Newbery & Caldecott Medal Winners!
Looking for a great book to read? Here's a short list of the most recent books that won the Newbery Award, a prize given for the best works of young adults' literature. Many Newbery titles are available in both book and audiobook format.
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
"A child named Nobody, an assassin, a graveyard and the dead are the perfect combination in this deliciously creepy tale, which is sometimes humorous, sometimes haunting and sometimes surprising,"
--Newbery Committee Chair Rose V. Treviño.
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieveal Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz. Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating 22 unforgettable characters.
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron.
2006: Criss Cross written by Lynne Rae Perkins.
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata.
2004: The Tale of Despereaux written by Kate DiCamillo
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
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Caldecott Medal Winners, 1996-2009
The Caldecott Medal is awarded for the best in Children's picture books.Here are the winners from the last 12 years:
2009: The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommers.
Richly detailed black-and-white scratchboard illustrations expand this timeless bedtime verse, offering reassurance to young children that there is always light in the darkness. Krommes' elegant line, illuminated with touches of golden watercolor, evoke the warmth and comfort of home and family, as well as the joys of exploring the wider world.
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick.
Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Caldecott Honor artist Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience in this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
2007: Flotsam, By David Wiesner.
2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster. 2005: Kitten’s First Full Moon written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, illustrated and written by Mordicai Gerstein
2003: My Friend Rabbit, illustrated and written by Eric Rohmann.
2002: The Three Pigs, written & illustrated by David Wiesner
2001: So You Want to be President, illustrated by David Small with text by Judith St. George
2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, illustrated by Simms Taback
1999: Snowflake Bentley by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
1997: Golem by David Wisniewski
1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann