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The Newbery Medal (Hall of Fame - 50 books) is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Most years two or three other books are chosen to receive Newbery Honor awards. Reading levels range from easy chapter books through high-school reading level. Please note that content also varies greatly - from simple stories of friendship or adventure to books about serious social issues more appropriate for older students.

Students in this club may read any Newbery Award book (Medal or Honor). The list of books each student has read is kept on file in the Library. Testing occurs after each book is read. The student is asked two or three questions about the book. Questions are simple, so a student who has read the book will pass. Students receive a small prize and are recognized in front of their class after every block of five books. 

Newbery books are marked with a BRIGHT YELLOW sticker with a medal-shaped icon. Most of these books are shelved in the Fiction section of the library. A few Newbery books are shelved in the Nonfiction and Easy sections.

Newbery medal image