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10 Incorrect Ways to Spell ‘Newbery’

Newbery Misspellings

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. My question is: Why in the world is the renowned library in Chicago spelled Newberry and the award is spelled with only one r???

    • Only guessing here, but I think it’s because they are named after two completely different people, with differently spelled names.