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The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding book for children. The award, which is named after an eighteen-century British bookseller, has been given since 1922. Together with the Caldecott Medal, it is considered the most prestigious award for children's literature in the United States.
Recipients of the Newbery Medal are:
1922 Hendrik Willem van Loon, The Story of Mankind
1923 Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
1924 Charles Hawes, The Dark Frigate
1925 Charles Finger, Tales from Silver Lands
1926 Arthur Bowie Chrisman, Shen of the Sea
1927 Will James, Smoky the Cow Horse
1928 Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Gayneck, the Story of a Pigeon