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Audio Newbery

By popular request, here is a list of most of the Newbery Award winners, many of which are available on cassette, CD (links are to Amazon) or Audio Download (from Audible). 

A quick warning about used tapes/CDs:  Some third party or "used" sellers will list books rather than audio products where audio is indicated.  Please contact the sellers to determine the actual product offered, unless specifically stated in the description, or buy new and be sure.

About the Newbery Award (from the ALA* website):

"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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."   Some books, especially those published after 1963, may include questionable content, including graphic descriptions, foul language, and "edgy" content.  As with all unfamiliar books, listen before your child to determine suitability.  Books we have read or heard, and loved, are marked with a .  Some others we have read, and not cared for.  Still others are awaiting our attention.

 

*(MacBeth's Opinion does not endorse the political agenda of the ALA)


 

How this page is organized:

The books are listed by date of award.  Titles are links to the actual books, while CD and cassette editions, as well as audio to download, are linked by media type after the title.  Please double check the media format before purchasing, to ensure satisfaction.  Thanks!!

 

1922

Medal:  The Story of Mankind

(no audio available)

 

1923

The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle

Cassette   CD   Audio Download

 

1924

The Dark Frigate 

Cassette  Audio Download

 

1925

Tales from the Silver Lands

(no audio available)

 

1926

Shen of the Sea

(no audio available)

 

1927

Smoky the Cow Horse

Cassette

 

1928

Gay-Neck:  the Story of a Pigeon

(no audio available)

 

1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Cassette

 

1930

Hitty:  Her First Hundred Years

Cassette

 

1931

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Cassette

 

1932

Waterless Mountain

 (no audio available)

 

1933

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

 (no audio available)

 

1934

Invincible Louisa 

 (no audio available)

 

1935

Dobry

(no audio available)

 

1936

Caddie Woodlawn

Cassette

 

1937

Roller Skates

Cassette

 

1938

The White Stag

(no audio available)

 

1939

Thimble Summer

Cassette

 

1940

Daniel Boone

(no audio available)

 

1941

Call It Courage

Cassette  CD  Audio Download

 

1942

The Matchlock Gun

(no audio available)

 

1943

Adam of the Road

(the abridged recording of this book is so poor that I cannot recommend it)

 

1944

Johnny Tremain

Cassette  CD

 

1945

Rabbit Hill

Cassette

 

1946

Strawberry Girl

Cassette (see warning on purchasing used audio)

 

1947

Miss Hikory

Cassette

 

1948

The Twenty-one Balloons

Cassette

 

1949

King of the Wind

Cassette

 

1950

The Door in the Wall

Cassette

 

1951

Amos Fortune, Free Man

Cassette

 

1952

Ginger Pye

Cassette

 

1953

Secret of the Andes

(no audio available)

 

1954

...And Now Miguel

Cassette

 

1955

The Wheel on the School

Cassette

 

1956

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

(no audio available)

 

1957

Miracles on Maple Hill

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1958

Rifles for Watie

Cassette

 

1959

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Cassette  Audio download

 

1960

Onion John

(no audio available)

 

1961

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Cassette  Audio download

 

1962

The Bronze Bow

Cassette  CD   Audio download   MP3 CD

 

1963

A Wrinkle in Time

Cassette CD Audio download

 

1964

It's Like this, Cat

(no audio available)

 

1965

Shadow of a Bull

Cassette

 

1966

I, Juan de Pareja

(no audio available)

 

1967

Up a Road Slowly

Cassette

 

1968

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1969

The High King

Cassette   Audio download

 

1970

Sounder

Cassette

 

1971

Summer of the Swans

Cassette

 

1972

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

 Cassette

 

1973

Julie of the Wolves

 Cassette

 

1974

The Slave Dancer

 Cassette

 

1975

M.C. Higgins, the Great

 Cassette

 

1976

The Grey King (recommended with reservations--see my review)

 Cassette

 

1977

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

 Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1978

Bridge to Terabithia

 Cassette  CD

 

1979

The Westing Game

(no audio available)

 

1980

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32

 Cassette

 

1981

Jacob Have I Loved

 Cassette

 

1982

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

 Cassette

 

1983

Dicey's Song

Cassette

 

1984

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Cassette

 

1985

The Hero and the Crown

Cassette

 

1986

Sarah, Plain and Tall 

Cassette  CD  Audio Download (3 book collection!)

 

1987

The Whipping Boy

Cassette

 

1988

Lincoln: A Photobiography

(no audio available)

 

1989

Joyful Noise: Poems of Two Voices 

(no audio available)

 

1990

Number the Stars

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1991

Maniac Magee 

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1992

Shiloh

Cassette  Audio download

 

1993

Missing May

Cassette

 

1994

The Giver 

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

1995

Walk Two Moons 

Cassette   Audio download

 

1996

The Midwife's Apprentice  (graphic birth scenes; impersonation of devil; adultery)

Cassette (includes author's interview calling some Catholic traditions "superstitions")

 

1997

The View From Saturday

Cassette

 

1998

Out of the Dust

Cassette  CD

 

1999

Holes 

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

2000

Bud, Not Buddy

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

2001

A Year Down Yonder

Cassette  CD

 

2002

A Single Shard  (includes a brief description of a historical suicide, but challenges the idea)

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

2003

Crispin: The Cross of Lead  (Warning--this book is rather anti-Catholic)

Cassette

 

2004

Tale of Despereaux

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

2005

Kira-Kira

Cassette  CD  Audio download

 

2006?

 

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