Then John Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. When You Reach Me written by Rebecca Stead is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner.
Four Newbery Honor Books were also named:
by Phillip Hoose,
by Jacqueline Kelly,
by Grace Lin and
by Rodman Philbrick.
List of the Winners of all Children's Book Awards announced by the American Library Association on January 18, 2010.