Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award

Given by Emporia State University

98 Works 52,242 Books 2,952 Reviews 4.3

Established in 1996 by the Kansas Reading Association, but now a state-wide award presented by Emporia State University, this award recognizes outstanding authors and illustrators as well as honors

show more the memory of Kansas native, Bill Martin Jr., author of such classics as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. show less
All, Winner (27), Nominee (78)
All, 2024 (10), 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (8), 2018 (10), 2017 (1), 2016 (10), 2015 (1), 2014 (1), 2013 (1), 2012 (1), 2011 (1), 2010 (1), 2009 (1), 2008 (1), 2007 (1), 2006 (1), 2005 (1), 2004 (1), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (1)

Winner 27

Nominee 78

Old Friends by Margaret Aitken2024
Bubbles . . . Up! by Jacqueline Davies2024
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise2024
A Library by Nikki Giovanni2024
Chester van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme by Avery Monsen2024
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell2024
Bearnard Writes a Book by Deborah Underwood2024
I Am Able to Shine by Korey Watari2024
A Penny's Worth by Kimberly Wilson2024
What to Do with a Stick by Jane Yolen2024
Beach Toys vs. School Supplies by Mike Ciccotello2023
The Perfect Plan by Leah Gilbert2023
The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet by David L. Harrison2023
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho2023
How to Make a Friend by Stephen W. Martin2023
You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer! by April Jones Prince2023
What I Am by Divya Srinivasan2023
Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell2023
Bear Is a Bear by Jonathan Stutzman2023
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler2023
Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes2022
Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy by Tara Dairman2022
I Wonder by K. A. Holt2022
The Whatifs by Emily Kilgore2022
Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell2022
In a Jar by Deborah Marcero2022
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex2022
The Bear in My Family by Maya Tatsukawa2022
I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen2022
Not Your Nest! by Gideon Sterer2021
Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed2021
The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj2021
If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano2021
Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer2021
When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller2021
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard2021
At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorell2021
You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk2021
Is 2 a Lot: An Adventure With Numbers by Annie Watson2021
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang2020
What If... by Samantha Berger2020
Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes by Eva Chen2020
Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner2020
A Round of Robins by Katie Hesterman2020
Giraffe Problems by Jory John2020
My Heart Is a Compass by Deborah Marcero2020
The Great Dictionary Caper by Judy Sierra2020
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell2020
If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams2020
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2019
Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton2019
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty2019
Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko2019
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt2019
Love by Matt de la Peña2019
Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra2019
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing by Marilyn Singer2019
My Friend Maggie by Hannah E. Harrison2018
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer2018
Chicken Story Time by Sandy Asher2018
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas2018
Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch2018
Shh! Bears Sleeping by David Martin2018
Always Remember by Cece Meng2018
Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range by Lori Mortensen2018
The Gingerbread Man Loose at The Zoo by Laura Murray2018
The Water Princess by Susan Verde2018
Dozer's Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race by Debbie Levy2016
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett2016
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert2016
Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson2016
No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou by Rhonda Gowler Greene2016
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth2016
Water Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books) by Laura Purdie Salas2016
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea2016
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman2016
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward2016


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