EJK Award 1986-2010

2010

Writer Award Winner

Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Most Loved in All the World

Houghton Mifflin

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Illustrator Award Winner

Taeeun Yoo
Only a Witch Can Fly

Feiwel & Friends

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2009

Writer Award Winner

Stian Hole
Garmann’s Summer

Eerdmans

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Illustrator Award Winner

Shadra Strickland
Bird

Lee & Low Books

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2008

Writer Award Winner

David Ezra Stein
Leaves

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

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Illustrator Award Winner

Jonathan Bean
The Apple Pie that Papa Baked

Simon & Schuster

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2007

Writer Award Winner

Kelly Cunnane
For You Are a Kenyan Child

Atheneum

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Illustrator Award Winner

Kristen Balouch
Mystery Bottle

Hyperion Books

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2006

Writer Award Winner

Mary Ann Rodman
My Best Friend

Viking

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Illustrator Award Winner

Yunmee Kyong
Silly Chicken

Viking

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2005

Writer Award Winner

Janice N. Harrington
Going North

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Illustrator Award Winner

Ana Juan
The Night Eater

Arthur A. Levine Books

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2004

Writer Award Winner

Stian Jeron Ashford Frame
Yesterday I Had the Blues

Tricycle Press

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Illustrator Award Winner

Gabi Swiatkowska
My Name Is Yoon

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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2003

Writer Award Winner

Shirin Yim Bridges
Ruby’s Wish

Chronicle Books

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Illustrator Award Winner

Sophie Blackall
Ruby’s Wish

Chronicle Books

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2002

Writer Award Winner

Deborah Wiles
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

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Illustrator Award Winner

Jerome Lagarrigue
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

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2001

Writer Award Winner

D.B. Johnson
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Houghton Mifflin

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Illustrator Award Winner

Bryan Collier
Uptown

Henry Holt & Co.

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2000

Writer Award Winner

Soyung Pak
Dear Juno

Viking

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1999

Writer Award Winner

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Elizabeti’s Doll

Lee & Low Books

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Prior to 1999 EJK Award was giving every other year

1997

Writer Award Winner

Juan Felipe Herrera
Calling the Doves (El canto de las palomas)

Children’s Book Press

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1995

Writer Award Winner

Cari Best
Taxi! Taxi!

Little, Brown & Co.

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1993

Writer Award Winner

Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach

Crown Publishers

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1991

Writer Award Winner

Angela Johnson
Tell Me a Story, Mama

Orchard Books (Scholastic)

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1989

Writer Award Winner

Yoriko Tsutsui
Anna’s Special Present

Viking Kestrel

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1987

Writer Award Winner

Juanita Havill
Jamaica’s Find

Houghton Mifflin

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1986

Writer Award Winner

Valerie Flournoy
The Patchwork Quilt

Dial Books

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