2009 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2009 Newbery Medal for Best Book: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins Children's Books)
2009 Newbery Honor Books: The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom, Margarita Engle (Henry Holt & Company)
Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group in partnership with Walden Media, LLC)
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Books for Young Readers)

2008 Newbery Medal and Honor Books Newbery Medal
2009 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

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