Newbery Winners
1927 - 1931

1931 Medal Winner

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth j NEWBERY COA
A little cat and a compassionate Japanese artist bring about a miracle. "One of the thirty 20th-century children's books every adult should know

Honor Books

Floating Island by Anne Parrish

A fascinating adventure showcases the fortitude of a small doll family when faced with the strange new world of the "Floating Island" they find themselves upon after a shipwreck. The imagery of the island setting includes beautiful descriptions of tropical plant and animal life and provides an unfamiliar home to which the dolls must adapt.

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus 

It was one of the best books. Though old, it was not dull. Anyway, I did not know what pagan life was like and I wasn't really interested until I read this book. The Author is very informative. The book was simply GREAT.

Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard

Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams 

Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes 

Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best

Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen 

1930 Medal Winner

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field YA NEWBERY Field, R.

This Newbery Award winner is a timeless clasic about a very special doll that belongs to Phoebe Preble. Phoebe brings her beautiful doll everywhere she goes, both on land and sea, and they share many adventures and meet new friends. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.

Honor Books

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton 

Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller 

Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely 

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young 

Vaino by Julia Davis Adams 

Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift 

1929 Medal Winner

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly YA NEWBERY Kelly, E.

"The 1929 Newbery Medal winner is completely redesigned, with magnificent illustrations. . . . A dramatic tale of 15th century Poland, it tells the story of a courageous young patriot and a mysterious jewel of great value. The beautifully written book, filled with adventure and excitement, gives young readers a vivid picture of Krakow in the early Renaissance".--The Horn Book. 20 illustrations.

Honor Books

Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett 

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág j E GAG

Enchanting tale of the very old man who set off in search of one kitten and returned with "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats" is an American classic. 

The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock 

Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs 

Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon 

Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney 

1928 Medal Winner

Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji  YA NEWBERY Mukerji, D. + j NEWBERY MUK

Being a bird lover, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was a little far-fetched, which added to the romance. There was adventure, some excitement, and wonderful insights on bird and animal behavior given by way of the yarn. The author uses English in such an artistic manner that you aren't aware that he wrote especially for young readers. He gives a wonderful perspective on the Great War and life as he knew it as a boy in India. A slant you don't get from history books or tourists. I finished the book with a sense of wishing I had known the author.

Honor Books

The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young 

This book (which is actually "The Wondersmith and His Son"), is a collection of old Irish folk-tales about a man, known as the Gubbaun Saor, who could do wonderous things, and his daughter and adopted son.

Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker.

1927 Medal Winner

Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James YA NEWBERY James, W.
The experiences of a mouse-colored horse from his birth on the range, through his capture by humans and his work in the rodeo and on the range, to his eventual old age.

Honor Books
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