Children’s Past Winners

1986-1991 Winners

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Since 1981, children and teens all over Ohio have nominated and voted for their favorite books. To date, there have been a total of 48 winners by many well known authors.

Please remember, any books or series that have won are no longer eligible for future nominations.

1987
K-2

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
by Alvin Schwartz (Harper & Row, 1984)
3-5

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz (Lippincott, 1981)
6-8

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub
by Jamie Gilson (Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd, 1982)
1989
K-2

If You Give A Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Joffe Numeroff (Harper & Row, 1985)
3-5

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz (Harper & Row, 1984)
6-8

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
by Barthe DeClements (Viking, 1985)
1991
K-2

Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin, 1985)
3-5

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom
by Louis Sachar (Knopf, 1987)
6-8

Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen (Bradbury Press, 1987)

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