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)

 

2016 Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Honor Books:

  • Little Tree by Loren Long (Philomel Books)
  • New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Holiday House)
  • Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Candlewick)
  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo (Simon & Schuster)
  • Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan (Charlesbridge)

Recommended Books:

  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (Feiwel & Friends)
  • Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick)
  • George by Alex Gino (Scholastic Press)
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
  • Little Elliot, Big Family by Mike Curato (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books)
  • Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado (Groundwood Books)

 

2015 Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin (Feiwel and Friends)

Honor Books:

  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff (Philomel)
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (Harry N. Abrams)
  • The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane)
  • Revolution by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic)

Recommended Books:

  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (Scholastic)
  • Draw by Raul Colon (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)
  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern (Chronicle Books)
  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
  • Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long (Penguin Group)
  • The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer (Putnam)
  • The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye (Greenwillow Books)