A Celebration of Women Writers

Special Collection:
Celebration Editions

Newbery Honor Books
and Medal Winners
The Windy Hill By Women
It's Like This, Cat
by Cornelia Meigs
Newbery Honor Book, 1922
  by Emily Neville
Newbery Medal Winner, 1964


From the Fifties

The Blue Cat of Castle Town
by Catherine Cate Coblentz
Newbery Honor Book, 1950

From the Forties

Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot, the Shoe King's Son My Father's Dragon
by Mabel Louise Robinson
Newbery Honor Book, 1940
by Catherine Besterman
Newbery Honor Book, 1948
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Newbery Honor Book, 1949

From the Thirties

The Jumping-Off Place Spice and the Devil's Cave New Land A Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic
by Marion Hurd McNeely
Newbery Honor Book, 1930
by Agnes Hewes
Newbery Honor Book, 1931
by Sarah Schmidt
Newbery Honor Book, 1934
by Hilda Von Stockum
Newbery Honor Book, 1935

From the Twenties

The Windy Hill The Dream Coach Tod of the Fens
by Cornelia Meigs
Newbery Honor Book, 1922
by Anne Parrish
Newbery Honor Book, 1925
by Elinor Whitney
Newbery Honor Book, 1929


The books shown above are titles whose copyrights have expired, in many cases because they were not renewed. Because they are in the public domain, these books can be legally reproduced online.


Other Celebration Editions
by Newbery Recipients

These books were written by women authors who received Newbery Honor or Medal awards for other works.

Master Simon's Garden.
by Cornelia Meigs.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916.
This Way to Christmas
by Ruth Sawyer.
New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1916.
Lost Indian Magic
by Grace Moon.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes company, 1918.
The Velveteen Rabbit,
or, How Toys Become Real

by Margery Williams Bianco.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1922.
Prudence Crandall,
Woman of Courage

by Elizabeth Yates
New York: Aladdin Books, 1955. Copyright not renewed.


Women who have been recognized for Newbery Honor and Newbery Medal books include:

Cornelia Meigs, Anne Parrish, Annie Carroll Moore, Caroline Snedeker, Ella Young, Elinor Whitney, Grace Moon, Grace Hallock, Wanda Gâg, Hildegarde Swift, Julia Davis Adams, Alida Malkus, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Mary Gould Davis, Marjorie Allee, Eloise Lownsbery, Eunice Tietjens, Rachel Field, Dorothy P. Lathrop, Laura Adams Armer, Nora Burglon, Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, Ann Kyle, Marion Hurd McNeely, Sarah Lindsay Schmidt, Allena Best, Elsie Singmaster, Hilda Von Stockum, Constance Rourke, Elizabeth Seeger, Monica Shannon, Elizabeth Janet Gray, Kate Seredy, Carol Ryrie Brink, Margery Williams Bianco, Lois Lenski, Ruth Sawyer, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jeanette Eaton, Phyllis Crawford, Florence Atwater, Elizabeth Enright, Anna Gertrude Hall, Mary Jane Carr, Doris Gates, Eva Roe Gaggin, Genevieve Foster, Mabel Leigh Hunt, Eleanor Estes, Elizabeth Yates, Julia Sauer, Esther Forbes, Alice Dalgliesh, Katherine Shippen, Christine Weston, Florence Crannell Means, Marguerite Henry, Eleanor Jewett, Mary Buff, Nancy Barnes, Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, Carolyn Treffinger, Claire Huchet Bishop, Marion Havighurst, Rebecca Caudill, Marguerite de Angeli, Clara Ingram Judson, Elizabeth Baity, Ann Weil, Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Ann Nolan Clark, Jennie Lindquist, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jean Lee Latham, Virginia Sorensen, Mari Sandoz, Natalie Savage Carlson, Elizabeth George Speare, Carol Kendall, Jean Craighead George, Mary Stolz, Olivia Coolidge, Madeleine L'Engle, and Ester Wier.


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom