What are the best books that received the Newbery medal or honor?

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    #1The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is a tale about a boy raised by ghosts in a cemetery. This 2008 novel is the only book to win both the Newberry medal and Carnegie medal, along with Hugo Award and Locus Award.


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    Andy Tang
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this well written ghost story, It was funny and spooky at the same time. "
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    #2Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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    Silvia Vera
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This paper-over-board edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning author Kate DiCamillo. "
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    #3The Upstairs Room

    The Upstairs Room
    The Upstairs Room, the first book in Johanna Reiss' famous series, tells the story of the 10-year-old Annie, a Jew living in Holland during World War II, and her courageous fight to survive the Nazis by hiding in a cramped attic.

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    Debra Hernandez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Upstairs Room is a great book that has won the Newbery medal of honor. It deals with the hardships of WW2 and it is a story of the amount of discomfort in dealing with hiding during the German occupation."
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    #4The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.


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    Carl Ryan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Who has anything bad to say about this classic? It was a required reading when we were all younger and for good reason. It's a powerful, captivating story that teaches valuable lessons. I read this book to my young daughter because her school has yet to make the students read it and she said it's her favourite book of all time."
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    #5Inside Out and Back Again

    Inside Out and Back Again

    Inside Out and Back Again is an inspirational colorful memoir authored by Thanhha Lai. It was first published in February 2011. It is the debut novel of the author and won the Newbery Honor award and a National Book Award.


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    Jacqueline Freeman
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I was looking for some award winning books, especially that have received the Newbery medal. My local book store recommended Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Although it is the first novel by this author, it definitely deserved the award."
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    #6A Wind in the Door (The Time Quintet)

    A Wind in the Door (The Time Quintet)

    Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door is the second book from her classic fantasy novel, A Wind in the Door. The novel won the 1963 Newbery Medal along with A Wrinkle in Time. 


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    Luis Gómez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This solution is great because it has won a Newbery Medal. It is also highly recommended by buyers."
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    #7Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Jess and Leslie started a unique friendship. The other day, they were competing against each other. The next day, they were inseparable. Together, they created the magical world of Terabithia where imagination is their only limit.


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    Carolyn Little
    Written on May 2, 2018
    " Newbery books rarely steer me wrong. I had heard of this book for a very long time but never got around to reading it. I’m sad that it took me so long. This is such a classic tale of friendship and loss. We have all experienced losses and this book helps to show how love will give you strength. I can’t believe I waited this long, don’t be like me! "
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    #8Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie is a classic teen drama novel written by Kate DiCamillo. The book won the 2001 Newbery Honor. It is about a family who moved to Naomi, Florida and there met a mangy dog they named Winn-Dixie.


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    Luis Alberto Madrigal
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I didn't like to read books in elementary until I came across this book randomly in the library. At first the dog on the cover attracted me but then as I started and continued reading I found that I really enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book to help kids get into reading as it helped me in elementary."
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    #9Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.


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    Frank Rice
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a good possible suggestion as it did win the award and sounds like an interesting book in general. "
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    #10The Thief (The Queen's Thief)

    The Thief (The Queen's Thief)

    The Thief, the first book in Megan Turner's The Queen's Thief series, is about Eugenides, who was thrown to prison because he bragged about being the best thief but was then given a way out by stealing something for the King.


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    #11Julie's Wolf Pack

    Julie's Wolf Pack
    Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor is the third book in the Julie of the Wolves series. It follows the story of a wolf pack who saved a young girl's life. This book was published in 1999.

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    William Estrada
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Julie's Wolf Pack did not actually receive the Newbery medal of honor, it was the first book in the series Julie of the Wolves. This book is the third in the series."
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    #12The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    Not every adolescent girl is accused of killing, send to trial and found guilty. But this is exactly the story of Charlotte Doyle. A girl whose strong ideas and actions may offend you, but this is her truth. 


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    #13Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.


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    Victoria Morgan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Princess Academy is a best selling book that completely captivates the imagination of every teenage girls desires. It demonstrates the element of hard work and conflict as well a perseverance to reach a common goal. It's truly an affordable highly rated detailed work of art. "
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    #14The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)

    The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)
    The House of the Scorpion is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Matteo Alacran written by Nancy Farmer which centers on the life of Matteo Alacrán. 

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    Ruth Ramirez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "There's a strong lesson in human decency in this book. You'll take a long hard look at your own life. Definitely recommend."
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    #15Catherine, Called Birdy

    Catherine, Called Birdy

    Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is a children's fiction book about a protagonist who was forced to marry a man she does not love. This book was originally published in 1994.


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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I'm totally excited to dive into this book! The story telling feels so original and fresh. I imagine that the awards won for this book are very fitting!"
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    #16Al Capone Does My Shirts

    Al Capone Does My Shirts
    Al Capone Does My Shirts the first book in Gennifer Choldenko's historical fiction series, the Alcapone trilogy. It was first released in 2006. It became a Newbery Honor book.


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    Kevin Hudson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A nice little work of fiction that takes place during the depression. It is a story about junior high age kids and their struggles. Although fiction, there is a lot of accuracy as far as Alcatraz and also how mental illness was treated back then. This ties the book together very well. This books is a great fit for tying in history to junior high children. "
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    #17Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 


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    Amber Andrews
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I think that Hatchet (the first book in Brian's Saga) written by Gary Paulsen is a really good book. It's a story of survival with 13-year-old Brian using his wit and will and his hatchet to persevere after a plane crash leaves him alone in the Canadian wilderness. He makes plenty of mistakes, but he learns. The book kept me focused and on edge, worrying about Brian. The only thing that I didn't really like was his thoughts about his parents divorce. It felt unnecessary. Otherwise, it's a really good Newberry Honor book."
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    #18Getting Near to Baby

    Getting Near to Baby
    Getting Near to Baby is a Newbery Honor book for young adults by Audrey Couloumbis, first published in 1999. It tells the story of Willa Jo and Little Sister, whose lives are turned upside down by the death of their baby sister.

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Best What are the best books that received the Newbery medal or honor
1The Graveyard BookBooks 40 Paid
2Charlotte's WebBooks 38 Paid
3The Upstairs RoomBooks 32 Paid
4The GiverBooks 32 Paid
5Inside Out and Back AgainBooks 30 Paid
6A Wind in the Door (The Time Quintet)Books 29 Paid
7Bridge to TerabithiaBooks 27 Paid
8Because of Winn-DixieBooks 26 Paid
9Ella EnchantedBooks 25 Paid
10The Thief (The Queen's Thief)Books 24 Paid

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