Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

Title Contributors Publisher Publication Year Award Year STBA Award
Adam & Thomas Appelfeld, Aharon, Green, Jeffrey M., Dumas, Philippe Seven Stories Press 2015 2016 Older Readers
The Hired Girl Schlitz, Laura Amy Candlewick Press 2015 2016 Teen Readers
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed Newman, Leslea, Bates, Amy June Candlewick Press 2015 2016 Younger Readers
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust Dauvillier, Loic, Lizano, Marc, Salsedo, Greg First Second 2014 2015 Older Readers
Storm Napoli, Donna Jo Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers 2014 2015 Teen Readers
My Grandfather's Coat Aylesworth, Jim, McClintock, Barbara Scholastic Press 2014 2015 Younger Readers
Blessing Cup Polacco, Patricia Simon and Schuster 2013 2014 Older Readers
Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb, Neal Arthur A. Levine Books 2013 2014 Teen Readers
Longest Night: A Passover Story Snyder, Laurel, Chien, Catia Schwartz & Wade 2013 2014 Younger Readers
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg Borden, Louise Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2012 2013 Older Readers
Intentions Heiligman, Deborah Knopf Books for Young Readers 2012 2013 Teen Readers
Hannah's Way Glaser, Linda, Gustavson, Adam Kar-Ben / Lerner 2012 2013 Younger Readers
Chanukah Lights Rosen, Michael J., Sabuda, Robert Candlewick Press 2011 2012 Younger Readers
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein Rubin, Susan Goldman Charlesbridge Publishing 2011 2012 Older Readers
The Berlin Boxing Club Sharenow, Robert HarperTeen 2011 2012 Teen Readers
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Deutsch, Barry Amulet Books 2010 2011 Older Readers
The Things a Brother Knows Reinhardt, Dana Wendy Lamb Books 2010 2011 Teen Readers
Gathering Sparks Schwartz, Howard, Swarner, Kristina Roaring Brook Press 2010 2011 Younger Readers
The Importance of Wings Friedman, Robin Charlesbridge 2009 2010 Older Readers
Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba Engle, Margarita Henry Holt 2009 2010 Teen Readers
New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story Wayland, April Halprin, Jorisch, Stephanie Dial Books for Young Readers 2009 2010 Younger Readers
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Zenatti, Valerie Bloomsbury 2008 2009 Teen Readers
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom Michelson, Richard, Colon, Raul Alfred A. Knopf 2008 2009 Younger Readers
Brooklyn Bridge Hesse, Karen Feiwel & Friends 2008 2009 Older Readers
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk Fleischman, Sid HarperCollins Children’s Books 2007 2008 Older Readers
Strange Relations Levitan, Sonia Knopf/Random House Children’s Books 2007 2008 Teen Readers
The Bedtime Sh'ma Gershman, Sarah, Swarner, Kristina EKS Publishing Co. 2007 2008 Younger Readers
Julia’s Kitchen Ferber, Brenda A. Farrar Straus Giroux 2006 2007 Older Readers
The Book Thief Zusak, Markus Alfred A. Knopf 2006 2007 Teen Readers
Hanukkah at Valley Forge Krensky, Stephen, Harlin, Greg Dutton Children’s Books 2006 2007 Younger Readers
Confessions of a Closet Catholic. Littman, Sarah Darer Dutton Children’s Books 2005 2006 Older Readers
Sholom’s Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer. Silverman, Erica, Gerstein, Mordicai Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005 2006 Younger Readers
Real Time Kass, Pnina Moed Clarion Books 2004 2004 Older Readers
Who Was The Woman Who Wore The Hat? Patz, Nancy Dutton 2003 2003 Older Readers
Bagels from Benny. Davis, Aubrey, Petricic, Dusan Kids Can Press 2003 2003 Younger Readers
Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story Levine, Karen Second Story 2002 2002 Older Readers
Chicken Soup by Heart Hershenhorn, Esther, Littinger, Rosanne Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers 2002 2002 Younger Readers
Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind Reef, Catherine Clarion Books 2001 2001 Older Readers
Rivka’s First Thanksgiving Rael, Elsa Okon, Kovalski, Maryann Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster 2001 2001 Younger Readers
The Key is Lost Vos, Ida Morrow/HarperCollins 2000 2000 Older Readers
Gershon’s Monster: A Story For The Jewish New Year Kimmel, Eric A., Muth, Jon J. Scholastic Press 2000 2000 Younger Readers
Speed of Light Rosen, Sybil Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1999 1999 Older Readers
The Peddler’s Gif Root, Kimberly Bulcken Dial Books for Young Readers 1999 1999 Younger Readers
Stones in Water Napoli, Donna Jo Dutton Books 1998 1998 Older Readers
Nine Spoons Stillerman, Marci, Gerber, Pesach Hachai 1998 1998 Younger Readers
The Mysterious Visitor: Stories of the Prophet Elijah Jaffe, Nina, Savadier, Elivia Scholastic 1997 1997 Older Readers
When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street Rael, Elsa Okon, Priceman, Marjorie Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 1997 1997 Younger Readers
When I Left My Village Pinkney, Brian Dial Books 1996 1996 Older Readers
Shalom, Haver: Goodbye, Friend Sofer, Barbara Kar-Ben Copies 1996 1996 Younger Readers
Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon Vos, Ida Houghton Mifflin 1995 1995 Older Readers
Star of Fear, Star of Hope Hoestlandt, Jo, Kang, Johanna Walker and Company 1995 1995 Younger Readers
The Shadow Children Schnur, Steven, Tauss, Herbert Morrow Junior Books 1994 1994 Older Readers
The Always Prayer Shawl Oberman, Sheldon, Lewin, Ted Boyds Mill Press 1994 1994 Younger Readers
Sworn Enemies Matas, Carol Bantam Doubleday Dell 1993 1993 Older Readers
The Uninvited Guest Jaffe, Nina, Savadier, Elivia Scholastic 1993 1993 Younger Readers
Letters from Rifka Hesse, Karen Henry Holt 1992 1992 Older Readers
Something from Nothing Gilman, Phoebe North Winds Press 1992 1992 Younger Readers
The Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World Schwartz, Howard, Rush, Barbara, Shulevitz, Uri Harper Collins 1991 1991 Older Readers
Daddy’s Chair Lanton, Sandy, Haas, Shelly O. Kar-Ben Copies 1991 1991 Younger Readers
Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale Goldin, Barbara Diamond, Weihs, Erika Viking 1991 1991 Younger Readers
My Grandmother’s Stories Geras, Adele Alfred A. Knopf 1990 1990 Older Readers
The Chanukkah Guest Carmi, Giora, Kimmel, Eric A. Holiday House 1990 1990 Younger Readers
Number the Stars Lowry, Lois Houghton Mifflin 1989 1989 Older Readers
Berchick Blanc, Esther Silverstein, Dixon, Tennessee Volcano Press 1989 1989 Younger Readers
The Devil’s Arithmetic Yolen, Jane Viking Kestrel 1988 1988 Older Readers
The Keeping Quilt Polacco, Patricia Simon & Schuster 1988 1988 Younger Readers
The Return Levitan, Sonia Atheneum 1987 1987 Older Readers
The Number on My Grandfather’s Arm Adler, David A. UAHC Press 1987 1987 Younger Readers
Beyond the High White Wall. Pitt, Nancy Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 1986 Older Readers
Joseph Who Loved the Sabbath Hirsh, Marilyn, Grebu, Devis Viking 1986 1986 Younger Readers
Ike and Mama and the Seven Surprises Snyder, Carol Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1985 1985 Older Readers
Brothers Freedman, Florence B., Parker, Robert Andrew Harper & Row 1985 1985 Younger Readers
The Island on Bird Street Orlev, Uri Houghton Mifflin 1984 1984 Older Readers
Mrs. Moskowitz and the Sabbath Candlesticks Schwartz, Amy Jewish Publication Society 1984 1984 Younger Readers
In the Mouth of the Wolf Zar, Rose Jewish Publication Society 1983 1983 Older Readers
Bubby, Me, and Memories Pomerantz, Barbara UAHC Press 1983 1983 Younger Readers
Call Me Ruth Sachs, Marilyn Bantam Doubleday Dell 1982 1982 Older Readers
The Castle On Hester Street Heller, Linda Jewish Publication Society 1982 1982 Younger Readers
The Night Journey Lasky, Kathryn Penguin 1981 1981 Older Readers
Yussel’s Prayer Cohen, Barbara Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1981 1981 Younger Readers
A Russian Farewell Fisher, Leonard Everett Four Winds Press 1980 1980
Ike and Mama and the Block Wedding Snyder, Carol Coward, McCann & geoghegan 1979 1979
The Devil in Vienna. Orgel, Doris Penguin 1978 1978
Exit From Home Heyman, Anita Random House 1977 1977
Never to Forget Meltzer, Milton Harper Collins 1976 1976
Waiting for Mama Moskin, Marietta Coward, McCann & geoghegan 1975 1975
Uncle Misha’s Partisans Suhl, Yuri Four Winds 1973 1973
The Year Lange, Suzanne S.G. Phillips 1970 1970
Our Eddie Ish-Kishor, Sulamith Pantheon 1969 1969
The Endless Steppe Hautzig, Esther Harper Collins Children’s Books 1968 1968