Older Children's Literature page

Older Children's Literature

Older Children's Literature (age 7-12) includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books (with or without illustrations).

The Gold Medal winner in this category will be awarded the "Jean Lowrie Gold Medal for Older Children's Literature," which provides a $1,000 cash prize. This special award is in memory of Jean Lowrie, a tireless advocate for effective school librarianship through her career as a school librarian, faculty member and director of the Western Michigan University School of Librarianship, mentor, and founder of the International Association of School Librarianship.

2021

Book cover for Golden Gate
By: James Ponti
Bronze
Category: Older Children's Literature
Book cover for Wild River
By: Rodman Philbrick
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
Book cover for Concealed
By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature

2020

DRAGONFLIES: Water Angels and Brilliant Bioindicators
By: Marta Magellan
Bronze
Category: Older Children's Literature
The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya
By: Arya Okten, By: Giray Okten
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature
By: Jennifer Swanson
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature

2019

book cover
By: Magellan, Marta
Bronze
Category: Older Children's Literature
Eifrig Publishing
Hometown: Miami
book cover
By: Calejo, Ryan
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature
Simon & Schuster
Hometown: Miami
book cover
By: Meyer, Eileen
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
Charlesbridge Publishing
Hometown: Amelia Island

2018

book cover
By: Swanson, Jennifer
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
National Geographic Children's Books
book cover
By: Calejo, Ryan
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature
Aladdin

2017

book cover
By: Philbrick, Rodman
Bronze
Category: Older Children's Literature
Scholastic
book cover
By: Romero, R. M.
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
Penguin Random House
book cover
By: Masessa, Ed
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature
Scholastic

2016

book cover
By: Cirrone, Dorian
 Gold
Category: Older Children's Literature
Simon & Schuster
book cover
By: Ponti, James
Bronze
Category: Older Children's Literature
Simon & Schuster
book cover
By: Gonzalez, Christina Diaz
Silver
Category: Older Children's Literature
Scholastic Press