2005 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: Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Newbery Honor Books: Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko (G.P. Putnam's Sons/a division of Penguin Young Readers Group);
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, Russell Freedman (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin);
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)