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2021 Books from Newbery Winners

Why make a list of all the 2021 books by past Newbery Medal and Honor winners?

  1. Chances are, a lot of these books are good.
  2. You never know, some of these books might end up with Newbery love down the road.

I went to the ends of the digital earth to track down all the 2021 books from past Newbery Medal and Honor winners I could find.

Did I miss one? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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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. Thanks for this listed. I always look forward to seeing it. I also had these marked that aren’t in your list above:
    Kevin Henkes has “Billy Miller Makes a Wish”
    Margarita Engle has “Your Heart, My Sky”
    Rita Williams-Garcia has “A Sitting in St. James ”
    Eugene Yelchin has “The Genius Under the Table”

  2. Lisa Schoof says

    Brian Selznick Kaleidoscope coming in September 2021
    Thanks for a GREAT list.

  3. Debbie Robl says

    Holy Guacamole!!! What a list! Don’t want to wish away a year, but I can’t wait to read ALL of these! Thanks for sharing! Looks like 2021 has a lot of literary brightness!