Judy Lopez Award Winners

Past Winners

  • 2010 - Present
  • 2000 - 2009
  • 1990 - 1999
  • 1986 - 1989
2014
I'm Laurel Kathleen Johnston, Kathi's soon to be daughter-in-law... more
Sometimes my husband and I like to play the "Would You Rather" game... more
I believe most writers have a home... more
2012
I am thrilled to... more
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney
When I learned that my novel Bird in a Box had been... more
Eugene Yelchin
Breaking Stalin’s Nose is a book about ... more
2011
Kate Klise
Thank you for this lovely honor... more
Matthew J. Kirby
People often ask me why I write for children... more
The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee
I am so sad not to be... more
2010
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane
In the middle of drafting... more
I was so honored to learn that... more
Rosanne Parry
Heart of a Shepherd is the book it is in many ways because... more
2008
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Gary D. Schmidt
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
2007
A Drowned Maiden's Hair: a Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz
Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence
2006
Harry Sue by Sue Stauffacher
Wales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
Viola Canales
2003
The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
2002
Shipwrecked! The True Story of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg
Fair Weather by Richard Peck
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston
2001
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood
2000
Francie by Karen English
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
1999
Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser
The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods by Ann Cameron
1998
1996
Spying on Miss Muller by Eve Bunting
Been to Yesterday by Lee Bennett Hopkins
1995
My Brother, My Sister, and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Memoirs of a Bookbat by Kathryn Lasky
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright by Ron Koertge
1994
The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Scooter by Vera B. Williams
1993
Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury
Words of Stone by Kevin Henkes
Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis
1992
Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander
Tails of the Bronx by Jill Pinkwater
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan
1990
The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
My Daniel by Pam Conrad
Lucie Babbidge's House by Sylvia Cassedy
Sylvia Cassedy
1989
The Trouble with Gramary by Betty Levin
The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan
1988
M.E. and Morton by Sylvia Cassedy
Sylvia Cassedy
The Goats by Brock Cole
Rabble Starkey by Lois Lowry
1987
Come a Stranger by Cynthia Voigt
After the Dancing Days by Margaret Rostkowski
So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Yoko Kawashima Watkins
1986
Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
South African Quirt by Walter Edmonds
A Blue-Eyed Daisy by Cynthia Rylant