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Horn Book Award Winners

A list of the awards given for the most outstanding juvenile books in the U.S. in the following categories: outstanding fiction, one for outstanding nonfiction, outstanding illustration (since 1976); given by the Boston Globe.
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For the most outstanding juvenile books in the U.S.: one award for outstanding fiction, one for outstanding nonfiction, one for outstanding illustration (since 1976); given by the Boston Globe.

2015
Fiction: Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
Nonfiction: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Picture Book: The Farmer and the Clown, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

2014
Fiction: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Nonfiction: The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Picture Book: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, written and illustrated by Peter Brown

2013
Fiction: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Nonfiction: Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Robert Byrd
Picture Book: Building Our House, written and illustrated by Jonathan Bean

2012
Fiction: No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Nonfiction: Chuck Close: Face Book, written and illustrated by Chuck Close
Picture Book: Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

2011
Fiction: Blink & Caution, by Tim Wynne-Jones
Nonfiction: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery, by Steve Sheinkin
Picture Book: Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, by Salley Mavor

2010
Fiction: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
Nonfiction: Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary, by Elizabeth Partridge
Picture Book: I Know Here, by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James

2009
Fiction: Nation, by Terry Pratchett
Nonfiction: The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, by Candace Fleming
Picture Book: Bubble Trouble, by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar

2008
Fiction and Poetry: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney
Nonfiction: The Wall, by Peter Sis
Picture Book: At Night, by Jonathan Bean

2007
Fiction and Poetry: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson
Nonfiction: The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr, written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon
Picture Book: Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

2006
Fiction and Poetry: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, written by Kate DiCamillo
Nonfiction: If You Decide to Go to the Moon, by Faith McNulty
Picture Book: Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert

2005
Fiction and Poetry: The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman
Nonfiction: The Race to Save the Lord God Bird , by Phillip Hoose
Picture Book: Traction Man Is Here!, by Mini Grey

2004
Fiction and Poetry: The Fire-Eaters, by David Almond
Nonfiction: An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Picture Book: The Man Who Walked between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein

2003
Fiction and Poetry: The Jamie and Angus Stories, by Anne Fine, illustrated by Penny Dale
Nonfiction: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, by Maira Kalman
Picture Book: Big Momma Makes the World, by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

2002
Fiction and Poetry: Lord of the Deep, by Graham Salisbury
Nonfiction: This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, by Elizabeth Partridge
Picture Book: Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate, by Bob Graham

2002
Fiction and Poetry: Lord of the Deep, by Graham Salisbury
Nonfiction: This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, by Elizabeth Partridge
Picture Book: Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate, by Bob Graham

2001
Fiction and Poetry: A Life in Poems, by Marilyn Nelson
Nonfiction: The Longitude Prize, by Joan Dash, illustrated by Dusan Petricic, by Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated with collage art by Susan L. Roth
Picture Book: Cold Feet, by Cynthia C. DeFelice, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

2000
Fiction: Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley
Nonfiction: Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado, by Marc Aronson
Picture Book: Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, by Donald D. Johnson

1999
Fiction: Holes, by Louis Sachar
Nonfiction: The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, by Steve Jenkins
Picture Book: Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and Other Leaf Frogs, by Richard D. Bartlett and Patricia Pope Bartlett

1998
Fiction: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, by Francisco Jimenez
Nonfiction: Leon's Story, by Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated with collage art by Susan L. Roth
Picture Book: And If the Moon Could Talk, by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben

1997
Fiction: The Friends, by Kazumi Yumoto
Nonfiction: A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, by Walter Wick
Picture Book: The Adventures of Sparrowboy, by Brian Pinkney

1996
Fiction: Poppy, by Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca
Nonfiction: Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, by Andrea Warren
Picture Book: In the Rain with Baby Duck, by Amy Hest, illustrated by Jill Barton

1995
Fiction: Some of the Kinder Planets, by Tim Wynne-Jones
Nonfiction: Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, by Natalie S. Bober
Picture Book: John Henry, retold by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

1994
Fiction: Scooter, by Vera Williams
Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book: Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say

1993
Fiction: Ajeemah and His Son, by James Berry
Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?, by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack
Picture Book: The Fortune Tellers, Lloyd Alexander, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

1992
Fiction: Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant
Nonfiction: Talking with Artists, compiled and edited by Pat Cummings
Picture Book: Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young

1991
Fiction: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
Nonfiction: Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds, by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Barry Moser
Picture Book: The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

1990
Fiction: Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
Nonfiction: The Great Little Madison, by Jean Fritz
Picture Book: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China, translated and illustrated by Ed Young
Special Citation: Valentine and Orson, by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

1989
Fiction: The Village by the Sea, by Paula Fox
Nonfiction: The Way Things Work, by David Macaulay
Picture Book: Shy Charles, by Rosemary Wells

1988
Fiction: The Friendship, by Mildred D. Taylor, illustrated by Max Ginsgburg
Nonfiction: Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave, by Virginia Hamilton
Picture Book: The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, by Dianne Snyder, illustrated by Allen Say

1987
Fiction: Rabble Starkey, by Lois Lowry
Nonfiction: The Pilgrims of Plimoth, by Marcia Sewall
Picture Book: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe

1986
Fiction: In Summer Light, by Zibby Oneal
Nonfiction: Auks, Rocks, and the Odd Dinosaur: Inside Stories from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, by Peggy Thomson
Picture Book: The Paper Crane, by Molly Bang

1985
Fiction: The Moves Make the Man, by Bruce Brooks
Nonfiction: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Rhoda Blumberg
Picture Book: Mama Don't Allow, by Thatcher Hurd
Special Citation: 1,2,3 by Tanya Hoban

1984
Fiction: A Little Fear, by Patricia Wrightson
Nonfiction: The Double Life of Pocahontas, by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Ed Young
Picture Book: Jonah and the Great Fish, retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton

1983
Fiction: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton
Nonfiction: Behind Barbed Wire: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II, by Daniel S. Davis
Picture Book: A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams

1982
Fiction: Playing Beatie Bow, by Ruth Park
Nonfiction: Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939–1944, by Aranka Siegal
Picture Book: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, Helen Roney Sattler, illustrated by Anthony Rao

1981
Fiction: The Leaving, by Lynn Hall
Nonfiction: The Weaver's Gift, by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated with photographs by Christopher G. Knight
Picture Book: Outside Over There, by Maurice Sendak

1980
Fiction: Conrad's War, by Andrew Davies
Nonfiction: Building: The Fight Against Gravity, Mario Salvadori, illustrated by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus
Picture Book: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, by Chris Van Allsburg

1979
Fiction: Humbug Mountain, by Sid Fleischman
Nonfiction: The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, by David Kherdian
Picture Book: The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs

1978
Fiction: The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
Nonfiction: Mischling, Second Degree, by Ilse Koehn
Picture Book: Anno's Journey, by Mitsumasa Anno

1977
Fiction: Child of the Owl, by Laurence Yep
Nonfiction: Chance, Luck and Destiny, by Peter Dickinson
Picture Book: Granfa' Grig Had a Pig and Other Rhymes Without Reason from Mother Goose, by Wallace Tripp
Special Citation: The Changing City and The Changing Countryside, by Jorg Mueller

1976
Fiction: Unleaving, by Jill Paton Walsh
Nonfiction: Voyaging to Cathay: Americans in the China Trade, by Alfred Tarmarin and Shirley Glubok
Picture Book: Thirteen, by Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner

1975
Fiction: Transport 7–41–R, by T. Degens
Picture Book: Anno's Alphabet, by Mitsumasa Anno

1974
Fiction: M. C. Higgins, The Great, by Virginia Hamilton
Picture Book: Jambo Means Hello, by Muriel Feelings, illustrated by Tom Feelings

1973
Fiction: The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper
Picture Book: King Stork, by Howard Pyle, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

1972
Fiction: Tristan and Iseult, by Rosemary Sutcliff
Picture Book: Mr. Grumpy's Outing, by John Burningham

1971
Fiction: A Room Made of Windows, by Eleanor Cameron
Picture Book: If I Built a Village . . ., by Kazue Mizumura

1970
Fiction: The Intruder, by John Rowe Townsend
Picture Book: Hi, Cat!, by Ezra Jack Keats

1969
Fiction: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin
Picture Book: The Adventures of Paddy Pork, by John S. Goodall

1968
Fiction: The Spring Rider, John Lawson
Picture Book: Tikki Tikki Tembo, Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent1967
Fiction: The Little Fishes, by Erik Christian Haugaard
Picture Book: London Bridge is Falling Down, by Peter Spier

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