Favorite Newbery Award Winners
Annotation:2014 Medal Winner. The story of Flora Belle Buckman and her "super hero" squirrel Ulysses who gained super powers after being half swallowed by a vacuum cleaner.
Annotation:2013 Honor Book. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.
Annotation:2009 Medal Winner. Great characters in this -- the hero, who lives in a graveyard; his enemies, who have supernatural powers; and his mostly dead and undead friends.
Annotation:2013 Medal Winner. After 27 of captivity in his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has accepted his life. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
Annotation:1999 Medal winner. People used to say kids couldn't handle a book like this -- one that goes back and forth in time, one with a complicated puzzle at its heart. They were wrong. Kids handle it just fine.
Annotation:1941 Honor Book. These are Wilder's vivid memories of a winter when the train couldn't get through and food was running out in her little prairie town.The Newbery Award honored many of the other books in the Little House series as well.
Annotation:2013 Honor Book. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Master Puppeteer Grisini’s act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. This sets off a series of events beyond her control.
Annotation:1996 Honor Book. This should have won the medal. One kid said about "weird Watsons" of Flint Michigan "I wish I really knew those guys. I want to hang out at their house."
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The Newbery Award celebrates the best in American children's literature. Of all the books that have won the Medal or made the Honor list these are our top choices for readers today. Do you agree?
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