Newbery Medal

The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo

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The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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Holes

By Louis Sacher

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Due to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson

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The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
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Johnny Tremain

By Esther Forbes

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A young apprentice silversmith growing up in Boston during the Revolutionary War becomes involved with such patriots as Hancock, Otis, and Samuel Adams.

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Newbery Medal Winner: "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead has won the 2010 Newbery Medal!

When You Reach Me, set in 1979, is about a twelve-year-old New York City girl who is in the midst of reading A Wrinkle in Time when she begins to receive a series of mysterious notes from an anonymous source that seem to defy the laws of time and space.

Rebecca Stead is also author of First Light, about New York City boy who accompanies his parents on a research trip to Greenland where he meets a mysterious 14 year-old girl named Thea who lives below the ice.

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2010 Award-Winning Children's Books

Newbery Medal

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The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2010 Award-Winning Teen Books

National Book Award: Young People's Literature

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Each November the National Book Foundation honors an outstanding book in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
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The Giver

By Lois Lowry

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When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
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2009 Award-Winning Teen Books

National Book Award: Young People's Literature

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Each November the National Book Foundation honors an outstanding book in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

By Dhan Gopal Mukerji

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Beautiful Gay-Neck was raised in India and would be used to carry messages by a Bengal Regiment in France during World War I. This story of an animal's courage also reveals what life was like for a boy growing up in India during the period.

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