Printable List All Winners & Honorees

EJK Award Winners

 

Year Name Award Book Publisher

2022

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Paul Harbridge Winner Writer Out Into The Big Wide Lake Tundra/PRH Canada
  Gracey Zhang Winner Illustrator Lala’s Words Orchard Books/Scholastic
       

2021

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  Tricia Elam Walker Winner Writer Nana Akua Goes to School Penguin Random House
  Heidi Woodward Sheffield Winner Illustrator Brick by Brick Penguin Random House

2020

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  Ashleigh Corrin Winner Illustrator Layla’s Happiness Holiday House
  Sydney Smith Winner Writer Small in the City Holiday House

2019

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  Oge Mora Winner Illustrator Thank You, Omu! Hachette Book Group
  John Sullivan Winner Writer Kitten and the Night Watchman Simon & Schuster

2018

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  Derrick Barnes Winner Writer Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Agate
  Evan Turk Winner Illustrator Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Simon & Schuster

2017

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  Micha Archer Winner Illustrator Daniel Finds a Poem Penguin Random House
  Jeri Watts Winner Writer A Piece of Home Candlewick Press

2016

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  Don Tate Winner Writer Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Trustbridge Global Media
  Phoebe Wahl Winner Illustrator Sonya’s Chickens Penguin Random House

2015

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  Chris Haughton Winner Illustrator Shh! We Have a Plan Candlewick Press
  Chieri Uegaki Winner Writer Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin Corus Entertainment Canada

2014

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  Ame Dyckman Winner Writer Tea Party Rules Penguin Random House
  Christian Robinson Winner Illustrator Rain! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2013

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  Julie Fogliano Winner Writer And Then It’s Spring Macmillan
  Hyewon Yum Winner Illustrator Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! Macmillan

2012

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  Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Winner Illustrator Same, Same but Different Macmillan
  Meg Medina Winner Writer Tia Isa Wants a Car Candlewick Press

2011

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  Laura Croza Winner Writer I Know Here Groundwood
  Tao Nyeu Winner Illustrator Bunny Days Penguin Random House

2010

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  Tonya Cherie Hegamin Winner Writer Most Loved in All the World Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  Taeeun Yoo Winner Illustrator Only a Witch Can Fly Macmillan

2009

       
  Stian Hole Winner Writer Garmann’s Summer Eerdmans Books
  Shadra Strickland Winner Illustrator Bird Lee & Low Books

2008

       
  Jonathan Bean Winner Illustrator The Apple Pie that Papa Baked Simon & Schuster
  David Ezra Stein Winner Writer Leaves Penguin Random House

2007

       
  Kristen Balouch Winner Illustrator Mystery Bottle Disney(Hyperion)
  Kelly Cunnane Winner Writer For You Are a Kenyan Child Simon & Schuster

2006

       
  Yunmee Kyong Winner Illustrator Silly Chicken Penguin Random House
  Mary Ann Rodman Winner Writer My Best Friend Penguin Random House

2005

       
  Janice N. Harrington Winner Writer Going North Macmillan
  Ana Juan Winner Illustrator The Night Eater Scholastic

2004

       
  Jeron Ashford Frame Winner Writer Yesterday I Had the Blues Penguin Random House
  Gabi Swiatkowska Winner Illustrator My Name is Yoon Macmillan

2003

       
  Sophie Blackall Winner Illustrator Ruby’s Wish McEvoy Group
  Shirin Yim Bridges Winner Writer Ruby’s Wish McEvoy Group

2002

       
  Jerome Lagarrigue Winner Illustrator Freedom Summer Simon & Schuster
  Deborah Wiles Winner Writer Freedom Summer Simon & Schuster

2001

       
  Bryan Collier Winner Illustrator Uptown Macmillan
  D.B. Johnson Winner Writer Henry Hikes to Fitchburg Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2000

       
  Soyung Pak Winner Writer Dear Juno Penguin Random House

1999

       
  Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen Winner Writer Elizabeti’s Doll Lee & Low Books

1997

       
  Juan Felipe Herrera Winner Writer Calling the Doves (El canto de las palomas) Lee & Low Books

1995

       
  Cari Best Winner Writer Taxi! Taxi! Hachette Book Group

1993

       
  Faith Ringgold Winner Writer Tar Beach Penguin Random House

1991

       
  Angela Johnson Winner Writer Tell Me a Story, Mama Scholastic

1989

       
  Yoriko Tsutsui Winner Writer Anna’s Special Present Penguin Random House

1987

       
  Juanita Havill Winner Writer Jamaica’s Find Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

1986

       
  Valerie Flournoy Winner Writer The Patchwork Quilt Penguin Random House

EJK Honorees

YearNameAwardBookPublisher

2022

Joanna HoHonor WriterPlaying at the BorderHarper/HarperCollins
Anne WynterHonor WriterEverybody in the Red Brick BuildingBalzer & Bray/HarperCollins
Marta BartoljHonor IllustratorEvery Little KindnessChronicle
Kenehsa Sneed/td>Honor IllustratorMany Shapes of ClayPrestel/PRH

2021

Jarrett & Jerome PumphreyHonor WriterThe Old TruckW. W. Norton & Company
Raymond AntrobusHonor WriterCan Bears Ski?Candlewick Press
Steve SmallHonor IllustratorI’m Sticking With YouMacmillan
Victoria Tentler-KrylovHonor IllustratorCyclops of Central ParkPenguin Random House

2020

Matthew FarinaHonor WriterLawrence in the FallHachette Book Group
Zeke PeñaHonor IllustratorMy Papi Has a MotorcyclePenguin Random House
Kate ReadHonor IllustratorOne Fox: A Counting Book ThrillerHoliday House
Doug SalatiHonor IllustratorLawrence in the FallHachette Book Group
Mariahadessa Ekere TallieHonor WriterLayla’s HappinessEnchanted Lion Books

2019

Keith CalabreseHonor WriterLena’s Shoes are NervousSimon & Schuster
Matt JamesHonor WriterThe FuneralGroundwood
Jessica LoveHonor IllustratorJulian is a MermaidCandlewick Press
Juana Martinez-NealHonor WriterAlmaCandlewick Press
Jane McGuinnessHonor IllustratorPrickly Hedgehogs!Candlewick Press

2018

Jessixa BagleyHonor WriterLaundry DayMacmillan
Thi BuiHonor IllustratorA Different PondCapstone
Rachel ColeHonor WriterCity MoonPenguin Random House
Bianca DiazHonor IllustratorThe One Day HouseCharlesbridge
E.B. GoodaleHonor IllustratorWindowsCandlewick Press
Gordon C. JamesHonor IllustratorCrown: An Ode to the Fresh CutAgate
Elaine MagliaroHonor WriterThings to DoMcEvoy Group
Bao PhiHonor WriterA Different PondCapstone

2017

Daisy HirstHonor IllustratorThe Girl with the Parrot on Her HeadCandlewick Press
Stacy McAnultyHonor WriterExcellent EdKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Francesca SannaHonor IllustratorThe JourneyNobrow Press
Francesca SannaHonor WriterThe JourneyNobrow Press

2016

Megan Dowd LambertHonor WriterA Crow of His OwnCharlesbridge
Ryan T. HigginsHonor IllustratorMother BruceDisney(Hyperion)
Julia Sarcone-RoachHonor WriterThe Bear Ate Your SandwichKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Rowboat WatkinsHonor IllustratorRude CakesMcEvoy Group

2015

Adam AuerbachHonor WriterEdda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of SchoolMacmillan
Misty CopelandHonor WriterFirebirdPenguin Random House
Mike CuratoHonor IllustratorLittle Elliot, Big CityMacmillan
Alan (deceased) RabinowitzHonor WriterA Boy and a JaguarHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Evan TurkHonor IllustratorGrandfather GandhiSimon & Schuster

2014

Marta AltésHonor IllustratorMy GrandpaAbrams
K.G. CampbellHonor IllustratorTea Party RulesPenguin Random House
Linda DavickHonor WriterI Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!Simon & Schuster
Aaron MeshonHonor IllustratorTake Me Out to the YakyuSimon & Schuster
Pat Zietlow MillerHonor WriterSophie’s SquashPenguin Random House

2013

K.G. CampbellHonor IllustratorLester’s Dreadful SweatersCorus Entertainment Canada
Jennifer LanthierHonor WriterThe Stamp CollectorFitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
Sanjay PatelHonor IllustratorGanesha’s Sweet ToothMcEvoy Group
Mara RockliffHonor WriterMy Heart Will Not Sit DownKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Don TateHonor WriterIt Jes’ HappenedLee & Low Books

2012

Micha ArcherHonor IllustratorLola’s FandangoBarefoot Books
David ErcoliniHonor IllustratorNot Inside this House!Hachette Book Group
Jenny Sue Kostecki-ShawHonor WriterSame, Same but DifferentMacmillan
Nicola WinstanleyHonor WriterCinnamon BabyCorus Entertainment
Anna WitteHonor WriterLola’s FandangoBarefoot Books