Garden State Children's Book Award

Given by New Jersey Library Association

Other Names: Garden State Book Award
203 Works 332,624 Books 8,162 Reviews 4.0
All, Winner (134), Nominee (69)
All, 2016 (66), 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2013 (3), 2012 (4), 2011 (4), 2010 (4), 2009 (4), 2008 (5), 2007 (4), 2006 (4), 2005 (4), 2004 (4), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (5), 2000 (3), 1999 (3), 1998 (4), 1997 (3), 1996 (3), 1995 (3), 1994 (3), 1993 (3), 1992 (3), 1991 (4), 1990 (3), 1989 (3), 1988 (3), 1987 (3), 1986 (3), 1985 (3), 1984 (3), 1983 (4), 1982 (3), 1981 (3), 1980 (3), 1979 (4), 1978 (3), 1977 (3)

Winner 134

There's a Fly Guy in My Soup by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read2015
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff KinneyFiction Series, Grades 2-52015
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine ApplegateFiction, Grades 2-52015
Snakes by Nic BishopNonfiction, Grades 2-52015
Fly Guy vs. The Flyswatter! by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read2014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff KinneyFiction Series Books2014
13 Gifts by Wendy MassFiction, Grades 2-52014
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids) by David A. AguilarNon-Fiction, Grades 2-52014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff KinneyFiction Series, Grades 2-52013
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln PeirceFiction, Grades 2-52013
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood by Jeff KinneyNonfiction, Grades 2-52013
Too Many Cats by Lori Haskins HouranEasy to Read2012
I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read Series2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff KinneyFiction, Grades 2-52012
Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Craig HatkoffNonfiction, Grades 2-52012
How to Drive Your Sister Crazy (I Can Read Book 2) by Diane Z. ShoreEasy to Read2011
Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read Series2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff KinneyFiction, Grades 2-52011
Frogs by Nic BishopNonfiction, Grades 2-52011
Today I Will Fly! by Mo WillemsEasy to Read2010
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read Series2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff KinneyFiction, Grades 2-52010
Owen & Mzee : The Language of Friendship by Isabella HatkoffNonfiction, Grades 2-52010
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Super Fly Guy by Tedd ArnoldEasy to Read2009
Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2009
Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People by Dav PilkeyFiction, Grades 2-52009
The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-52009
One Nosy Pup by Carol WallaceEasy to Read2008
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2008
Lunch Money by Andrew ClementsFiction, Grades 2-52008
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel SilversteinNonfiction, Grades 2-52008
Loose Tooth by Lola M. SchaeferEasy to Read2007
Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown (A Is for Amber) by Paula DanzigerEasy to Read Series2007
The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew ClementsFiction, Grades 2-52007
Actual Size by Steve JenkinsNonfiction, Grades 2-52007
T-Rex Is Missing! by Tomie dePaolaEasy to Read2006
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2006
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamilloFiction, Grades 2-52006
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve JenkinsNonfiction, Grades 2-52006
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula DanzigerEasy to Read2005
Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin CapucilliEasy to Read Series2005
Loser by Jerry SpinelliFiction, Grades 2-52005
Bury the Dead: Tombs, Corpses, Mummies, Skeletons, & Rituals by Christopher SloanNonfiction, Grades 2-52005
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown by Paula DanzigerEasy to Read2004
Nate the Great San Francisco Detective by Marjorie Weinman SharmatEasy to Read Series2004
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav PilkeyFiction, Grades 2-52004
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara KerleyNonfiction, Grades 2-52004
Tiny Goes to the Library by Cari MeisterEasy to Read2003
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2003
Judy Moody by Megan McDonaldFiction, Grades 2-52003
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. GeorgeNonfiction, Grades 2-52003
One Saturday Afternoon (Easy-to-Read, Dutton) by Barbara BakerEasy to Read2002
Henry And Mudge And The Snowman Plan by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2002
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav PilkeyFiction, Grades 2-52002
Behold...the Dragons! by Gail GibbonsNonfiction, Grades 2-52002
Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Satin CapucilliEasy to Read2001
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read Series2001
Holes by Louis SacharFiction, Grades 2-52001
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen KrullNonfiction, Grades 2-52001
Henry And Mudge in the Family Trees by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read2000
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav PilkeyFiction, Grades 2-52000
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. AdlerNonfiction, Grades 2-52000
Arthur's Reading Race by Marc BrownEasy to Read1999
Forever Amber Brown by Paula DanzigerFiction, Grades 2-51999
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-51999
Henry and Mudge and the best day of all by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1998
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis SacharFiction, Grades 2-51998
The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-51998
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1997
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon by Paula DanzigerFiction, Grades 2-51997
The Big Bug Book by Margery FacklamNonfiction, Grades 2-51997
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1996
Nibble, Nibble, Jenny Archer (Springboard Books) by Ellen ConfordFiction, Grades 2-51996
My Visit to the Aquarium (Trophy Picture Books) by AlikiNonfiction, Grades 2-51996
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1995
Attaboy, Sam! by Lois LowryFiction, Grades 2-51995
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-51995
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1994
School's Out! by Johanna HurwitzFiction, Grades 2-51994
Big Cats by Seymour SimonNonfiction, Grades 2-51994
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1993
Muggie Maggie by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51993
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-51993
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1992
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis SacharFiction, Grades 2-51992
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna ColeNonfiction, Grades 2-51992
Fox on the Job by James MarshallEasy to Read1991
The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy ByarsFiction, Grades 2-51991
Teacher's Pet by Johanna HurwitzFiction, Grades 2-51991
Volcanoes by Seymour SimonNonfiction, Grades 2-51991
Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble by Cynthia RylantEasy to Read1990
Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula) by James HoweFiction, Grades 2-51990
Koko's Story by Francine PattersonNonfiction, Grades 2-51990
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy ParishEasy to Read1989
Anastasia has the Answers by Lois LowryFiction, Grades 2-51989
To Space and Back by Sally RideNonfiction, Grades 2-51989
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy ParishEasy to Read1988
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlanFiction, Grades 2-51988
How They Built the Statue of Liberty by Mary J. ShapiroNonfiction, Grades 2-51988
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin SchwartzEasy to Read1987
Anastasia, Ask your Analyst by Lois LowryFiction, Grades 2-51987
The New Kid on the Block by Jack PrelutskyNonfiction, Grades 2-51987
M & M and the Bad News Babies by Pat RossEasy to Read1986
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51986
Draw 50 Monsters: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Creeps, Superheroes, Demons, Dragons, Nerds, Dirts, Ghouls, Giants, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Curiosa by Lee J. AmesNonfiction, Grades 2-51986
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail by Marjorie Weinman SharmatEasy to Read1985
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51985
It's BASIC : the ABC's of computer programming by Shelley LipsonNonfiction, Grades 2-51985
Nate the Great and the Missing Key by Marjorie Weinman SharmatEasy to Read1984
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51984
A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings by Shel SilversteinNonfiction, Grades 2-51984
Clams Can't Sing by James StevensonEasy to Read1983
Commander Toad in Space by Jane YolenEasy to Read1983
Superfudge by Judy BlumeFiction, Grades 2-51983
A Show of Hands: Say It in Sign Language by Mary Beth SullivanNonfiction, Grades 2-51983
Mrs. Gaddy and the Ghost by Wilson GageEasy to Read1982
Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51982
Mummies Made in Egypt (Reading Rainbow Books) by AlikiNonfiction, Grades 2-51982
Grasshopper on the Road by Arnold LobelEasy to Read1981
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine PatersonFiction, Grades 2-51981
Tyrannosaurus Rex by Millicent E. SelsamNonfiction, Grades 2-51981
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy ParishEasy to Read1980
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly ClearyFiction, Grades 2-51980
The Quicksand Book by Tomie dePaolaNonfiction, Grades 2-51980
Hattie Rabbit by Dick GackenbachEasy to Read1979
Heather's Feathers by Leslie WeissEasy to Read1979
Nobody Has to Be a Kid Forever by Hila ColmanFiction, Grades 2-51979
A Very Young Dancer by Jill KrementzNonfiction, Grades 2-51979
Owl at Home by Arnold LobelEasy to Read1978
Dorrie's Book by Marilyn SachsFiction, Grades 2-51978
How Kittens Grow by Millicent E. SelsamNonfiction, Grades 2-51978
Dinosaur Time by Peggy ParishEasy to Read1977
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand by Donald J. SobolFiction, Grades 2-51977
Bigfoot All over the Country by Marian T. PlaceNonfiction, Grades 2-51977

Nominee 69

Fly Guy and the Frankenfly (Fly Guy #13) by Tedd ArnoldEasy Reader2016
Everything Goes: Henry on Wheels (My First I Can Read) by Brian BiggsEasy Reader2016
Biscuit in the Garden by Alyssa Satin CapucilliEasy Reader2016
Katy Duck by Alyssa Satin CapucilliEasy Reader2016
Diary of a Worm: Teacher's Pet by Doreen CroninEasy Reader2016
Mia Sets the Stage (My First I Can Read) by Robin FarleyEasy Reader2016
Come Back, Ben by John HassettEasy Reader2016
A Pet Named Sneaker (Beginner Books(R)) by Joan HeilbronerEasy Reader2016
Penny and Her Marble I Can Read by Kevin HenkesEasy Reader2016
Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! by Joan HolubEasy Reader2016
The Big Wet Balloon by Ricardo Siri LiniersEasy Reader2016
See Me Dig by Paul MeiselEasy Reader2016
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'ConnorEasy Reader2016
Robots (Surprising Science) by Dana Meachen RauEasy Reader2016
Tony Baloney by Pam Muñoz RyanEasy Reader2016
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball by Cynthia RylantEasy Reader2016
I'm a Frog! by Mo WillemsEasy Reader2016
Mouse and Mole, Secret Valentine (A Mouse and Mole Story) by Wong Herbert YeeEasy Reader2016
Strike Three, You're Dead by Josh BerkFiction2016
Serafina's Promise by Ann E. BurgFiction2016
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline CarlsonFiction2016
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamilloFiction2016
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinFiction2016
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa GraffFiction2016
Words with Wings by Nikki GrimesFiction2016
Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie KellerFiction2016
Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleurFiction2016
Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny LeeFiction2016
Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. MackFiction2016
The Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery) by Leslie MargolisFiction2016
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan MarinoFiction2016
Nancy Clancy See the Future by Jane O'ConnorFiction2016
Sugar by Jewell Parker RhodesFiction2016
Case File 13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott SavageFiction2016
The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne SelforsFiction2016
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-GarciaFiction2016
The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: The Show Must Go On by Ruth McNally BarshawFiction Series2016
Curse of the Ancients by Matt de la PeñaFiction Series2016
Princess Posey and the Tiny Treasure by Stephanie GreeneFiction Series2016
Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes (The Just Grace Series) by Charise Mericle HarperFiction Series2016
Love and Other Fiascos by Amy IgnatowFiction Series2016
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff KinneyFiction Series2016
The Rise of a Legend by Kathryn LaskyFiction Series2016
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night by Lenore LookFiction Series2016
The Last Present by Wendy MassFiction Series2016
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout by Megan McDonaldFiction Series2016
Awesome Blossom by Lauren MyracleFiction Series2016
Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara PennypackerFiction Series2016
Binky Takes Charge by Ashley SpiresFiction Series2016
Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim ArnoskyNon-Fiction2016
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen BryantNon-Fiction2016
The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery by Dennis Brindell FradinNon-Fiction2016
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan GreenbergNon-Fiction2016
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) by Laban Carrick HillNon-Fiction2016
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth by Steve JenkinsNon-Fiction2016
Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue by Susan KellyNon-Fiction2016
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip KiddNon-Fiction2016
Benjamin Franklin by Kathleen KrullNon-Fiction2016
Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthyNon-Fiction2016
Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa MossNon-Fiction2016
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Doreen RappaportNon-Fiction2016
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World by Elizabeth RuschNon-Fiction2016
Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth RuschNon-Fiction2016
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn SingerNon-Fiction2016
Tracking Tyrannosaurs: Meet T. rex's fascinating family, from tiny terrors to feathered giants (National Geographic Kids) by Christopher SloanNon-Fiction2016
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt TavaresNon-Fiction2016
ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room by Donna M. Jackson2008
Twin Tales : The Magic and Mystery of Multiple Birth by Donna M. Jackson2001
The Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead by Donna M. Jackson1998


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