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Lupine Award Winner and Honor Books 2015-1989


Picture Book Winner- Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

Picture Book Honor- Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner- Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor- Wrecked by Maria Padian.


Picture Book Winner - Island Birthday by Eva Murray, illustrator Jamie Hogan

Picture Book Honor - Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor -The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pederson and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose


Picture Book Winner - The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrator Melissa Sweet

Picture Book Honor - Jubilee! One Man's Big, Bold and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace

                                               by Alicia Potter, illustrator Matt Tavares

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Zane and the Hurricane:  A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord



Picture Book Winner - The Secret Pool by Kimberly Ridley, illustrator Rebekah Raye

Picture Book Honor - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel, illustrator Melissa Sweet

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore



Picture Book Winner - Helen's Big World:  The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport,

                                                   illustrator Matt Tavares

Picture Book Honor - Eggs 1 2 3:  Who will the babies be?  by Janet Halfmann, illustrator Betsy Thompson

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - The Good Braider by Terry Farish

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary M. Cerullo

                                                   and Clyde F. E. Roper



Picture Book Winner - Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

                                                   written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Picture Book Honor - Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh, illustrator Jamie Wyeth

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Small As an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Lost Trail:  Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness by Donn Fendler and Lynn

                                                            Plourde, illustrator Ben Bishop



Picture Book Winner - Many Hands:  A Penobscott Indian Story by Angeli Perrow, illustrator Heather Austin

Picture Book Honor - A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood, illustrator Laura Rankin

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Henry Aaron's Dream written and illustrated by Matt Tavares



Picture Book Winner - The Circus Ship written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Picture Book Honor - The Scallop Christmas by Jane Freeberg, illustrator Astrid Sheckels

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Stitches:  A Memoir written and illustrated by David Small



Picture Book Winner - A River of Words:  The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant,

                                                     illustrator Melissa Sweet

Picture Book Honor - How Mama Brought the Spring by Fran Manushkin, illustrator Holly Berry

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Brett McCarthy:  Work in Progress by Maria Padian



Picture Book Winner - Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison, illustrator Kevin Hawkes

Picture Book Honor - Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator, illustrator Holly Meade

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Dragon's Egg by Sarah Thomson

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Rickshaw Girl by Matali Perkins, illustrator Jamie Hogan



Picture Book Winner - For You Are a Kenyan Child by Kelly Cunnane, illustrator Ana Juan

Picture Book Honor - Max's Words by Kate Banks, illustrator Boris Kulikov

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Kristin's Wilderness:  A Braided Trail by Garrett Conover

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor: Berenice Abbott, Photographer; an Independent Vision by George Sullivan



Picture Book Winner - A Kick in the Head:  An Everyday Guide to Poetic Form by Paul Janeczko,

                                                       illustrator Chris Raschka

Picture Book Honor - Carmine:  A Little More Red written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Juvenile/Young Adult Winner - Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Juvenile/Young Adult Honor - Broken Song by Kathryn Lasky


2005 - Youth Services Secton of the Maine Library Association split the Lupine Award into two sections recognizing a Winner and Honor in each section.



Winner - The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose

Honor - Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt



Winner - The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Linda S. Wingerter

Honor - A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Honor - Swan Harbor written and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Honor - Timberrr!: A History of Logging in New England by Mary Morton Cowan



Winner - Becoming Joe DiMaggio by Maria Testa

Honor - Bloody Jack by L. A Meyer

Honor - Just Ducky written and illustrated by Kathy Mallat

Honor - The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzeo illustrated by Marie Grand Pre



Winner - Following Fake Man by Barbara Ware Holmes

Honor - Racing the Past by Sis Deans

Honor - Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell

Honor - The Lobster War by Ethan Howland



Winner - The Truth about Great White Sharks by Mary M. Cerullo, photographer Jeffery L. Rotman

Honor - The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick



Winner - Seal Island School by Susan Bartlett, illustrator Tricia Tusa

Honor - The Hermit Thrush Sings by Susan Butler

Honor - Wild Child by Lynn Plourde, illustrated by Greg Couch



Winner - Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Mary Azarian

Honor - Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber



Winner - Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky, illustrator Kevin Hawkes

Honor - Cocoa Ice by Diana Appelbaum, illustrated by Holly Meade



Winner - Grandmother Bryant's Pocket by Jacquelie Briggs Martin



Winner - A Year on Monhegan Island by Julia Dean

Honor - Night of the Pufflings written and photographed by Bruce McMillan

Honor - To Hold this Ground:  A Desperate Battle at Gettysburg by Susan Provost Beller



Winner - Prize in the Snow by Bill Easterling, illustrator Mary Beth Owens



Winner - Wild Fox by Cherie Mason, illustrator Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen

Honor - It's Our World Too:  Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference by Phillip Hoose

Honor - A Short Walk Around the Pyramids and Through the World of Art by Philip Isaacson


1993 The Fifth Anniversary of the Lupine Award began the selection of Honor books in addition to the Winner.



Winner - Sing to the Sun written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan



Winner - Rosebud and Red Flannel by Ethel Pochocki, illustrator Mary Beth Owens



Winner - Hattie and the Wild Waves written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney



Winner - Brickyard Summer by Paul Janeczko 



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