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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

About the Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is named for the 18th century English bookseller, John Newbery. The Newbery Medal is awarded yearly to the most distinguished American author of children's literature. The first winners were in 1922. There may also be one or more Honor books named.

Learn more about the Newbery Medal.

"Children" are defined by the awards committee as anyone up to age 14, so many Newbery winning and honor books are not picture books.

Newbery Award Winners in the NCC Libraries

Newbery Honor Books in the NCC Libraries

Here is a list of the Newbery Honor books in the NCC libraries. It includes the title, author, call number and the year the award was won. Click on the link above to download.

Newbery Award Medal & Honor Picture Books

Last Stop on Market Street

Author: Matt de la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Every Sunday after church, C.J. and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, C.J. wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty -- and fun -- in their routine, and the world around them"--Publisher's description.

Millions of Cats

Author: Wanda Gág
Published: 1928
Location: Monroe
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home.

Frog and Toad Together

Author: Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
Published: 1972
Location: Bethlehem
"Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery"--Publisher's description.

Doctor de Soto

Author: William Steig (Illustrator)
Published: 1982
Location: Bethlehem
"Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain"--Publisher's description.

Show Way

Author: Jacqueline Woodson; Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem
"The making of 'show ways,' or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family"--Publisher's description.