CYRM - Past Winners!

CYRM Past Winners

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WINNERS - INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-5)

Intermediate books were not included in the 1976, 1978, or 1980 voting. After the 1977 voting, it was decided the intermediate category was too broad and a Middle School/Junior High School category was added.

2023:

2022: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. Henry Holt & Co., 2019.

2021: Restart by Gordon Korman. Scholastic Press, 2017.

2020: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial Books, 2017.

2019: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial Books, 2015.

2018: Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins, 2016.

2017: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2013.

2016: A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean. Katherine Tegen Books, 2012

2015: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

2014: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann. Aladdin, 2011.

2013: The Giant Slayer by Iain Lawrence. Delacorte Press, 2009.

2012: Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth. Walker & Co., 2008.

2011: Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston. Razorbill, 2008.

2010: No Talking by Andrew Clements. Simon & Schuster, 2007.

2009: Sheep by Valerie Hobbs. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

2008: Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles. Harcourt, 2005.

2007: Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise. Illustrations by Patrick Benson.

Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2004.

2006: The Good Dog by Avi. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.

2005: Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech. Joanna Cotler, 2002.

2004: The School Story by Andrew Clements. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

2003: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick, 2000.

2002: The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman. Disney, 1997.

2001: Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman. Avon/ Camelot, 1997.

2000: Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 1997.

1999: The Thirteenth Floor: A Ghost Story by Sid Fleischman. Greenwillow, 1995.

1998: Junkyard Dog by Erika Tamar. Knopf, 1995.

1997: Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville. Harcourt, 1992; Pocket Books, 1993.

1996: Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn. Clarion Books, 1994.

1995: Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad. HarperCollins, 1990.

1994: Scared Stiff by Willo Davis Roberts. Atheneum, 1991.

1993: Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume. Dutton, 1990; Dell, 1991.

1992: All About Sam by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

1991: Harry's Mad by Dick King-Smith. Crown, 1987; Dell, 1988.

1990: The War With Grandpa by Robert K. Smith. Delacorte, 1984.

1989: The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop. Holiday House, 1985; Bantam, 1986.

1988: Be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days by Stephen Manes. Houghton Mifflin, 1982; Bantam 1987.

1987: The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. Holiday House, 1983; Scholastic, 1985.

1986: Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe De Clements. Viking, 1981; Scholastic, 1982.

1985: The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. Doubleday, 1980; Avon, 1982.

1984: The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor. Doubleday, 1981; Avon.

1983: Superfudge by Judy Blume. Dutton, 1980; Dell, 1981.

1981: Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls. Doubleday, 1977; Dell 1979.

1979: Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. Knopf, 1975.

1977: Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers. Harper & Row, 1972.

1975: How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. Watts, 1973.


WINNERS - Middle School/Junior High (Grades 6-8)

The Middle School/Junior High award began in 1980; it was not included in the voting in 1981.

2023:

2022: The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine. GP Putnum's Sons, 2018.

2021: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. Delacorte Press, 2016.

2020: Refugee by Alan Gratz. Scholastic Press, 2017.

2019: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. Scholastic Press, 2015.

2018: A Night Divided by Jennier Nielsen. Scholastic, 2016.

2017: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

2016: Dogtag Summer by Elizabeth Partridge. Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2011.

2015: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Scholastic, 2012.

2014: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press, 2011.

2013: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.

2012: Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass. Little, Brown & Co., 2008.

2011: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohota. Atheneum, 2007.

2010: Alabama Moon by Watt Key. Straus & Giroux, 2006.

2009: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Press, 2006.

2008: The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman. Dutton Children's Books, 2004.

2007: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. Putnam's, 2004.

2006: 12 Again by Sue Corbett. Dutton Children's Books, 2002.

2005: Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements. Philomel Books, 2002.

2004: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Knopf, 2001.

2003: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. HarperCollins, 2001.

2002: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.

2001: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Simon & Schuster, 1998.

2000: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. HarperCollins, 1997.

1999: Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury. Delacorte, 1994.

1998: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Delacorte, 1995.

1997: Sparrow Hawk Red by Ben Mikaelsen. Hyperion, 1993.

1996: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Scholastic, 1993.

1995: Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelsen. Hyperion, 1991; 1993.

1994: There's a Girl in My Hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli. Simon & Schuster, 1991; 1993.

1993: Something Upstairs by Avi.Orchard, 1988, Avon 1990)

1992: Sniper by Theodore Taylor. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989.

1991: December Stillness by Mary Downing Hahn. Clarion, 1988.

1990: The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon. Delacorte, 1986; Dell, 1987.

1989: The Stalker by Joan Lowery Nixon. Delacorte, 1985.

1988: The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn. Scribner, 1983; Penguin, 1985.

1987: You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye by Patricia Hermes. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982;

Scholastic, 1984.

1986: Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. Atheneum, 1980; Scholastic, 1982.

1985: Taking Terri Mueller by Norma Fox Mazer. Morrow, 1983; Avon, 1981.

1984: There's a Bat in Bunk Five by Paula Danziger. Delacorte, 1980; Dell, 1982.

1983: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. Bradbury, 1981; Dell, 1982.

1982: Hail, Hail, Camp Timberwood by Ellen Conford. Little, Brown, 1987; Archway, 1980.      

1980: The Pinballs by Betsy Byars. Harper & Row, 1977.

 

WINNERS Young Adult (Grades 9-12)

The Young Adult award began in 1977. Young Adult books were not included in the voting in 1978, 1980 and 1982.

2023:

2022: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. Penguin, 2019.

2021: All We Have Left by Wendy Mills. Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016.

2020: Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

2019: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed. Speak, 2016

2018: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Penguin Random House, 2016

2017: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. HarperCollins, 2015.

2016: Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, 2012.

2015: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Delacorte Press, 2010.

2014: Divergent by Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011.

2013: Matched by Ally Condie. Dutton, 2010.

2012: Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Harcourt, 2008.

2011: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Scholastic Press, 2008.

2010: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Little, Brown and Co., 2007.

2009: Sold by Patricia McCormick. Hyperion, 2006.

2008: Private Peaceful by Michael Morpugo. Scholastic Press, 2003.

2007: Shattering Glass by Gail Giles. Simon Pulse, 2002.

2006: After by Francine Prose. HarperCollins, 2003.

2005: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Philomel Books, 2001.

2004: Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lensey Namioka. Delacorte Press, 1999.

2003: Define "Normal" by Julie Anne Peters. Little, Brown, 2000.

2002: Bad by Jean Ferris. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1998.

2001: Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville. Harcourt Brace, 1998.

2000: Breaking Boxes by A.M. Jenkins. Delacorte, 1997.

1999: The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle. Scholastic, 1995.

1998: Ironman by Chris Crutcher. Greenwillow, 1995.

1997: Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher. Greenwillow, 1993; Dell, 1995.

1996: Shadow of the Dragon by Sherry Garland. Harcourt Brace, 1994.

1995: Downriver by Will Hobbs. Atheneum, 1991; Bantam/Starfire, 1992.

1994: We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier. Delacorte, 1991; Dell, 1993.

1993: The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause. Delacorte, 1990; Dell, 1992.

1992: A Sudden Silence by Eve Bunting. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

1991: Night Kites by M. E. Kerr. Harper & Row, 1986.

1990: Izzy, Willy Nilly by Cynthia Voigt. Atheneum, 1996; Fawcett, 1987.

1989: The Face at the Edge of the World by Eve Bunting. Ticknor, 1985; Dell, 1986.

1988: Interstellar Pig by William Sleator. Dutton, 1984.

1987: Pursuit by Michael French. Delacorte, 1981; Dell, 1983.

1986: The Darkangel by Meredith Pierce. Little, Brown, 1982; Dell, 1982.

1985: The Truth Trap by Frances Miller. Dutton, 1980; Dell, 1982.

1984: Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan. Little, Brown, 1981; Dell, 1982

1983: Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan. Little, Brown, 1976; Dell, 1977.

1981: A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin, 1977; Bantam, 1979.

1979: The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone. Putnam, 1976.

1977: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Macmillan, 1972.

WINNERS Picture Books for Older Readers (Grades 4 and up)

The Picture Book for Older Readers award began in 2000; it was not included in the vote of 2001.

2023:

2022: The Skydiving Beavers by Susan Wood and Gisbert Van Frankenhuyzen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.

2021: Sergeant Reckless by Patricia McCormick and Iacopa Bruno. Balzer and Bray, 2017.

2020: Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers. Illustrated by Shawn Harris. Chronicle Books, 2017

2019: Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thomspon, Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Schwartz & Wade, 2015

2018: Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss, Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Abrams Books for Young Readers,2016.

2017: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.

2016: Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Disney-Hyperion, 2012. 

2015: Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Team by Audrey Vernick. Illustrated by StevenSalerno. Clarion, 2012.

2014: Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.

2013: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009.

2012: Henry’s Freedom Box written by Ellen Levine. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Scholastic Press, 2007.

2011: John Paul George & Ben by Lane Smith. Hyperion Books, 2006.

2010: Owney: The Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby. Illustrated by Lynne Barasch. Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008

2009: Mystery at the Club Sandwich by Doug Cushman. Clarion Books, 2005.

2008: Mr. Maxwell's Mouse by Frank Asch. Illustrated by Devin Asch. Kids Can Press, 2004.

2007: The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse. Illustrated by Wendy Watson. Scholastic Press, 2004.

2006: Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003.

2005: Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco. Philomel, 2001.

2004: And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. Harcourt, 2001.

2003: The Babe & I by David A. Adler. Harcourt, 1999.


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