Favorites Friday: Newbery Medal Winners

I’m on my second year reading Newbery Medal winners, reviewing as I can, but I’ve never done a best-of reflection on Newbery Medal books.  Here’s a round-up of favorites–some I read before this challenge, others read in the last couple years.  In no particular order…

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  2. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
  3. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  5. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  6. Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt
  7. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  8. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg
  9. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  10. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Bank

What are your favorites among the Newbery winners?  (Not sure? Find the complete list here!)  Maybe you’ll give me an idea for what I should read next.

2 thoughts on “Favorites Friday: Newbery Medal Winners

  1. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle), The Grey King (Susan Cooper), The High King (Lloyd Alexander), The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Elizabeth George Speare), The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin — the audiobook is great.) I also really like Up a Road Slowly (Irene Hunt) and From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler. And I have a sneaking fondness for The Twenty-One Balloons (William Pene du Bois)

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