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The One and Only Ivan

2013 Newbery Medal

This year The One and Only Ivan took the Newbery medal for the best book of fiction for children under 14. Inspired by a true story, Ivan is a gorilla who performs for crowds at the shopping mall. Even though he is kept in confinement he doesn't miss the jungle most days. But when baby elephant Ruby arrives he realizes he must fight for their freedom and change their lives. Told from Ivan's perspective, readers will love to watch him transform over the course of the story through the wonderful humor and emotion that Applegate conveys.

BROWSE AWARD-WINNING BOOK LISTS

Caldecott Medal | Man Booker Prize | National Book Awards | National Book Critics Circle Awards | Newbery Medal | Nobel Prize | PEN/Faulkner Award | Pulitzer Prize

Newbery Medal Winners

2013

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

2012

Dead End in Norvelt , by Jack Gantos

2011

Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

2010

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

2009

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

2008

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village , by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007

The Higher Power of Lucky , by Susan Patron

2006

Criss Cross , by Lynne Rae Perkins

2005

Kira-Kira , by Cynthia Kadohata

2004

The Tale of Despereaux , by Kate DiCamillo

2003

Crispin: The Cross of Lead , by Avi

2002

A Single Shard , by Linda Sue Park

2001

A Year Down Yonder , by Richard Peck

2000

Bud, Not Buddy , by Christopher Paul Curtis

1999

Holes , by Louis Sachar

1998

Out of the Dust , by Karen Hesse

1997

The View From Saturday , by E.L. Konigsburg

1996

The Midwife's Apprentice , by Karen Cushman

1995

Walk Two Moons , by Sharon Creech

1994

The Giver , by Lois Lowry

1993

Missing May , by Cynthia Rylant

1992

Shiloh , by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991

Maniac Magee , by Jerry Spinelli

1990

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

1989

Joyful Noise , by Paul Fleischman

1988

Lincoln: a Photobiography , by Russell Freedman

1987

The Whipping Boy , by Sid Fleischman

1986

Sarah, Plain and Tall , by Patricia MacLachlan

1985

The Hero and the Crown , by Robin McKinley

1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw , by Beverly Cleary

1983

Dicey's Song , by Cynthia Voigt

1982

A Visit To William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard

1981

Jacob Have I Loved , by Katherine Paterson

1980

A Gathering Of Days: A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32 , by Joan Blos

1979

The Westing Game , by Ellen Raskin

1978

Bridge to Terabithia , by Katherine Paterson

1977

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry , by Mildred Taylor

1976

The Grey King , by Susan Cooper

1975

M.C. Higgins, The Great , by Virginia Hamilton

1974

The Slave Dancer , by Paula Fox

1973

Julie of the Wolves , by Jean Craighead George

1972

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH , by Robert C. O'Brien

1971

Summer of the Swans , by Betsy, byars

1970

Sounder , by William H. Armstrong

1969

The High King , by Lloyd Alexander

1968

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler , by E. L. Konigsburg

1967

Up a Road Slowly , by Irene Hunt

1966

I, Juan de Pareja , by Elizabeth Borten de Trevino

1965

Shadow of a Bull , by Maia Wojciechowska

1964

It's Like This, Cat , by Emily Cheney Neville

1963

A Wrinkle in Time , by Madeleine L'Engle

1962

The Bronze Bow , by Elizabeth George Speare

1961

Island of the Blue Dolphins , by Scott O'Dell

1960

Onion John , by Joseph Krumgold

1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond , by Elizabeth George Speare

1958

Rifles for Watie , by Harold Keith

1957

Miracles on Maple Hill , by Virginia Sorenson

1956

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch , by Jean Lee Latham

1955

The Wheel on the School , by Meindert Dejong

1954

And Now Miguel , by Joseph Krumgold

1953

Secret of the Andes , by Ann Nolan Clark

1952

Ginger Pye , by Eleanor Estes

1951

Amos Fortune, Free Man , by Elizabeth Yates

1950

The Door In The Wall , by Marguerite de Angeli

1949

King of the Wind , by Marguerite Henry

1948

The Twenty-One Balloons , by William Pene du Boish

1947

Miss Hickory , by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

1946

Strawberry Girl , by Lois Lenski

1945

Rabbit Hill , by Robert Lawson

1944

Johnny Tremain , by Esther Forbes

1943

Adam of the Road , by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1942

The Matchlock Gun , by Walter D. Edmonds

1941

Call It Courage , by Armstrong Sperry

1940

Daniel Boone , by James Daugherty

1939

Thimble Summer , by Elizabeth Enright

1938

The White Stag , by Kate Seredy

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