2004 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Newbery Medal for Best Book: The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)
Newbery Honor Books: Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books);
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, Jim Murphy (Clarion Books);