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Horn Book Picture Book Awards

Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On occasion, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

2013
Click   Jonathan Bean
Building Our House

 

 
2012
Click   Mac Barnett
Extra Yarn

 

 
2011
Click   Salley Mayor
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
 
2010
Click   Laurel Croza
I Know Here

 

 
2009
Click   Margaret Mahy
Bubble Trouble

 

 
2008
Click   Jonathan Bean
At Night

 

 
2007
Click   Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
 
2006
Click   Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man

 

 
2005
Click   Mini Grey
Traction Man is Here

 

 
2004
Click   Mordicai Gerstein
The Man Who Walked between the Towers
 
 
2003
Click   Phyllis Root
Big Momma Makes the World

 

 
2002
Click   Bob Graham
"Let's Get a Pup!" said Kate

 

 
2001
Click   Cynthia DeFelice
Cold Feet

 

 
2000
Click   D.B. Johnson
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
 
 
1999
Click   Joy Cowley
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
 
 
1998
Click   Kate Banks
And If the Moon Could Talk

 

 
1997
Click   Brian Pinkney
The Adventures of Sparrowboy

 

 
1996
Click   Amy Hest
In the Rain With Baby Duck

 

 
1995
Click   Julius Lester
John Henry

 

 
1994
Click   Allen Say
Grandfather's Journey

 

 
1993
Click   Lloyd Alexander
The Fortune Tellers

 

 
1992
Click   Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice

 

 
1991
Click   Katherine Paterson
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

 

 
1990
Click   Ed Young
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China