Previous LYRC Winners

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Louisiana Readers' Choice Award Winners
2020-2021 Grades 3-5
Winner: Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane Maynard
Honor: Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
2020-2021 Grades 6-8
Winner: Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald
Honor: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
2020-2021 Grades 9-12
Winner: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Honor: The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
2019-2020 Grades 3-5
Winner: Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Honor: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
2019-2020 Grades 6-8
Winner: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honor: Refugee by Alan Gratz
2019-2020 Grades 9-12
Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Honor: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
2018-2019 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Honor: Wish by Barbara O'Connor
2018-2019 Grades 6-8
Winner: Ghosts by Raina Telgmeier
Honor: Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
2018-2019 Grades 9-12
Winner: Aging Out by Alton Carter (tie)
Winner: Scythe by Neal Shusterman (tie)
Honor: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
2017-2018 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
Honor: Elle's Story by W. Bruce Cameron
2017-2018 Grades 6-8
Winner: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Honor: Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
2017-2018 Grades 9-12
Winner: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Honor: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
2016-2017 Grades 3-5
Winner: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. by G. Brian Karas
Honor: I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis
2016-2017 Grades 6-8
Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Honor: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana
2016-2017 Grades 9-12
Winner: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Honor: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
2015-2016 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Mischievians by William Joyce
Honor: Hoop Genius by John Coy and Joe Morse
2015-2016 Grades 6-8
Winner: Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack
Honor: Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
2015-2016 Grades 9-12
Winner: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
Honor: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
2014-2015 Grades 3-5
Winner: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Honor: Bully by Patricia Polacco
2014-2015 Grades 6-8
Winner: False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Honor: Buddy by M.H. Herlong
2014-2015 Grades 9-12
Winner: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Honor: The Selection by Kiera Cass
2013-2014 Grades 3-5
Winner: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits
Honor: The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy
2013-2014 Grades 6-8
Winner: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Honor: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
2013-2014 Grades 9-12
Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Honor: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
2012-2013 Grades 3-5
Winner: Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
Honor: The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
2012-2013 Grades 6-8
Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Honor: The Limit by Kristen Landon
2012-2013 Grades 9-12
Winner: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Honor: Matched by Ally Condie
2011-2012 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts
Honor: Little Sister Is Not My Name by Sharon Draper
2011-2012 Grades 6-8
Winner: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Honor: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
2011-2012 Grades 9-12 (inaugural year of the Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award)
Winner: Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Honor: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2010-2011 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Two Bobbies bt Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, illustrated by Jean Cassels
Honor: Molly the Pony: A True Story by Pam Kaster
2010-2011 Grades 6-8
Winner: Found: The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Honor: Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis
2009-2010 Grades 3-5
Winner: Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
Honor: The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco
2009-2010 Grades 6-8
Winner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Honor: Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
2008-2009 Grades 3-5
Winner: The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Honor: Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare by Patricia Polacco
2008-2009 Grades 6-8
Winner: Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
Honor: Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
2007-2008 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
2007-2008 Grades 6-8
Winner: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Honor: Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade by Denise Vega
2006-2007 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
2006-2007 Grades 6-8
Winner: So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Honor: Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
2005-2006 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
2005-2006 Grades 6-8
Winner: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
Honor: The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
2004-2005 Grades 3-5
Winner: Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague
Honor: The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
2004-2005 Grades 6-8 (inaugural year of the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8)
Winner: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Honor: Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
2003-2004 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
2002-2003 Grades 3-5
Winner: My Dog, My Hero by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, and Laurie Myers
Honor: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
2001-2002 Grades 3-5
Winner: Weslandia by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Honor: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2000-2001 Grades 3-5
Winner: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Honor: Feliciana Meets d'Loup Garou: A Cajun Tall Tale by Tynia Thomassie
1999-2000 Grades 3-5 (inaugural year of the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 3-5)
Winner: Verdi by Janell Cannon
Honor: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener