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Flight of the Cassowary by John LeVertWinner, 1987
Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes LackeyHonor, 1988
The YEAR OF THE GOPHER by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorWinner, 1988
Sex Education by Jenny DavisWinner, 1989
Children of the River by Linda CrewHonor, 1990
Phoenix Rising or How to Survive Your Life by Cynthia D. GrantWinner, 1990
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis KlauseHonor, 1991
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. TaylorWinner, 1991
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris CrutcherWinner, 1992
Somewhere In The Darkness by Walter Dean MyersWinner, 1993
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer WolffWinner, 1994
The Ramsay Scallop by Frances TempleWinner, 1995
The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. RandleWinner, 1996
Mr. Was by Pete HautmanWinner, 1997
Tangerine by Edward BloorHonor, 1998
Doing Time Notes from the Undergrad by Rob ThomasWinner, 1998
Armageddon Summer by Jane YolenHonor, 1999
Rules of the Road by Joan BauerHonor, 1999
Someone Like You by Sarah DessenHonor, 1999
A Door Near Here by Heather QuarlesWinner, 1999
The Adventures of Blue Avenger by Norma HoweHonor, 2000
Keeping the Moon by Sarah DessenHonor, 2000
Hard Love by Ellen WittlingerWinner, 2000
Battle Dress by Amy EfawHonor, 2001
Homeless Bird by Gloria WhelanHonor, 2001
Stargirl by Jerry SpinelliHonor, 2001
Hope Was Here by Joan BauerWinner, 2001
The Misfits by James HoweHonor, 2002
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesHonor, 2002
You Don't Know Me by David KlassWinner, 2002
Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane AuchHonor, 2003
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy FarmerHonor, 2003
Stoner & Spaz by Ron KoertgeHonor, 2003
This Lullaby by Sarah DessenHonor, 2003
America by E. R. FrankWinner, 2003
Acceleration by Graham McNameeHonor, 2004
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn MacklerHonor, 2004
East by Edith PattouHonor, 2004
Green Angel by Alice HoffmanHonor, 2004
Pirates! by Celia ReesWinner, 2004
The Blue Girl by Charles de LintHonor, 2005
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. SchmidtHonor, 2005
The Supernaturalist by Eoin ColferHonor, 2005
Airborn by Kenneth OppelWinner, 2005
Looking for Alaska by John GreenHonor, 2006
Peeps by Scott WesterfeldHonor, 2006
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerHonor, 2006
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David LubarWinner, 2006
An Abundance of Katherines by John GreenHonor, 2007
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakHonor, 2007
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert MurdockHonor, 2007
Notes From The Midnight Driver by Jordan SonnenblickHonor, 2007
Rash by Pete HautmanWinner, 2007
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieHonor, 2008
Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard BauerHonor, 2008
Freak Show by James St. JamesHonor, 2008
Twisted by Laurie Halse AndersonHonor, 2008
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin BrandeWinner, 2008
The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanHonor, 2009
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsWinner, 2009
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael HarmonHonor, 2009
Venomous by Christopher KrovatinHonor, 2009
Fat Cat by Robin BrandeHonor, 2010
Hate List by Jennifer BrownWinner, 2010
The Monstrumologist by Rick YanceyHonor, 2010
Swim the Fly by Don CalameHonor, 2010
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonHonor, 2010
After Ever After by Jordan SonnenblickHonor, 2011
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel CohnHonor, 2011
Revolution by Jennifer DonnellyHonor, 2011
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew QuickWinner, 2011
Divergent by Veronica RothHonor, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenWinner, 2012
A Monster Calls by Patrick NessHonor, 2012
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth OppelHonor, 2012
Every Day by David LevithanHonor, 2013
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten MillerHonor, 2013
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper FfordeHonor, 2013
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin NielsenWinner, 2013
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellWinner, 2014
Far Far Away by Tom McNealHonor, 2014
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew QuickHonor, 2014
Out of the Easy by Ruta SepetysHonor, 2014

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The Thumbs Up! Award was established in 1986 to recognize the excellence, and to celebrate the uniqueness of Teen/Young Adult literature. A committee, consisting of Young Adult and Teen Librarians, meets several times during the year to determine the winner. Beginning in 2001, the Thumbs Up! Committee has included a teen vote. Winners and Honor Books The Thumbs Up! Award is given annually by the Teen Services Division to an author for an outstanding contribution to teen literature having both literary quality and teen appeal. "Teen" for the award's purpose is someone between 12-18 years of age. The book must appeal to this age group, both in respect to its characters and setting, as well as in terms of subject and theme. To be eligible for the 2008 Thumbs Up! Award, books must be original works commercially published in the U.S. during 2008, from January 1st to December 31st. Books may be hardcover or original paperback. Books may be either fiction or nonfiction. Authors may include co-authors or editor(s).

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