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The Horn Book Awards

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On occasion, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

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Year Category Title Author
2017 Picture Book Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life Ashley Bryan
  Honor Books Wolf in the Snow Matthew Cordell
    Town Is by the Sea Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith
  Fiction and Poetry The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
  Honor Books One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance Nikki Grimes, illustrated by various artists
    The Best Man Richard Peck
  NonFiction Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Deborah Heiligman
  Honor Books Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Steve Sheinkin
    Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White Melissa Sweet
2016 Picture Book Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo
  Honor Books Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
    One Day, the End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-than-Ever Stories Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Fred Koehler
  Fiction and Poetry The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge
  Honor Books The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schlitz
    Goodbye Stranger Rebecca Stead
  NonFiction Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Steve Sheinkin
  Honor Books Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad M. T. Anderson
    Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
2015 Picture Book The Farmer and the Clown Marla Frazee
  Honor Books It’s Only Stanley Jon Agee
    Once Upon an Alphabet Oliver Jeffers
  Fiction and Poetry Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Katherine Rundell
  Honor Books Egg & Spoon Gregory Maguire
    Challenger Deep Neal Shusterman; illus. by Brendan Shusterman
  NonFiction The Family Romanov: Murder Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia Candace Fleming
  Honor Books The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Phillip Hoose
    Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson
2014 Picture Book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Peter Brown
  Honor Books Rules of Summer Shaun Tan
    Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  Fiction and Poetry Grasshopper Jungle Andrew Smith
  Honor Books Rose Under Fire Elizabeth Wein
    Boxers & Saints Gene Luen Yang
  NonFiction The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Steve Sheinkin
  Honor Books The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth Steve Jenkins
    Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson
2013 Picture Book Building Our House Jonathan Bean
  Honor Books Open This Little Book Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee
    Black Dog Levi Pinfold
  Fiction and Poetry Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
  Honor Books Seraphina Rachel Hartman
    A Corner of White Jaclyn Moriarty
  NonFiction Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin Robert Byrd
  Honor Books Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building Christy Hale
    Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
2012 Picture Book Extra Yarn Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  Honor Books And Then It’s Spring Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead 
    And the Soldiers Sang J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley
  Fiction and Poetry No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  Honor Books Life: An Exploded Diagram Mal Peet
    Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein
  NonFiction Chuck Close: Face Book Chuck Close
  Honor Books Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
    The Elephant Scientist Caitlin O’Connell & Donna M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell
2011 Picture Book Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Salley Mavor
  Honor Books Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
    Pecan Pie Baby Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  Fiction and Poetry Blink & Caution Tim Wynne-Jones
  Honor Books Chime Franny Billingsley
    Anna Hibiscus Atinuke
  NonFiction The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery Steve Sheinkin
  Honor Books Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air Stewart Ross, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
    Can We Save the Tiger? Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White
2010 Picture Book I Know Here Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James
  Honor Books The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
    It's a Secret! John Burningham
  Fiction and Poetry When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead
  Honor Books The Dreamer Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sís
    A Conspiracy of Kings Megan Whalen Turner
  NonFiction Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary Elizabeth Partridge
  Honor Books Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol
    Smile Raina Telgemeier
2009 Picture Book Bubble Trouble Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
  Honor Books Old Bear Kevin Henkes
    Higher! Higher! Leslie Patricelli
  Fiction and Poetry Nation Terry Pratchett
  Honor Books The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves M. T. Anderson
    The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
  NonFiction The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary Candace Fleming
  Honor Books The Way We Work David Macaulay with Richard Walker, illustrated by David Macaulay
    Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Tanya Lee Stone
2008 Picture Book At Night Jonathan Bean
  Honor Books Fred Stays with Me! Nancy Coffelt, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
    A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Marla Frazee
  Fiction and Poetry The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney
  Honor Books Shooting the Moon Frances O'Roark Dowell
    Savvy Ingrid Law
  NonFiction The Wall Peter Sis
  Honor Books Frogs Nic Bishop
    What to Do About Alice? Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
  Special Citation The Arrival Shaun Tan
2007 Picture Book Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  Honor Books 365 Penguins Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joelle Jolivet
    Wolves written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
  Fiction and Poetry The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party M.T. Anderson
  Honor Books Clementine Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee;
    Rex Zero and the End of the World Tim Wynne-Jones
  NonFiction The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon
  Honor Books Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion Loree Griffin Burns
    Escape! Sid Fleischman
2006 Picture Book Leaf Man Lois Ehlert
  Honor Books Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama during a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama Jeanette Winter
    Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by James E. Ransome
  Fiction and Poetry The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate Dicamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
  Honor Books Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis
    Yellow Star Jennifer Roy
  NonFiction If You Decide to Go to the Moon Faith McNulty, illustrated by Steven Kellogg
  Honor Books A Mother's Journey Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks
    Wildfire Taylor Morrison
2005 Fiction and Poetry The Schwa Was Here Neal Schusterman
  Honor Books Kalpana's Dream Judith Clarke
    A Wreath for Emmett Till Marilyn Nelson
  NonFiction The Race to Save the Lord God Bird Phillip Hoose speech
  Honor Books Good Brother, Bad Brother James Cross Giblin
    Michael Rosen's Sad Book Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake
  Picture Book Traction Man Is Here! Mini Grey
  Honor Books That New Animal Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
    The Hello, Goodbye Window Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka
2004 Fiction and Poetry The Fire-Eaters David Almond
  Honor Books God Went to Beauty School Cynthia Rylant
    The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One Jonathan Stroud
  NonFiction An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Jim Murphy
  Honor Books Surprising Sharks Nicola Davies, illustrated by James Croft
    The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Bea Uusma Schyffert
  Picture Book The Man Who Walked between the Towers Mordicai Gerstein
  Honor Books The Shape Game Anthony Browne
    Snow Music Lynne Rae Perkins
2003 Fiction and Poetry The Jamie and Angus Stories Anne Fine, illustrated by Penny Dale
  Honor Books Feed M. T. Anderson
    Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson
  NonFiction Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey Maira Kalman
  Honor Books To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers Wendie C. Old, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
    Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick
  Picture Book Big Momma Makes the World Phyllis Root, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
  Honor Books Dahlia Barbara McClintock
    blues journey Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers
2002 Fiction and Poetry Lord of the Deep Graham Salisbury
  Honor Books Saffy's Angel Hilary McKay
    Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart Vera B. Williams
  NonFiction This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie Elizabeth Partridge
  Honor Books Handel, Who Knew What He Liked M.T. Anderson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
    Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People Bonnie Christensen
  Picture Book Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate Bob Graham
  Honor Books I Stink! Kate McMullan, illustrated by Jim McMullan
    Little Rat Sets Sail Monika Bang-Campbell, illustrated by Molly Bang
2001 Fiction and Poetry Carver: A Life in Poems Marilyn Nelson
  Honor Books Everything on a Waffle Polly Horvath
    Troy Adèle Geras
  NonFiction The Longitude Prize Joan Dash, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
  Honor Books Rocks in His Head Carol Otis Hurst, illustrated by James Stevenson
    Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa Don Brown
  Picture Book Cold Feet Cynthia DeFelice, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker Ink)
  Honor Books Five Creatures Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki
    The Stray Dog Marc Simont
2000 Fiction The Folk Keeper Franny Billingsley
  Honor Books King of Shadows Susan Cooper
    145th Street: Short Stories Walter Dean Myers
  NonFiction Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado Marc Aronson
  Honor Books Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter collected and edited by Alan Govenar illustrated by Shane W. Evans
    Sitting Bull and His World Albert Marrin
  Picture Book Henry Hikes to Fitchburg D. B. Johnson
  Honor Books Buttons Brock Cole
    a day, a dog Gabrielle Vincent
1999 Fiction Holes Louis Sachar
  Honor Books The Trolls Polly Horvath
    Monster Walter Dean Myers, illustrations by Christopher Myers
  NonFiction The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest Steve Jenkins
  Honor Books Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Jennifer Armstrong
    William Shakespeare & the Globe Aliki
  Picture Book Red-Eyed Tree Frog Joy Cowley, illustrated with photographs by Nic Bishop
  Honor Books Dance Bill T. Jones and Susan Kukli, illustrated with photographs by Susan Kuklin
    The Owl and the Pussycat Edward Lear, illustrated by James Marshall
  Special Citation Tibet: Through the Red Box Peter Sis
1998 Fiction The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child Francisco Jiménez
  Honor Books While No One Was Watching Jane Leslie Conly
    My Louisiana Sky Kimberly Willis Holt
  NonFiction Leon's Story Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated with collage art by Susan L. Roth
  Honor Books Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life Russell Freedman
    Chuck Close Up Close Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
  Picture Book And If the Moon Could Talk Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
  Honor Books Seven Brave Women Betsy Hearne, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen
    Popcorn: Poems James Stevenson
1997 Fiction The Friends Kazumi Yumoto, translated by Cathy Hirano
  Honor Books Lily's Crossing Patricia Reilly Giff
    Harlem: A Poem Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers
  NonFiction A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick
  Honor Books Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener
    Leonardo da Vinci Diane Stanley
  Picture Book The Adventures of Sparrowboy Brian Pinkney
  Honor Books Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story G. Brian Karas
    Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression Kate Lied, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
1996 Fiction Poppy Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca
  Honor Books The Moorchild Eloise McGraw
    Belle Prater's Boy Ruth White
  NonFiction Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story Andrea Warren
  Honor Books The Boy Who Lived with the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Murv Jacob
    Haystack Bonnie and Arthur Geisert, illustrated by Arthur Geisert
  Picture Book In the Rain with Baby Duck Amy Hest, illustrated by Jill Barton
  Honor Books Fanny's Dream Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
    Home Lovely Lynne Rae Perkins
1995 Fiction Some of the Kinder Planets Tim Wynne-Jones
  Honor Books Jericho Janet Hickman
    Earthshine Theresa Nelson
  NonFiction Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution Natalie S. Bober
  Honor Books It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    The Great Fire Jim Murphy
  Picture Book John Henry Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
  Honor Book Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
1994 Fiction Scooter Vera Williams
  Honor Books Flour Babies Anne Fine
    Western Wind Paula Fox
  NonFiction Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Russell Freedman
  Honor Books Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War Albert Marrin
    A Tree Place and Other Poems Constance Levy, illustrated by Robert Sabuda
  Picture Book Grandfather's Journey Allen Say
  Honor Books Owen Kevin Henkes
    A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North Peter Sis
1993 Fiction Ajeemah and His Son James Berry
  Honor Book The Giver Lois Lowry
  NonFiction Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack
  Honor Book Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times Neighbors (and What the Neighbors Thought) Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
  Picture Book The Fortune Tellers Lloyd Alexander, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  Honor Books Komodo! Peter Sis
    Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest Gerald McDermott
1992 Fiction Missing May Cynthia Rylant
  Honor Books Nothing but the Truth Avi
    Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers
  NonFiction Talking with Artists compiled and edited Pat Cummings
  Honor Books Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Lois Ehlert
    The Handmade Alphabet Laura Rankin
  Picture Book Seven Blind Mice Ed Young
  Honor Book In the Tall, Tall Grass Denise Fleming
1991 Fiction The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
  Honor Books Paradise Cafe and Other Stories Martha Brooks Street)
    Judy Scuppernong Brenda Seabrooke
  NonFiction Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Barry Moser
  Honor Books The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Russell Freedman
    Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illustrated by Diane Stanley
  Picture Book The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
  Honor Books Aardvarks, Disembark! Ann Jonas
    Sophie and Lou Petra Mathers
1990 Fiction Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli
  Honor Books Saturnalia Paul Fleischman
    Stonewords Pam Conrad
  NonFiction The Great Little Madison Jean Fritz
  Honor Book Insect Metamorphosis: From Egg to Adult Ron and Nancy Goor, illustrated with photographs by Ron Goor
  Picture Book Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China translated and illustrated by Ed Young
  Honor Book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
  Special Citation Valentine and Orson Nancy Ekholm Burkert
1989 Fiction The Village by the Sea Paula Fox
  Honor Books Eva Peter Dickinson
    Gideon Ahoy! William Mayne
  NonFiction The Way Things Work David Macaulay
  Honor Books The Rainbow People Laurence Yep
    Round Buildings Square Buildings, & Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish written and illustrated with photographs by Philip M. Isaacson
  Picture Book Shy Charles Rosemary Wells
  Honor Books Island Boy Barbara Cooney
    The Nativity illustrated by Julie Vivas
1988 Fiction The Friendship Mildred D. Taylor, illustrated by Max Ginsburg
  Honor Books Granny Was a Buffer Girl Berlie Doherty
    Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Eric Beddows
    Memory Margaret Mahy
  NonFiction Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave Virginia Hamilton
  Honor Books African Journey written and illustrated with photographs by John Chiasson
    Little by Little: A Writer's Education Jean Little
  Picture Book The Boy of the Three-Year Nap Dianne Snyder, illustrated by Allen Say
  Honor Books Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker
    Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea Vera B. Williams, illustrated by Jennifer Williams and Vera B. Williams
1987 Fiction Rabble Starkey Lois Lowry
  Honor Books Georgia Music Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by James Stevenson
    Isaac Campion Janni Howker
  NonFiction The Pilgrims of Plimoth Marcia Sewall
  Honor Books Being Born Sheila Kitzinger, illustrated with photographs by Lennart Nilsson
    The Magic Schoolbus at the Waterworks Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen
    Steamboat in a Cornfield John Hartford
  Picture Book Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe
  Honor Books In Coal Country Judith Hendershot, illustrated by Thomas B. Allen
    Cherries and Cherry Pits Vera B. Williams
    Old Henry Joan W. Blos, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
1986 Fiction In Summer Light Zibby Oneal
  Honor Books Prairie Songs Pam Conrad
    Howl's Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones
  NonFiction Auks, Rocks, and the Odd Dinosaur: Inside Stories from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History Peggy Thomson
  Honor Books Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America Brent Ashabranner, illustrated with photographs by Paul Conklin
    The Truth about Santa Claus James C. Giblin
  Picture Book The Paper Crane Molly Bang
  Honor Books Gorilla Anthony Browne
    The Trek Ann Jonas
    The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg
1985 Fiction The Moves Make the Man Bruce Brooks
  Honor Books Babe: The Gallant Pig Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Mary Rayner
    The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance Margaret Mahy
  NonFiction Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Rhoda Blumberg
  Honor Books Boy Roald Dahl
    1812: The War Nobody Won Albert Marrin
  Picture Book Mama Don't Allow Thacher Hurd
  Honor Books Like Jake and Me Mavis Jukes, illustrated by Lloyd Bloom
    How Much Is a Million? David M. Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Kellogg
    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg
  Special Citation 1,2,3 written and illustrated with photographs by Tana Hoban
1984 Fiction A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson
  Honor Books Archer's Goon Diana Wynne Jones
    Unclaimed Treasures Patricia MacLachlan
    A Solitary Blue Cynthia Voigt
  NonFiction The Double Life of Pocahontas Jean Fritz, illustrated by Ed Young
  Honor Books Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World: A Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine Polly Schoyer Brooks
    Children of the Wild West Russell Freedman
    The Tipi: A Center of Native American Life David and Charlotte Yue
  Picture Book Jonah and the Great Fish retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton
  Honor Books Dawn Molly Bang
    The Guinea Pig ABC Kate Duke
    The Rose in My Garden Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel
1983 Fiction Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Virginia Hamilton
  Honor Books Homesick: My Own Story Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes
    The Road to Camlann Rosemary Sutcliff
    Dicey's Song Cynthia Voigt
  NonFiction Behind Barbed Wire: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II Daniel S. Davis
  Honor Books Hiroshima No Pika Toshi Maruki
    The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words: 1650-1950 Milton Meltzer
  Picture Book A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams
  Honor Books Friends Helme Heine
    Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie, illustrated by Ed Young
    Doctor De Soto William Steig
1982 Fiction Playing Beatie Bow Ruth Park
  Honor Books The Voyage Begun Nancy Bond
    Ask Me No Questions Ann Schlee
    The Scarecrows Robert Westall
  NonFiction Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 Aranka Siegal
  Honor Books Lobo of the Tasaday written and illustrated with photographs by John Nance
    Dinosaurs of North America Helen Roney Sattler, illustrated by Anthony Rao
  Picture Book A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers Nancy Willard, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
  Honor Book The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol Tomie de Paola
1981 Fiction The Leaving Lynn Hall
  Honor Books Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain Robert Burch
    Flight of the Sparrow Julia Cunningham
    Footsteps Leon Garfield
  NonFiction The Weaver's Gift Kathryn Lasky, illustrated with photographs by Christopher G. Knight
  Honor Books You Can't Be Timid with a Trumpet: Notes from the Orchestra written and illustrated with photographs by Betty English
    The Hospital Book James Howe, illustrated with photographs by Mal Warshaw
    Junk Food, Fast Food Health Food: What America Eats and Why Lila Perl
  Picture Book Outside Over There Maurice Sendak
  Honor Books Where the Buffaloes Begin Olaf Baker, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
    On Market Street Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel
    Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
1980 Fiction Conrad's War Andrew Davies
  Honor Books The Night Swimmers Betsy Byars
    Me and My Million Clive King
    The Alfred Summer Jan Slepian
  NonFiction Building: The Fight Against Gravity Mario Salvadori, illustrated by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus
  Honor Books Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and with photographs
    Stonewall Jean Fritz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
    How the Forest Grew William Jaspersohn, illustrated by Chuck Eckart
  Picture Book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Chris Van Allsburg
  Honor Books The Gray Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Molly Bang
    Why the Tides Ebb and Flow John Chase Bowden, illustrated by Marc Brown
  Special Citation Graham Oakley's Magical Changes Graham Oakley
1979 Fiction Humbug Mountain Sid Fleischman
  Honor Books All Together Now Sue Ellen Bridgers
    Silas and Ben-Godik Cecil Bodker
  NonFiction The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl David Kherdian
  Honor Books The Iron Road: A Portrait of American Railroading Richard Snow, illustrated with photographs by David Plowden
    Self-Portrait: Margot Zemach Margot Zemach
    The Story of American Photography: An Illustrated History for Young People Martin Sandler
  Picture Book The Snowman Raymond Briggs
  Honor Books Cross-Country Cat Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erik Ingraham
    Ben's Trumpet Rachel Isadora
1978 Fiction The Westing Game Ellen Raskin
  Honor Books Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary
    Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey Jamake Highwater
    Alan and Naomi Myron Levoy
  NonFiction Mischling, Second Degree Ilse Koehn
  Honor Books Settlers and Strangers: Native Americans of the Desert Southwest and History as They Saw It Betty Baker
    Castle David Macaulay
  Picture Book Anno's Journey Mitsumasa Anno
  Honor Books The Story of Edward Philippe Dumas
    On to Widecombe Fair Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
    What Do You Feed Your Donkey On? Rhymes from a Belfast Childhood collected by Collette O'Hare, illustrated by Jenny Rodwell
1977 Fiction Child of the Owl Laurence Yep
  Honor Books Blood Feud Rosemary Sutcliff
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor
    The Machine Gunners Robert Westall
  NonFiction Chance, Luck and Destiny Peter Dickinson
  Honor Books Watching the Wild Apes Betty Ann Kevles
    The Colonial Cookbook Lucille Recht Penner
    From Slave to Abolitionist Lucille Schulberg Warner
  Picture Book Granfa' Grig Had a Pig and Other Rhymes Without Reason Wallace Tripp
  Honor Books Anno's Counting Book Mitsumasa Anno
    Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Margaret Musgrove, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
    The Amazing Bone William Steig
  Special Citation The Changing City and The Changing Countryside Jorg Mueller
1976 Fiction Unleaving Jill Paton Walsh
  Honor Books A String in the Harp Nancy Bond
    A Stranger Came Ashore Mollie Hunter
    Dragonwings Laurence Yep
  NonFiction Voyaging to Cathay: Americans in the China Trade Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok
  Honor Books Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? Jean Fritz, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
    Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust Milton Meltzer
    Pyramid David Macaulay
  Picture Book Thirteen Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner
  Honor Books The Desert Is Theirs Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall
    Six Little Ducks Chris Conover
    Song of the Boat Lorenz Graham, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
1975 Fiction Transport 7-41-R T. Degens
  Honor Book The Hundred Penny Box Sharon Bell Mathis, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
  Picture Book Anno's Alphabet Mitsumasa Anno
  Honor Books She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by John Steptoe
    Scram Kid! Ann McGovern illustrated by Nola Langner
    The Bear's Bicycle Emilie Warren McLeod, illustrated by David McPhail
1974 Fiction M.C. Higgins, The Great Virginia Hamiltion
  Honor Books And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes
    The Summer after the Funeral Jane Gardam
    Tough Chauncey Doris Buchanan Smith
  Picture Book Jambo Means Hello Muriel Feelings, illustrated by Tom Feelings
  Honor Books All Butterflies Marcia Brown
    Herman the Helper Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
    A Prairie Boy's Winter William Kurelek
1973 Fiction The Dark Is Rising Susan Cooper
  Honor Books The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man Lloyd Alexander
    An Island in a Green Sea Mabel Esther Allan
    No Way of Telling Emma Smith
  Picture Book King Stork Howard Pyle, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  Honor Books The Magic Tree Gerald McDermott
    Who, Said Sue, Said Whoo? Ellen Raskin
    The Silver Pony Lynd Ward
1972 Fiction Tristan and Iseult Rosemary Sutcliff
  Picture Book Mr. Gumpy's Outing John Burningham
1971 Fiction A Room Made of Windows Eleanor Cameron
  Honor Books Beyond the Weir Bridge Hester Burton
    Come by Here Olivia Coolidge
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O'Brien
  Picture Book If I Built a Village . . . Kazue Mizumura
  Honor Books If All the Seas Were One Sea Janina Domanska
    The Angry Moon William Sleator, illustrated by Blair Lent
    A Firefly Named Torchy Bernard Waber
1970 Fiction The Intruder John Rowe Townsend
  Honor Book Where the Lilies Bloom Vera and Bill Cleaver
  Picture Book Hi, Cat! Ezra Jack Keats
  Honor Books A Story, A Story Gail Haley
1969 Fiction A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin
  Honor Books Flambards K. M. Peyton
    Turi's Poppa Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
    The Pigman Paul Zindel
  Picture Book The Adventures of Paddy Pork John S. Goodall
  Honor Books New Moon Cove written and illustrated with photographs by Ann Atwood
    Monkey in the Jungle Edna Mitchell Preston, illustrated by Clement Hurd
    Thy Friend Obadiah Brinton Turkle
1968 Fiction The Spring Rider John Lawson
  Honor Books Young Mark E.M. Almedingen
    Dark Venture Audrey White Beyer
    Smith Leon Garfield
    The Endless Steppe Esther Hautzig
  Picture Book Tikki Tikki Tembo Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent
  Honor Books Gilgamesh: Man's First Story retold and illustrated by Bernarda Bryson
    Rosie's Walk Pat Hutchins
    Jorinda and Joringel The Brothers Grimm, translated by Elizabeth Shub, illustrated by Adrienne Adams
    All in Free but Janey Elizabeth Johnson, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
1967 Fiction The Little Fishes Erik Christian Haugaard
  Picture Book London Bridge Is Falling Down Peter Spier