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The Newbery Medal Infographic

A couple months back I realized that although there are tons of infographics in the world, there aren’t many with a children’s literature focus. Let’s right that wrong.

Last time out we had the world’s first Caldecott Medal infographic, and today we take on Newbery. Click to enlarge.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Debbie Reese says:

    Kind of frightening that most people don’t realize that ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS is riddled with errors of bias and omission and stereotyping.

  2. PragmaticMom says:

    Great graphic! I’ve pinned it onto my Best Books for Kids Pinterest Board:

  3. Eric Carpenter says:

    Nice. I eagerly await the presumably forthcoming Geisel, Carnegie, Printz, Odyssey, Sibert, CSK, and Belpré infographics!

    • Travis Jonker says:

      Ha – you may be waiting a while for those (but I’m game). Whenever I do one of these I feel like I’m channeling my inner Eric Carpenter so I’m glad you had a look at it

  4. Judy Freeman says:

    Thanks, Travis. I missed the one you did on Caldecott, so I got to see two cool charts in one day–double the fun! These are wonderful.

  5. Lisa says:

    This is amazing. Is the Geisel infographic next? Mo Willems would probably break some records on that one.

  6. Darla says:

    You might want to add that Robert Lawson is (so far) the only one to win both the Caldecott ( 1941 They Were Strong and Good) and the Newbery (1945 Rabbit Hill) :)


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