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This database lists book award winners since 1981. The awards include the Newberry Medal, the Caldecott Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Wilder Award.
Year Caldecott Medal Newberry Medal Coretta Scott King Award Wilder Award
2008The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian SelznickGood Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy SchlitzElijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
2007Flotsam by David WiesnerThe Higher Power of Lucky by Susan PatronCopper Sun by Sharon DraperJames Marshall
2006The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton JusterCriss Cross by Lynne Rae PerkinsDay of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
2005Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin HenkesKira-Kira by Cynthia KadohataRemember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni MorrisonLaurence Yep
2004The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai GersteinThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamilloThe First Part Last by Angela Johnson
2003My Friend Rabbit by Eric RohmannCrispin: The Cross of LeadBronx Masquerade by Nikki GrimesEric Carle
2002The Three Pigs by David WiesneA Single Shard by Linda Sue ParkThe Land by Mildred Taylor
2001So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. GeorgeA Year Down Yonder by by Richard PeckMiracle’s Boys by Jacqueline WoodsonMilton Meltzer
2000Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms TabackBud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisBud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs MartinHoles by Louis SacharHeaven by Angela Johnson
1998Rapunzel by Paul O. ZelinskyOut of the Dust by Karen HesseForged by Fire by Sharon M. DraperRussell Freedman
1997Golem by David WisniewskiThe View from Saturday by E.L. KonigsburgSlam by Walter Dean Myers
1996Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy RathmannThe Midwife's Apprentice by Karen CushmanHer Stories by Virginia Hamilton
1995Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve BuntingWalk Two Moons by Sharon CreechChristmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissackVirginia Hamilton
1994Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter LorraineThe Giver by Lois LowryToning the Sweep by Angela Johnson
1993Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCullyMissing May by Cynthia RylantDark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia A. McKissack
1992Tuesday by David WiesnerShiloh by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorNow is Your Time: The African American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean MyersMarcia Brown
1991Black and White by David MacaulayManiac Magee by Jerry SpinelliThe Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
1990Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed YoungNumber the Stars by Lois LowryA Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack
1989Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen AckermanJoyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul FleischmanFallen Angels by Walter Dean MyersElizabeth George Speare
1988Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane YolenLincoln: A Photobiography by Russell FreedmanThe Friendship by Mildred L. Taylor
1987Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur YorinksThe Whipping Boy by Sid FleischmanJustin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter
1986The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgSarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlanThe People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia HamiltonJean Fritz
1985Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret HodgesThe Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinleyMotown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers
1984The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin ProvensenDear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly ClearyEverett Anderson’s Good-bye by Lucille Clifton
1983Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia BrownDicey's Song by Cynthia VoigtSweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia HamiltonMaurice Sendak
1982Jumanji by Chris Van AllsburgA Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy WillardLet the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
1981Fables by Arnold LobelJacob Have I Loved by Katherine PatersonThis Life by Sidney Poitier
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