NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Winners


2017 Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Honor Books:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson (Walden Pond Press)
  • The Night Gardener by Eric and Terry Fan (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, Illustrated by Mike Curato (Baltzer & Bray)

Recommended Books:

  • A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah Hopkinson (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge (Dial Books)
  • Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly (Dutton Books for Young Readers)
  • Luis Paints the World by Terry Farish, Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez (Carolrhoda Books)
  • One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi (Harper Collins)
  • The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh (Harry N. Abrams)
  • The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (Bloomsbury)
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Books for Young Readers)


Past Charlotte Huck Award Winners