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Newbery Library Lessons & Scavenger Hunt


Grade Levels:
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade

No, this product is a PDF printable, with links to Google Slides. It is not editable.

Teaching Duration:
2 class periods

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Want to help your students learn about Newbery medal winning books and honor books in your school library? This Newbery Scavenger Hunt provides 103 cards with all honorees from 2000 to 2023! Students will work together to find these books on your shelves or in your online catalog.

Included in this helpful product are:

  • 103 cards, 4 to a page on 26 pages, with all of the Newbery (not Newberry!) medal winners and Newbery honor books from 2000 to 2023.
  • A complete library lesson plan, for collaborative work with a partner, sharing with the whole group, and extensions, which should last for 2 class periods
  • Information about the Newbery award (and why the books we love don’t always win)
  • Editable tracking chart of Newbery books you own, you have read, or for students to keep a record of their own reading
  • Full page and half page recording sheets or exit tickets

You don’t have to have each of these titles in your library to use this scavenger hunt. Just make doubles of those that you DO have, and use this list to inform your collection development. Or have students use these cards to search the online catalog.

The competition of searching for answers makes this an engaging activity for our students! Your library learners will practice their collaboration skills as they work together to find the books and report back to the whole group.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire –  D.1.
  • Include –  B.3.
  • Collaborate – D.1.
  • Curate – A.2.
  • Explore – A.1. –  C.1.
  • Engage – A.1. –  D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10.

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) –
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency. 

  • TEKS LA.3.5
  • TEKS LA.4.5
  • TEKS LA.5.5

Terms of Use
© Library Learners – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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Grade Levels

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade


No, this product is not editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

2 class periods


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