Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration

By Kaitlyn Spotts | December 3 2021 | Favorite Authors & SeriesEnglish Language ArtsGeneral

Penguin Random House is celebrating a century of the Newbery Medal!

Since 1922, lovers of children’s literature — children and adults alike — anxiously await the announcement of the Newbery Medal for the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” This anniversary commemorates not only a century of captivating books, it celebrates the longevity and evolution of the award. The world has changed in the last 100 years, and with it, the Newbery Medal seeks to recognize stories that represent and respect all youth. Join the celebration by sharing your favorite books, authors, trivia, stories, memories, and more with us on social media using #Newbery100.

Join Booklist, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books for a one-hour long FREE webinar to discuss the Newbery on Wednesday, January 12th at 2 PM CT. Register here!

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The Dark-Thirty
Southern Tales of the Supernatural
In this Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, Pat McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African American history. Now available with brand-new cover art by Brian Pinkney!
$9.99 US
Mar 29, 2022
128 Pages

Turtle in Paradise
The Graphic Novel
A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.
$12.99 US
Jun 29, 2021
256 Pages
Random House Graphic

The Westing Game
The Deluxe Anniversary Edition
This Deluxe Anniversary Edition will bring Ellen Raskin's classic story and design to a new readership with a new package including deluxe bonus content that has never before been published.
$10.99 US
May 15, 2018
208 Pages
Puffin Books

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
40th Anniversary Special Edition
A stunning repackage of Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson and an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!
$19.99 US
Jan 05, 2016
304 Pages
Dial Books

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The movie tie-in edition of the award-winning classic The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963!
$8.99 US
Aug 06, 2013
224 Pages

When You Reach Me
(Newbery Medal Winner)
The beloved Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me has a stunning new cover in paperback!
$8.99 US
Dec 28, 2010
240 Pages

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition)
An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this collector's edition—featuring a heavy interior stock, spot gloss and embossing on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding—will bring this beloved tale to a whole new generation of readers.
$8.99 US
Oct 05, 2006
32 Pages
Puffin Books

My Father's Dragon
2006 marks the 40th anniversary of Yearling, the leading name in children's paperbacks. All Yearling titles will be rebranded to visually enhance this classic imprint. Every Yearling Newbery title includes an embossed medal on the cover and color coordinating foil on the spine.
$6.99 US
Dec 27, 2005
96 Pages

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)
Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.
$8.99 US
Apr 12, 2004
192 Pages
Puffin Books