MA Children’s Book Award

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2019 Winner : A Night Divided        by Jennifer Nielsen
2019  Honor Books (in random order) :
      • Ghost                                 by Jason Reynolds
      • A Handful of Stars             by Cynthia Lord
      • Rain Reign                         by Ann M. Martin
      • Framed                               by James Ponti
2018 Winner : The War That Saved My Life     by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2018  Honor Books (in random order) :
      • Space Case                     by Stuart Gibbs
      • Nest                                 by Kenneth Opel
      • Fish in a Tree                  by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
      • Roller Girl                        by Victoria Jamieson
2017 Winner : El Deafo     by Cece Bell
2017  Honor Books (in random order) :
      • The Fourteenth Goldfish             by Jennifer L. Holm
      • Poached                                        by Stuart Gibbs
      • Loot                                               by Jude Watson
      • Bliss                                               by Kathryn Littlewood
2016 Winner : The One and Only Ivan     by Katherine Applegate
2016  Honor Books (in random order) :
2015 Winner : The Lions of Little Rock    by Kristin LEVINE
2015  Honor Books (in random order):
2013-14 WinnerOut of My Mind          by Sharon DRAPER
2013-14 Honor Books (in random order) :
2012-13 Winner: Because of Mr. Terupt     by Rob BUYEA
2012-13 Honor Books (in random order):
      • The Candymakers               by Wendy MASS
      • The Emerald Atlas               by John STEPHENS
      • Guinea Dog                          by Patrick JENNINGS
      • Mockingbird                         by Katherine ERSKINE
2011-12 WinnerWhen You Reach Me  by Rebecca STEAD
2011-12 Honor Books (in random order):
      • Scat                                                                                       by Carl HIASSEN
      • Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam                                    by Cynthia KADOHATA
      • The Gollywhopper Games                                                  by Jody FELDMAN
      • Dying to Meet You    (43 Old Cemetery Road Series)      by Kate KLISE
2010-11 Winner 11 Birthdays   by Wendy MASS
2010-11 Honor Books (in random order):
      • No Talking                                     by Andrew CLEMENTS
      • Savvy                                             by Ingrid LAW
      • The Magic Half                              by Annie BARROWS
      • The Other Side of the Island       by Allegra GOODMAN
2009-10 WinnerFound   (Missing Series bk 1)   by Margaret HADDIX
2009-10 Honor Books:
      • The Lemonade War              by Jacqueline DAVIES
      • Swindle                                  by Gordon KORMAN
      • Rules                                      by Cynthia LORD
      • How to Steal a Dog               by Barbara O’CONNOR
2008-09 WinnerThe Mysterious Benedict Society                    by Trenton STWEART
2008-09 Honor Books:
2007-08 Winner: The Lightning Thief    by Rick RIORDAN
2007-08 Honor Books:
      • A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray                 by Ann M. MARTIN
      • Peter and the Starcatchers                                             by Dave BARRY  
      • The World According to Humphrey                               by Betty BIRNEY
      • The Penderwicks                                                             by Jeanne BIRDSALL
2006-07 WinnerThe Tale of Despereaux    by Kate DiCAMILLO
2006-07 Honor Books:
      • Thunder from the Sea                    by Joan HARLOW
      • Among the Betrayed                      by Margaret HADDIX
      • Al Capone Does My Shirts            by Gennifer CHOLDENKO
      • The City of Ember                          by Jeanne DEPRAU
2005-06 WinnerMolly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism    by Georgia BYNG
2005-06 Honor Books:
      • Loser                                          by Jerry SPINELLI
      • Because of Anya                       by Margaret HADDIX
      • Once Upon a Marigold              by Jean FERRIS
      • Gregor the Overlander              by Suzanne COLLINS
2004-05 WinnerThe Thief Lord    by Cornelia FUNKE
2004-05 Honor Books:
      • Hoot                       by Carl HIAASEN
      • Double Fudge       by Judy BLUME
      • The Doll People    by Ann MARTIN
      • Ruby Holler           by Sharon CREECH


2003-04 WinnerJackie and Me    by Dan GUTMAN
2003-04 Honor Books:
      • Dork in Disguise                                     by Carol GORMAN
      • The Two Princesses of Bamarre           by Gail LEVINE
      • The Wanderer                                         by Sharon CREECH
      • Stargirl                                                    by Jerry SPINELLI

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