My favorite was the 1963 winner, A Wrinkle in Time. It was written by Madeleine D'Engle.
No, to win the Newbery Medal, a book must be published in the United States before any other country, and the Harry Potter series was originally published in England.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell won the 1961 Newbery Medal.
The Newbery Medal was first awarded in 1922.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Newbery Award was named after John Newbery because he was a very influential publisher in England who brought children's literature to the literary forefront.
The Newbery Medal is named for John Newbery, an 18th century publisher of children's books. He helped to turn children's books into a profitable, and therefore sustainable, endeavor.
JK Rowling did not win any Newbery Awards. There is very strict set of criteria. All of the books that meet that criteria are eligible for consideration. Unfortunately, one of the criteria is that the author must be an American, or live in America. JK Rowling is not an American and lives in Great Britain.
There is technically no reason why they couldn't, but it has never happened. The Newbery is given for the text of a book. The Caldicott goes to the best illustrations.
My sister served on the award committee several years ago. Each member of the committee receives a copy of every book that qualifies, or is believed to qualify, for the award for that year. The committee consists of educators and librarians from across the US. My sister received over 400 books!
The first step is to eliminate any books that do not fit the requirements. Each member then shares the books they feel are worthy and a listing of all of the ones that people like is created and the rest are eliminated. Then they all take time to carefully review the books on the list and start narrowing it down to a winner. They may also select a few Honor books for those that are worthy of notice.
She has won neither.
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To promote literature for children in the United States. The Medal is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children each year.
The Newbery Award is named after John Newbery.
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The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a young adult book by the American Library Association. The seal is placed on the cover of the books. Newbery medal winners have better sales than books books.