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Past Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners

2015

Fiction

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell (Simon)

Honor Books: Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire (Candlewick); Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, illustrated by Brendan Shusterman (HarperTeen)

Nonfiction

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & 
the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random)

Honor Books: The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose (Farrar); Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Paulsen/Penguin)

Picture Book

The Farmer and the Clown written and illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane/Simon)

Honor Books: It’s Only Stanley written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Dial); Once Upon an Alphabet written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)

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2014

Fiction

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Dutton)

Honor Books: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion); Boxers & Saints written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang, color by Lark Pien (First Second/Roaring Brook)

Nonfiction

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook)

Honor Books: The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest — and Most Surprising — Animals on Earth written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Houghton); Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson (Chronicle)

Picture Book

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Little, Brown); Rules of Summer written and illustrated by Shaun Tan (Levine/Scholastic)

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2013

Fiction

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Honor Books: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random); A Corner of White [Colors of Madeleine] by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine/Scholastic)

Nonfiction

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written and illustrated by Robert Byrd (Dial)

Honor Books: Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building written and illustrated by Christy Hale (Lee & Low); Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Jump at the Sun/Disney)

Picture Book

Building Our House written and illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Farrar)

Honor Books: Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee (Chronicle); Black Dog written and illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Templar/Candlewick)

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2012

Fiction

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Carolrhoda Lab)

Honor Books: Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet (Candlewick); Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)

Nonfiction

Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close with Amanda Freymann and Joan Sommers (Abrams)

Honor Books: Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Harcourt); The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photos by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell (Houghton)

Picture Book

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

Honor Books: And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Porter/Roaring Brook); And the Soldiers Sang by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley (Creative Editions)

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2011

Fiction

Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia (Kane Miller); Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial)

Nonfiction

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)

Honor Books: Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White (Candlewick); Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross, illustrated by Stephen Biesty (Candlewick)

Picture Book

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor (Houghton)

Honor Books: Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen (Houghton); Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Putnam)

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2010

Fiction

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Lamb/Random)

Honor Books: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sís (Scholastic); A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking)

Honor Books: Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol, translated by Arnold J. Pomerans (Flash Point/Roaring Brook); Smile written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)

Picture Book

I Know Here by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood)

Honor Books: It’s a Secret! written and illustrated by John Burningham (Candlewick); The Lion & the Mouse written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)

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2009

Fiction

Nation by Terry Pratchett (Harper/HarperCollins)

Honor Books: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick); The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)

Nonfiction

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random)

Honor Books: The Way We Work by David Macaulay with Richard Walker, illustrated by David Macaulay (Lorraine/Houghton); Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick)

Picture Book

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (Clarion)

Honor Books: Old Bear written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow); Higher! Higher! written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick)

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2008

Fiction and Poetry

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney (Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell (Atheneum); Savvy by Ingrid Law (Walden/Dial)

Nonfiction

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain written and illustrated by Peter Sís (Foster/Farrar)

Honor Books: Nic Bishop Frogs written and illustrated with photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic Nonfiction); What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic)

Picture Book

At Night written and illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Farrar)

Honor Books: Fred Stays with Me! by Nancy Coffelt, illustrated by Tricia Tusa (Little, Brown); A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever written and illustrated by Marla Frazee (Harcourt)

Special Citation

The Arrival written and illustrated by Shaun Tan (Levine/Scholastic)

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2007

Fiction and Poetry

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee (Hyperion); Rex Zero and the End of the World by Tim Wynne-Jones (Kroupa/Farrar)

Nonfiction

The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Groundwood)

Honor Books: Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns (Houghton); Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)

Picture Book

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Porter/Roaring Brook)

Honor Books: 365 Penguins written by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet (Abrams); Wolves written and illustrated by Emily Gravett (Simon)

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2006

Fiction and Poetry

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis (Harcourt); Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy (Marshall Cavendish)

Nonfiction

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Scholastic)

Honor Books: A Mother’s Journey by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks (Charlesbridge); Wildfire written and illustrated by Taylor Morrison (Lorraine/Houghton)

Picture Book

Leaf Man written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)

Honor Books: Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Schwartz & Wade/Random); Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama during a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter (Harcourt)

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2005

Fiction and Poetry

The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman (Dutton)

Honor Books: Kalpana’s Dream by Judith Clarke (Front Street); A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Philippe Lardy (Houghton)

Nonfiction

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose (Kroupa/Farrar)

Honor Books: Good Brother, Bad Brother by James Cross Giblin (Clarion); Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Candlewick)

Picture Book

Traction Man Is Here! written and illustrated by Mini Grey (Knopf)

Honor Books: That New Animal by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Pierre Pratt (Foster/Farrar); The Hello, Goodbye Window written by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka (di Capua/Hyperion)

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2004

Fiction and Poetry

The Fire-Eaters by David Almond (Delacorte)

Honor Books: God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant (HarperTempest); The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One by Jonathan Stroud (Miramax/Hyperion)

Nonfiction

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion)

Honor Books: Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies, illustrated by James Croft (Candlewick); The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins written and illustrated by Bea Uusma Schyffert (Chronicle)

Picture Book

The Man Who Walked between the Towers written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook)

Honor Books: The Shape Game written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (Farrar); Snow Music written and illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)

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2003

Fiction and Poetry

The Jamie and Angus Stories by Anne Fine, illustrated by Penny Dale (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Feed by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick); Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam)

Nonfiction

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey written and illustrated by Maira Kalman (Putnam)

Honor Books: To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie C. Old, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (Clarion); Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Putnam)

Picture Book

Big Momma Makes the World by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Dahlia written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Foster/Farrar); blues journey written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday)

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2002

Fiction and Poetry

Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury (Delacorte)

Honor Books: Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay (McElderry); Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking)

Honor Books: Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by M. T. Anderson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Candlewick); Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen (Knopf)

Picture Book

“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate written and illustrated by Bob Graham (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Little Rat Sets Sail written by Monika Bang-Campbell, illustrated by Molly Bang (Harcourt); I Stink! by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Jim McMullan (Cotler/HarperCollins)

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2001

Fiction and Poetry

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)

Honor Books: Troy by Adèle Geras (Harcourt); Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (Farrar)

Nonfiction

The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash, illustrated by Dušan Petričić (Foster/Farrar)

Honor Books: Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow); Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown (Houghton)

Picture Book

Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (DK Ink)

Honor Books: Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki (Foster/Farrar); The Stray Dog written and illustrated by Marc Simont (HarperCollins)

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2000

Fiction

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley (Atheneum)

Honor Books: King of Shadows by Susan Cooper (McElderry); 145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers (Delacorte)

Nonfiction

Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson (Clarion)

Honor Books: Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter collected and edited by Alan Govenar, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion); Sitting Bull and His World by Albert Marrin (Dutton)

Picture Book

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg written and illustrated by D. B. Johnson (Houghton)

Honor Books: Buttons written and illustrated by Brock Cole (Farrar); a day, a dog illustrated by Gabrielle Vincent (Front Street)

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1999

Fiction

Holes by Louis Sachar (Foster/Farrar)

Honor Books: The Trolls by Polly Horvath (Farrar); Monster by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins)

Nonfiction

The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Houghton)

Honor Books: William Shakespeare & the Globe written and illustrated by Aliki (HarperCollins); Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong (Crown)

Picture Book

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley, illustrated with photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)

Honor Books: Dance by Bill T. Jones and Susan Kuklin, illustrated with photographs by Susan Kuklin (Hyperion); The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear, illustrated by James Marshall (di Capua/HarperCollins)

Special Citation

Tibet: Through the Red Box written and illustrated by Peter Sís (Foster/Farrar)

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1998

Fiction

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez (University of New Mexico Press)

Honor Books: While No One Was Watching by Jane Leslie Conly (Holt); My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt (Holt)

Nonfiction

Leon’s Story by Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated by Susan L. Roth (Farrar)

Honor Books: Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life by Russell Freedman (Clarion); Chuck Close Up Close by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (DK Ink)

Picture Book

And If the Moon Could Talk by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben (Foster/Farrar)

Honor Books: Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen (Greenwillow); Popcorn: Poems written and illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)

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1997

Fiction

The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto, translated by Cathy Hirano (Farrar)

Honor Books: Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff (Delacorte); Harlem by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic)

Nonfiction

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick (Scholastic)

Honor Books: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener (Gulliver/Harcourt); Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley (Morrow)

Picture Book

The Adventures of Sparrowboy written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Simon)

Honor Books: Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy’s Story by G. Brian Karas (Simon); Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression by Kate Lied, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst (National Geographic)

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1996

Fiction

Poppy by Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca (Jackson/Orchard)

Honor Books: The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw (McElderry); Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White (Farrar)

Nonfiction

Orphan Train Rider: One Boy’s True Story by Andrea Warren (Houghton)

Honor Books: The Boy Who Lived with the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Murv Jacob (Harper); Haystack by Bonnie Geisert, illustrated by Arthur Geisert (Houghton)

Picture Book

In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest, illustrated by Jill Barton (Candlewick)

Honor Books: Fanny’s Dream by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner (Dial); Home Lovely by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)

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1995

Fiction

Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-Jones (Kroupa/Orchard)

Honor Books: Jericho by Janet Hickman (Greenwillow); Earthshine by Theresa Nelson (Jackson/Orchard)

Nonfiction

Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober (Atheneum)

Honor Books: It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley (Candlewick); The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)

Picture Book

John Henry retold by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Dial)

Honor Book: Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

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1994

Fiction

Scooter written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Honor Books: Flour Babies by Anne Fine (Little, Brown); Western Wind by Paula Fox (Orchard)

Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

Honor Books: A Tree Place and Other Poems by Constance Levy, illustrated by Robert Sabuda (McElderry); Unconditional Surrender: U. S. Grant and the Civil War by Albert Marrin (Atheneum)

Picture Book

Grandfather’s Journey written and illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)

Honor Books: Owen written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow); A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North written and illustrated by Peter Sís (Knopf)

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1993

Fiction

Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry (HarperCollins)

Honor Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Nonfiction

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack (Scholastic)

Honor Book: Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt)

Picture Book

The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Dutton)

Honor Books: Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott (Harcourt); Komodo! by Peter Sís (Greenwillow)

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1992

Fiction

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)

Honor Books: Nothing but the Truth by Avi (Jackson/Orchard); Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)

Nonfiction

Talking with Artists compiled and edited by Pat Cummings (Bradbury)

Honor Books: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt); The Handmade Alphabet written and illustrated by Laura Rankin (Dial)

Picture Book

Seven Blind Mice retold and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

Honor Book: In the Tall, Tall Grass written and illustrated by Denise Fleming (Holt)

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1991

Fiction

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Jackson/Orchard)

Honor Books: Paradise Café and Other Stories by Martha Brooks (Joy Street); Judy Scuppernong by Brenda Seabrooke (Cobblehill)

Nonfiction

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Barry Moser (Harcourt)

Honor Books: The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman (Holiday); Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illustrated by Diane Stanley (Four Winds)

Picture Book

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks retold by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Lodestar)

Honor Books: Aardvarks, Disembark! written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow); Sophie and Lou written and illustrated by Petra Mathers (HarperCollins)

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1990

Fiction

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Stonewords by Pam Conrad (HarperCollins); Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman (Zolotow/HarperCollins)

Nonfiction

The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz (Putnam)

Honor Book: Insect Metamorphosis: From Egg to Adult by Ron and Nancy Goor, illustrated with photographs by Ron Goor (Atheneum); Shadows and Reflections photographed by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)

Picture Book

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China retold and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

Honor Books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Simon); We’re Going on a Bear Hunt retold by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (McElderry)

Special Citation

Valentine and Orson retold and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Farrar)

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1989

Fiction

The Village by the Sea by Paula Fox (Watts/Orchard)

Honor Books: Eva by Peter Dickinson (Delacorte); Gideon Ahoy! by William Mayne (Delacorte)

Nonfiction

The Way Things Work written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)

Honor Books: Round Buildings, Square Buildings, & Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish written and illustrated with photographs by Philip M. Isaacson (Knopf); The Rainbow People by Laurence Yep, illustrated by David Wiesner (Harper)

Picture Book

Shy Charles written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells (Dial)

Honor Books: Island Boy written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Viking Kestrel); The Nativity illustrated by Julie Vivas (Gulliver/Harcourt)

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1988

Fiction and Poetry

The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor, illustrated by Max Ginsburg (Dial)

Honor Books: Granny Was a Buffer Girl by Berlie Doherty (Watts/Orchard); Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Eric Beddows (Zolotow/Harper); and Memory by Margaret Mahy (McElderry)

Nonfiction

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton (Knopf)

Honor Books: African Journey written and illustrated with photographs by John Chiasson (Bradbury); Little by Little: A Writer’s Education by Jean Little (Viking Kestrel)

Picture Book

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder, illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)

Honor Books: Where the Forest Meets the Sea written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Greenwillow); Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams, illustrated by Jennifer Williams and Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

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1987

Fiction

Rabble Starkey by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Honor Books: Georgia Music by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow); Isaac Campion by Janni Howker (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

The Pilgrims of Plimoth written and illustrated by Marcia Sewall (Atheneum)

Honor Books: The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen (Scholastic); Steamboat in a Cornfield by John Hartford (Crown); Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger, illustrated with photographs by Lennart Nilsson (Grosset and Dunlap)

Picture Book

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters written and illustrated by John Steptoe (Lothrop)

Honor Books: Old Henry by Joan W. Blos, illustrated by Stephen Gammell (Morrow); In Coal Country by Judith Hendershot, illustrated by Thomas B. Allen (Knopf); Cherries and Cherry Pits written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

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1986

Fiction

In Summer Light by Zibby Oneal (Viking Kestrel)

Honor Books: Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad (Harper); Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

Auks, Rocks, and the Odd Dinosaur: Inside Stories from the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History by Peggy Thomson (Crowell)

Honor Books: Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America by Brent Ashabranner, illustrated with photographs by Paul Conklin (Dodd); The Truth About Santa Claus by James Cross Giblin (Crowell)

Picture Book

The Paper Crane written and illustrated by Molly Bang (Greenwillow)

Honor Books: Gorilla written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (Knopf); The Trek written and illustrated by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow); The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

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1985

Fiction

The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks (Harper)

Honor Books: Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Mary Rayner (Crown); The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance by Margaret Mahy (Atheneum/McElderry)

Nonfiction

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (Lothrop)

Honor Books: Boy by Roald Dahl (Farrar); 1812: The War Nobody Won by Albert Marrin (Atheneum)

Picture Book

Mama Don’t Allow written and illustrated by Thacher Hurd (Harper)

Honor Books: Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes, illustrated by Lloyd Bloom (Knopf); How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Lothrop); The Mysteries of Harris Burdick written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

Special Citation

1,2,3 written and illustrated with photographs by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)

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1984

Fiction

A Little Fear by Patricia Wrightson (McElderry/Atheneum)

Honor Books: Archer’s Goon by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow); Unclaimed Treasures by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper); A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

Nonfiction

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Ed Young (Putnam)

Honor Books: Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World: A Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Polly Schoyer Brooks (Lippincott); Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman (Clarion); The Tipi: A Center of Native American Life by David and Charlotte Yue (Knopf)

Picture Book

Jonah and the Great Fish retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton (Atheneum/McElderry)

Honor Books: Dawn written and illustrated by Molly Bang (Morrow); The Guinea Pig ABC written and illustrated by Kate Duke (Dutton); The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel (Greenwillow)

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1983

Fiction

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)

Honor Books: Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes (Putnam); The Road to Camlann by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutton); Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

Nonfiction

Behind Barbed Wire: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II by Daniel S. Davis (Dutton)

Honor Books: Hiroshima No Pika by Toshi Maruki (Lothrop); The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words: 1650–1950 by Milton Meltzer (Crowell)

Picture Book

A Chair for My Mother written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Honor Books: Friends written and illustrated by Helme Heine (McElderry/Atheneum); Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China retold by Ai-Ling Louie, illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel); Doctor De Soto written and illustrated by William Steig (Farrar)

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1982

Fiction

Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park (Atheneum)

Honor Books: The Voyage Begun by Nancy Bond (Atheneum); Ask Me No Questions by Ann Schlee (Holt); The Scarecrows by Robert Westall (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939–1944 by Aranka Siegal (Farrar)

Honor Books: Lobo of the Tasaday written and illustrated with photographs by John Nance (Pantheon); Dinosaurs of North America by Helen Roney Sattler, illustrated by Anthony Rao (Lothrop)

Picture Book

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen (Harcourt)

Honor Book: The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol illustrated by Tomie de Paola (Putnam)

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1981

Fiction

The Leaving by Lynn Hall (Scribner)

Honor Books: Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch (Viking); Flight of the Sparrow by Julia Cunningham (Pantheon); Footsteps by Leon Garfield (Delacorte)

Nonfiction

The Weaver’s Gift by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated with photographs by Christopher G. Knight (Warne)

Honor Books: You Can’t Be Timid with a Trumpet: Notes from the Orchestra written and illustrated with photographs by Betty English (Lothrop); The Hospital Book by James Howe, illustrated with photographs by Mal Warshaw (Crown); Junk Food, Fast Food, Health Food: What America Eats and Why by Lila Perl (Clarion/Houghton)

Picture Book

Outside Over There written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

Honor Books: Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker, illustrated by Stephen Gammell (Warne); On Market Street by Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel (Greenwillow); Jumanji written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

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1980

Fiction

Conrad’s War by Andrew Davies (Crown)

Honor Books: The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars, illustrated by Troy Howell (Delacorte); Me and My Million by Clive King (Crowell); The Alfred Summer by Jan Slepian (Macmillan)

Nonfiction

Building: The Fight Against Gravity by Mario Salvadori, illustrated by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus (McElderry/Atheneum)

Honor Books: Stonewall by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell (Putnam); Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and with photographs (Crowell); How the Forest Grew by William Jaspersohn, illustrated by Chuck Eckart (Greenwillow)

Picture Book

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

Honor Books: The Gray Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher illustrated by Molly Bang (Four Winds); Why the Tides Ebb and Flow by John Chase Bowden, illustrated by Marc Brown (Houghton)

Special Citation

Graham Oakley’s Magical Changes illustrated by Graham Oakley (Atheneum)

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1979

Fiction

Humbug Mountain by Sid Fleischman (Atlantic-Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Silas and Ben-Godik by Cecil Bødker (Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte); All Together Now by Sue Ellen Bridgers (Knopf)

Nonfiction

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian (Greenwillow)

Honor Books: The Story of American Photography: An Illustrated History for Young People by Martin Sandler (Little, Brown); The Iron Road: A Portrait of American Railroading by Richard Snow, illustrated with photographs by David Plowden (Four Winds); Self-Portrait: Margot Zemach written and illustrated by Margot Zemach (Addison)

Picture Book

The Snowman illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Random)

Honor Books: Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erik Ingraham (Morrow); Ben’s Trumpet written and illustrated by Rachel Isadora (Greenwillow)

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1978

Fiction

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)

Honor Books: Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen (Morrow); Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater (Lippincott); Alan and Naomi by Myron Levoy (Harper)

Nonfiction

Mischling, Second Degree: My Childhood in Nazi Germany by Ilse Koehn (Greenwillow)

Honor Books: Settlers and Strangers: Native Americans of the Desert Southwest and History as They Saw It by Betty Baker (Macmillan); Castle written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)

Picture Book

Anno’s Journey illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Collins-World)

Honor Books: The Story of Edward written and illustrated by Philippe Dumas (Parents); On to Widecombe Fair by Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Putnam); What Do You Feed Your Donkey On? Rhymes from a Belfast Childhood collected by Collette O’Hare, illustrated by Jenny Rodwell (Collins-World)

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1977

Fiction

Child of the Owl by Laurence Yep (Harper)

Honor Books: Blood Feud by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutton); Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (Dial); The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction

Chance, Luck and Destiny by Peter Dickinson (Atlantic-Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Watching the Wild Apes by Betty Ann Kevles (Dutton); The Colonial Cookbook by Lucille Recht Penner (Hastings); From Slave to Abolitionist by Lucille Schulberg Warner (Dial)

Picture Book

Granfa’ Grig Had a Pig and Other Rhymes Without Reason from Mother Goose compiled and illustrated by Wallace Tripp (Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Anno’s Counting Book illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Crowell); Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Dial); The Amazing Bone written and illustrated by William Steig (Farrar)

Special Citation

The Changing City and The Changing Countryside by Jörg Müeller (Atheneum/McElderry)

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1976

Fiction

Unleaving by Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar)

Honor Books: A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond (McElderry/Atheneum); A Stranger Came Ashore by Mollie Hunter (Harper); Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (Harper)

Nonfiction

Voyaging to Cathay: Americans in the China Trade by Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok (Viking)

Honor Books: Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Coward); Pyramid written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton); Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust by Milton Meltzer (Harper)

Picture Book

Thirteen written and illustrated by Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner (Parents)

Honor Books: The Desert Is Theirs by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall (Scribner); Six Little Ducks written and illustrated by Chris Conover (Crowell); Song of the Boat by Lorenz Graham, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Crowell)

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1975

Fiction

Transport 7-41-R by T. Degens (Viking)

Honor Book: The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Viking)

Picture Book

Anno’s Alphabet illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Crowell)

Honor Books: She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by John Steptoe (Lippincott); Scram, Kid! by Ann McGovern, illustrated by Nola Langner (Viking); The Bear’s Bicycle by Emilie Warren McLeod, illustrated by David McPhail (Atlantic-Little, Brown)

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1974

Fiction

M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamiltion (Macmillan)

Honor Books: And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes (Coward); The Summer after the Funeral by Jane Gardam (Macmillan); Tough Chauncey by Doris Buchanan Smith (Morrow)

Picture Book

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings, illustrated by Tom Feelings (Dial)

Honor Books: All Butterflies: An ABC written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribners); Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey (Windmill); A Prairie Boy’s Winter written and illustrated by William Kurelek (Houghton)

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1973

Fiction

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)

Honor Books: The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man by Lloyd Alexander (Dutton); An Island in a Green Sea by Mabel Esther Allan (Atheneum); No Way of Telling by Emma Smith (McElderry/Atheneum)

Picture Book

King Stork by Howard Pyle, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Little, Brown)

Honor Books: The Magic Tree adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott (Holt); Who, Said Sue, Said Whoo? written and illustrated by Ellen Raskin (Atheneum); The Silver Pony illustrated by Lynd Ward (Houghton)

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1972

Fiction

Tristan and Iseult by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutton)

Picture Book

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing written and illustrated by John Burningham (Holt)

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1971

Fiction

A Room Made of Windows by Eleanor Cameron (Atlantic-Little, Brown)

Honor Books: Beyond the Weir Bridge by Hester Burton (Crowell); Come by Here by Olivia Coolidge (Houghton); Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien (Atheneum)

Picture Book

If I Built a Village… written and illustrated by Kazue Mizumura (Crowell)

Honor Books: If All the Seas Were One Sea illustrated by Janina Domanska (Macmillan); The Angry Moon retold by William Sleator, illustrated by Blair Lent (Little, Brown); A Firefly Named Torchy written and illustrated by Bernard Waber (Houghton)

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1970

Fiction

The Intruder by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)

Honor Book: Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver (Lippincott)

Picture Book

Hi, Cat! written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)

Honor Book: A Story, A Story retold and illustrated by Gail Haley (Atheneum)

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1969

Fiction

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Parnassus)

Honor Books: Turi’s Poppa by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (Farrar); Flambards by K. M. Peyton (World); The Pigman by Paul Zindel (Harper)

Picture Book

The Adventures of Paddy Pork illustrated by John S. Goodall (Harcourt)

Honor Books: New Moon Cove written and illustrated with photographs by Ann Atwood (Scribner); Monkey in the Jungle by Edna Mitchell Preston, illustrated by Clement Hurd (Viking); Thy Friend, Obadiah written and illustrated by Brinton Turkle (Viking)

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1968

Fiction

The Spring Rider by John Lawson (Crowell)

Honor Books: Young Mark by E. M. Almedingen (Farrar); Dark Venture by Audrey White Beyer (Knopf); Smith by Leon Garfield (Pantheon); The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig (Crowell)

Picture Book

Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent (Holt)

Honor Books: Gilgamesh: Man’s First Story retold and illustrated by Bernarda Bryson (Holt); Jorinda and Joringel by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Adrienne Adams (Scribner); Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins (Macmillan); All in Free but Janey by Elizabeth Johnson, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Little, Brown)

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1967

Fiction

The Little Fishes by Erik Christian Haugaard (Houghton)

Picture Book

London Bridge Is Falling Down illustrated by Peter Spier (Doubleday)

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