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Juvenile Literature Award Authors

Each year the Literary Awards Committee reads and reviews dozens of books to pick the current year award winners. Go to eligibility requirements.

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    2014

  • PAT ZIETLOW MILLER,   Sophie's Squash  (Schwartz & Wade)
  • CLARE VANDERPOOL,   Navigating Early  (Delacorte for Young Readers)
  • 2013

  • W.H. BECK,   Malcolm at Midnight (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • LUTRICIA CLIFTON,   Freaky Fast Frankie Joe (Holiday House)
  • 2012

  • BRYNNE BARNES,   Colors of Me (Sleeping Bear Press)
  • DELIA RAY,   Here Lies Linc (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • 2011

  • REBECCA BARNHOUSE, The Coming of the Dragon   (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • MARIANNE MALONE, The Sixty-Eight Rooms   (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • KAT FALLS, The Dark Life  (Scholastic Press)
  • 2010

  • JOAN DONALDSON, On Viney's Mountain   (Holiday House)
  • J. ADAMS OAKS, Why I Fight   (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books)
  • BARBARA OLENYIK MORROW, Mr. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo   (Holiday House)* Special Mention *
  • 2009

  • BLUE BALLIETT, The Calder Game   (Scholastic Press)
  • NANCY L. HULL, On Rough Seas   (Clarion Books)
  • JENNY MEYERHOFF, Third Grade Baby   (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • 2008

  • KASHMIRA SHETH, Keeping Corner  (Hyperion)
  • ANDREA BEATY, Iggy Peck, Architect  (Abrahms Books)
  • 2007

  • CAROL HAGEN, The Night Henry Ford Met Santa  (Sleeping Bear Press)
  • AMY TIMBERLAKE, That Girl Lucy Moon  (Hyperion Books)
  • 2006

  • JILL ESBAUM, Ste-e-e-eamboat A Comin!  (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • L. D. HARKRADER, Airball: My Life In Briefs  (Roaring Book Press)
  • 2005

  • JANICE N. HARRINGTON, Going North  (Dutton Children's Press)
  • CAROLYN LIEBERG, West With Hopeless  (Dutton Children's Books)
  • 2004

  • TOM LICHTENHELD, What Are You So Grumpy About?  (Little, Brown & Co.)
  • LAURA RUBY, Lily’s Ghost  (Harper Collins)
  • 2003

  • ALISON McGHEE, Countdown to Kindergarten  (Silver Whistle, Harcourt)
  • SHARELLE BYARS MORANVILLE, Over the River  (Henry Holt & Co.)
  • 2002

  • KATE KLISE, Trial By Journal  (Harper Collins)
  • RICHARD MOSHER, Zazoo  (Clarion Books)
  • 2001

  • KATE DiCAMILLO, Because of Winn-Dixie  (Candlewick Press)
  • ANN BAUSUM, Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs  (National Geographic Society)
  • 2000

  • DENISE BRENNAN-NELSON, Buzzy the Bumblebee  (Sleeping Bear Press)
  • LYNN E. McELFRESH, Can You Feel the Thunder  (Atheneum Books for Young Adults)
  • 1999

  • SUSAN MARIE SWANSON, Letter to the Lake  (D. K. Publishing, Inc.)
  • LORRI HEWETT, Lives of Our Own  (Dutton Children's Press)
  • 1998

  • PATRICIA CURTIS PFITSCH, Keeper of the Light  (Simon & Schuster)
  • SARAH STEWART, The Gardener  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • 1997

  • D. ANNE LOVE, My Lone Star Summer  (Holiday House)
  • ELSA MARSTON, The Fox Maiden  (Simon & Schuster)
  • 1996

  • ELIZABETH ALDER, The King's Shadow (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • PATRICIA WILLIS, Out of the Storm   (Clarion Books)
  • 1995

  • JUNE RAE WOOD, A Share of Freedom  (G. P. Putnam's Sons)
  • JACK BUSHNESS, Circus of the Wolves  (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)
  • 1994

  • SANDRA BELTON, From Miss Ida's Porch  (Four Winds Press)
  • MARY LOUISE CUNEO, Anne Is Elegant  (Harper Collins)
  • 1993

  • MARIE G. LEE, Finding My Voice  (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A. M. MONSON, The Deer Stand  (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)
  • 1992

  • HARRIETTE GILLEM ROBINET, Children of the Fire  (Atheneum)
  • 1991

  • SHARON PHILLIPS DENSLOW, Night Owls  (Bradbury)
  • RON KOERTGE, The Boy in the Moon  (Little, Brown)
  • 1990

  • GARY L. BLACKWOOD, The Dying Sun  (Atheneum)
  • GEORGE SHANNON, Unlived Affections  (Harper & Row)
  • 1989

  • VIRGINIA BROSSEIT, The Secret Friendship  (Winston-Derek)
  • SANDY STRYKER, Tonia the Tree   (Advocacy Press)
  • 1988

  • RABOO RODGERS, Island of Peril  (Houghton Mifflin)
  • ARIELLE NORTH OLSON, The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter   (Little, Brown and Company)
  • 1987

  • JOHN HAY, Rover and Coo Coo   (Green Tiger Press)
  • JOSEPH E. MURPHY, Adventure Beyond the Clouds  (Dillon Press)
  • 1986

  • TOM TOWNSEND, Where the Pirates Are   (Eakin)
  • WHITLEY STRIEBER, Wolf of Shadows  (Sierra Club/Knopf)
  • 1985

  • JUDIE GULLEY, Rodeo Summer  (Houghton Mifflin)
  • CAROLYN LESSER, The Goodnight Circle  (Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich)
  • 1984

  • CHARLES FERRY, Raspberry One  (Houghton Mifflin)
  • SUSAN E. KIRBY, Ike and Porker  (Houghton Mifflin)
  • 1983

  • QUANG NHUONG HUYNH, The Land I Lost  (Harper & Row)
  • KATHY CALLAWAY, The Bloodroot Flower  (Knopf)
  • 1982

  • DAVID KHERDIAN, Beyond Two Rivers  (Greenwillow)
  • EMILY CROFFORD, A Matter of Pride (Carolrhoda)
  • 1981

  • PATRICIA CALVERT, The Snowbird  (Charles Scribner's Sons)
  • SARAH SARGENT, Weird Henry Berg  (Crown)
  • ROBERT D. SUTHERLAND, Sticklewort and Feverfew (Pikestaff)
  • 1980

  • CRYSTAL THRASHER, Between Dark and Daylight  (Atheneum)
  • CHARLOTTE TOWNER GRAEBER, Gray Cloud   (Four Winds)