The Cook Prize

Past Winners

2019 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

Counting on Katherine
Winner
Fossil by Fossil
Honor Book
If Polar Bears Disappeared
Honor Book
Nothing Stopped Sophie
Honor Book
  • Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company)
  • Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth (Millbrook Press/Lerner)
  • If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie German by Cheryl Bardoe; illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • 2018

    2018 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    Beauty and the Beek
    Winner

    Honor Book

    Honor Book

    Honor Book
  • 2017

    2017 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    Journey
    Winner
    Follow the Moon Home
    Honor Book
    Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea
    Honor Book
    Whoosh
    Honor Book
  • 2016

    2016 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    Mesmerized
    Winner
    High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs
    Honor Book
    Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
    Honor Book
  • 2015

    2015 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    Galapagos George
    Winner
    Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle
    Honor Book
    Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
    Honor Book
    Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature
    Honor Book
  • 2014

    2014 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
    Winner
    Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
    Honor Book
    No Monkeys, No Chocolate
    Honor Book
    Toilet: How It Works
    Honor Book
  • 2013

    2013 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    How Many Jelly Beans?
    Winner
    Busy Builders
    Honor Book
    Infinity and Me
    Honor Book
    Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas
    Honor Book
    Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives
    Honor Book
  • 2012

    2012 Cook Prize Winner & Honor Books

    Balloons Over Broadway
    Winner
    About Hummingbirds
    Honor Book
    The Honeybee Man
    Honor Book
    Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story
    Honor Book