Year Award Winner Honors Guest Speakers
1977 David Macaulay Olivia Coolidge
Laurence Pringle
 
1978 Millicent Selsam Jean Fritz  
1979 Jean Fritz Milton Meltzer
Laurence Pringle
 
1980 Shirley Glubok   Leonard E. Fisher
Walter Dean Myers
1981 Milton Meltzer   Katherine Paterson
Nancy Larrick
1982 Tana Hoban   Joan Aiken
Karla Kuskin
1983 Patricia Lauber   Ashley Bryan
Cynthia Voigt
1984 Jill Krementz   M.E.Kerr
Vera Williams
1985 Isaac Asimov   Jack Prelutsky
Trina Schart Hyman
1986 Kathryn Lasky   Betsy Byars
Charles Mikolaycak
1987 Gail Gibbons   Norma Fox Mazer
Paul Zelinsky
1988 Jim Arnosky   Alice Provensen
Gary Paulsen
1989 Leonard Everett Fisher   Lois Lowry
Jerry Pinkney
1990 Brent Ashabranner   Eve Bunting
Bruce Degan
1991 Joanna Cole   X.J.Kennedy
Anita Lobel
1992 Russell Freedman   John Scieszka
Pat Cummings
1993 Seymour Simon   Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Patricia Polacco
1994 Jim Haskins   Johanna Hurwitz
William Joyce
1995 Albert Marrin   Steven Kellogg
Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng
1996 James Cross Giblin   Helen Griffith
Ted Lewin
1997 Rhoda Blumberg   Richard Peck
David Wiesner
1998 Jean Craighead George   Avi
Ed Emberley
1999 Laurence Pringle   Jerry Pinkney
Julius Lester
2000 Diane Stanley   Katherine Paterson
David Wisniewski
2001 Jim Murphy   M.E.Kerr
Emily Arnold McCully
2002 George Ancona   Sharon Creech
E.B.Lewis
2003 Steve Jenkins   Andrew Clements
James Ransome
2004 Dorothy Hinshaw Patent   Jerry and Eileen Spinelli
Mark Teague
2005 Caroline Arnold   Donna Jo Napoli
Brian Selznick
2006 Sneed B. Collard III   Chris Raschka
Norton Juster
2007 Doreen Rappaport    
2008 No award
(change from Fall to
Spring Award Celebration)
   
2009 Susan Campbell Bartoletti    
2010 Sy Montgomery    
2011 Kathleen Krull    
2012 Peter Sís    
2013 Janet Greenberg and
Sandra Jordan
   
2014 Candace Fleming    
2015 Steve Sheinkin    
2016 Tonya Bolden    

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