TKE Faux Newbery Medal Award Contest

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

In 1922, Hendrick Van Loon’s book, The Story of Mankind, won the very first John Newbery Medal Award. On Monday, January 24, 2022, the 100th Newbery Medal Award will be announced. 

Between now and January 24th, The King’s English Bookshop invites you to chime in on your favorites among the 99 Newbery Medal winners!

We invite you to stop by the bookshop to take a look at a list of the past winners, along with a few books we would love to see win the 100th award! Complete a ballot to vote for your top 3 choices of previous winners as we determine the most beloved of the esteemed 99. Ballots will only be available at the bookshop. 

On the evening of January 23, we will announce TKE's readers' choice for the winning book from the past 99 winners, and 2 runners-up. From the ballots received, we will draw winners for some Newbery 100 related prizes! Winners will be notified via email. 

We are excited to discover the choices of our King’s English readers! Happy Reading! 

Newbery Medal Winners by Year: 

2021: When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller 

2020: New Kid by Jerry Craft 

2019: Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina 

2018: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

2017: The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill 

2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena 

2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 

2014: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo 

2013: The 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 

2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. 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 

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 

1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 

1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry 

1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant 

1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 

1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 

1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 

1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman 

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 

1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman 

1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 

1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley 

1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 

1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt 

1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard

1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson 

1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos 

1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 

1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 

1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper 

1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton 

1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox 

1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 

1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien 

1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars 

1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong 

1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander 

1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 

1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt 

1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino 

1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska 

1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville 

1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 

1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 

1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 

1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold 

1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith 

1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson 

1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham 

1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong  

1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold 

1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark 

1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes 

1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates 

1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli 

1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry 

1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois 

1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey 

1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski 

1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson 

1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 

1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray 

1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds 

1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry 

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty 

1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright 

1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy 

1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer 

1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink 

1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon 

1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis  

1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer  

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth 

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field 

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly  

1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James 

1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman 

1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger 

1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes  

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting  

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon 


Event date: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105