Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Past winners

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PDF version of Wilder Award Winners, 1954-Present

Originally, the Wilder Award was given every three years. As of 2003, the award was given every two years. The award became annual as of 2016. 

 

2018: Jacqueline Woodson

2017: Nikki Grimes

2016: Jerry Pinkney

2015: Donald Crews

2013: Katherine Paterson

2011: Tomie dePaola

2009: Ashley Bryan

2007: James Marshall

2005: Laurence Yep

2003: Eric Carle

2001: Milton Meltzer

1998: Russell Freedman

1995: Virginia Hamilton

1992: Marcia Brown

1989: Elizabeth George Speare

1986: Jean Fritz

1983: Maurice Sendak

1980: Theodor S. Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

1975: Beverly Cleary

1970: E. B. White

1965: Ruth Sawyer

1960: Clara Ingram Judson

1954: Laura Ingalls Wilder