Winner: Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
Honor: The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
2013 Grades 6-8
Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Honor: The Limit by Kristen Landon
2012 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts
Honor: Little Sister Is Not My Name (Sassy Series Book 1) by Sharon Draper
2012 Grades 6-8
Winner: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Honor: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
2012 Grades 9-12 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice
Winner: Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Honor: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Winner: The Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery. Illustrated by Jean Cassels
Honor: Molly the Pony: A True Story by Pam Kaster
2011 Grades 6-8
Winner: Found: The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Honor: Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis
Winner: Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan, Study Guide
Honor: The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco, Study Guide
2010 Grades 6-8
Winner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Honor: “Deep and Dark and Dangerous” by Mary Downing Hahn
2009 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Honor: Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare by Patricia Polacco
2009 Grades 6-8
Winner: Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
Honor: Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
2008 Grades 3-5
Winner: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley.
Honor: Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. McKissack. Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker.
2008 Grades 6-8
Winner: Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Honor: Click Here: to find out how I survived seventh grade by Denise Vega
2007 Grades 3-5
Winner: Gator Gumbo: A Spicy Hot Tale by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Sally Ann Lambert.
Honor: The Champ: The Story of Muhammed Ali by Tonya Bolden. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
2007 Grades 6-8
Winner: So B. It by Sarah Weeks.
Honor: Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.
2006 Grades 3-5
Winner: Alligator Sue by Sharon Arms Doucet. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Honor: Up the Learning Tree by Marcia Vaughn. Illustrated by Derek Blanks.
2006 Grades 6-8
Winner: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz.
Honor: The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter.
2005 Grades 3-5
Winner: Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague
Honor: The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt. Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
2005 Grades 6-8 (First year for grades 6-8)
Winner: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Honor: Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
2004 Grades 3-5
Winner: Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell.
Honor: The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Earl Lewis.
2003 Grades 3-5
Winner: My Dog, My Hero by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers
Honor: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
2002 Grades 3-5
Winner: Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Honor: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2001 Grades 3-5
Winner: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Honor: Feliciana Meets d’Loup Garou: A Cajun Tall Tale by Tynia Thomassie
2000 Grades 3-5
Winner: Verdi by Janell Cannon
Honor: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler. Illustrated by Terry Widener.