newbery medal winners

This is a complete list of the books that have won the Newbery Medal.  Click on the title to see if the book is available. The Last Cuentista: 9781646140893: Higuera, Donna Barba: Books(2022) The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Call Number: jF HIG

Science Fiction: There lived a girl named Petra Peäna, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children--among them Petra and her family--have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet--and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinisterCollective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard--or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, anyhope for our future. Can she make them live again?


Cover Art(2021) When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Call Number: jF KEL

FANTASY & FOLKLORE - Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother. When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her Halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.


Cover Art(2020) New Kid by Jerry Craft

Call Number: jF CRA

REALISTIC FICTION - New Kid is a graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. As seventh grader Jordan Banks makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, he soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?


(2019) Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Call Number: jF MED

REALISTIC FICTION - Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between. Merci and her older brother are scholarship students at a rich private school in Florida. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. At school Merci has to deal with bossy Edna Santos and at home she has to worry about her grandfather who has started to forget things. Who knew sixth grade would be this difficult?


(2018) Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Call Number: jF KEL

REALISTIC FICTION - The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.


(2017) The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Call Number: jF BAR

FANTASY - Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch.


(2016) Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De la Peña

Call Number: jF PEN

REALISTIC FICTION - Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty; and fun; in their routine and the world around them.


(2015) The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Call Number: jF ALE

SPORTS STORY - REALISTIC FICTION - 12-year old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood.


(2014) Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Call Number: jF DIC

COMEDY - ANIMAL STORY - A cynical girl, who has read every issue of Terrible Things Can Happen to You, rescues a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner. But when the squirrel develops superpowers things get interesting. This is the laugh-out-loud story of their adventures together.


(2013) The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Call Number: jF APP

ANIMAL STORY - When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.


(2012) Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Call Number: jF GAN

COMEDY - HISTORICAL FICTION - This novel is partly autobiographical and partly fictional. In Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.


(2011) Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Call Number: jF VAN

HISTORICAL FICTION - Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up. Over the summer she pieces together her father's story, aided by some mysterious letters. It seems that Manifest's history is full of colorful and shadowy characters--and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history.


(2010) When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Call Number: jF STE

REALISTIC FICTION - MYSTERY - SCI FI - As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.


(2009) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Call Number: jF GAI

SUPERNATURAL FICTION - Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other residents of the graveyard.


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

Call Number: j812.6 SCH

HISTORICAL PLAYS - A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.


(2007) The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Call Number: jF PAT

REALISTIC FICTION - Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.


(2006) Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Call Number: jF PER

HISTORICAL FICTION - Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.


(2005) Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Call Number: jF KAD

HISTORICAL FICTION - Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.


(2004) The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Call Number: jF DIC

FANTASY - The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.


(2003) Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Call Number: jF AVI

HISTORICAL FICTION - Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.


(2002) A Single Shard by Linda Park

Call Number: jF PAR

HISTORICAL FICTION - Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

(2001) A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Call Number: jF PEC

HISTORICAL FICTION - During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.


(2000) Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis

Call Number: jF CUR

HISTORICAL FICTION - Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless African-American boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.


(1999) Holes by Louis Sachar

Call Number: jF SAC

COMEDY - As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.


(1998) Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Call Number: jF HES

HISTORICAL FICTION - In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.


(1997) The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Call Number: jF KON

REALISTIC FICTION - Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.


(1996) The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Call Number: jF CUS

HISTORICAL FICTION - In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.


(1995) Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Call Number: jF CRE

REALISTIC FICTION - After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.


(1994) The Giver by Lois Lowry

Call Number: jF LOW

SCIENCE FICTION - Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.


(1993) Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Call Number: jF RYL

REALISTIC FICTION - After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.


(1992) Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Call Number: jF NAY

REALISTIC FICTION - When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.


(1991) Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Call Number: jF SPI

MODERN FOLKTALE - After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.


(1990) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Call Number: jF LOW

HISTORICAL FICTION - In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.


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

Call Number: j811 FLE

POETRY - A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects. The poems are designed to be read aloud as a "duet" by two readers.


(1988) Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Call Number: jB LINCOLN

BIOGRAPHY - Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.


(1987) The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Call Number: jF FLE

FANTASY/ ADVENTURE - A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.


(1986) Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Call Number: jF MAC

HISTORICAL FICTION - When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.


(1985) The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Call Number: jF MCK

FANTASY - Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.


(1984) Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Call Number: jF CLE

REALISTIC FICTION - In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.


(1983) Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt

Call Number: jF VOI

REALISTIC FICTION - As the four abandoned Tillerman children settle in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginning requires love, trust, humor, and courage.


(1982) A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard

Call Number: j811 WIL

POETRY - A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.


(1981) Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Call Number: jF PAT

HISTORICAL FICTION - This story is takes place in the 1940's in the Chesapeake Bay area. Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.


Newbery Review #59 (A Gathering of Days, Blos, 1980) - Stories & Thyme(1980) A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830–1832 by Joan Blos

Call Number: jFIC BLO

HISTORICAL FICTION - The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept from 1830-1832, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.


(1979) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Call Number: jF RAS

MYSTERY - The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.


(1978) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Call Number: jF PAT

REALISTIC FICTION - Jess is a boy who has trouble fitting in, but when Leslie's family moves into the farm next door they become best friends. They create a secret imaginary kingdom called Terabithia and share many exciting adventures. But then something tragic changes Jess's life forever.


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

Call Number: jF TAY

HISTORICAL FICTION - A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.


(1976) The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Call Number: jF COO

FANTASY - In this fourth book of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.


(1975) M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

Call Number: jF HAM

REALISTIC FICTION - As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.


(1974) The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Call Number: jF FOX

HISTORICAL FICTION - Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.


(1973) Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Call Number: jF GEO

ADVENTURE - While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.


(1972) Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien

Call Number: jF OBR

FANTASY - Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.


(1971) Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

Call Number: jF BYA

REALISTIC FICTION - A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally disabled brother gets lost.


(1970) Sounder by William Armstrong

Call Number: jF ARM

HISTORICAL FICTION - A young Black boy living in the south in the late 1800's learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. He must struggle to support his family and deal with terrible loss, but he also finds glimmers of hope.


(1969) The High King by Lloyd Alexander

Call Number: jF ALE

FANTASY - When the sword of dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. In the final confrontation with Arawn and the evil enchantress Achren, Taran is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life.


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

Call Number: jF KON

REALISTIC FICTION/ MYSTERY - At first Claudia and her brother run away from home and decide to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art to teach their parents a lesson, but then Claudia discovers a mystery at the museum that she is determined to solve.


(1967) Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

Call Number: jF HUN

HISTORICAL FICTION - This story is set in the 1940's. After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, who lives in a small midwestern town. She experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.


(1966) I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

Call Number: jF TRE

HISTORICAL FICTION - When the great Velázquez was painting his masterpieces at the Spanish court in the seventeenth century, his colors were expertly mixed and his canvases carefully prepared by his slave, Juan de Pareja. This is the story of Juan, who was born a slave and died an accomplished and respected artist. The story of a man whose life was filled with cruelty and with beauty.


(1965) Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

Call Number: jF WOJ

HISTORICAL FICTION - In 1960's Spain Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.


(1964) It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville

Call Number: jF NEV

HISTORICAL FICTION - Dave is a 14-year-old boy growing up in New York in the 1960's. He is always arguing with his father, but he takes comfort in the company of his "crazy" neighbor and the stray cat that she rescues and gives to him.


(1963) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Call Number: jF LEN

FANTASY - Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.


(1962) The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Call Number: jF SPE

HISTORICAL FICTION - Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this is the story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus.


(1961) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Call Number: jF ODE

ADVENTURE/ HISTORICAL FICTION - Set in the mid 1800's, this is the story of Karana, an Indian girl who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.


(1960) Onion John by Joseph Krumgold

Call Number: jF KRU

HISTORICAL FICTION - His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.


(1959) The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Call Number: jF SPE

HISTORICAL FICTION - In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.


(1958) Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Call Number: jF KEI

HISTORICAL FICTION - During the Civil War a young farm boy joins the Union Army, becomes a scout, and temporarily part of Stand Watie's Cherokee Rebels.


(1957) Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

Call Number: jFIC SOR

HISTORICAL FICTION - When Marley's father returns home from World War II a broken man physically and spiritually, her mother decides that the family needs to leave the city for an extended visit to Grandma's house in the country.


(1956) Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Latham

Call Number: jF LAT

BIOGRAPHY - Growing up in Salem, Nathaniel "Nat" Bowditch seemed too small to be a sailor. But long hours of study made him a master navigator as he learned to sail by the sun, the stars and the compass. And when he took his knowledge and wrote The American Practical Navigator he became famous.


(1955) The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong

Call Number: jF DEJ

HISTORICAL FICTION - Why do the storks no longer come to the little Dutch fishing village of Shora to nest? It was Lina, one of the six schoolchildren who first asked the question, and she set the others to wondering. So the children decided to bring the storks back to Shora. The force of their vision put the whole village to work until at last the dream began to come true.


(1954) ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

Call Number: jF KRU

HISTORICAL FICTION - This story is takes place in New Mexico in the 1950's. Every summer the men of the Chavez family go on a long and difficult sheep drive to the mountains. All the men, that is, except for Miguel. All year long, twelve-year-old Miguel tries to prove that he is up to the challenge, that he is ready to take the sheep into his beloved Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


(1953) Secret of the Andes by Ann Clark

Call Number: jF CLA

HISTORICAL FICTION - An Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his Inca ancestors.


(1952) Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Call Number: jF EST

ANIMAL STORY - The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children.


(1951) Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Call Number: jB FORTUNE

BIOGRAPHY - Amos Fortune, born the son of a king of the At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. When Amos was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to America. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true.


(1950) The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Call Number: jF DEA

HISTORICAL FICTION/ ADVENTURE - Set in medieval England, this is the story of a boy who learns his own strength when he saves the castle and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king.


(1949) King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

Call Number: jF HEN

ANIMAL STORY - Traces the abuses and triumphs of the Arabian stallion who became a founding sire of the Thoroughbred breed, and of the mute Arabian boy who tended him as long as he lived.


(1948) The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du Bois

Call Number: jF DUB

FANTASY/ ADVENTURE - Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.


(1947) Miss Hickory by Carolyn Bailey

Call Number: jF BAI

FANTASY - Relates the adventures of a country doll made of an apple-wood twig with a hickory nut for a head.


(1946) Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Call Number: jF LEN

HISTORICAL FICTION - Birdie Boyer belonged to a large "strawberry family," who lived on a flatwoods farm Florida. They raised strawberries for a living. It was hard work, but Birdie also had dreams of learning to read and learning to play the organ.


(1945) Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Call Number: jF LAW

ANIMAL STORY - New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and be good providers. But when the new folks move in the animals are a bit surprised.


(1944) Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Call Number: jF FOR

HISTORICAL FICTION - This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who becomes involved in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad.


(1943) Adam of the Road by Janet Gray

Call Number: jF GRA

HISTORICAL FICTION - Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father, meeting various people along the way. But will Adam ever find his father and dog and end his desperate search?


(1942) The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds

Call Number: jF EDM

HISTORICAL FICTION - In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.


(1941) Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Call Number: jF SPE

LEGEND - Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.


Daniel Boone by James Daugherty(1940) Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

Call Number: jB BOONE

BIOGRAPHY - This is the story of the legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone.


(1939) Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Call Number: jF ENR

HISTORICAL FICTION - In 1930's Wisconsin, nine-year-old tomboy Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble. The same day the rains come and end the long drought on her family's farm. Garnet can’t help feeling that the thimble is a magic talisman, for the summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways.


(1938) The White Stag by Kate Seredy

Call Number: jF SER

LEGEND - Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.


(1937) Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Call Number: jF SAW

HISTORICAL FICTION - The story takes place in New York City in the 1890s. 10-year-old Lucinda's parents go to Italy for a year and leave her in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie. Lucinda, enjoying her freedom, explores the city on roller skates and makes friends wherever she goes.


(1936) Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink

Call Number: jF BRI

HISTORICAL FICTION - The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-1800's.


(1935) Dobry by Monica Shannon

Call Number: jF SHA

HISTORICAL FICTION - A Bulgarian peasant boy must convince his mother that he is destined to be a sculptor, not a farmer.


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

Call Number: jB ALCOTT

BIOGRAPHY - Biography tracing the fascinating life of Louisa May Alcott from her happy childhood in Pennsylvania and Boston to her success as a writer of such classics as Little women.


(1933) Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis

Call Number: jF LEW

HISTORICAL FICTION - When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.


(1932) Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer

Call Number: F ARM

HISTORICAL FICTION - The story of a young Navajo boy's spiritual odyssey and coming of age as a medicine man.


(1931) The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Call Number: jF COA

FABLE - In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. Then the village's head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum and the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck. But when he includes the cat in the painting the priest is angered and demands that the painting be destroyed. It seems the artist's life is ruined -- until he is rewarded for his act of love by a Buddhist miracle.


(1930) Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

Call Number: jF FIE

FANTASY - HISTORICAL FICTION - Hitty is a very special doll who belongs to Phoebe. Phoebe is proud of her beautiful doll and brings Hitty everywhere she goes. This is thrilling for Hitty, who finds herself involved in the most wonderful adventures both on land and at sea. She meets many people and makes new friends. This is the story of the first hundred years of Hitty's life. And that's only the beginning for a doll as special as Hitty.


(1929) The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric Kelly

Call Number: jF KEL

LEGEND/ HISTORICAL FICTION - A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.


(1928) Gay-Neck, The Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Mukerji

Call Number:  jF MUK

ANIMAL STORY - The story of the training of a carrier pigeon and its service during the First World War, revealing the bird's courageous and spirited adventures over the housetops of an Indian village, in the Himalayan Mountains, and on the French battlefield.


(1927) Smoky the Cow Horse by Will James

Call Number: jFIC JAM

ANIMAL STORY - Smoky is happy with his life of freedom as a wild horse. But when he is captured by a strange, two-legged creature he discovers a new way of life.


(1926) Shen of the Sea : Chinese Stories for Children by Arthur Chrisman

Call Number: jF CHR

FOLKTALES - A collection of Chinese folktales.


(1925) Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger

Call Number: j398.2 FIN

FOLKTALES - A collection of nineteen folk tales collected and retold by the author from his travels throughout Central and South America.


(1924) The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

Call Number: jF HAW

HISTORICAL FICTION - A young man dares not return to England after his ship is taken over by pirates and he becomes a member of their crew.


(1923) The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Call Number: jF LOF

FANTASY/ ADVENTURE - Accompanied by nine-year-old Tommy Stubbins, Jip the Dog, and Polynesia the Parrot, the good doctor sets off on an adventure-packed voyage to search for a missing colleague. After a nasty shipwreck, the fearless adventurers become stranded on a mysterious island — where they meet even more mysterious creatures.


(1922) The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Call Number: j909 VAN

HISTORY - This classic history book, first published in 1921 and winner of the first Newbery Medal, was illustrated in pen and ink by the author. This version has been updated to incorporate more recent events in world history.