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1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Regan Barnhill · Algonquin Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers...
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2. Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de la Peña · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015

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3. The Crossover

Kwame Alexander · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

2015 Newbery Medal Winner
2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering,"...

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4. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences....
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5. The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate · Harper
Pages: 305
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...

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6. Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible...

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7. Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 351
Format: Hardcover

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I'd seen only in Gideon's stories: Manifest - a town with a rich past and a bright future.

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending...
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8. When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 199
Format: Audiobook

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store,...
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9. The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman · HarperCollins
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their...

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10. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz · Candlewick Press
Pages: 85
Format: Book

Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.

Maidens, monks, and millers' sons - in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood...
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11. The Higher Power of Lucky

Susan Patron · Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Believing that her French guardian is about to abandon her to an orphanage in the city, ten-year-old Lucky runs away from her small town with her beloved dog by her side in order to trek across the Mojave Desert in this Newbery Medal-winning novel from Susan Patron.

Lucky, age ten,...
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12. Criss Cross

Lynne Rae Perkins · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon. In the meantime, Debbie loses a necklace and finds a necklace (and boy does the necklace have a story to tell) , she goes jeans shopping with her mother (an accomplishment in diplomacy) , she learns to drive shift...

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13. Kira-Kira

Cynthia Kadohata · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 244
Format: Paperback

A Japanese-American family struggles to build a new life in the Deep South of Georgia in this luminous novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.

kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra) : glittering; shining
Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything...
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14. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover


Kate DiCamillo introduces a hero for all time!

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness...
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15. Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Avi. · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

H "Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner from beginning...
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16. A single shard

Linda Sue Park · Clarion Books
Pages: 152
Format: Book

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work,...

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17. A Year Down Yonder

Richard Peck · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Format: Book

Winner of the Newbery Medal

"Peck charms readers once again with this entertaining sequel to A Long Way from Chicago" - School Library Journal (starred review)

It was within the pages of Richard Peck's Newbery Honor-winning...
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