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Previous authors

  • 2017 Thanhha Lai
  • 2016 Candace Fleming
  • 2015 Pam Muñoz-Ryan
  • 2014 Nancy Farmer
  • 2013 Gene Luen Yang
  • 2012 Mem Fox
  • 2011 Joseph Bruchac
  • 2010 Christopher Paul Curtis
  • 2009 Susan Marie Swanson
  • 2008 Joyce Sidman
  • 2007 Catherine Thimmesh
  • 2006 John Coy
  • 2005 Mary Casanova
  • 2004 Lise Lunge Larsen
  • 2003 Kate Di Camillo
  • 2002 Debra Fraser
  • 2001 Patricia Polacco
  • 2000 Jane Kurtz
  • 1999 Wendell Minor
  • 1998 Betty Ren Wright
  • 1997 Karen Ritz
  • 1996 Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
  • 1995 Barbara Esbensen
  • 1994 Eve Bunting
  • 1993 Marion Dane Bauer
  • 1992 Lawrence Yep
  • 1991 Jane Resh Thomas
  • 1990 Judy Delton
  • 1989 Constance Greene
  • 1988 Tomie de Paola
  • 1987 Byrd Baylor
  • 1986 Barbara Robinson
  • 1985 Paula Fox
  • 1984 Charlotte Zolotow
  • 1983 Mary Rodgers
  • 1982 Esther Hautzig
  • 1981 Nat Hentoff
  • 1980 Ashley Bryan
  • 1979 Bette Greene
  • 1978 Ellen Raskin
  • 1977 Lillian Hoban
  • 1976 James Houston
  • 1975 Natalie Babbitt
  • 1974 Jean Craighead George
  • 1973 Gerald McDermott
  • 1972 Beverly Cleary
  • 1971 Lorenz Graham
  • 1970 Ruth Christopher & Robert Carlsen
  • 1969 Mary Stolz
  • 1968 May McNeer and Lynd Ward
  • 1967 Elizabeth Yates
  • 1966 Ezra Jack Keats
  • 1965 Carol Ryrie Brink
  • 1964 Madeleine L’Engle
  • 1963 Marguerite Henry
  • 1962 Velma Varner, editor
  • 1961 John Ciardi
  • 1960 Natalie Savage Carlson
  • 1959 Robert McCloskey
  • 1958 Virginia Sorenson
  • 1957 Phyllis Fenner
  • 1956 May Hill Arbuthnot
  • 1955 Walter S. Havighurst
  • 1954 Martha Kiser
  • 1953 Rebecca Caudill
  • 1952 Marguerite Henry
  • 1951 Clara Ingram Judson
  • 1950 Howard Pease
  • 1949 Marguerite Bro
  • 1948 Maud Hart Lovelace
  • 1947 Margaret C. Scoggin
  • 1946 Florence Means
  • 1945 Mary Gould Davis
  • 1944 Vera Kelsey
  • 1943 Bernice Leary
  • 1942 Genevieve Foster
  • 1941 Ruth Sawyer