Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually, since 1922, 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.

The Newbery Award was the first children's book award in the world. Its terms, as well as its long history, continue to make it the best known and most discussed children's book award in this country.


Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee awards a variable number of citations to worthy runners-up, called the Newbery Honors or Newbery Honor Books. 

We have compiled here a list of just some of the many Medal winners.


Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536212587
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

2019 Medal Winner

Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062414168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

2018 Medal Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

2017 Medal Winner

Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

2016 Medal Winner

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

2015 Medal Winner

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763687649
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

2014 Medal Winner

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ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Ivan’s transformative emergence from the “Ape at Exit 8” to “The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,” comes to life through the gorilla’s own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity. “Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorilla’s-eye-view of the world that challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried.

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ISBN: 9781250010230
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

The 2012 Newbery Medal winner was Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. The importance of history and reading (so you don’t do the same “stupid stuff” again) is at the heart of this achingly funny romp through a dying New Deal town. While mopping up epic nose bleeds, Jack narrates this screw-ball mystery in an endearing and believable voice. “Who knew obituaries and old lady death could be this funny and this tender?” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Viki Ash.

Moon Over Manifest: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375858291
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2011

The 2011 Newbery Medal winner was Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. The town of Manifest is based on Frontenac, Kan., the home of debut author Clare Vanderpool’s maternal grandparents. Vanderpool was inspired to write about what the idea of “home” might look like to a girl who had grown up riding the rails. She lives in Wichita with her husband and four children. “Vanderpool illustrates the importance of stories as a way for children to understand the past, inform the present and provide hope for the future,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Cynthia K. Richey.

When You Reach Me: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling - December 28th, 2010

The 2010 Newbery Medal winner was When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.

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By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

The 2009 Newbery Medal winner was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean. A delicious mix of murder, fantasy, humor and human longing, the tale of Nobody Owens is told in magical, haunting prose. A child marked for death by an ancient league of assassins escapes into an abandoned graveyard, where he is reared and protected by its spirit denizens. "A child named Nobody, an assassin, a graveyard and the dead are the perfect combination in this deliciously creepy tale, which is sometimes humorous, sometimes haunting and sometimes surprising," said Newbery Committee Chair Rose V. Treviño.

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ISBN: 9780142401200
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

1979 Medal Winner: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064401845
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

1978 Medal Winner

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Cover Image
By Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689710681
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Published: Aladdin - March 1st, 1986

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

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

1963 Medal Winner: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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ISBN: 9780547550299
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Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011

1959 Medal Winner: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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ISBN: 9780440402831
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Published: Yearling - July 1st, 1990

1950 Medal Winner

Rabbit Hill (Newbery Library, Puffin) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140310108
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Published: Puffin Books - October 27th, 1977

1945 Medal Winner: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Roller Skates (Newbery Library, Puffin) Cover Image
By Ruth Sawyer, Valenti Angelo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780140303582
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Published: Puffin Books - May 6th, 1986

1937 Medal Winner

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ISBN: 9781416940289
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Published: Aladdin - December 26th, 2006

1936 Medal Winner: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440400028
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Published: Yearling - May 1st, 1988

1923 Medal Winner: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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ISBN: 9780871408655
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Published: Liveright - December 1st, 2014

1922 Medal Winner - the very first one.

New Book by local National Book Award Winner, James McBride

"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. 

New Cookbook By Our Friends at Canal House

Learn to cook well with this Joy of Cooking for the Instagram generation from James Beard Award-winning cookbook studio Canal House, "the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of the food world" (Bon Appetit), with 300 simple recipes to rely on for the rest of your life. 
Canal House's Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of making dinner every single night, they've edited their experience down to the essentials: 300 simple and genius recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking, and are guaranteed to make you a better cook.



Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.


New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.