January 11, 2016 | strande
Today the American Library Association announced its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter book.
To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner.
For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.
2016 Newbery Award Winner
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
2016 Newbery Honor Books
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
"A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart"--.
Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.