KEYSTONE STATE       LITERACY ASSOCIATION

Providing Leadership in Literacy and Education for the Commonwealth



Preschool, Primary, & Intermediate Award Winners



Year

Title

Author

Publisher

1985

Saint George and the Dragon

Margaret Hodges

Little Brown & Co.

1986

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

Peggy Parish

Camelot

1987

The Relatives Came

Cynthia Rylant

Aladdin

1988

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Linda Williams

Harper Trophy

1989

More Surprises

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Harper Collins

1990

Chester’s Way

Kevin Henkes

Mulberry

1991

Rainbow Crow

Nancy Van Laan

Knopf

1992

Is This a House for Hermit Crab?

Megan McDonald

Orchard Books

1993

The Salamander Room

Anne Mazer

Knopf

1994

Fallen Angels

Walter Dean Myers

Scholastic

1995

Stella Luna

Janell Cannon

Harcourt Brace

1996

The Rattlebang Picnic

Margaret Mahy

Econo-Clad

1997

Piggie Pie!

Marie Palatini

Houghton Mifflin

1998

Primary

The Amazing True Story of Leo the Magnificent

Ann M. Martin

Scholastic

1998

Intermediate

The Music of Dolphins

Karen Hesse

Apple

1999

Primary

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter

Diane Stanley

Morrow Junior Books

1999

Intermediate

Meanwhile…

Jules Feiffer

Harper Collins

2000

Primary

Get Out of Bed

Robert Munsch

Scholastic

2000

Primary

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Patricia Polacco

Philomel

2000

Intermediate

Jackie & Me

Dan Gutman

Camelot

2001

Primary

Bark, George

Jules Feiffer

Harper Collins

2001

Intermediate

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

C. Coco De Young

Yearling Books

2002

Primary

Bedhead

Margie Palatini

Simon and Schuster

2002

Intermediate

REM World

Rodman Philbrick

Scholastic

2003

Primary

Web Files

Margie Palatini

Hyperion Children’s Books

2003

Intermediate

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick Press

2004

Primary

Micawber

John Lithgow

Simon and Schuster

2004

Intermediate

Megatooth

Patrick O’Brien

Henry Holt

2005

Primary

Diary of a Worm

Doreen Cronin

Harper Collins

2005

Intermediate

A Week in the Woods

Andrew Clements

Simon and Schuster

2006

Primary

Bed Hogs

Kelly DiPucchio

Hyperion

2006

Intermediate

The World According to Humphrey

Betty Birney

Puffin Books

2007

Primary

Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

Kelly DiPucchio

Hyperion

2007

Intermediate

Lunch Money

Andrew Clements

Simon and Schuster

2008

Primary

Not Afraid of Dogs

Susanna Pitzer

Walker Books for Young Readers

2008

Intermediate

Do Not Open This Book!

Michaela Muntean

Scholastic

2009

Primary

The Perfect Nest

Catherine Friend

Candlewick

2009

Intermediate

Punished!

David Lubar

Darby Creek Publishing


2010

Primary

Two Bobbies

Kirby Larson and Mary Lethery

Walker & Co.

2010

Intermediate

Abe’s Honest Words

Doreen Rappaport

Hyperion Books

2011

Primary

First Dog

J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello

Sleeping Bear Press

2011

Intermediate

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

Fiona Bayrock

Charlesbridge

2012

Primary

Memoir of a Goldfish

Devin Scillian

Sleeping Bear Press

2012

Intermediate

The Can Man

Laura E. Williams

Lee and Low Books

2013

Preschool

Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends

Aaron Zenz

Walker and Co.


2013

Primary

Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden

Kathy M. Miller

Celtic Sunrise

2013

Intermediate

Painter and Ugly


Robert J. Blake

Penguin

2014

Preschool

It’s Duffy Time!

Audrey and Don Wood

Scholastic

2014 

Primary

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic

Monica Carnesi

Penguin

2014

Intermediate

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

Heather Lang

Boyds Mills Press

2015

Preschool

When the Monsters Are Quiet

Alicia Lloyd

Halo Publishing

2015

Primary

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Penguin Group

2015

Intermediate

A Little Book of Sloth

Lucy Cooke

Simon and Schuster, Inc.

2016 Preschool

Number One Sam

Greg Pizzoli

Disney Hyperion

2016 Primary

Dozer’s Run: The True Story of a Dog and His Run

Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza

Sleeping Bear Press

2016 Intermediate

Rags: Hero Dog of World War I: A True Story

Margot Theis Raven

Sleeping Bear Press


2017

Preschool

Who Wants Broccoli?

Val Jones

Harper Collins

2017

Primary

Simon’s New Bed

Christian Trimmer

Atheneum

2017

Intermediate

Tucky Jo and Little Heart

Patricia Polacco

Simon & Schuster


2018

Preschool

When Spring Comes

Kevin Henkes

Harper Collins

2018

Primary

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp

Peachtree

2018

Intermediate

Wish

Barbara O’Connor

Macmillan


2019

Preschool

Bulldozer Helps Out

Candace Fleming

Simon & Schuster

2019

Primary

Philomena’s New Glasses

Brenna Maloney

Penguin

2019

Intermediate

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton

Penguin




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