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Past winners of the Ridgway Award

2018 winner


Bao PhiAuthor

Thi Bui
Illustrator
A Different Pond

Honor Awards


Victo Ngai
Author
Dazzle Ships


Shawn HarrisAuthor of
Her Right Foot


2017 winner

Hannah and Sugar by Kate Berube book cover
Kate Berube
Author and Illustrator of
Hannah and Sugar
© 2016 Harry N. Abrams

Honor Awards

Bethan Woolvin Author and Illustrator of Little Red © 2016 Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Bethan Woolvin
Author and Illustrator of
Little Red
© 2016 Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.

Dori Kleber Author of More-igami © 2016 Candlewick Press
Dori Kleber
Author of
More-igami
© 2016 Candlewick Press


2016 winners

First Prize


Sangmi Ko
Author and Illustrator of
A Dog Wearing Shoes
© 2015 Schwartz & Wade Books,
Random House

Honor Awards


Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor
Authors of
Trombone Shorty
© 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers


Ekua Holmes
Illustrator of
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
© 2015 Candlewick Press

Juana Medina Illustrator of Smick! © 2015 Viking, Penguin Books for Young Readers
Juana Medina
Illustrator of
Smick!
© 2015 Viking, Penguin Books for Young Readers


2015 winners

First Prize


Brendan Wenzel
Illustrator of
Some Bugs
© 2014 Beach Lane Books,
Simon & Schuster

Honor Awards


Deirdre Gill
Author and illustrator of
Outside
© 2014 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Evan Turk
Illustrator of
Grandfather Gandhi
© 2014 Atheneum Books,
Simon & Schuster


2014 winners

First Prize


Jessica Young
Author of
My Blue is Happy
© 2013 Candlewick Press

Honor Awards


Daniel Beaty
Author of
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
© 2013 Little, Brown


Brianne Farley
Author and Illustrator of
Ike’s Incredible Ink
© 2013 Candlewick Press


H. Joseph Hopkins
Author of
The Tree Lady
© 2013 Beach Lane Books


2013 winners

First Prize


Karina Wolf and
Ben & Sean Hilts
Author and Illustrators of
The Insomniacs
© 2012 Penguin Putnam

Honor Award


Christian Robinson
Illustrator of
Harlem’s Little Blackbird
© 2012 Random House Books
for Young Readers


2012 winners

First Prize


Christopher Silas Neal
Illustrator of
Over and Under the Snow
© 2011 Chronicle Books

Honor Awards


Annika Dunklee
Author of
My Name Is Elizabeth!
© 2011 Kids Can Press


Amy Martin
Author/Illustrator of
Symphony City
© 2011 McSweeney’s McMullens


2011 winners

First Prize


Chris Haughton
Author and illustrator of
Little Owl Lost
© 2010 Candlewick Press

Honor Award


Darren Farrell
Author and illustrator of
Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib
© 2010 Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, used with permission


2010 winners

First Prize


Lincoln Agnew
Illustrator of
Harry and Horsie
Written by Katie Van Camp
© 2009 Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins

Honor Award


Denise Doyen
Author of
Once Upon a Twice
Illustrated by Barry Moser
© 2009
 Random House Books for
Young Readers


2009 winners

First Prize


Jim Averbeck
Author of
In a Blue Room
Illustrated by Tricia Tusa
© 2008 Harcourt Children’s Books

Honor Award

Hannah and Sugar book cover
Tao Nyeu
Author and illustrator of
Wonder Bear
© 2008 Dial Books for Young Readers


2008 winners

First Prize


Tae-Eun Yoo
Author and Illustrator of
The Little Red Fish
© 2007 Dial Books

Honor Award


Kevin Sherry
Author and Illustrator of
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
© 2007 Dial Books


2007 winners

First Prize


Antoinette Portis
Author and Illustrator of
Not a Box
© 2006 HarperCollins

Honor Award

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Luke LaMarca
Illustrator of
The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat
© 2006 Simon & Schuster Books for
Young Readers


2006 winners

First Prize


Ginnie Lo and Beth Lo
Author and Illustrator of
Mahjong All Day Long
© 2005 Walker Books for Young
Readers

Honor Award


Rob Scotton
Author of
Russell the Sheep
© 2005 HarperCollins


2005 winners

First Prize


Stephanie Anderson
Illustrator of
Weaving the Rainbow
© 2004 Atheneum

Honor Awards


Jeanette Canyon
Illustrator of
Over in the Ocean
© 2004 Dawn Publications


Dan Santat
Author and Illustrator of
The Guild of Geniuses
© 2004 Arthur A. Levine


2004 winners

First Prize


Amy Timberlake and
Adam Rex

Author and Illustrator of
The Dirty Cowboy
© 2003 Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Honor Awards


Rob Gonsalves
Illustrator of
Imagine a Night
© 20043 Atheneum


Jamel Akib
Illustrator of
Monsoon
© 2003 Farrar Straus & Giroux


Shelly Fowles
Illustrator of
The Bachelor and the Bean
© 2003 Farrar Straus & Giroux


2003 winners

First Prize


Holly Swain
Illustrator of
Alberto the Dancing Alligator
© 2002 Candlewick

Honor Award


Janet Lawson
Author and Illustrator of
Audrey and Barbara
© 2002 Atheneum


2002 winners

First Prize


Chinlun Lee
Author and Illustrator of
The Very Kind Rich Lady
and Her One Hundred Dogs
© 2001 Candlewick

Honor Awards


Heather Solomon
Illustrator of
Clever Beatrice
© 2001 Atheneum


Kenneth Cole and John Ruebartsch
Author and Photographer of
No Bad News
© 2001 Albert Whitman


Kate Hovey
Author of
Arachne Speaks
© 2001 McElderry


2001 winners

First Prize


Bryan Collier
Author and Illustrator of
Uptown
© 2000 Henry Holt

Honor Awards


Laura Huliska-Beith
Author and Illustrator of
The Book of Bad Ideas
© 2000 Little Brown


Ian Falconer
Author and Illustrator of
Olivia
© 2000 Atheneum


2000 winners

First Prize


Jerome Lagarrigue
Illustrator of
My Man Blue
© 1999 Dial

Honor Awards


Jonathan Frost
Author and Illustrator of
Gowanus Dogs
© 1999 Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Warren Linn
Illustrator of
Happy Birthday Frankie
© 1999 Lee and Low


Leslie Jean-Bart
Illustrator of
Strong to the Hoop
© 1999 Lee and Low


1999 winners

First Prize


Laura Long
Illustrator of
The Mightiest Heart
© 1998 Dial

Honor Awards


Calef Brown
Author and Illustrator of
Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks
© 1998 Houghton Mifflin


Rod Brown
Illustrator of
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road
© 1998 Dial Books


Wade Zaharas
Illustrator of
Window Music

© 1998 Viking


1998 winners

First Prize


Anthony L. Manna and
Christodoula Mitakidou,
and Giselle Potter
Authors and Illustrator of
Mr. Semolina-Semolinus
© 1997 Atheneum

Honor Awards


Carolivia Herron
Author of
Nappy Hair
© 1997 Knopf


Sylvia Ross-Casanova
Author of
Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice
© 1997 Atheneum


Terry Widener
Illustrator of
Lou Gherig the Luckiest Man
© 1997 Gulliver/Harcourt


1997 winners

First Prize


John Coy
Author of
Night Driving
© 1996 Henry Holt

Honor Awards


Louise Erdich
Author of
Grandmother’s Pigeon
© 1996 Henry Holt


Nicholas Wilton
Illustrator of
Feathers and Fools
© 1996 Harcourt Brace

Jennifer Loomis
Author and Photographer of
A Duck in a Tree
© 1996 Stemmer House Publishers


1996 winners

First Prize


Marsha Diane Arnold
Author of
Heart of a Tiger
© 1995 Dial

Honor Awards


Laura Williams
Author of
The Long Silk Strand
© 1995 Boyd’s Mills Press


Karen Chinn
Author of
Sam and the Lucky Money
© 1995 Lee & Low


Carol Ann Williams
Author of
Tsubu the Little Snail
© 1995 Simon & Schuster


Wendy Matthews
Author of
The Gift of a Traveler
© 1995 Bridgewater Books


Eve Sanders and Marilyn Sanders
Author and Photographer of
What’s My Name?
© 1995 Holiday House


1995 winners

First Prize


Staton Rabin and Greg Shed
Author and Illustrator of
Casey Over There
© 1994 Harcourt Brace

Honor Awards


Tim Jessell
Author and Illustrator of
Amorak
© 1994 Creative


Jane Kurtz and E.B. Lewis
Author and Illustrator of
Fire on the Mountain
© 1994 Simon & Schuster


Yoriko Ito
Illustrator of
Lily and the Wooden Bowl
© 1994 Doubleday


Robert Crum
Author and Photographer of
Eagle Drum
© 1994 Four Winds Press, Simon &
Schuster


1994 winners

First Prize


Jennifer Brutschy and
Allen Garns

Author and Illustrator of
Winter Fox
© 1993 Knopf

Honor Awards


Ruth Tiller and Aki Sogabe
Author and Illustrator of
Cinnamon Mint and Mothballs
© 1993 Browndeer Press, Harcourt


Wendy Anderson Halperin
Illustrator of
Hunting the White Cow
© 1993 Orchard


Gregory Scott Kreikemeier
Author and Photographer of
Come With Me to Africa
© 1993 Golden Books


1993 winners

First Prize


Ian Schoenherr
Illustrator of
Newf
© 1992 Philomel

Honor Awards


Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Author of
An Ellis Island Christmas
© 1992 Viking


Mark Shasha
Author and Illustrator of
Night of the Moonjellies
© 1992 Simon & Schuster

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