What are the best Newbery medal winners?

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    #1Inside 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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    Lori Coleman
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is such a well written novel, especially for a debut. It's deeply emotional and wrench, and you'll have a hard time putting it down. I fell in love with this author and can't wait to read more from her."
  2. 28

    #2The 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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    Zachary Fox
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I felt that this was a very interesting and uniquely written book. I really felt the writing was exceptional and warranted the praise it received. Many will find the writing and characters in the book super and very refreshing."
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    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.


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    Susan Patterson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Holes is such a great book, all around solid adventure story and one of the best Newbery medal winners I've read to date. It's sort of a Horatio Algiers in reverse, great storytelling."
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    #4On the Banks of Plum Creek

    On the Banks of Plum Creek

    Based on the real life of Laura Ingalls, 'On the banks of plum creek' is the 4th book of the Little House series. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family that captivated readers in America and around the globe. 


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    Ashley Curtis
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Highly recommended!! My 9 year old is currently reading through Laura Ingalls' stories faster than I can imagine. This is the first set of books that has held her interest more that the first volume. Added benefit - I get to re-read these stories too!"
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    #5Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
    During the Great Depression in Mississippi, this story talks about the struggle of a family to maintain pride, independence and integrity against the racism and social inequity. 

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    Christopher Munoz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This award winning book is a must-have. I could read it again and again!"
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    #6Maniac Magee

    Maniac Magee

    Maniac Magee is a juvenile fiction book by Jerry Spinelli. It was originally published in 1990, and it won the Newbery Medal in 1991. It tells the story of an orphan, Jeffrey Lionel Magee, who became a legend in their small town.


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    Guadalupe Sánchez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Great read for any age! Perfectly written with such a good plot and characters are so well developed. Would highly recommend."
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    #7The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 


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    Grace Mason
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a good book if you are looking for the best Newbery medal winners because it is an interesting young adult historical fiction. It tells the story of a woman whose life will never be the same as she is accused of witchcraft. I think it is a very interesting story so I would definitely recommend it. "
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    #8The Westing Game

    The Westing Game
    Described by Booklist as 'a supersharp mystery, confoundingly clever and very funny' this is a bizarre chain of events that begin when 16 people gather for the reading of Samuel Westling's will. A fascinating book full of word games, disguises, aliases and subterfuges. 

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    Rachel Ramirez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "perfect reviews although only a few. does not seem interesting to me and probably not the best newbery winner"
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    #9Walk Two Moons

    Walk Two Moons

    Walk Two Moons is a children's novel by the multi-award-winning author Sharon Creech. It was originally published in 1994, and it won the John Newbery Medal in 1995. It tells the story of a young girl's search for her missing mother.


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    Linda Munoz
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My daughter loved this book. She's 12 and read this in one day. Her teacher told me the entire class was engrossed in it, so I'd recommend for most kids."
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    #10Bud, Not Buddy

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Despite having a hard time, Bud is determined to find his father. This 10-year old kid from Flint, Michigan is ready to find him, and only carrying his suitcase, he will hit the road in order to find the mysterious man that has been missing his whole life. 


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    Jeffrey Watkins
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book that not only won a Newbery medal but also numerous other awards, which is quite impressive when you consider that this is a debut novel. It also helps that the book itself is quite humorous."
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    #11From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

    From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

    From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. is a classic picture book written and illustrated by literary icon E.L. Konigsburg. It was originally published in 1957. It is about a girl who ran away from her house and found an adventure in New York City.


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    Samuel Washington
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "this is good but i know of better winners"
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    #12Charlotte'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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    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Charlotte's Web is a book that stands out time after time. It's one of the best Newberry Medal winners of all time. This classic is one of the first books I remember reading as a school child and I have been able to share that same joy with my own kids, now that I am a mother. It teaches lessons about love, relationships and death. This story exemplifies what true friendship is, and I will one day go on to read it with my grandchildren."


Best What are the best Newbery medal winners
1Inside Out and Back AgainBooks 34 Paid
2The Graveyard BookBooks 28 Paid
3HolesBooks 26 Paid
4On the Banks of Plum CreekBooks 26 Paid
5Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryBooks 22 Paid
6Maniac MageeBooks 20 Paid
7The Witch of Blackbird PondBooks 16 Paid
8The Westing GameBooks 14 Paid
9Walk Two MoonsBooks 13 Paid
10Bud, Not BuddyBooks 10 Paid

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