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YHBA - Past Winners
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Since its inception in 1974, thousands of Hoosier school children have participated in AISLE's Young Hoosier Book Award Program each year. 

Past YHBA Winners:

1975 ~ Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
1976 ~ Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
1977 ~ How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
1978 ~ Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
1979 ~ Ghost on Saturday Night by Sid Fleischman
1980 ~ Don't Hurt Laurie by Willo Davis Roberts
1981 ~ The Goof That Won the Pennant by Jonah Kalb
1982 ~ Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford
1983 ~ Superfudge by Judy Blume
1984 ~ Jelly Belly by Robert Kimmel Smith
1985 ~ Operation: Dump the Chump by Barbara Park

1986 ~ 4~6: When the Boys Ran the House by Joan Carris
6~8: Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan

1987 ~ 4~6: The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
6~8: Third Eye by Lois Duncan

1988 ~ 4~6: Babysitting Is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts
6~8: A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon

1989 ~ 4~6: Christina's Ghost by Betty Ren Wright
6~8: Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

1990 ~ 4~6: Fudge by Charlotte Graeber
6~8: The Dark and Deadly Pool by Joan Lowery Nixon

1991 ~ 4~6: Ten Kids, No Pets by Ann Martin
6~8: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

1992 ~ K~3 Picture Book: Heckedy Peg by Don and Audrey Wood
4~6: Nightmare Mountain by Peg Kehret
6~8: Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan

1993 ~ K~3 Picture Book: Tuesday by David Wiesner
4~6: Dead Man in Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn
6~8: The Face On the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

1994 ~ K~3: The Dog Who Had Kittens by Polly Robertus, illus. by Janet Steven
4~6: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
6~8: Strider by Beverly Cleary

1995 ~ K~3: Enchanted Wood by Ruth Sanderson
4~6: Horror At the Haunted House by Peg Kehret
6~8: Whispers From the Dead by Joan Lowery Nixon

1996 ~ K~3: Zomo the Rabbit by Gerald McDermott
4~6: Ghost in the House by Betty Ren Wright
6~8: Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

1997 ~ K~3: Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolan, illus. by Mark Beuhner
4~6: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
6~8: Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen

1998 ~ K~3: Heart of a Tiger by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Jamichael Henterly
4~6: Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
6~8: Doom Stone by Paul Zindel

1999 ~ K~3: My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
4~6: Frindle by Andrew Clements
6~8: Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts

2000 ~ K~3: Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements
4~6: Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
6~8: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

2001 ~ K~3: Akiak by Robert Blake
4~6: Small Steps by Peg Kehret
6~8: Forgedby Fire by Sharon Draper

2002 ~ K~3 Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger
4~6 Cliff Hanger (National Parks Mystery #3) by Gloria Skurzynski & Alane Ferguson
6~8 Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

2003 ~ K~3 Mr. Tanen's Ties by Maryann Cocca~Leffler
4~6 Because of Winn~Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
6~8 Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

2004~ Picture Book The Monster Who Ate My Peas by Danny Schnitzlein
Intermediate Ghost Soldier by Elaine Marie Alphin
Middle Grades Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

2005~ Picture Book Ted written and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
Intermediate Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Middle Grades Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper

2006~ Picture Book My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Intermediate The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Middle Grades The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

2007~ Picture Book Arrowhawk by Lola Schaefer
Intermediate Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Middle Grades Abduction! by Peg Kehret

2008~ Picture Book Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu by Dayle Ann Dodds; illustrated by John Manders
Intermediate Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
Middle Grades So B. It by Sarah Weeks

2009~ Picture Book Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Intermediate The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret
Middle Grades The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

2010~ Picture Book Once I Ate Pie by Patricia MacLachlan
Intermediate A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin
Middle Grades The Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith

2011~ Picture Book Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Intermediate How to Steal a Dog: A Novel by Barbara O'Connor
Middle Grades Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2012~ Picture Book Titanicat by Marty Crisp
Intermediate 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Middle Grades The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

2013~ Picture Book Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Intermediate Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Middle Grades Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

2014~ Picture Book Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
Intermediate Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Middle Grades Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

2015~Picture Book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Intermediate Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
Middle Grades Cardboard by Doug Ten Napal

2016~Picture Book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Intermediate Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Middle Grades  Unbreakable by Kami Garcia


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2016-2017 Nominees PDF (173.93 KB) Administration 3/29/2016
2015-2016 YHBA Nominees PDF (81.94 KB) Administration 5/13/2015
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