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The First Newbery Award is Awarded

Celebrate the Newbery Award with these past winners and honor books from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group!

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Thimble Summer

A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble in the dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains...

Elizabeth Enright Elizabeth Enright

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Yo, Juan de Pareja

Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velâazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court...

"...Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velâazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish.... Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velâazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.. "An excellent novel, written in the form of an autobiography, about the painter Vel†zquez and his Negro slave and assistant, Juan de Pareja...[who] was legally prohibited from pai..."

By Elizabeth Borton De Trevino and Enrique T. Borton

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

A classic Newbery Award winner, with an introduction by Katherine Paterson and new illustrations When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s...

By Elizabeth Foreman Lewis and William Low

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A Wrinkle in Time

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were...

Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

I, Juan de Pareja

Winner of the 1966 Newbery Medal An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Best Juvenile Book of the Year Juan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego...

"...A Newberry Medal Book An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Best Juvenile Book of the Year Juan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Valazquez.... A Newberry Medal Book An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Best Juvenile Book of the Year Juan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Valazquez and helps his master in his studio by preparing paints and stretching canvases. But Juan is an artist, too: he has taught himself by watching his master's technique. Although such work is f..."

Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

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The High King

The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers...

Lloyd Alexander Lloyd Alexander

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Frances Foster Books

Holes

10th Anniversary Edition  Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As...

Louis Sachar Louis Sachar

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The Cow-Tail Switch

And Other West African Stories

17 stories make up this unique collection of folktales brought to life by illustrations throughout the text.

"...17 stories make up this unique collection of folktales brought to life by illustrations throughout the text.. “The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know. Some of the stories ..."

By Harold Courlander, George Herzog and Madye Lee Chastain

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

The sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist. When Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up...

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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Upon the Head of the Goat

A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Upon the Head of the Goat is the winner of the 1982 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a 1982 Newbery Honor Book.

"...A Newbery Honor Book. A Newbery Honor Book. “At the outbreak of World War II, 9-year-old Piri is visiting her grandmother in the Ukrainian countryside and is unable to return to her family in the Hungarian town of Beregszász. Aranka Siegal, the Piri of the narrative, finally comes home the following year but finds her life forever changed.” – Starred, School Library Journal “This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young and old.” – Isaac B..."

Aranka Siegal Aranka Siegal

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Belle Prater's Boy

Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station,...

"...Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station,.... Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the facts, and when her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son moves next door, she has her chance. Woo..."

Ruth White Ruth White

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Doctor De Soto

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small....

"..."Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small..... "Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a tas..."

William Steig William Steig

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A Ring of Endless Light

The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4

After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He’s very sick, and watching...

Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin...

Phillip Hoose Phillip Hoose

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green...

Jacqueline Kelly Jacqueline Kelly

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Abel's Island

This story of a mouse who gets swept away from his beloved wife is truly a timeless classic about life’s simple pleasures. Abel's Island is a 1976 New York...

William Steig William Steig

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The Surrender Tree

Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and...

"...It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and.... It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa ..."

Margarita Engle Margarita Engle

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Sunburst Paperbacks

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw

and Other Stories

"..."Eight stories, some of them based on traditional Jewish tales, by one of the greatest storytellers of our time. The length, the style, and the humor make them a happy source for storytelling; individual readers will have the added pleasure of the Zemach illustrations, distinctive in their own right." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. ..."

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Haven’t you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?

Polly Horvath Polly Horvath

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Cricket in Times Square

After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new...

"...After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new.... After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four frie..."

By George Selden and Garth Williams

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