2018 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

2018 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Grades Pre-K – 3 Winner
Lori Haskins Houran, Warts and All (Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, IL)

Grades 4 – 6 Winner
Ruth Freeman, One Good Thing About America (Holiday House, New York, NY)

Grades 7 – 12 Winner
Mariko Tatsumoto, Gutless (Ichiban Books, Pagosa Springs, CO)


HONOR BOOKS

Grades Pre-K – 3
Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan, Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 (Peachtree, Atlanta, GA)
Larissa M. Mercado-López, Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! (Arte Público Press, Houston, TX)
Barbara Nye, Somewhere A Bell Is Ringing (Penny Candy Books, Oklahoma City, OK)

Grades 4 – 6
Alison Hart, Leo, Dog of the Sea (Peachtree, Atlanta, GA)
Edward van de Vendel, Sam in Winter (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)
Ellen Wittlinger, Saturdays with Hitchcock (Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA)

Grades 7 – 12
Michael Currinder, Running Full Tilt (Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA)
Seth Michelson, Dreaming America (Settlement House Books, Silver Spring, MD)
Donovan Mixon, Ahgottahandleonit (Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso TX)

Winners of the 2017 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

Winners of the 2017 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People:

K – Grade 3: The Music in George's Head by Susanne Slade (Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA)

Grades 4 - 6:  Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington (Word Song, Honesdale, PA) 

Grades 7 - 12:  Blood Brother by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace (Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA)
 

Honorable Mention:

  • At Night by Helga Bansch (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Where Love Begins by Helen Nieto Phillips (Lectura Books, Los Angeles, CA)

  • Fearless Flyer by Heather Lang (Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA)

  • Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes (Word Song, Honesdale, PA)

  • Brown v. Board of Education by Susan Goldman Rubin (Holiday House, Inc., New York, NY)

  • Vietnam: A History of a War by Russell Freedman (Holiday House, Inc., New York, NY)

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

THE 2016 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE is awarded in each grade category for books, which in the opinion of our judges, are the most outstanding books for young people published in that year. 

Grades Pre-K – 3
Wendy Marloe, Sanctuary (Marloe Press, New York, NY)     
Laurie Wallmark, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books/Worzalla Books, Stevens Point, WI)

Grades 4 – 6
Ronald Kidd, Night on Fire (Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, IL)
Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols, Freedom’s Price (Calkins Creek, an Imprint of Highlights, Honesdale, PA)

Grades 7 – 12
Chris Scofield, The Shark Curtain (Black Sheep/Akashic Books, New York, NY)
Valynne E. Maetani, Ink & Ashes (Tu Books/Lee & Low Books, Inc. New York, NY)

Honorable Mention - Paterson Prize For Books For Young People

  • Jane Bahk, Juna’s Jar (Lee & Low Books, Inc., NY, NY)
  • Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Janine. (Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, IL)
  • Alison Hart, Finder, Coal Mine Dog (Peach Tree Publishers, Atlanta, GA)
  • Mary Daniel Hobson and Anna Isabel Rauh, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky (Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA)
  • Sirui Li, The Lucky Chipmunk (Far Far Away Graphic Design Studio, Canada)
  • Julie Paschkis, P. Zonka Lays an Egg (Peach Tree Publishers, Atlanta, GA)
  • Mariko Tatsumoto, Ayumi’s Violin (Ichiban Books)

THE 2015 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

THE 2015 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Grades Pre-K – 3
Jean-François Dumont, The Sheep Go On Strike (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)
Edith Hope Fine, Sleepytime Me (Random House Children’s Books, New York, NY)

Grades 4 – 6
Kwame Alexander, The Crossover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, New York, NY)
Amy Gordon, Painting the Rainbow (Holiday House, New York, NY)

Grades 7 – 12
Isabel Quintero, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, TX)
Lydia Millet, Pills and Starships (Black Sheep/Akashic Books, New York, NY)

Honor Books – 2015 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

  • Skila Brown, Caminar (Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA)
  • Mary Newell DePalma, Two Little Birds (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Russell Freedman, Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America (Holiday House, New York, NY)
  • Susan Kuklin, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out (Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA)
  • Bobbi Miller, The Girls of Gettysburg (Holiday House, New York, NY)
  • Linda Vigen Phillips, Crazy (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Chris Platt, Wind Dancer (Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, GA)
  • Mara Rockliff, The Grudge Keeper (Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, GA)
  • Julie Sternberg, The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine: Friendship Over (Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA)
  • Giovanna Zoboli & Simona Mulazzani, The Big Book of Slumber (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI)
  • CeCelia R. Zorn, Angels Don’t Get Tattoos (Dog Ear Publishing, Indianapolis, IN)