Newbery Challenge Books

2012:  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo  
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck  
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar  
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman 
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman 
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley 
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt 
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard 
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson 
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos 
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton 
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Bradbury)
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien 
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars 
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong 
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander 
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt 
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino 
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska 
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville 
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold 
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith 
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen 
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham 
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong 
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold 
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark 
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes 
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates 
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli 
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry 
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois 
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson 
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray 
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds 
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry 
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty 
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright 
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy 
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer 
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink 
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon 
1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting  
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon