2019-2020 VSBA Winners Announced

The votes are in! The 2019-2020 VSBA winners were announced today. Congratulations to the authors and illustrators represented on this list.

Primary Division:
Grade K-2

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Harper Collins, 2017

Runners Up:

  1. Reynolds, Aaron. Creepy Pair of Underwear! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2017.
  2. Santat, Dan. After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again). Roaring Book Press. 2017.
  3.  John, Jory. The Bad Seed. Harper Collins. 2017.
  4. Fucile, Tony. Poor Louie. Candlewick Press. 2017

Intermediate Division:
Grades 3-5

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Books, 2017

 Runners Up:

  1. Applegate, Katherine. Wishtree. Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
  2. Hashimoto, Meika. The Trail. Scholastic Press, 2017.
  3. Hale, Shannon and LeUyen Pham. Real Friends. First Second, 2017.
  4. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War I Finally Won. Dial, 2017.

Middle School Division:
Grades 6-8

Refugee by Alan Gratz, Scholastic, 2017

Runners Up:

  1. Lu, Marie. Warcross. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, 2017.
  2. Burt, Jake. Greetings from Witness Protection! Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
  3. Wolk, Lauren. Beyond the Bright Sea. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017.
  4. Cartaya, Pablo. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Viking, 2017.

High School Division:
Grades 9-12

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Blazer + Bray, 2017

Runners Up:

  1. McManus, Karen. One of Us Is Lying. Delacorte Press, 2017.
  2. Stone, Nic. Dear Martin. Crown, 2017.
  3. (Tie) Reintgen, Scott. Nyxia. Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017.
  4. Anderson, Laurie Halse and Emily Carroll. Speak: The Graphic Novel. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. and Roe, Robin. A List of Cages. Disney-Hyperion, 2017.





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