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Newbery Awards 1960-1969

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The High King

The High King

1969
In this final part of the chronicles of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.

From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

1968
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Up a Road Slowly

Up a Road Slowly

1967
After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a school teacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.

I, Juan de Pareja

I, Juan de Pareja

1966
Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.

Shadow of a Bull

Shadow of a Bull
Illustrated by Alvin Smith

1965
Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.

It's Like This, Cat

It's Like This, Cat
Illustrated by Emil Weiss

1964
Dave Mitchell and his father disagree on almost everything: Dave's music, his hair, even what makes a better pet, a dog or a cat. Dave's father thinks that a dog could be very educational. So Dave gets Cat.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

1963
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow

1962
When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Illustrated by Ted Lewin

1961
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Onion John

Onion John
Illustrated by Symeon Shimin

1960
His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.