FREE “The Mystery of History Guide to Newbery Medal Winners” PDF


Since 1922, the American Library Association has awarded only one book per year the distinguished Newbery Medal—designed to recognize outstanding American literature for children.  As a guide to parents and teachers, The Mystery of History has condensed the Newbery Medal list of winners to the categories of “historical fiction” and “biographies” that correlate well with our world history curriculum.

This PDF is free to print for The Mystery of Home Education podcast listeners.

  • For your convenience, we listed the Newbery winners in chronological order by the four volumes of The Mystery of History—and offered corresponding lesson numbers where the titles will best fit in your studies.
  • Since The Mystery of History is a world history curriculum, this list does not include American history titles that fall outside the contents of this series.
  • For an extensive list of recommended world history literature, don’t miss the “Supplemental Books and Resources” section found in our Companion Guides. (We have hundreds of additional titles to choose from!)

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