1927 - 1931
1931 Medal Winner
The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.