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


  1. 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. Great graphic! I’ve pinned it onto my Best Books for Kids Pinterest Board: http://pinterest.com/pragmaticmom/best-books-for-kids/

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

  6. 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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