2004 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
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);

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