AWS Children’s Choice Awards

Awards

Read Alouds

2010

Gold Medal: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon; Grace Lin
Silver Medals: Linnets and Valerians; Elizabeth Goudge // Tumtum and Nutmeg; Emily Bearn

2011

Gold Medal: The Wind Boy; Ethel Cook Eliot
Silver Medals: Comet in Moominland; Tove Jansson // The Naming of Tishkin Silk; Glenda Millard

At this point we began announcing a winner of the committee’s choice. We look for a read aloud book with language that is both a pleasure to read aloud and enjoyable for the whole family. That kind of book doesn’t come along often.

2012

The Wind in the Willows; Kenneth Grahame

2013

Peter Pan; J. M. Barrie

2014

Tal: His Marvelous Adventures with Noom-Zor-Noom; Paul F. Cooper

2015

A Bear Called Paddington; Michael Bond

2016

Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner; A.A. Milne

Third Grade

2010

Gold Medal: Fortune’s Magic Farm; Suzanne Selfors
Silver Medals: The Magician’s Elephant; Kate DiCAmillo // Mudshark; Gary Paulsen // Girl; Patricia Reilly Giff Wild

2011

Gold Medal: White Crane; Sandy Fussell
Silver Medal: Little Joe; Sandra Neil Wallace

2012

Gold Medal: Bless this Mouse; Lois Lowry
Silver Medal: Waiting for the Magic; Patricia MacLachlan

2013

Gold Medal: Little Dog, Lost, Marion Dane Bauer
Silver Medals: Chickadee, Louise Erdrich // Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot, Anna Branford

2014

Gold Medal: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail; Richard Peck
Silver Medal: The Year of Billy Miller; Kevin Henkes

2015

Gold Medal: The Turtle of Oman; Naomi Shihab Nye
Silver Medal: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up; Kate DiCamillo

2016

Gold Medal: Ms. Rapscott’s Girls; Elise Primavera
Silver Medal: Detective Gordon: The First Case; Ulf Nilsson

Fourth Grade

2010

Gold Medal: Fortune’s Magic Farm; Suzanne Selfors
Silver Medals: The Magician’s Elephant; Kate DiCAmillo // Mudshark; Gary Paulsen // Wild Girl; Patricia Reilly Giff

2011

Gold Medal: White Crane; Sandy Fussell
Silver Medal: Little Joe; Sandra Neil Wallace

2012

Gold Medal: The Aviary; Kathleen O’Dell
Silver Medal: R My Name is Rachel; Patricia Reilly Giff

2013

Gold Medal: Fishtale; Hans Bauer & Catherine Masciola
Silver Medals: A Dog Called Homeless, Sarah Lean // Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms, Lissa Evans

2014

Gold Medal: The Worm Whisperer; Betty Hicks
Silver Medal: Bo at Ballard Creek; Kirkpatrick Hill

2015

Gold Medal: Blue Mountain; Martine Leavitt
Silver Medal: Anybody Shining; Frances O’Rourke Dowell

2016

Gold Medal: Adventures with Waffles; Maria Parr
Silver Medal: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer; Kelly Jones

Fifth Grade

2010

Gold Medal: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma; Trenton Lee Stewart
Silver Medals: The Dragon of Two Hearts; Donald Samson // The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate; Jacqueline Kelly // A Faraway Island; Annika Thor

2011

Gold Medal: The Year Money Grew on Trees; Aaron Hawkins
Silver Medals: Moon Over Manifest; Clare Vanderpool // Touch Blue; Cynthia Lord

2012

Gold Medal: True (…sort of); Katherine Hannigan
Silver Medal: Will at the Battle of Gettysburg; Laurie Calkhoven

2013

Gold Medal: The Grave Robber’s Apprentice, Allen Stratton
Silver Medals: Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sarah Pennypacker // The Vengekeep Prophecies, Brian Farrey

2014

Gold Medal: What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the Day; Henry Clark
Silver Medal: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp; Kathi Appelt

2015

Gold Medal: Greenglass House; Kate Milford
Silver Medal: Rain Reign; Ann M. Martin

2016

Gold Medal: The Sign of the Cat; Lynne Jonell
Silver Medal: Circus Mirandus; Cassie Beasley

Sixth Grade

2010

Gold Medal: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma; Trenton Lee Stewart
Silver Medals: The Dragon of Two Hearts; Donald Samson // The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate; Jacqueline Kelly // A Faraway Island; Annika Thor

2011

Gold Medal: The Year Money Grew on Trees; Aaron Hawkins
Silver Medals: Moon Over Manifest; Clare Vanderpool // Touch Blue; Cynthia Lord

2012

Gold Medal: Wonderstruck; Brian Selznick
Silver Medal: Inside Out and Back Again; Thanhha Lai

2013

Gold Medal: Wonder, R.J. Palacio
Silver Medals: Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill // One Year in Coal Harbor, Polly Horvath

2014

Gold Medal: The Ugly One; Leanne S. Ellis
Silver Medal: MisterOrange; Truus Matti

2015

Gold Medal: The Luck Uglies; Paul Durham
Silver Medal: Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms; Katherine Rundell

2016

Gold Medal: Nooks and Crannies; Jessica Lawson
Silver Medal: The Great Good Summer; Liz Garton Scanlon

Seventh Grade

2010

Gold Medal: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg; Rodman Philbrick
Silver Medals: The Death-Defying Pepper Roux; Geraldine McCaughrean // Peace, Locomotion; Jacqueline Woodson

2011

Gold Medal: Scrawl; Mark Shulman
Silver Medals: Scumble; Ingrid Law // The Crowfield Curse; Pat Walsh

2012

Gold Medal: The Apothecary; Maile Meloy
Silver Medal: Bluefish; Pat Schmatz

2013

Gold Medal: Shadow on the Mountain, Margi Preus
Silver Medal: The Mighty Miss Malone, Christopher Paul Curtis // What Came from the Stars, Gary D. Schmidt

2014

Gold Medal: Counting by 7s; Holly Goldberg Sloan
Silver Medal: Falcon in the Glass; Susan Fletcher

2015

Gold Medal: Under the Egg; Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Silver Medal: Brown Girl Dreaming; Jacquelline Woodson

2016

Gold Medal: The Seventh Most Important Thing; Shelley Pearsall
Silver Medal: The Thing About Jellyfish; Ali Benjamin

Eighth Grade

2010

Gold Medal: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg; Rodman Philbrick
Silver Medals: The Death-Defying Pepper Roux; Geraldine McCaughrean // Peace, Locomotion; Jacqueline Woodson

2011

Gold Medal: Scrawl; Mark Shulman
Silver Medals: Scumble; Ingrid Law // The Crowfield Curse; Pat Walsh

2012

Gold Medal: The Scorpio Races; Maggie Stiefvater
Silver Medal: Okay for Now; Gary Schmidt

2013

Gold Medal: Bomb, Steve Sheinkin
Silver Medals: Dodger, Terry Pratchett // Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

2014

Gold Medal: Navigating Early; Clare Vanderpool
Silver Medal: Ghost Hawk; Susan Cooper

2015

Gold Medal: Revolution; Deborah Wiles
Silver Medal: The Children of the King; Sonya Hartnett

2016

Gold Medal: The War that Saved My Life; Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
Silver Medal: The Marvels; Brian Selznick

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