Previous Winners

Previous Nominees and Winners

List of nominees from 1977 to 2012


Picture Book: I'm a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera

Nonfiction: Ducks Overboard! a True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum

Intermediate: The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling

Tween: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

All 2024 Nominees


Picture Book: This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose

Nonfiction: Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extrarodinary Animals  by Katy Duffield

Intermediate: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Tween: Becoming Muhammad Ali: a Novel by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander

All 2023 Nominees


​Picture Book: Jasper and Ollie Build a Fort by Alex Willan

Nonfiction: Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane Maynard

Intermediate: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Tween: New Kid by Jerry Craft

All 2022 Nominees


Picture Book- Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

Nonfiction- The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Beibow

Intermediate- Jake the Fake Keeps It Cool by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach

Tween The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

Tween Nonfiction and Teen No Winners

All 2021 Nominees


​Picture Book- Cookiesaurus Rex by Any Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans 

Nonfiction- Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and The Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel

Intermediate- The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson

Tween- Refugee by Alan Gratz

Tween Nonfiction- Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII by P. O'Connell Pearson

​Teen- No winner

All 2020 Nominees


Picture book--The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Intermediate--A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Nonfiction--If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

Tween--Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

Tween Nonfiction-Chasing Space by Melvin Leland

Teen-The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All 2019 Nominees


Picture book— Memoirs of a Hamster by Devlin Scillian

Nonfiction--Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker

Intermediate---Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff

Tween--Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Tween Nonfiction--- Human Body Theater by Maris  Wicks

Teen---Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

All 2018 nominees


Picture Book- Monsters Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Non-Fiction- Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero by B. A. Hoena

Intermediate- Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurliff

Tween- Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Teen- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

​All 2017 Nominees


Picture Book: Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos 

Non-Fiction: A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke 

Intermediate: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Gabenstein 

Tween: Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Teen: Sick by Tom Leveen 

​All 2016 Nominees


Picture Book: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt 

Non-Fiction: Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean

Intermediate: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Tween: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Teen: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

All 2015 nominees


Picture Book: Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

Non-Fiction Book: Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop

Intermediate: Pie by Sarah Weeks

Tween: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

All 2014 nominees


Picture Book: Art & Max by David Wiesner

Non-Fiction Book: 1 + 1 = 5: And Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelle

Intermediate: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Tween: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

All 2013 nominees


Picture Book: Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Non-Fiction Book: 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly

Intermediate: Closed For The Season by Mary Downing Hahn

Tween: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

All nominees for 2012


Picture Book: I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Non-Fiction: BIg Cats: Hunters of the Night by Elaine Landau

Intermediate: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

Tween: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

All nominees for 2011


Picture Book: Chester by Melanie Watt

Non-Fiction: Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs by Alan Katz

Intermediate: Swindle by Gordon Korman

Tween: Schooled by Gordon Korman

All 2010 Nominees


Picture Book:  There Was a Coyote That Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Steve Gray

Non-Fiction: Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards

Intermediate: Deep and Dark and Dangerous: a Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

Tween: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

All 2009 nominees


Teen Favorite: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Tween: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Intermediate: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Non-Fiction: Aliens Are Coming! The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthy

Picture Book: I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

2008 Nominees


Teen: Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Intermediate: Molly Moons Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke 

Non-Fiction: Geogra-Fleas! by Joan Holub

Picture Book: Pinduli by Janell Cannon

2007 Nominee list


Teen: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Intermediate: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Picture: My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Non-Fiction: Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

2006 Activity Packet


Picture Book: Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters From Obedience School by Mark Teague

Intermediate Book: Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

Teen Book: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

All 2005 Nominees


Picture Book: Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming

Intermediate Book: Word Eater by Mary Amato

Teen Book: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke


Picture Book: The Water Hole by Graeme Base

Intermediate Book: Babe and Me by Dan Gutman

Teen Book: Stargirl by Jerry Spinnelli


Picture Book: Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Intermediate Book: Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia De Felice

Teen Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis


Picture Book: What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum

Intermediate Book: Weslandia by Paul Flesichman

Teen Book: Holes by Louis Sacher


Picture Book: Chocolatina by Erik Kraft

Intermediate Book: Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

Teen Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling


Picture Book: Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch

Intermediate Book: Drive-By by Lynne Ewing

Teen Book: Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine


Picture Book: Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Harold Nolen

Intermediate Book: Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Teen Book: Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse


Picture Book: The Toll Bridge Troll by Patricia Rae Wolff

Intermediate Book: Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Teen Book: The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon


Picture Book: Soft Child by Joe Hayes

Intermediate Book: Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville

Teen Book: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick


Picture Book: The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

Intermediate Book: Totally Disgusting by Bill Wallace

Teen Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry


Picture Book: The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell

Intermediate Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Teen Book: Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel by Avi


Picture Book: The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle


Five Titles were honored:

Where's Waldo by Martin Handford

Thomas' Snowsuit by Robert Munsch

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch by Trina Hakes Noble


The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz


The Stupids Die by Harry Allard and James Marshall


Superfudge by Judy Blume


Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall


How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell


Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

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