Newbery Winners
1922 - 1926

1926 Medal Winner

Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman YA NEWBERY Chrisman, A.
A series of fascinating Chinese stories, strong in humor and rich in Chinese wisdom, in which the author has caught admirably the spirit of Chinese life and thought.

Honor Book

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum 

1925 Medal Winner

Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger YA NEWBERY 398 FIN

Honor Books

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore

The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish

1924 Medal Winner

The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes YA NEWBERY Hawes, C.
A young man dares not return to England after his ship is taken over by pirates and he becomes a member of their crew.

Honor Books 
[None recorded]

1923 Medal Winner

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting YA NEWBERY Lofting, H. 
This edition of the 1923 Newbery Award-winning classic adventure about the eccentric doctor who has a special bond with animals is the only unabridged, original-text version available. Jerry Griswold writes the Introduction. 

Honor Books 
[None recorded]


1922 Medal Winner 

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon YA NEWBERY 909 VAN

Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, here is Hendrik van Loon's renowned classic, updated for the twenty-first century. First published in 1921, The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age. His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history. This new version, which retains van Loon's original illustrations, has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades--including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War, the Internet, and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science--and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century. Over 500,000 copies sold; translated into eighteen languages, the #2 best-selling nonfiction book in 1921, the year it was first published.

Honor Books 

The Great Quest by Charles Hawes

Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall 

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen 

The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum 

Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece, as well as the tales of the Creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc 

The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs

The story of two children who come to spend a summer with a single uncle and unravel a lot of family history thru brilliant storytelling and help in restoring a broken relationship between the uncle and his cousin. Thru the eyes of a young boy, however the story is for girls and boys alike as my 10-yr old daughter did not want it to end. The ending is not sugar-coated, but shows plainly the sometimes painful consequences of hurtful actions when a wayward cousin, although forgiven by his loving cousins, cannot be forget and forgive himself. It is a beautifully written book full of the children's adventures and a great mystery which unfolds chapter by chapter.