Newbery Winners
1962 - 1966

1966 Medal Winner

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino YA NEWBERY Trevino, E.

Novel based on the true story of the slave, Juan de Pareja, who was willed to Velazquez and whose relationship with the great Spanish painter evolved into one of friendship and equality.

Honor Books

The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander YA Alexander, L. + j ALE

In this second book in the award-winning fantasy series, "The Prydain Chronicles, " Prince Gwydion leads the quest to destroy the Black Cauldron--chief implement of the evil powers of the Lord of the Land of Death. "The reader's involvement is intense as the excitement leads up to the climactic meeting of tragedy and triumph."--"The Horn Book."  ALA Notable Children's Book.

The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell

"This tale of a lonely hunter and how he acquires a family is the 'stuff' from which a lifetime of dreams and epiphanies is made."

The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz

Eleven-year-old Franny Davis and her best friend share school and family problems in this realistic, often humorous story set in New York's Greenwich Village. 

1965 Medal Winner

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska YA NEWBERY Wojciechowska, M

"Manolo was the son of the great bullfighter Joan Olivar. Ever since his father's death the town of Arcangel has waited for when Manolo would be twelve and face his first bull. . . . A quiet style caps the explosive tension of this situation making it more intense".--Publishers Weekly.

Honor Book

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt j HUN 

The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War, by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly." "An impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story."--University of Chicago Center for Children's Books.

1964 Medal Winner

It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville YA NEWBERY Neville, E. + j NEWBERY NEV

"The thoughts, feelings, and activities of an adolescent boy in contemporary New York City, perceptively revealed in a skillfully written narrative".--Booklist.--The New York Times. 1964 Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Books 1940-1970.

Honor Books

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North j 599.7 NOR

The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

The Loner by Ester Wier j WIE 

The boy with no name doesn't remember his past; all he knows is that he has to survive, and that means picking fruit on various farms across the southwest. Staying with anyone who'll take him, he gives up all his wages for food and a place to sleep. Then he finds a loving home and realizes he is no longer a loner. 

1963 Medal Winner

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle YA L’Engle, M

It was a wild, stormy night when the unearthly visitor arrived to change the lives of Meg, her small brother, Charles, and their scientist mother. "Has the general appearance of being science fiction, but it is not. There is mystery, mysticism, a feeling of indefinable brooding horror . . . original, different, exciting."--"Saturday Review." 1963 Newbery Medal winner.

Honor Books

Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. (Leclaire Alger)

Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge

1962 Medal Winner

The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare YA NEWBERY Speare, E.

Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this story tells of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered."--"Booklist." 

Honor Books

Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis 973.2 TUN 

Describes the daily lives of American pioneers who explored and settled the territories west of the Appalachians

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 

Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil uncle, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father in this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue.

Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz