Books that have received the Newbery Award include "The Crossover," "When You Reach Me" and "Number the Stars." The award annually recognizes the most distinguished American literature contribution for children. A list of award winners is available on ALA.org, as of May 2015.
Kwame Alexander wrote "The Crossover," which follows the family life of 12-year-old twins Josh and Jordan Bell, who are basketball players. Josh tells the story in a verse format. In addition to the 2015 Newbery Award, the book also won the 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award.
Rebecca Stead is the author of "When You Reach Me," which takes place in 1978. The protagonist is a sixth grader, Miranda, who lives in New York City and enjoys the book "A Wrinkle in Time." She begins receiving mysterious notes that indicate she may be able to prevent a tragic death.
"Number the Stars," by Lois Lowry, follows a 10-year-old Jewish girl, Annemarie Johansen, and her family as they attempt to escape from Denmark to Sweden in 1943. The book won the 1990 Newbery Award.
From the ALA.org home page, users can choose Newbery Medal from the Parents drop-down menu to view a list of all the award winners from 1922 to the present.