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Young Hoosier Book Award Winners
1975 - 2013

The Young Hoosier Book Award is presented each year by the Indiana Library Federation to the picture book, intermediate book, and middle grade book receiving the most votes from the students of Indiana. Here you will find a list of the winning titles from 1975 to the present.

For more information about the Young Hoosier Book Award, visit the YHBA webpage.

2013 Picture Book Shark vs. Train Chris Barton Tom Lichtenheld JE BARTO
2013 Intermediate Because of Mr. Terupt Buyea, Rob J BUYEA
2013 Middle Grades Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon   J DRAPE
2012 Picture Book Titanicat Crisp, Marty Papp, Robert JE CRISP
2012 Intermediate 11 Birthdays Mass, Wendy J MASS
2012 Middle Grades The Compound Bodeen, S. A.   YA FICTION BODEE
2011 Picture Book Library Mouse Kirk, Daniel Kirk, Daniel JE KIRK
2011 Intermediate How to Steal a Dog: A Novel O'Connor, Barbara J OCONN
2011 Middle Grades Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne   YA FICTION SCIENCE FICTION COLLI
2010 Picture Book Once I Ate a Pie MacLachlan, Patricia and Emily MacLachlan Charest Schneider, Katy JE MACLA
2010 Intermediate A Dog's Life Martin, Ann M.   J MARTI
2010 Middle Grades The Cryptid Hunters Smith, Roland   FICTION SMITH
2009 Picture Book Bad Kitty Bruel, Nick Bruel, Nick JE BRUEL
2009 Intermediate The Ghost's Grave Kehret, Peg   J KEHRE
2009 Middle Grades The Lightning Thief Riordan, Rick   J RIORD
2008 Picture Book Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu Dodds, Dayle Ann Manders, John JE DODDS
2008 Intermediate Escaping the Giant Wave Kehret, Peg   J KEHRE
2008 Middle Grades So B. It Weeks, Sarah   J WEEKS
2007 Picture Book Arrowhawk Schaefer, Lola M. Swiatowska, Gabi JE SCHAE
2007 Intermediate Gregor the Overlander Collins, Suzanne   J COLLI
2007 Middle Grades Abduction! Kehret, Peg   J KEHRE
2006 Picture Book My Lucky Day Kasza, Keiko Kasza, Keiko JE KASZA
2006 Intermediate The City of Ember DuPrau, Jeanne   J DUPRA
2006 Middle Grades The House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy   YA FICTION SCIENCE FICTION FARME
2005 Picture Book Ted DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony JE DITER
2005 Intermediate Ruby Holler Creech, Sharon   J CREEC
2005 Middle Grades Romiette and Julio Draper, Sharon M.   YA FICTION DRAPE
2004 Picture Book The Monster Who Ate My Peas Schnitzlein, Danny Faulkner, Matt JE SCHNI
2004 Intermediate Ghost Soldier Alphin, Elaine Marie   J ALPHI
2004 Middle Grades The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Brashares, Ann   YA FICTION BRASH
2003 Grades K - 3 Mr. Tanen's Ties Cocca-Leffler, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Maryann JE COCCA
2003 Grades 4 - 6 Because of Winn-Dixie DiCamillo, Kate   J DICAM
2003 Grades 6 - 8 Stargirl Spinelli, Jerry   J SPINE
2002 Grades K - 3 Hooway for Wodney Wat Lester, Helen Munsinger, Lynn JE LESTE
2002 Grades 4 - 6 Cliff Hanger Skurzynski, Gloria Ferguson, Alane J SKURZ
2002 Grades 6 - 8 Among the Hidden Haddix, Margaret Peterson   J HADDI
2001 Grades K - 3 Akiak Blake, Robert J. Blake, Robert J. JE BLAKE
2001 Grades 4 - 6 Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Kehret, Peg   JB K261
2001 Grades 6 -8 Forged by Fire Draper, Sharon M.   YA FICTION DRAPE
2000 Grades K - 3 Double Trouble in Walla Walla Clements, Andrew Murdocca, Sal JE CLEME
2000 Grades 4 - 6 Saving Shiloh Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds   J NAYLO
2000 Grades 6 - 8 Ella Enchanted Levine, Gail Carson   J LEVIN
1999 Grades K - 3 My Little Sister Ate One Hare Grossman, Bill Hawkes, Kevin JE GROSS
1999 Grades 4 - 6 Frindle Clements, Andrew Selznick, Brian J
1999 Grades 6 - 8 Twisted Summer Roberts, Willo Davis   YA FICTION DETECTIVE
1998 Grades K - 3 Heart of a Tiger Arnold, Marsha Diane Henterly, Jamichael JE
1998 Grades 4 - 6 Mick Harte Was Here Park, Barbara   J NAYLO
1998 Grades 6 - 8 The Doom Stone Zindel, Paul   YA FICTION DETECTIVE
1997 Grades K - 3 Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm Harold, Jerdine Nolen Buehner, Mark JE HAROL
1997 Grades 4 - 6 Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Sachar, Louis Schick, Joel J SACHA
1997 Grades 6 - 8 Nightjohn Paulsen, Gary   J PAULS
1996 Grades K - 3 Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa McDermott, Gerald McDermott, Gerald J398.2 MCDER
1996 Grades 4 - 6 A Ghost in the House Wright, Betty Ren   J WRIGH
1996 Grades 6 - 8 Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered Paulsen, Gary   YA FICTION
1995 Grades K - 3 The Enchanted Wood: An Original Fairy Tale Sanderson, Ruth Sanderson, Ruth J398.21 SANDE
1995 Grades 4 - 6 Horror at the Haunted House Kehret, Peg   J KEHRE
1995 Grades 6 - 8 Whispers from the Dead Nixon, Joan Lowery   J NIXON
1994 Grades K - 3 The Dog Who Had Kittens Robertus, Polly M. Stevens, Janet JE ROBER
1994 Grades 4 - 6 Shiloh Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds   J NAYLO
1994 Grades 6 - 8 Strider Cleary, Beverly   J CLEAR
1993 Grades K - 3 Tuesday Wiesner, David Wiesner, David JE WIESN
1993 Grades 4 - 6 The Dead Man in Indian Creek Hahn, Mary Downing   J HAHN
1993 Grades 6 - 8 The Face on the Milk Carton Cooney, Caroline B.   YA FICTION
1992 Grades K - 3 Heckedy Peg Wood, Audrey Wood, Don JE WOOD
1992 Grades 4 - 6 Nightmare Mountain Kehret, Peg   J KEHRE
1992 Grades 6 - 8 Don't Look Behind You Duncan, Lois   YA FICTION
1991 Grades 4 - 6 Ten Kids, No Pets Martin, Ann M.   J
1991 Grades 6 - 8 Hatchet Paulsen, Gary   J PAULS
1990 Grades 4 - 6 Fudge Graeber, Charlotte Towner Harness, Cheryl J
1990 Grades 6 - 8 The Dark and Deadly Pool Nixon, Joan Lowery   YA FICTION
1989 Grades 4 - 6 Christina's Ghost Wright, Betty Ren   J WRIGH
1989 Grades 6 - 8 Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story Hahn, Mary Downing   J HAHN
1988 Grades 4 - 6 Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job Roberts, Willo Davis   J ROBER
1988 Grades 6 - 8 A Deadly Game of Magic Nixon, Joan Lowery   J NIXON
1987 Grades 4 - 6 The War with Grandpa Smith, Robert Kimmel Lauter, Richard J SMITH
1987 Grades 6 - 8 The Third Eye Duncan, Lois   J DUNCA
1986 Grades 4 - 6 When the Boys Ran the House Carris, Joan Davenport Newsom, Carol J CARRI
1986 Grades 6 - 8 The Stranger with My Face Duncan, Lois   FICTION DUNCA
1985   Operation: Dump the Chump Park, Barbara   J PARK
1984   Jelly Belly Smith, Robert Kimmel Jones, Bob J SMITH
1983   Superfudge Blume, Judy   J BLUME
1982   Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library Clifford, Eth Hughes, George J
1981   The Goof that Won the Pennant Kalb, Jonah Kossin, Sandy J
1980   Don't Hurt Laurie! Roberts, Willo Davis Sanderson, Ruth J ROBER
1979   The Ghost on Saturday Night Fleischman, Sid Von Schmidt, Eric J FLEIS
1978   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Robinson, Barbara Brown, Judith Gwyn J ROBIN
1977   How to Eat Fried Worms Rockwell, Thomas McCully, Emily Arnold J ROCKW
1976   Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Blume, Judy   J BLUME
1975   The Trumpet of the Swan White, E.B. Frascino, Edward J WHITE

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

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