Past Book Award Winners (Grades 4-8)

Year Title Author
2013-2014 Wonder R.J. Palacio
2012-2013 Hero Mike Lupica
2011-2012 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
2010-2011 The Golly-Whopper Games Jody Feldman
2009-2010 Deep and Dark and Dangerous Mary Downing Hahn
2008-2009 The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
2007-2008 Flush Carl Hiaasen
2006-2007 Measle and the Wrathmonk Ian Ogilvy
2005-2006 Runt Marion Dane Bauer
2004-2005 Loser Jerry Spinelli
2003-2004 Skeleton Man Joseph Bruchac
2002-2003 The Power of Un Nancy Etchemendy
2001-2002 Danger in the Desert T.S. Fields
2000-2001 My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian Elizabeth Levy
1999-2000 The Imp that Ate My Homework Laurence Yep
1998-1999 Frindle Andrew Clements
1997-1998 The Best School Year Ever Barbara Robinson
1996-1997 Mick Harte Was Here Barbara Park
1995-1996 Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story Mary Downing Hahn
1994-1995 Mayfield Crossing Vaunda M. Nelson
1993-1994 Jennifer Murdley’s Toad Bruce Coville
1992-1993 The Doll in the Garden Mary Downing Hahn
1991-1992 All About Sam Lois Lowry
1990-1991 Hatchet Gary Paulsen
1989-1990 There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom Louis Sachar
1988-1989 The War with Grandpa Robert Kimmel Smith
1987-1988 Christina’s Ghost Betty Ren Wright
1986-1987 How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Stephan Manes
1985-1986 The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ Betty Miles
1984-1985 Skinnybones Barbara Park
1983-1984 Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade Barthe de Clements
1982-1983 Superfudge Judy Blume
1981-1982 Don’t Hurt Laurie Willo Davis Roberts
1980-1981 The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson
1979-1980 The Great Brain Does it Again John D. Fitzgerald
1978-1979 The Pinballs Betsy Byars
1977-1978 Freaky Friday Mary Rodgers
1976-1977 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume
1975-1976 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson
1974-1975 A Taste of Blackberries Doris Buchanan Smith
1973-1974 Doodle and the Go-Cart Robert Burch
1972-1973 Hey, What’s Wrong with This One? Maia Wojceichowska
1971-1972 J.T. Jane Wagner
1970-1971 Queenie Peavy Robert Burch
1969-1970 Ramona the Pest Beverly Cleary
1968-1969 Skinny Robert Burch