Mitten Award

Given by Michigan Library Association

Other Names: Michigan Library Association's Mitten Award
140 Works 184,887 Books 11,360 Reviews 4.2

The Mitten Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in picture book format. First given in 1999 by the Children’s Services Division of the Michigan Library Association, the award

show more is given annually to one children’s book originally published in the United States during the calendar year that has captured the attention of youth librarians throughout the State of Michigan for its ability to communicate through literature to an intended audience. The award selection work group is comprised of Michigan librarians who consider hundreds of children’s books annually to determine a winner. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (24), Honor (74), Top Ten (60)
Years:
All, 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (5), 2016 (5), 2015 (5), 2014 (5), 2013 (4), 2012 (5), 2011 (6), 2009-2010 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (4), 2005 (3), 2004 (3), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (4), 1999 (4)

Winner 24

Honor 74

WorkYear
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad2020
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard2020
Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea2020
Fly! by Mark Teague2020
I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein2019
Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner2019
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall2019
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins2019
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick2018
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2018
Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon2018
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz2018
The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell2017
Maybe Something Beautiful by Rafael López,F. Campoy,Theresa Howell2017
A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary2017
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel2017
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman2016
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle2016
Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins2016
Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon2016
Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt2015
Nest by Jorey Hurley2015
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalvn2015
100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz2015
Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane2014
Rufus Goes to School by Kim T. Griswell2014
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle2014
Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park2014
Snakes by Nic Bishop2013
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand2013
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead2013
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate2012
Wonder by R. J. Palacio2012
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick2012
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet2012
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea2011
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson2011
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper2011
GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka2011
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell2011
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino2009-2010
Birds by Kevin Henkes2009-2010
Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes2009-2010
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin2009-2010
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman2008
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox2008
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look2008
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka2008
No Talking by Andrew Clements2007
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers2007
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt2007
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick2007
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo2006
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker2006
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop2006
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff2005
The Liberation of Gabriel King by K. L. Going2005
The Young Man And The Sea by Rodman Philbrick2004
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems2004
Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell2003
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo2003
G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco2003
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech2002
The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson2002
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan2002
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems by Paul B. Janeczko2001
Grandma's Records by Eric Velasquez2001
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson2001
Olivia by Ian Falconer2000
One Lighthouse, One Moon by Anita Lobel2000
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George2000
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley1999
The Hatseller And The Monkeys by Baba Wague Diakite1999
Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse1999

Top Ten 60

WorkYear
Sometimes I Grumblesquinch (A Big Feelings Book) by Rachel Vail2023
Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman2023
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett2023
Lou by Breanna Carzoo2023
Mina by Matthew Forsythe2023
Berry Song by Michaela Goade2023
My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant2023
Mariana and Her Familia by Mónica Mancillas2023
Every Dog in the Neighborhood by Philip C. Stead2023
The Sun Is Late and So Is The Farmer by Philip C. Stead2023
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña2022
Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste2022
Time for Bed, Old House by Janet Costa Bates2022
We All Play by Julie Flett2022
Dumplings for Lili by Melissa Iwai2022
Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient by Areli Morales2022
Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros2022
Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer2022
The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer2022
Dad Bakes by Katie Yamasaki2022
If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall2021
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield2021
The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan2021
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes2021
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom2021
Lift by Minh Lê2021
Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Lesléa Newman2021
Hike by Pete Oswald2021
Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan2021
Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor2021
The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach2020
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad2020
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard2020
Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea2020
Fly! by Mark Teague2020
The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst2020
Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis2020
Truman by Jean Reidy2020
Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre2020
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop by Carole Boston Weatherford2020
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld2019
I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein2019
Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner2019
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall2019
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins2019
Zola's Elephant by Randall De Sève2019
Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan2019
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies2019
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin2019
Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri2019
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett2018
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick2018
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat2018
Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon2018
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz2018
Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer2018
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper2018
Windows by Julia Denos2018
Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books by Michelle Markel2018
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith2018

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