Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

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The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award was started in 1958 by Dr. David C. Davis with the assistance of Prof. Lola Pierstorff, Director Instructional Materials Center, Univ. of Wisconsin and Madeline Allen Davis, WHA Wisconsin Public Radio. Awards were presented annually at the Wisconsin Book Conference which featured speakers such as Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone....

, William Steig
William Steig
William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature...

, Helga Sandburg, Arna Bontemps
Arna Bontemps
Arnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps was an American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.- Life and career :...

, Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff
Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and country music for The Wall Street Journal....

, Paul Engle
Paul Engle
Paul Engle , noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as founder of the International Writing Program , both at the University of Iowa.-Life:Engle is often mistakenly...

, Jean George, Ed Emberly, Charlemae Rollins, Watts poet Jimmy Sherman, Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak
Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.-Early life:...

, Holling C. Holling
Holling C. Holling
Holling Clancy Holling was an American author and illustrator, best known for the book Paddle-to-the-Sea, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942. Paddle to the Sea won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1962...

, Pamela Travers, Ann Nolan Clark
Ann Nolan Clark
Ann Nolan Clark, born Anna Marie Nolan was an American writer who won the 1953 Newbery Medal.-Biography:...

, Louise Lemp, Frank Luther
Frank Luther
Frank Luther was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist.-Early life:...

, and Ramon Coffman/Uncle Ray.

The University of Wisconsin College of Education (Madison) gave the award annually from 1958 to 1979 to books judged to have enough of the qualities of Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson , better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the...

's work to belong on the same shelf as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures...

. The criteria for selection was based on initial nominations from trade book editors who were allowed to nominate one trade book each year through their published catalog. The Component Analysis Selector Tool rated the tradebooks on the following factors: authenticity, universality, insight, symbol systems-craftsmanship, impact, genre comparison, field setting of reader and test of time. The evaluation process was done to locate outstanding thoughts from the mediocre communications made available in an open society. The award became defunct in 1979.

Winners of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
  • 1958 – Carol Ryrie Brink
    Carol Ryrie Brink
    Carol Ryrie Brink was an American author of over thirty juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal...

     for Caddie Woodlawn
    Caddie Woodlawn
    Caddie Woodlawn is a popular children's novel by Carol Ryrie Brink which won the John Newbery Medal in 1936 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. The original edition was illustrated by Newbery-award winning author and illustrator Kate Seredy...

     
  • 1958 – Catherine Cate Coblentz
    Catherine Cate Coblentz
    Catherine Cate Coblentz was an American writer, best known for her children's books in the 1930s and 1940s.- Life and work :...

     for Blue Cat of Castle Town 
  • 1958 – James Cloyd Bowman
    James Cloyd Bowman
    James Cloyd Bowman was an American teacher and author primarily of children's books, college text books and journals. Born in Leipsic, Ohio. Bowman grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University with graduate studies at Harvard University...

     for Pecos Bill The Greatest Cowboy of All Time
    Pecos Bill
    Pecos Bill is an American cowboy, apocryphally immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the Southwest of Texas, New Mexico, Southern California, and Arizona. Their stories were probably invented into short stories and book by Edward O'Reilly in the...

     
  • 1958 – Rachel Field
    Rachel Field
    Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. She is best known for her Newbery Medal–winning novel for young adults, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, published in 1929. She won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award twice...

     for Prayer for a Child
    Prayer for a Child
    Prayer for a Child is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945. The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole...

     
  • 1958 – Richard & Florence Atwater
    Richard & Florence Atwater
    Richard and Florence Atwater co-authored the book Mr. Popper's Penguins, which won the 1939 Newbery Honor Award.-Florence:Florence Hasseltine Atwater was born in Chicago, the last child of Mary Josephine Delany, a former concert pianist with the Philadelphia Conservatory, and James Carroll, a...

     for Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Mr. Popper's Penguins is a children's book written by Richard and Florence Atwater, originally published in 1938. It tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper and his family, who live in the small town of Stillwater in the 1930s...

     
  • 1958 – Wanda Gag
    Wanda Gág
    Wanda Hazel Gág was an American author and illustrator. She was born on March 11, 1893, in New Ulm, Minnesota. Her mother and father were of Bohemian descent. Both parents were artists who had met in Germany. They had seven children, who all acquired some level of artistic talent...

     for Millions of Cats
    Millions of Cats
    Millions of Cats is a picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gág in 1928. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print....

     
  • 1958 - Rene Guillot
    René Guillot
    René Guillot was a French children's author who lived, worked and travelled in French Africa.After studying science, he moved to Senegal to work as a teacher, spending over 20 years in Africa...

     for The 397th White Elephant
  • 1958 - A.A. Milne for The World of Pooh
  • 1958 - Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family...

     for Little House in the Big Woods
  • 1958 - Glen Rounds for Ol' Paul, The Mighty Logger
  • 1958 - Hugh Lofting
    Hugh Lofting
    Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle — one of the classics of children's literature.-Personal life:...

     for The Story of Dr. Dolittle
  • 1958 - Watty Piper for The Little Engine That Could
  • 1958 - Dr. Seuss
    Dr. Seuss
    Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone....

     for Horton Hatches the Egg
  • 1958 - Esphyr Slobodkina
    Esphyr Slobodkina
    Esphyr Slobodkina was a popular artist, author, and illustrator, best known for her classic 1940 children's book Caps for Sale.-Biography:...

     for Caps for Sale
  • 1958 - Kenneth Grahame
    Kenneth Grahame
    Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows , one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon; both books were later adapted into Disney films....

     for Wind in the Willows
  • 1958 - Henry Z. Walck for The Little Bookroom
  • 1958 - Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
    Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.Born into a privileged Unitarian...

     for The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • 1959 - Claire Huchet Bishop
    Claire Huchet Bishop
    Claire Huchet Bishop was a children's novelist and librarian, winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten...

     for The Five Chinese Brothers
  • 1959 - V. L. Burton for Little House
  • 1959 - Jean De Brunhoff
    Jean de Brunhoff
    Jean de Brunhoff was a French writer and illustrator known for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. He was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious Ecole Alsacienne...

     for Story of Babar
  • 1959 - Maj Lindman for Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Red Shoes
  • 1959 - Laura E. Richards
    Laura E. Richards
    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's, biographies, poetry, and others. A well-known children's poem for which she is noted is the literary nonsense verse Eletelephony.Her father...

     for Tirra Lirra
  • 1959 - E.B. White for Charlotte's Web
  • 1959 - Armstrong Perry for Call It Courage
  • 1959 - Carolyn Treffinger for Li Lun, Lad of Courage
  • 1959 - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden , A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.Born Frances Eliza Hodgson, she lived in Cheetham Hill, Manchester...

     for Secret Garden
  • 1959 - Leon Wilson for This Boy Cody
  • 1959 - Carol Ryrie Brink
    Carol Ryrie Brink
    Carol Ryrie Brink was an American author of over thirty juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal...

     for Caddie Woodlawn
  • 1959 - Catherine Coblentz for Blue Cat of Castle Town
  • 1959 - Philippa Pearce
    Philippa Pearce
    Ann Philippa Pearce OBE was an English children's author.-Early life:The youngest of four children, Pearce was brought up in the Mill House in the village of Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire...

     for Minnow Leads to Treasure
  • 1959 – Alice Dalgliesh
    Alice Dalgliesh
    Alice Dalgliesh was an American author and book editor who wrote over 40 children's books, mostly illustrated by Katherine Milhous...

     for The Courage of Sarah Noble
    The Courage of Sarah Noble
    The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh is the story of a young girl who travels with her father into Connecticut during the early 18th century, and her experiences with the native Schaghticoke. It was published in 1954 and received a Newbery Honor Award.- The story :Sarah accompanies her...

     
  • 1959 – Kate Seredy
    Kate Seredy
    Kate Seredy was a Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of children's books, written in the English language.-Life:...

     for The White Stag
    The White Stag
    The White Stag is a children's book, written and illustrated by Kate Seredy, that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1938...

     
  • 1960 - Mary Norton
    Mary Norton (author)
    Mary Norton, née Pearson, was an English children's author. Her books include The Borrowers series.-Background:...

     for The Borrowers
  • 1960 - Glen Rounds for The Blind Colt
  • 1960 - Kathleen Lines for Lavender's Blue
  • 1960 - Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature...

     for Jungle Book
  • 1960 - Leslie Brooke for Johnny Crow's Garden
  • 1960 – Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
    Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
    Elizabeth Foreman Lewis , was an American children's book author.She was born Elizabeth Foreman in Baltimore, Maryland and studied art at the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts from 1909-1910...

     for Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
    Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
    Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1933. The story revolves around Fu Yuin-fah, the son of a widow from the countryside of western China, who wishes to become a coppersmith in the big city...

     
  • 1960 – Joseph Krumgold
    Joseph Krumgold
    Joseph Quincy Krumgold was a United States author and scriptwriter. He was the first author to receive the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature twice. Lois Lowry, Elizabeth George Speare, Katherine Paterson, and E. L. Konigsburg have also achieved this honor...

     for Onion John
    Onion John
    Onion John is a novel written by Joseph Krumgold and published in 1959. It was the winner of the 1960 Newbery Medal. The story is set in 1950s New Jersey, and tells the story of 12-year-old Andy Rusch and his friendship with an eccentric hermit who lives on the outskirts of the small town of...

     
  • 1960 - H.A. Rey for Curious George Takes a Job
  • 1960 – Walter D. Edmonds
    Walter D. Edmonds
    Walter "Walt" Dumaux Edmonds was an American author noted for his historical novels, including the popular Drums Along the Mohawk , which was successfully made into a Technicolor feature film in 1939 directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.-Life:In 1919 he entered The...

     for The Matchlock Gun
    The Matchlock Gun
    The Matchlock Gun is a novel by Walter D. Edmonds that won the Newbery Medal for excellence as the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature in 1942.-Synopsis:...

     
  • 1961 - Eleanor Estes
    Eleanor Estes
    Eleanor Estes was an American children's author.She was born in West Haven, Connecticut as Eleanor Ruth Rosenfield.She worked as a children's librarian in New Haven, Connecticut, and New York....

     for The Moffats
  • 1961 - Erich Kastner
    Erich Kästner
    Emil Erich Kästner was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known for his humorous, socially astute poetry and children's literature.-Dresden 1899–1919:...

     for When I Was A Boy
  • 1961 - Rene Guilot for Grishka and the Bear
  • 1961 - Robert H. Charles for A Roundabout Turn
  • 1961 - Robert Lawson
    Robert Lawson (author)
    Robert Lawson was an American author and illustrator of children's books. During World War I, he also served as a camouflage artist.-Background:Born in New York City, Lawson spent his early life in Montclair, New Jersey...

     for Ben and Me
  • 1961 - Dr. Seuss
    Dr. Seuss
    Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone....

     for And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
  • 1961 – Doris Gates for Blue Willow
    Blue Willow
    Blue Willow is a children's book by Doris Gates, published in 1940. It is a Newbery Honor book, having been a runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1941...

     
  • 1961 – Marguerite De Angeli
    Marguerite de Angeli
    Marguerite de Angeli was a bestselling author and illustrator of children's books including the 1950 Newbery Award winning book The Door in the Wall...

     for The Door in the Wall
    The Door in the Wall
    The Door in the Wall is a 1949 novel by Marguerite de Angeli that received the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1950.-Plot summary:...

     
  • 1961 – Marguerite Henry
    Marguerite Henry
    Marguerite Henry was an American writer. Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses. The author of fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won...

     for Misty of Chincoteague
    Misty of Chincoteague
    Misty of Chincoteague is a 1947 book by American author Marguerite Henry, inspired by a real Chincoteague Pony named Misty. Set on the coastal island of Chincoteague, Virginia, the book tells the story of the Beebe family and their efforts to raise a filly born to a wild horse. The book won the...

     
  • 1961 – Rachel Field
    Rachel Field
    Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. She is best known for her Newbery Medal–winning novel for young adults, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, published in 1929. She won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award twice...

     for Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
    Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
    Hitty, Her First Hundred Years is a children's novel written by Rachel Field and published in 1929. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1930....

     
  • 1961 – Scott O'Dell
    Scott O'Dell
    Scott O'Dell was an American children's author who wrote 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books...

     for Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Island of the Blue Dolphins is a 1960 American children's novel written by Scott O'Dell. The story of a young girl stranded for years on an island off the California coast, it is based on the true story of Juana Maria, a Nicoleño Indian left alone for 18 years on San Nicolas Island in the 19th...

     
  • 1962 - Hans Christian Anderson for Thumbelina
  • 1962 – Charles Boardman Hawes for The Dark Frigate
    The Dark Frigate
    The Dark Frigate is a children's historical novel written by Charles Hawes. It won the 1924 Newbery Medal. It was the second, and final, book written by Charles Hawes, as he died shortly after its publication.- Plot :...

     
  • 1962 – Holling C. Holling
    Holling C. Holling
    Holling Clancy Holling was an American author and illustrator, best known for the book Paddle-to-the-Sea, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942. Paddle to the Sea won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1962...

     for Paddle-to-the-Sea 
  • 1962 – Leclaire Alger, Sorche Nic Leodhas
    Sorche Nic Leodhas
    LeClaire Gowans Alger was an American author better known under her pseudonym Sorche Nic Leodhas, or simply Sorche Leodhas. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a sickly child, eventually being homeschooled. Alger was a known librarian, working from 1915 to 1966, while the imaginary Sorche was a...

     for Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland 
  • 1962 - Robert Davis for Padre Porko the Gentlemanly Pig
  • 1962 - Louise Rankin for Daughter of the Mountains
  • 1962 - Leo Lionni
    Leo Lionni
    Leo Lionni was an author and illustrator of children's books. Born in Holland, he moved to Italy and lived there before moving to the United States in 1939, where he worked as an art director for several advertising agencies, and then for Fortune magazine. He returned to Italy in 1962 and started...

     for Inch by Inch
  • 1962 - Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
    Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.Born into a privileged Unitarian...

     for The Tailor of Gloucester
  • 1962 - William O. Steele
    William O. Steele
    William O. Steele was an American author. He was married to another author, Mary Quintard Govan.Steele was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the son of Core and Sue, and spent a large amount of his youth exploring the woods around his home. This led to an interest in the history of the area and of its...

     for Winter Danger
  • 1962 - C.S. Lewis for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • 1962 - Walter de la Mare
    Walter de la Mare
    Walter John de la Mare , OM CH was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and the poem "The Listeners"....

     for A Penny A Day
  • 1962 - Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens , better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist...

     for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 1962 - A.A. Milne for The World of Christopher Robin
  • 1963 - Joel C. Harris for Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings
  • 1963 - A. B. Frost
    A. B. Frost
    Arthur Burdett Frost , was an early American illustrator, graphic artist and comics writer. He was also well known as a painter. Frost's work is well known for its dynamic representation of motion and sequence. Frost is considered one of the great illustrators in the "Golden Age of American...

     for The Art of Ancient Egypt
  • 1963 - Shirley Blubok for The Yearling
  • 1963 - Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire.-Life and character:...

     for Water Babies
  • 1963 - Kenneth Grahme for Reluctant Dragon
  • 1963 - Frank Stockton for The Griffin and the Minor Canon
  • 1963 - Phillippa Pearce for Tom's Midnight Garden
  • 1963 - Raffello Busoni for The Man Who Was Don Quixote
  • 1963 - Hertha Seuberlich for Annuzza
  • 1963 - folk tale Dwarf Long Nose
  • 1963 – Cornelia Meigs
    Cornelia Meigs
    Cornelia Lynde Meigs was an American children's author, and educator.-Life:...

     for Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women
    Invincible Louisa
    Invincible Louisa is a book by Cornelia Meigs that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1934. It discussed the life of author Louisa May Alcott....

     
  • 1963 – Eloise Jarvis McGraw for Moccasin Trail
  • 1963 – George Selden, Garth Williams
    Garth Williams
    Garth Montgomery Williams was an American artist who came to prominence in the American postwar era as an illustrator of children's books...

     for The Cricket in Times Square 
  • 1963 – Meindert Dejong
    Meindert DeJong
    Meindert De Jong sometimes spelled as Meindert de Jong or Dejong was an award winning author of children's books. He was born in the village of Wierum, of the province of Friesland, in the Netherlands.-Life:...

     for The Wheel on the School
    The Wheel on the School
    The Wheel on the School is a novel by Meindert DeJong that won the 1955 Newbery Medal for children's literature and the 1957 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis...

     
  • 1963 – Robert Lawson
    Robert Lawson (author)
    Robert Lawson was an American author and illustrator of children's books. During World War I, he also served as a camouflage artist.-Background:Born in New York City, Lawson spent his early life in Montclair, New Jersey...

     for Rabbit Hill
    Rabbit Hill
    Rabbit Hill is a novel by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1945.- Plot introduction:The story takes place in a place called Rabbit Hill, a country crossroads near Danbury, Connecticut...

     
  • 1963 – Pauline Clarke
    Pauline Clarke
    Pauline Clarke is an English writer who has written for young children under the name Helen Clare, for older children as Pauline Clarke, and more recently for adults under her married name, Pauline Hunter Blair...

     for The Return of the Twelve
  • 1963 - Jean Merrill
    Jean Merrill
    Jean Merrill is an American author of children's books and editor, best known for The Pushcart War, originally published in 1964. Merrill currently lives in Vermont.-Early life:...

     for The Superlative Horse
  • 1964 - Aline and Bernard Glasgowfor Old Wind and Liu Li-San
  • 1964 – Harold Keith
    Harold Keith
    Harold Verne Keith was a Newbery Medal-winning American author. Keith was born and raised in Oklahoma, where he also lived and died: the state was his abiding passion. He used Oklahoma as the setting for most of his books, although Rifles for Watie takes place elsewhere.-Biography:Harold Keith...

     for Rifles for Watie
    Rifles for Watie
    Rifles for Watie is an American children's novel by Harold Keith. It was first published in 1957, and received the Newbery Medal the following year. Commonly shortened "Rifles", Rifles for Watie is written at an 8th grade advanced - 9th grade level....

     
  • 1964 - Maurice Sendak
    Maurice Sendak
    Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.-Early life:...

     for Where the Wild Things Are
  • 1964 - Louisa R. Shotwell for Roosevelt Grady
  • 1964 - Ruth Sawyer
    Ruth Sawyer
    Ruth Sawyer was the professional name of Ruth Sawyer Durand , an American children's writer.- Biography :She was raised in New York City with an affluent family...

     for Roller Skates
  • 1964 - Harold Keith
    Harold Keith
    Harold Verne Keith was a Newbery Medal-winning American author. Keith was born and raised in Oklahoma, where he also lived and died: the state was his abiding passion. He used Oklahoma as the setting for most of his books, although Rifles for Watie takes place elsewhere.-Biography:Harold Keith...

     for Rifles for Watie
  • 1964 - Madeleine l'Engle
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time...

     for A Wrinkle in Time
  • 1964 - Felicite Lefevre for The Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen
  • 1964 - Marjorie Flack
    Marjorie Flack
    Marjorie Flack was an award-winning artist and writer of children's picture books. Flack was born in Greenport, Long Island, New York in 1897. She was best known for The Story about Ping , popularized by Captain Kangaroo, and for her stories of an insatiably curious Scottish terrier named Angus,...

     for The Story About Ping
  • 1964 - Will James for Smoky
  • 1964 - Pauline Clark for The Return of the Twelve
  • 1964 - Joan Aiken
    Joan Aiken
    Joan Delano Aiken MBE was an English novelist. She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, American poet Conrad Aiken , her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge and her brother John Aiken Joan Delano Aiken MBE (4 September 1924 – 4 January 2004) was an English novelist....

     for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • 1964 - Helga Sandburg for Joel and the Wild Goose
  • 1964 - Jean Merrill
    Jean Merrill
    Jean Merrill is an American author of children's books and editor, best known for The Pushcart War, originally published in 1964. Merrill currently lives in Vermont.-Early life:...

     for The Pushcart War
    The Pushcart War
    The Pushcart War is a popular children's book written by Jean Merrill and illustrated by Ronni Solbert. It was published in 1964 and concerns a war between pushcart peddlers and delivery trucks in New York City....

  • 1964 - Anthony Fon Eisen for Bond of Fire
  • 1964 - Hans Christian Andersen
    Hans Christian Andersen
    Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."...

     for The Nightingale
  • 1964 - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden , A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.Born Frances Eliza Hodgson, she lived in Cheetham Hill, Manchester...

     for A Little Princess
  • 1965 – Sterling North
    Sterling North
    Thomas Sterling North was an American author of books for children and adults, including 1963's bestselling Rascal. North, who professionally went by "Sterling North", was born on the second floor of a farmhouse on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, a few miles from Edgerton, Wisconsin, in 1906, and...

     for Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era
    Rascal (book)
    Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era, often referred to as Rascal, is a 1963 children's book by Sterling North about his childhood in Wisconsin.-Publication:Rascal was published in 1963...

     
  • 1965 – Irene Hunt
    Irene Hunt
    Irene Hunt was born to Franklin P. and Sarah Land Hunt on May 18, 1907 in Pontiac, Illinois. The family soon moved to Newton, Illinois, but Franklin died when Hunt was only seven, and the family moved again to be close to Hunt's grandparents...

     for Across Five Aprils
    Across Five Aprils
    Across Five Aprils is a novel by Irene Hunt, set in the Civil War era. Jethro Creighton, the main character, was Irene Hunt's real grandfather. He told her the stories, and she incorporated them into Across Five Aprils.-Plot summary:...

     
  • 1965 – Jean Craighead George
    Jean Craighead George
    Jean Craighead George is an American author. She currently lives in Chappaqua, New York.Jean Craighead George has written over one hundred popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal and Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side...

     for My Side of the Mountain
    My Side of the Mountain
    My Side of the Mountain is a 1959 children's novel by Jean Craighead George about a boy who learns about nature and himself. The book won the Newbery Honor Award in 1960 and was loosely adapted into a movie in 1969....

     
  • 1965 – Madeleine L'Engle
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time...

     for A Wrinkle in Time
    A Wrinkle in Time
    A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and...

     
  • 1965 – Will James for Smoky: The Cowhorse 
  • 1966 - Peter Burchard
    Peter Burchard
    Peter Burchard was an author, free-lance designer, and illustrator. He wrote the book One Gallant Rush, upon which the film Glory was based.-World War II:Burchard served on convoys in the North Atlantic during World War II...

     for Jed, The Story of a Yankee Soldier and a Southern Boy
  • 1966 - Irene Hunt
    Irene Hunt
    Irene Hunt was born to Franklin P. and Sarah Land Hunt on May 18, 1907 in Pontiac, Illinois. The family soon moved to Newton, Illinois, but Franklin died when Hunt was only seven, and the family moved again to be close to Hunt's grandparents...

     for Across Five Aprils
  • 1966 – James Ramsey Ullman
    James Ramsey Ullman
    James Ramsey Ullman was an American writer and mountaineer. He was born in New York. He was not a high end climber, but his writing made him an honorary member of that circle.The books he wrote were mostly about mountaineering....

     for Banner in the Sky
  • 1966 - Agnes Smith for An Edge of the Forest
  • 1966 - Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde....

     for A Child's Garden of Verses
  • 1966 – James Ramsey Ullman
    James Ramsey Ullman
    James Ramsey Ullman was an American writer and mountaineer. He was born in New York. He was not a high end climber, but his writing made him an honorary member of that circle.The books he wrote were mostly about mountaineering....

     for Banner in the Sky 
  • 1966 – Marcia Brown
    Marcia Brown
    Marcia Joan Brown is an American children's author and illustrator of more than 30 children's books. She has won the Caldecott Medal three times, the only person to do so until David Wiesner in 2007. She is also the winner of the 1977 Regina Medal, a six-time recipient of the Caldecott Honor, and...

     for Once a Mouse: A Fable Cut in Wood from Ancient India
    Once a Mouse
    Once a Mouse is a 1961 book by Marcia Brown. Released by Scribner Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1962, Brown's second honor....

     
  • 1967 - Rudyard Kipling- Read by Boris Karloff/Recorded by Caedmon Recordsfor More Just So Stories
  • 1967 - Mark Twain- Read by Ed Bagley/Recorded by Caedmon Recordsfor Tom Sawyer
  • 1968 – E.L. Konigsburg for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It was published by Atheneum Books in 1967, the second published from two manuscripts the new writer had submitted to editor Jean E...

     
  • 1968 – Ruth Stiles Gannett
    Ruth Stiles Gannett
    Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn is the author of the My Father's Dragon series as well as other short children's novels. She wrote the first novel, My Father's Dragon after her graduating from Vassar College in 1944, with a BA in Chemistry...

     for My Father's Dragon
    My Father's Dragon
    My Father's Dragon is a children's novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. Both a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it is the first book of a trilogy whose other titles are Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons...

     
  • 1968 - L. Frank Baum
    L. Frank Baum
    Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...

     for The Wizard of Oz
  • 1968 - M. Benary-Isbert for The Ark
  • 1968 - Rose Dobbs for No Room
  • 1968 - Stephen Dunning for Reflections on a Gift of Water
  • 1968 - Barbara and Ed Emberly for Drummer Hoff
  • 1968 – E.L. Konigsburg for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • 1968 - William Mayne
    William Mayne
    William James Carter Mayne was an English writer of children's fiction. He was born in Hull, the son of a doctor and was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books. During the Second World War the school was evacuated...

     for Earthfasts
  • 1968 - George Mendoza for The Hunter I Might Have Been
  • 1968 - Brinton Turkle for The Fiddler of High Lonesome
  • 1968 - Jane Yolen
    Jane Yolen
    Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American author and editor of almost 300 books. These include folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books...

     for The Emperor and the Kite
  • 1969 - Edmund Carpenter for Comock the Eskimo
  • 1969 - Glenn Rounds for Wild Horses of the Red Desert
  • 1969 - Mehili Gobhai for Usha the Mouse Maiden
  • 1969 - L.M. Boston for The Children of Green Knowe
  • 1969 - Rachel Field
    Rachel Field
    Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. She is best known for her Newbery Medal–winning novel for young adults, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, published in 1929. She won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award twice...

     for Prayer for a Child
  • 1969 - Weyman Jones for Edge of Two Worlds
  • 1969 - Sid Fleischman
    Sid Fleischman
    Albert Sidney Fleischman , pen name Sid Fleischman, was a Newbery Medal-winning author of children's books, screenplays, novels for adults, and books on magic. His works for children are known for their humor, imagery, zesty plotting, and exploration of the byways of American history...

     for McBroom Tells the Truth
  • 1969 - Maureen Daly
    Maureen Daly
    Maureen Daly , was an American author best known for her novelSeventeenth Summer , one of the first to target a teenage audience....

     for Seventeenth Summer
  • 1969 - Hardie Gramatky
    Hardie Gramatky
    Bernhard August "Hardie" Gramatky, Jr. was an American painter, author, and illustrator. In a 2006 article in Watercolor Magazine, Andrew Wyeth named him as one of America's 20 greatest watercolorists...

     for Little Toot
  • 1970 – Elizabeth Enright
    Elizabeth Enright
    Elizabeth Enright was an American children's author and illustrator. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois.-Life:Her father, Walter J...

     for Gone-Away Lake
    Gone-Away Lake
    Gone-Away Lake is a 1957 children's book by Elizabeth Enright, set in that time period. In Return to Gone-Away, a sequel published in 1961, the Blake family buys a house in Gone-Away.-Plot:...

     
  • 1970 – Julius Lester
    Julius Lester
    Julius Lester is an American author of books for children and adults, and taught for 32 years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs.-Early life and family:Born on January 27, 1939, in...

     for To Be a Slave
    To Be a Slave
    To Be A Slave is a children's novel by Julius Lester, illustrated by Tom Feelings. The book received the Newbery Honor medal in 1969. It explores what it was like to be a slave. The book includes many personal accounts of ex-slaves....

     
  • 1970 – Phillip Viereck for The Summer I Was Lost 
  • 1970 – Randall Jarrell
    Randall Jarrell
    Randall Jarrell was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, and novelist. He was the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a role which now holds the title of US Poet Laureate.-Life:Jarrell was a native of Nashville, Tennessee...

     for The Animal Family
    The Animal Family
    The Animal Family is a 1965 children's novel by American poet and critic Randall Jarrell, illustrated by noted children's book illustrator Maurice Sendak. It is a 1966 Newbery Honor book and has a significant following among adult readers.-Plot summary:...

     
  • 1970 – Theodore Taylor
    Theodore Taylor (author)
    Theodore Taylor was an American author of more than 50 fiction and non-fiction books for young adult readers, including The Cay, The Weirdo , Ice Drift, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Sniper, and Rogue...

     for The Cay 
  • 1970 – William H. Armstrong
    William H. Armstrong
    William H. Armstrong was an American children's author and educator, best known for his 1969 Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sounder....

     for Sounder 
  • 1970 – Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder is an acclaimed author of books for children and young adults. Snyder was awarded three Newbery Honor Book awards for The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of Worm. Since 1964, Snyder has completed 43 books...

     for The Egypt Game
    The Egypt Game
    The Egypt Game is a Newbery Honor award winning novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. The story, set in California, follows the creation of a sustained imaginative game by a group of children who share an interest in Ancient Egypt...

     
  • 1970 - Oliver Buttersworth for The Enormous Egg
  • 1970 - Betsey Byarsfor The Midnight Fox
  • 1970 - Ellis Dillon for A Herd of Deer
  • 1970 - Elizabeth Enright
    Elizabeth Enright
    Elizabeth Enright was an American children's author and illustrator. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois.-Life:Her father, Walter J...

     for Gone-Away Lake
  • 1970 - Alan Garner
    Alan Garner
    With his first book published, Garner abandoned his work as a labourer and gained a job as a freelance television reporter, living a "hand to mouth" lifestyle on a "shoestring" budget...

     for The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
  • 1970 - Betty Kelen
    Betty Kelen
    Betty Kelen was an author and editor for a United Nations organization. A student of anthropology with interests in religion and mysticism, Kelen wrote several books about the founders of world religions.-Bibliography:...

     for Gautama Buddha, In Life and Legend
  • 1970 - Astrid Lindgren
    Astrid Lindgren
    Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren , 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter who is the world's 25th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide...

    for The Tomten (adapted from poem by Victor Rydberg
  • 1970 - Howard Pyle
    Howard Pyle
    Howard Pyle was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy.__FORCETOC__...

     for Otto of the Silver Hand
  • 1970 - Phil Strong for Honk the Moose
  • 1970 - Jesse Stuart
    Jesse Stuart
    Jesse Hilton Stuart was an American writer who is known for writing short stories, poetry, and novels about Southern Appalachia. Born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of Northeastern Kentucky for his writings. Stuart was named the Poet Laureate of...

     for Old Ben
  • 1971 - Sheila Burnford
    Sheila Burnford
    Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, was a British novelist.Born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the United Kingdom, she attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, with whom she had three children. During...

     for Farmer Hoo and the Baboons
  • 1971 - Ellis Chittum for Down, Down the Mountain
  • 1971 - Duncan Emrich for The Nonesense Book
  • 1971 - Friedrick de la Motta Fouque for Undine
  • 1971 - Kristin Hunter
    Kristin Hunter
    Kristin Elaine Hunter was an African American writer from Pennsylvania. She sometimes wrote under the name Kristin Hunter Lattany....

     for The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou
  • 1971 - James Weldon Johnson
    James Weldon Johnson
    James Weldon Johnson was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and...

     for Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • 1971 - Reginald Ottley for Boy Alone
  • 1971 - Rosemary Sutcliff
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Rosemary Sutcliff CBE was a British novelist, and writer for children, best known as a writer of historical fiction and children's literature. Although she was primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults; Sutcliff herself once commented that she wrote...

     for The Witchs's Brat
  • 1971 - Margery Williams
    Margery Williams
    Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children's books. A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.-Early life and writing...

     for The Velveteen Rabbit
  • 1971 – Esther Hautzig
    Esther Hautzig
    Esther Hautzig was an American writer, best known for her award-winning book The Endless Steppe .She was born in Vilna, Poland . Her childhood was interrupted by the beginning of World War II and the conquest in 1941 of eastern Poland by Soviet troops...

     for The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia
    The Endless Steppe
    The Endless Steppe is a book by Esther Hautzig, describing her and her family's exile to Siberia during World War II....

     
  • 1971 – Mary Q. Steele
    Mary Q. Steele
    Mary Quintard Govan Steele was a noted American author and naturalist. She wrote over 20 books --- some adult-style, but mostly children's books. One of her books, Journey Outside, was a Newbery Honor Book. Steele sometimes wrote under the name Wilson Gage.Steele was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee...

     for Journey Outside 
  • 1971 – Sheila Burnford
    Sheila Burnford
    Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, was a British novelist.Born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the United Kingdom, she attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, with whom she had three children. During...

     for The Incredible Journey
    The Incredible Journey
    The Incredible Journey, by British author Sheila Burnford, is a children's book first published by Hodder & they travel 300 miles through the Canadian wilderness searching for their beloved masters. It reveals the suffering and stress of an arduous journey, together with the unwavering loyalty and...

     
  • 1972 – Julia Cunningham for Dorp Dead 
  • 1972 – Robert C. O'Brien
    Robert C. O'Brien
    Robert Leslie Conly was an American author and journalist for National Geographic Magazine.-Early life:...

     for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a 1971 children's book by Robert C. O'Brien. Illustrated by Zena Bernstein, it won the 1972 Newbery Medal. A film adaptation, The Secret of NIMH, was released in 1982....

     
  • 1972 – Virginia Hamilton
    Virginia Hamilton
    Virginia Esther Hamilton was an award-winning author of children's books. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great, for which she won the National Book Award in 1974 and the 1975 Newbery Medal....

     for The Planet of Junior Brown 
  • 1972 - Jan Adkins for The Art and Industry of Sand Castles
  • 1972 - William Pene Du Bois
    William Pène du Bois
    William Pène du Bois , was a French American author and illustrator. He was best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by The Viking Press...

     for Bear Circus
  • 1972 - James Forman
    James Forman
    James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress...

     for Ceremony of Innocence
  • 1972 - Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    Russell Conwell Hoban is an American writer, now living in England, of fantasy, science fiction, mainstream fiction, magic realism, poetry, and children's books-Biography:...

     for Emmet Otter's Jub-Band Christmas
  • 1972 - Virginia Kahl for The Duchess Bakes a Cake
  • 1972 - Alexander Kay for The Forgotten Door
  • 1972 - Nina Kosterina
    Nina Kosterina
    Nina Kosterina was a Soviet partisan. Her father was a journalist. She joined the Komsomol in 1936. In her diary, she described her life from 1936 until her death...

     for The Diary of Nina Kosterina
  • 1972 - Julius Lester
    Julius Lester
    Julius Lester is an American author of books for children and adults, and taught for 32 years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs.-Early life and family:Born on January 27, 1939, in...

     for Long Journey Home
  • 1972 - Hope Newell for The Little Old Woman Who Used Her Head
  • 1972 - Yuri Suhl for Simon Boom Gives a Wedding
  • 1972 - Jay Williams
    Jay Williams (author)
    Jay Williams was an American author born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Max and Lillian Jacobson. He cited the experience of growing up as the son of a vaudeville show producer as leading him to pursue his acting career as early as college...

     for The Hawkstone
  • 1973 – Nancy Ekholm Burkert
    Nancy Ekholm Burkert
    Nancy Ekholm Burkert is an American artist and illustrator, first known for her 1961 illustrated book, the original edition of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl...

     for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm
    Snow White
    "Snow White" is a fairy tale known from many countries in Europe, the best known version being the German one collected by the Brothers Grimm...

     
  • 1973 – Gerald McDermott
    Gerald McDermott
    Gerald McDermott is an award-winning filmmaker, children’s book author & illustrator as well as an expert on mythology. His work often combines bright colors and styles with ancient imagery...

     for Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
    Anansi the Spider (book)
    Anansi the Spider is a short film and a 1972 book, both by Gerald McDermott. The book won the 1972 Caldecott Honor medal for illustration. In 1973 it won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It tells, with little text and bold, colourful illustrations, how Anansi was rescued by his sons, each...

     
  • 1973 - Edward Ardissone for Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
  • 1973 - Charlotte Baker for Cockleburr Quaters
  • 1973 - Deborah Crawford for Four Women in a Violent Time
  • 1973 - Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harris (writer)
    Marilyn Harris is an American author best known for her seven-novel "Eden"series, an historical saga about the Eden family of England. Theseries contains This Other Eden ; The Prince of Eden ;...

     for The Runaways Diary
  • 1973 - Anne Holm
    Anne Holm
    Anne Holm, born Else Anne Lise Jørgensen was a Danish journalist and children's writer. At times she also wrote under the pseudonym Adrien de Chandelle....

     for North to Freedom
  • 1973 - Jean Russell Larson for Jack Tar
  • 1973 - Julius Lester
    Julius Lester
    Julius Lester is an American author of books for children and adults, and taught for 32 years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs.-Early life and family:Born on January 27, 1939, in...

     for The Knee High Man and Other Tales
  • 1973 - Astrid Lindgren
    Astrid Lindgren
    Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren , 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter who is the world's 25th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide...

     for Pippi Longstocking
  • 1973 - Lynd Ward
    Lynd Ward
    Lynd Kendall Ward was an American artist and storyteller, and son of Methodist minister and prominent political organizer Harry F. Ward. He illustrated some 200 juvenile and adult books...

     for The Silver Pony
  • 1973 - Jane Yolan for The Girl Who Loved the Wind
  • 1975 - Alice Childress
    Alice Childress
    Alice Childress was an American playwright, actor, and author.-Early life:Childress was born in South Carolina, but at age nine, after her parents separated, she moved to Harlem where she lived with her grandmother on 118th Street, between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue...

     for A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich
  • 1975 – Babbis Friis-Baastad for Don't Take Teddy 
  • 1975 - Norma Mazer for Saturday, the Twelfth of October
  • 1975 - Harve and Margot Zemach for Duffy and the Devil
  • 1975 - Glen Rounds for The Day the Cirus Came to Town
  • 1975 - Vera and Bill Cleaver for Dust of the Earth
  • 1975 – Virginia Hamilton
    Virginia Hamilton
    Virginia Esther Hamilton was an award-winning author of children's books. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great, for which she won the National Book Award in 1974 and the 1975 Newbery Medal....

     for M. C. Higgins, the Great
    M. C. Higgins, the Great
    M. C. Higgins, the Great is a book by Virginia Hamilton that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1975. It also won the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the only book to do that. It is a coming of age novel; it covers three eventful...

     
  • 1977 – William Steig
    William Steig
    William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature...

     for Abel's Island
    Abel's Island
    Abel's Island is a children's novel written and illustrated by William Steig. It won a Newbery Honor. It was published by Collin Publishers, Toronto, Canada in 1976...

     
  • 1977 - Nancy Willard
    Nancy Willard
    Nancy Willard is an award-winning children's author, poet, and novelist. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn...

     for Sailing to Cythera
  • 1977 - Felice Holman for Slake's Limbo
  • 1978 - Bettyanne Gray for Manya's Story
  • 1978 - John Steptoe
    John Steptoe
    John Steptoe is an award winning author and illustrator for children’s books dealing with aspects of the African American experience....

     for Stevie
  • 1978 - Glen Rounds for Mr. Yowder and the Giant
  • 1978 – Ilse Koehn for Mischling, Second Degree: My Childhood in Nazi Germany 
  • 1978 – Julia Cunningham for Come to the Edge 
  • 1978 – Katherine Paterson
    Katherine Paterson
    Katherine Paterson is an American author of children's novels. She wrote Bridge to Terabithia and has received several of the major international awards for children's literature.- Early life:...

     for Bridge to Terabithia 
  • 1978 – Natalie Babbitt
    Natalie Babbitt
    Natalie Babbitt is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Her novels Tuck Everlasting and The Eyes of the Amaryllis have been made into films . Her novel Knee-Knock Rise is a Newbery Honor book.- Life :Natalie Babbitt was born in Dayton, Ohio. Now lives in Providence, Rhode Island...

     for Tuck Everlasting
    Tuck Everlasting
    Tuck Everlasting is a fantasy children's novel by Natalie Babbitt. It was published in 1975. The book explores the concept of immortality and the reasons why it might not be as desirable as it appears to be. It has sold over two million copies and has been called a classic of modern children's...

     
  • 1978 – Norma Fox Mazer
    Norma Fox Mazer
    Norma Fox Mazer was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults. Her novels featured credible young characters confronting difficult situations such as family separation and death....

     for Dear Bill, Remember Me? 
  • 1978 – Peter Spier
    Peter Spier
    Peter Spier is a Dutch-born American author and illustrator who has published more than thirty children's books.-Biographical information:...

     for Noah's Ark
    Noah's Ark (book)
    Noah's Ark is a book by Peter Spier. Released by Doubleday, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1978and a National Book Award for picture books....

     
  • 1978 – Sonia Levitin
    Sonia Levitin
    Sonia Levitin is an award-winning novelist and author of over forty novels and picture books for young adults and children, as well as published essays on various topics for adults...

     for The No-Return Trail 
  • 1978 – William Steig
    William Steig
    William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature...

     for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is a children's picture book written and illustrated by William Steig. It won him the Caldecott Medal , his first of many Caldecott and Newbery Medal honors. It tells the tale of a donkey from the fictional community of Oatsdale...

     
  • 1978 - Verma Aardena for Who's In Rabbit's House?
  • 1979 – David Kherdian for The Road From Home 
  • 1979 – Laurence Yep
    Laurence Yep
    -Background:Chinese-American, Yep was born in San Francisco, California to Yep Gim Lew and Franche. His older brother, Thomas named him after studying a particular saint in a multicultural neighborhood that consisted of mostly African Americans. Growing up, he often felt torn between both...

     for Dragonwings
    Dragonwings
    Dragonwings is an award-winning children's novel written by Laurence Yep. The book won the IRA Children's Book Award and is a 1976 Newbery Honor Book...

     
  • 1979 – Raymond Briggs
    Raymond Briggs
    Raymond Redvers Briggs is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children...

     for The Snowman
    The Snowman
    The Snowman is a children's book by English author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. In 1982, this book was turned into a 26-minute animated movie by Dianne Jackson for the fledgling Channel 4. It was first shown on Channel 4 late on Christmas Eve in 1982 and was an immediate success. The film was...

     
  • 1979 – Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, notably in fantasy and science fiction...

     for A Wizard of Earthsea
    A Wizard of Earthsea
    A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, is the first of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in the fantasy world archipelago of Earthsea depicting the adventures of a budding young wizard named Ged...

     
  • 1979 - Nancy Willard
    Nancy Willard
    Nancy Willard is an award-winning children's author, poet, and novelist. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn...

     for The Island of the Grass King
  • 1979 - Bernard Waber
    Bernard Waber
    Bernard Waber is an American children's author most famous for the books The House on East 88th Street , Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and the subsequent books in the Lyle series.- Background :...

     for Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • 1979 - Robert Cormier
    Robert Cormier
    Robert Edmund Cormier was an American author, columnist and reporter, known for his deeply pessimistic, downbeat literature. His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. The Chocolate War was challenged...

    for The Chocolate War

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