Newbery Winners
1932 - 1936

1936 Medal Winner

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink YA NEWBERY Brink, C. 

"This Newbery Award winning book . . . has been reprinted with a charming reminiscence by the author about her grandmother Caddie . . . Told with style and grace and teamed with . . . fresh new illustrations, the story of Wisconsin frontier life in the 1860s will continue to attract readers today."--"School Library Journal, " starred review.

Honor Books

Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong

Based on a true event in Biwabik, Minnesota, this is the classic tale of Honk, a hungry moose loose on the town. Honk is found by two young boys while munching away on hay in their father's stable. No one-not the policemen, not the mayor-knows what to do with Honk, so the boys come up with their own solution. They hide him in the bandstand in the park and sneak him some hay, and eventually the townspeople adjust to seeing a moose walk their streets. However, by the time spring arrives, Honk has gotten himself into trouble by eating the grocer's carrots and the farmer's potatoes, so he disappears, leaving the two boys sad. Still, Honk comes to town for a visit every now and then, and the town decides to adopt him as their own.

The Good Master by Kate Seredy 

Young Jancsi and his cousin Kate from Budapest race across the Hungarian plains on horseback, attend country fairs and festivals, and experience a dangerous run-in with gypsies, in a author of The White Stag.

Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray

All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry

All Sail Set is a gripping novel and one of the best sea yarns ever written. It tells the story of Enoch Thatcher, who sails with the renowned skipper Josiah "Perk" Creesy on the maiden voyage of the legendary Flying Cloud, the clipper that set the record 'round the Horn. What sets All Sail Set apart from most sea tales is its unerring accuracy; it has the ring of truth. Coupled with Armstrong Sperry's detailed, vigorous drawings, this is a realist and riveting narrative that will keep even landlubbers pegged to their seats!

1935 Medal Winner

Dobry by Monica Shannon YA NEWBERY Shannon, M

A Bulgarian peasant boy must convince his mother that he is destined to be a sculptor, not a farmer.

Honor Books

Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger 

It is an excellent overview of Chinese history. It will not tell you EVERYTHING, but for a person who is curious about Chinese history, it is the one and only book for you! Also, history, especially exotic history, means nothing if you don't understand culture. For example, you might think that the punishments of China for not taking an embassy in Peking(Beijing--Pinyin) were well deserved. However, the ambassadors wouldn't bow(or kowtow), which if you understood their culture, you would see why this was such a big problem. This book is PERFECT in that it explains the Chinese culture (literature, religions, and lifestyles). Even if you are interested in a long and elaborate study of Chinese history and culture, this book is great in providing you with the basics so that nothing will be confusing in the harder studies.

Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke
Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Published in 1934, her work pioneered in showing the backwoodsman's transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature. 

Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum 

A Day on Skates, a story of what happens in the winter in Holland when there is ice on the canal. Vividly illustrated.

1934 Medal Winner

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs YA NEWBERY 921 ALCOTT, L., Mei

The book is full of character, and almost each person is described fully. Corneila Meigs seemes to have a special understanding of the Alcotts. I liked how Invincible Louisa had so much description. It is one of my favorite books, and I reccomend it to people who like Little Women.

Honor Books
The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker
The Forgotten Daughter is a beautifully written book in which a young girl and her Roman father must discover a relationship they were cheated out of. It is a conciliatory tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of ancient Rome and Greece. Its themes make it relevant today! No wonder it was a Newberry honor book!

Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster 

ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág 

Whimsical word combinations and expressive black-and-white illustrations have made this classic ABC picture book by the author of Millions of Cats a favorite with children and adults for more than 60 years.

Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best) 

New Land by Sarah Schmidt 

Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum 

Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes 

Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle 

1933 Medal Winner

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis YA NEWBERY Lewis, E.
Young Fu is an apprentice to Tang the coppersmith in the Chinese city of Chungking. Enduring life in the big city in the 1920s is rough, but Fu loves it. He learns the ways of the streets and has one adventure after another.

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Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs j MEI

Poverty and the tempting stories of a wandering Easterner convince 18-year-old Chris to harvest the trees on his grandfather's land and float the logs down the spring floodwaters of the Mississippi to St. Louis. Filled with stories of raft hands and river pilots, this fast-paced novel has all the momentum of the great Mississippi.

The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon 

1932 Medal Winner

Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer YA NEWBERY Armer, L
A poignant story of a young Navajo boy's spiritual odyssey and coming of age as a medicine man provides a vivid portrait of the beliefs, traditions, and lifestyle of the Navajo people.

Honor Books
The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop

Calico Bush by Rachel Field 

The classic pioneer story of Marguerite, a young French orphan in the New World, who promises to serve the Sargent family for six long years in return for shelter, food and clothing.

Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens 

Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery 

Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee 

This book was written by the wife of a marine biologist working at a research facility at Woods Hole, an island in Massachusetts. Told from the point of view of a young college student acting as nanny to the daughter of one of the researchers, it paints a picture of the scientific community there and the discoveries being made in the 1920's.

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis