2010's Newbery Winners (2010 to present)

John Newbery MedalHere are the Newbery Medal Winners for the Twenty-teens. This list includes book descriptions and other information like reading levels, book points, quiz numbers, and reader ratings. 

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2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

bookcover of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine ApplegateONE AND ONLY IVAN
by Katherine A. Applegate
Patricia Castelao (Illustrations)

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** ALA BookList
**Starred Review** Kirkus
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2013-14 Master List

4.28 avg rating — 13,309 GoodReaders

Based on a true story, book tells of Ivan, a captive gorilla who uses art to bridge the gap between his cage and the outside world.

excerpt from ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine A. Applegate

Word Count: 26,263
Page Count:  301
Accelerated Reading level: 3.6 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 150437

bookcover of Newbery Winner Jack Gantos'Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos

**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** Horn Book
**Starred Review** Kirkus

3.68 avg rating — 8,373 ratings

Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents. But plenty of excitement comes Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town.

Word Count: 73,597
Page Count: 352
Accelerated Reading level: 5.7 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 146010

bookcover of Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolMOON OVER MANIFEST
 by Clare Vanderpool

**Starred Review** SchoolLibraryJournal
**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** ALA BookList

 4.03 avg rating — 11,447 ratings
Description: Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.

Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”

Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 81,369
Page Count: 368
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 140091
Reading Counts!: 5.3 / points:20.0
Lexile: 800L

by Rebecca Stead

**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** HornBook

In 1979, as her mother prepares to be a contestant on the THE $20,000 PYRAMID, a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

Word Count: 39,253
Page Count: 208
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 6.0
AR quiz: 131144
 Lexile: 750L 

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