Youth Kids

Here is just a sampling of the award winning books for kids that are available at the Oxford Public Library.


Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


 2013: The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

Newbery Dead end in norvelt

 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

2007: The Higher Power of Lucky
by Susan Patron

2005: Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata

2004: The tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse,
a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread

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 Chrisopher Curtis
1999: Holes
by Louis Sachar

Newbery Honor Books

Newberry honor Breaking

 2012: Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin

Newbery honor Inside

 2012: Inside Out & Back Again
by Thanhha Lai

2011: Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen

2011: Heart of a Samurai
by Margi Preus

2011: One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia

2011: Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm

2010: Claudette Colvin: Twice towards justice
by Philip Hoose

2010: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly

2010: The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg
by Rodman Philbrick

2010: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin

2009: The Underneath
by Kathi Appelt

2009: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom
by Margarita Engle

2009: Savvy
by Ingrid Law

Newbery honor after Tupac

2009: After Tupac and D Foster
by Jacqueline Woodson

2008: Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis

2008: The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt

2008: Feathers
by Jacqueline Woodson

2005:Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
by Gary Schmidt 

2005:Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko 

2005:The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson
and the Struggle for Equal Rights

by Russell Freedman 


Caldecott Medal
Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.

Caldecott ball for daisy

 2012: A Ball for Daisy
by Chris Raschka

2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
2010: The Lion & the Mouse
illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney
2009: The House in the Night
by Susan Marie Swanson, Illustrated by Beth Krommes
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
2007: Flotsam
by David Wiesner

2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window
by Norton Juster
illustrations by: Chris Raschka

2005: Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
2003: My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann
2002: The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
2001: So you want to be president?
by David Small
2000: Joseph had a little overcoat
by Simms Taback
1999: Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Martin

Caldecott Honor Books

caldecott honor blackout 

 2012: Blackout
by John Rocco

Caldecott honor grandpa 

 2012: Grandpa Green
by Lane Smith

Caldecott honor me jane 

 2012: Me...Jane
by Patrick McConnell

2011: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet Slave
illustrated by Bryan Collier

2011: Interrupting Chicken
written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

2010: All the World
illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon

2010: Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman

2009:A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
by Marla Frazee 

2009:How I Learned Geography
by Uri Shulevitz

2009:A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

2008:Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the
Underground Railroad

by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson   

2008:First the Egg
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger 

2008:The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
by Peter Sis   

2008:Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mo Willems 

2005:The Red Book
by Barbara Lehman   

2005: Coming on Home Soon
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis   

2005: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
by Mo Willems