Book Award Winner History - All Levels
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Picture Book Award (established 2003, but 1st list & awarding was 2006)Children's Book Award (established 1976)Junior Book Award (established 1993)Young Adult Book Award (established in 1980)
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1976How to Eat Fried WormsThomas Rockwell
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1977Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingJudy Blume
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1978Otherwise Known as Sheila the GreatJudy Blume
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1979The Great Christmas Kidnapping CaperJean VanLeeuwen
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1980Shoeshine GirlClyde BullaAmityville HorrorJay Anson
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1981BunniclaDeborah & James HoweA Shining SeasonWilliam J. Buchanan
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1982The Ghost of Tillie Jean CassawayEllen ShowellThe Boy Who Drank Too MuchShep Greene
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1983Prisoners at the Kitchen TableBarbara HollandAbout DavidSusan Beth Pfeffer
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1984Jelly BellyRobert K. SmithStranger With My FaceLois Duncan
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1985The Monster's RingBruce CovilleThe Divorce ExpressPaula Danziger
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1986War With GrandpaRobert Kimmel SmithA String of Chances
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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1987Cracker JacksonBetsy ByarsIf This Is Love, I'll Take SpagettiEllen Conford
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1988Baby Sitting Is a Dangerous ThingWillo Davis RobertsLocked in TimeLois Duncan
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Ferret in the Bedroom, Lizards in the Fridge
Bill WallaceFace at the Edge of the WorldEve Bunting
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1990Class ClownJohanna HurwizThe Year Without MichaelSusan Beth Pfeffer
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1991Is Anybody There?Eve BuntingFallen AngelsWalter Dean Myers
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1992Snot StewBill WallaceOn the Devil's CourtCarl Deuker
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1993WeaselCynthia DeFeliceDead Man in Indian CreekMary Downing HahnThe Silver Kiss
Annette Curtis Klause
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1994Fourth Grade RatsJerry SpinelliStepping on the CracksMary Downing HahnJurassic ParkMichael Crichton
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1995Sukey and the Mermaid
Robert Souci & Brian Pinkney
The Ghost in the HouseBetty WrightWhat You Don't Know Can Kill YouFran Arrick
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1996Boys Start the WarPhyllis Reynolds NaylorBabyPatricia MacLachlanDetour for EmmyMarilyn Reynolds
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1997Best School Year EverBarbara RobinsonPhoenix RisingKaren HessHarris and MeGary Paulsen
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1998The Story of Ruby BridgesRobert ColesMick Harte Was HereBarbara ParkA Time for DancingDavida Willis Hurwin
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1999TornadoBetsy ByarsCrashJerry SpinelliSlamWalter Dean Myers
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2000Rumplstiltskin's DaughterDiane StanleyTangerineEdward BoorBlood and Chocolate
Annette Curtis Klause
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2001Thank You, Mr. FalkerPatricia Polacco
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. RowlingSomeone Like MeSarah Dessen
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2002Hooway For Wodney WatHelen LesterDork in DisguiseCarol GormanSpeak
Laurie Halse Anderson
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2003Because of Winn DixieKate DiCamilloJade GreenPhyllis Reynolds NaylorThe Body of Christopher CreedCarol Plum-Ucci
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2004My Dog, My HeroBetsy ByarsFlippedWendelin Van DraanenScribbler of DreamsMary Pearson
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2005Mr. Lincoln's WayPatricia PolaccoStormbreakerAnthony HorowitzThe Lovely BonesAlice Sebold
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2006Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the BusMo WillemsDiary of a WormDoreen CroninThe House of the ScorpionNancy FarmerEragonChristopher Paolini
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2007Bubble Gum, Bubble GumLisa WheelerUp the Learning TreeMarcia K. VaughanSo B. ItSarah WeeksThe Truth About ForeverSarah Dessen
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2008Sweet ToothMarjorie PalantiniThe Old Willis PlaceMary Downing HahnThe Lightning ThiefRick RiordanTwilightStephenie Meyer
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2009Hero CatEileen SpinelliHow to Steal a DogBarbara O'ConnorCracker!: The Best Dog in VietnamCynthia KadohataNew MoonStephenie Meyer
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2010Wolf's Coming!Joe KulkaSwindleGordon KormanSchooledGordon KormanThirteen Reasons Why: a novelJay Asher
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2011
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina
Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
All the Lovely Bad OnesMary Downing HahnThe Hunger GamesSuzanne CollinsThe Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins
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2012Hot Rod HamsterCynthia Lord11 BirthdaysWendy MassHeart of a ShepherdRoseanne ParryInto the Wild Nerd YonderJulie Halpern
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2013Every Cowgirl Needs a HorseRebecca JanniThe Ghost of Crutchfield HallMary Downing Hahn HeroMike LupicaMatchedAlly Condie
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2014Pete the Cat Rockin' in My School ShoesEric Litwin and James DeanWonderR. J. PalacioThe Running DreamWendelin Van DraanenDivergentVeronica Roth
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2015That is Not a Good IdeaMo WillemsBuddyM. H. HerlongThe RaftS. A. BodeenAlice in ZombielandGena Showalter
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2016The Day the Crayons QuitDrew DaywaltDukeKirby LarsonPrisoner B-3087Alan GratzThe 5th WaveRick Yancey
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2017Rags Hero Dog of WWI: A True StoryMargot RavenEl DeafoCece BellThe Swap a NovelMegan ShullRed QueenVictoria Aveyard
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2018I Yam a Donkey!CeCe BellThe Last Kids on EarthMax BrallierCode of HonorAlan GratzEverything, EverythingNicola Yoon
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Celebrate 50 Years of Book Award History - Children's Book Awards Was Established in 1976
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