Newbery Awards 1960-1969
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The High King
In this final part of the chronicles of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.
From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Up a Road Slowly
After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a school teacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.
I, Juan de Pareja
Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.
Shadow of a Bull
Illustrated by Alvin Smith
Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.
It's Like This, Cat
Illustrated by Emil Weiss
Dave Mitchell and his father disagree on almost everything: Dave's music, his hair, even what makes a better pet, a dog or a cat. Dave's father thinks that a dog could be very educational. So Dave gets Cat.
A Wrinkle in Time
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
The Bronze Bow
When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Illustrated by Ted Lewin
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Illustrated by Symeon Shimin
His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.