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For a list of all Newbery Medal Winners and Honor Books click here.
The Story of Mankind by
Call Number: J-909 VAN (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Winner of the first John Newberry Medal, Hendrik Willem van Loon’s The Story of Mankind, originally written for the author’s grandchildren, has charmed generations with its warmth and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loon’s incomparable prose and illustrations presented a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped world history.
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who LIved Before Achilles by
Call Number: J-292.08 COL (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 1921
Written for young readers by a great Irish folklorist, this Newbery Award–winning anthology centers on the legend of the quest for the Golden Fleece. Generations of readers have thrilled to these classic retellings of ancient myths, which trace Jason and the Argonauts' voyages and their encounters with the foreseer Prometheus, Medea the sorceress, and other legendary characters. Stories of the heroes who accompanied Jason include "The Life and Labors of Heracles," "Theseus and the Minotaur," "How Orpheus the Minstrel Went Down to the World of the Dead," and other stirring tales.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle #2) by
Call Number: Juv F LOF D2 (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-09-25
When his colleague Long Arrow disappears, Dr. Dolittle sets off with Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island.
The Dark Frigate by
Call Number: J-Fiction HA (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 1923
In seventeenth century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the "Rose of Devon," a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland. Philip's bold spirit and knowledge of the sea soon win him his captain's regard. But when the "Rose of Devon" is seized in midocean by a devious group of men plucked from a floating wreck, Philip is forced to accompany these "gentlemen of fortune" on their murderous expeditions. Like it or not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate--with only the hangman awaiting his return to England.
There were no honor books in 1924.
Tales From Silver Lands by
Call Number: J-398.232 FIN (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 1924
A collection of nineteen folktales of the native populations of Central and South America. These interesting folk stories include tales about giants, witches, and animals.
Smoky, the Cow Horse by
Call Number: J-Fiction JA (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 1926
Smoky, the Cow Horse, is narrated in the cowboy vernacular of the 1920’s. It details the life of a horse in the western United States from his birth to his eventual decline. Smoky is born in the wild, captured and trained and becomes known as the best cowhorse around. However, Smoky is stolen by a horse thief, beaten repeatedly as punishment, and eventually attacks and kills the thief. When Smoky is eventually captured, his violent and aggressive demeanor prompts his use as a bucking bronco at a rodeo under the moniker of “The Cougar”. Years of performing take their toll on his body and spirit. He is renamed “Cloudy” and used as a riding horse and sold to an abusive man who starves him. During this time, he is reunited with his original owner and taken home. With careful treatment, Smoky recovers his former health and personality.
There were no honor books in 1924.
Gay-Neck : the story of a pigeon by
Call Number: J-Fiction MU (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 1927
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.
The Trumpeter of Krakow : a tale of the fifteenth century by
Call Number: J-Fiction KE (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 1928
There was something about the Great Tarnov Crystal...Wise men spoke of it in hushed tones. Others were ready to kill for it. Now a murderous Tartar chief is bent on possessing it. But young Joseph Charnetski was bound by an ancient oath to protect the jewel at all costs. When Joseph and his family seek refuge in medieval Krakow, they are caught up in the plots and intrigues of alchemists, hypnotists, and a dark messenger of evil. Will Joseph be able to protect the crystal, and the city, from the plundering Tartars?
Millions of Cats by
Call Number: Easy GA (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 1952-09-24
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this collector's edition—featuring a heavy interior stock, spot gloss and embossing on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding—will bring this beloved tale to a whole new generation of readers.