The John Newbery Medal has been awarded annually since 1922 under the supervision of the Association for Library Service to Children. It is presented to the author making the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature published in the United States during the preceding year. Honor books for this award may be found on the American Library Association website under Awards & Grants: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/john-newbery-medal-2
Few libraries will have all the books you need at the time you need them.
The Other Libraries link on the UALR Ottenheimer Library Web site helps you locate books in area libraries. Select a library from the list and search their online catalog for the book you want.