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Past Winners

2016 Winner

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

2016 Honor Books

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
by Laurie Wallmark, illustrated by April Chu
(Creston Books)

High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs
by Lisa Kahn Schnell, illustrated by Alan Marks

Past Winners

  • 2015


    Galápagos George by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor

    Honor Books

    Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe, illus. by Alan Marks

    Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford
    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell, photos by Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P. Campbell (Boyds Mills)

  • 2014


    The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Roaring Brook)

    Honor Books

    Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine and illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth (Lerner)

    No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young and illustrated by Nicole Wong (Charlesbridge)

    Toilet: How It Works by David Macaulay (Macmillan)

  • 2013


    How Many Jelly Beans? written by Andrea Menotti and illustrated by Yancey Labat (Chronicle)

    Honor Books

    Busy Builders by Roxie Munro (Marshall Cavendish)


    Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (Carolrhoda)


    Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas written by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm and illustrated by Molly Bang (Scholastic)

    Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta (Macmillan)

  • 2012


    Balloons Over Broadway written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    Honor Books

    About Hummingbirds written by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree)

    The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker (Schwartz and Wade/Random House)

    Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story written and illustrated by Thomas F. Yeserski (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)