Monday, March 3, 2008

Newberry Medal Winners in the Miao Library

I was recently inspired to make a list of all the Newberry Medal Winners in the Miao Family Library. Many of these books my parents bought for us to read in China, since there was no English-language library at our disposal there. I've read a good number of these, but not all. I'm sure my brother has read all of them.

This list includes some of my all-time favorites (most notably Island of the Blue Dolphins and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH). When I finish (re)reading these, I'll move on to ones not (yet) in the Miao Library.

Please excuse any mistakes and mistypings on this list - I complied it quite quickly and haven't revised it yet. I may also have inadvertently left out one or two books.

In no particular order:

1. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
2. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
3. The Cat Who Went to Heaven Elizabeth Coatsworth
4. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
5. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
6. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
9. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
10. The High King by Lloyd Alexander
11. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
12. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
13. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
14. A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
15. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
16. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
17. The Giver by Lois Lowry
18. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
19. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
20. Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
21. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

Click here for the complete ALA list of Newberry books.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

I followed you over here from Vox and had to say something here, because recently I've been thinking about some of my favorite children's books and many of these are definitely on the list. High on my list too is "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh," and "Johnny Tremain" also was one of my favorites, just to mention a couple that you have on your list. Thanks for bringing back the good memories...and making me want to pull some of these back off the shelf at the library.

little miao said...

Thanks for stopping by. "Johnny Tremain" is actually one of the ones I never read. But I know exactly where it is on the shelf... maybe I'll pick it up when I go home for spring break.

The Rats of NIMH was always one of my favorites. It has been several years since I read it, though.