Previous Elementary Award Winners

Year Title Author Publisher
1985 Saint George and the Dragon Margaret Hodges Little Brown & Co.
1986 Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping Peggy Parish Camelot
1987 The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant Aladdin
1988 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Linda Williams Harper Trophy
1989 More Surprises Lee Bennett Hopkins Harper Collins
1990 Chester’s Way Kevin Henkes Mulberry
1991 Rainbow Crow Nancy Van Laan Knopf
1992 Is This a House for Hermit Crab? Megan McDonald Orchard Books
1993 The Salamander Room Anne Mazer Knopf
1994 Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers Scholastic
1995 Stella Luna Janell Cannon Harcourt Brace
1996 The Rattlebang Picnic Margaret Mahy Econo-Clad
1997 Piggie Pie! Marie Palatini Houghton Mifflin
1998

Primary

The Amazing True Story of Leo the Magnificent Ann M. Martin Scholastic
1998

Intermediate

The Music of Dolphins Karen Hesse Apple
1999

Primary

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter Diane Stanley Morrow Junior Books
1999

Intermediate

Meanwhile… Jules Feiffer Harper Collins
2000

Primary

Get Out of Bed Robert Munsch Scholastic
2000

Primary

Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco Philomel
2000

Intermediate

Jackie & Me Dan Gutman Camelot
2001

Primary

Bark, George Jules Feiffer Harper Collins
2001

Intermediate

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt C. Coco De Young Yearling Books
2002

Primary

Bedhead Margie Palatini Simon and Schuster
2002

Intermediate

REM World Rodman Philbrick Scholastic
2003

Primary

Web Files Margie Palatini Hyperion Children’s Books
2003

Intermediate

Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo Candlewick Press
2004

Primary

Micawber John Lithgow Simon and Schuster
2004

Intermediate

Megatooth Patrick O’Brien Henry Holt
2005

Primary

Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin Harper Collins
2005

Intermediate

A Week in the Woods Andrew Clements Simon and Schuster
2006

Primary

Bed Hogs Kelly DiPucchio Hyperion
2006

Intermediate

The World According to Humphrey Betty Birney Puffin Books
2007

Primary

Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom! Kelly DiPucchio Hyperion
2007

Intermediate

Lunch Money Andrew Clements Simon and Schuster
2008

Primary

Not Afraid of Dogs Susanna Pitzer Walker Books for Young Readers
2008

Intermediate

Do Not Open This Book! Michaela Muntean Scholastic
2009

Primary

The Perfect Nest Catherine Friend Candlewick
2009

Intermediate

Punished! David Lubar Darby Creek Publishing
2010

Primary

Two Bobbies Kirby Larson and Mary Lethery Walker & Co.
2010

Intermediate

Abe’s Honest Words Doreen Rappaport Hyperion Books
2011

Primary

First Dog J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello Sleeping Bear Press
2011

Intermediate

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts Fiona Bayrock Charlesbridge
2012

Primary

Memoir of a Goldfish Devin Scillian Sleeping Bear Press
2012

Intermediate

The Can Man Laura E. Williams Lee and Low Books
2013

Preschool

Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends Aaron Zenz Walker and Co.
2013

Primary

Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden Kathy M. Miller Celtic Sunrise
2013

Intermediate

Painter and Ugly Robert J. Blake Penguin
2014

Preschool

It’s Duffy Time! Audrey and Don Wood Scholastic
2014

Primary

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic Monica Carnesi Penguin
2014

Intermediate

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion Heather Lang Boyds Mills Press
2015

Preschool

When the Monsters Are Quiet Alicia Lloyd Halo Publishing
2015

Primary

The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt Penguin Group
2015

Intermediate

A Little Book of Sloth Lucy Cooke Simon and Schuster, Inc.
2016 Preschool Who Wants Broccoli? Val Jones Harper Collins Publisher
2016

Primary

Simon’s New Bed Christian Trimmer Simon and Schuster, Inc.
2016

Intermediate

Tucky Jo and Little Heart Patricia Polacco Simon and Schuster, Inc
2017

Preschool

When Spring Comes Kevin Henkes

Simon and Schuster, Inc

2017

Primary

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Lisa Papp

Peachtree Publisher

2017

Intermediate

Wish Barbara O’Connor

Farrar, Straus and Giroux