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2016 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick.
2015 The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. Written and illustrated by Dan Santat.
2014 Locomotive. Written and illustrated by Brian Floca.
2013 This Is Not My Hat. Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
2012 A Ball for Daisy. Written and illustrated by Chris Raschka.
2011 A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and written by Philip C. Stead.
2010 The Lion & the Mouse. Written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
2009 The House in the Night. Illustrated by Beth Krommes; written by Susan Marie Swanson.
2008 The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.
2007 Flotsam. Written and illustrated by David Wiesner.
2006 The Hello, Goodbye Window. Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster.
2005 Kitten's First Full Moon. Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes.
2004 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Written and Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
2003 My Friend Rabbit. Written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann.
2002 The Three Pigs. Written and illustrated by David Wiesner.
2001 So You Want to Be President. Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George.
2000 Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. Written and illustrated by Simms Taback.
1999 Snowflake Bentley. Illustrated by Mary Azarian, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
1998 Rapunzel. Retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.
1997 Golem. Retold and illustrated by David Wisniewski.
1996 Officer Buckle and Gloria. Written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann.
1995 Smoky Night. Illustrated by David Diaz, written by Eve Bunting.
1994 Grandfather's Journey. Written and illlustrated by Allen Say.
1993 Mirette on the High Wire. Written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.
1992 Tuesday. Written and illustrated by David Wiesner.
1991 Black and White. Written and illustrated by David Macauley.
1990 Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. Translated and illustrated by Ed Young.
1989 Song and Dance Man. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell, written by Karen Ackerman.
1988 Owl Moon. Illustrated by John Schoenherr, written by Jane Yolen.
1987 Hey, Al. Illustrated by Richard Egielski, written by Arthur Yorinks.
1986 The Polar Express. Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
1985 Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, retold by Margaret Hodges.
1984 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909. Written and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.
1983 Shadow. Translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, written by Blaise Cendrars.
1982 Jumanji. Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
1981 Fables. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
1980 Ox-Cart Man. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney, written by Donald Hall.
1979 The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Written and illustrated by Paul Goble.
1978 Noah's Ark. Illustrated by Peter Spier.
1977 Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, written by Margaret Musgrove.
1976 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, retold by Verna Aardema.
1975 Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale. Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.
1974 Duffy and the Devil. Illustrated by Margot Zemach, retold by Harve Zemach.
1973 The Funny Little Woman. Illustrated by Blair Lent, retold by Arlene Mosel.
1972 One Fine Day. Written and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian.
1971 A Story, a Story: An African Tale. Written and illustrated by Gail E. Haley.
1970 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Written and illustrated by William Steig.
1969 The Fool Of The World And The Flying Ship. Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, retold by Arthur Ransome.
1968 Drummer Hoff. Illustrated by Ed Emberley, adapted by Barbara Emberley.
1967 Sam, Bangs & Moonshine. Written and illustrated by Evaline Ness.
1966 Always Room for One More. Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian, written by Sorche Nic Leodhas.
1965 May I Bring a Friend?. Illustrated by Beni Montresor, written by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
1964 Where the Wild Things Are. Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
1963 The Snowy Day. Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.
1962 Once a Mouse-- A Fable Cut in Wood. Written and illustrated by Marcia Brown.
1961 Baboushka and the Three Kings. Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov, written by Ruth Robbins.
1960 Nine Days to Christmas. Illustrated by Marie Hall Ets, written by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida.
1959 Chanticleer and the Fox. Adapted and illustrated by Barbar Cooney, written by Geoffrey Chaucer.
1958 Time of Wonder. Written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey.
1957 A Tree Is Nice. Illustrated by Marc Simont, written by Janice Udry.
1956 A Frog Went A-Courtin. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, retold by John Langstaff.
1955 Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown.
1954 Madeline's Rescue. Written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans.
1953 The Biggest Bear. Written and illustrated by Lynd Ward.
1952 Finders Keepers. Written and illustrated by Will and Nicolas.
1951 The Egg Tree. Written and illustrated by Katherine Milhous.
1950 Song of the Swallows. Written and illustrated by Leo Politi.
1949 The Big Snow. Written and illustrated by Berta and Elmer Hader.
1948 White Snow, Bright Snow. Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, written by Alvin R. Tresselt.
1947 The Little Island. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, written by Golden MacDonald (Margaret Wise Brown).
1946 The Rooster Crows; A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles. Written and illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.
1945 Prayer for a Child. Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones, written by Rachel Field.
1944 Many Moons. Illustrated by Louis Sloboken, written by James Thurber.
1943 The Little House. Written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton.
1942 Make Way for Ducklings. Written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey.
1941 They Were Strong and Good. Written and illustrated by Robert Lawson.
1940 Abraham Lincoln. Written and illustrated by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire.
1939 Mei Li. Written and illustrated by Thomas Handforth.
1938 Animals of the Bible. Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop.