

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

2000: Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For more information about the Newbery Medal, including past winners and honor books, visit the ALSC site.