1988 - S.E. Hinton for The Outsiders; Rumblefish; Tex; and That Was Then, This is Now.
1989 -No award given.
1990 - Richard Peck for Are You in the House Alone?; Father Figure; The Ghost Belonged to Me; Ghosts I Have Been; Secrets of the Shopping Mall; andRemembering the Good Times.
1991 - Robert Cormier for The Chocolate War; I Am the Cheese; and After the First Death
1992 - Lois Duncan for Chapters, My Growth as a Writer; I Know What You Did Last Summer; Killing Mr. Griffin; Ransom; Summer of Fear; and The Twisted Window.
1993 - M.E. Kerr for Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!; Gentlehand;, Me Me Me Me Me: Not a Novel; andNight Kites.
1994 - Walter Dean Myers for Hoops; Motown and Didi; Fallen Angels; and Scorpions.
1995 - Cynthia Voigt for Homecoming; Dicey's Song; A Solitary Blue; Building Blocks; The Runner; Jackaroo; and Izzy, Willy-Nilly.
1996 - Judy Blume for Forever
1997 - Gary PaulsenHatchet; Woodsong; Winter Room; The Crossing; Canyons; andDancing Carl.
1998 - Madeleine L’Engle for Meet the Austins; Ring of Endless Light; A Wrinkle in Time; and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.
1999 - Anne McCaffrey for Dragonflight; Dragonquest; The White Dragon; The Ship Who Sang; Dragonsong; Dragonsinger; andDragondrums.
2000 - Chris Crutcher for Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes; Athletic Shorts; Chinese Handcuffs; The Crazy Horse Electric Game; Stotan!; andRunning Loose.
2001 - Robert Lipsyte for The Contender; The Brave; The Chief; andOne Fat Summer.
2002 - Paul Zindel for The Pigman; The Pigman's Legacy; The Pigman & Me; My Darling, My Hamburger; andThe Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds: A Drama in Two Acts.
2003 - Nancy Garden for Annie on My Mind.
2004 - Ursula K. Le Guin for A Wizard of Earthsea; The Farthest Shore; Tombs of Atuan; Tehanu; The Left Hand of Darkness; and The Beginning Place.
2005 – Francesca Lia Block for Weetzie Bat; Witch Baby; Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys; Missing Angel Juan; and Baby Be-Bop.
2006 - Jacqueline Woodson for I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This; Lena; From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun; If You Come Softly;and Miracle’s Boys.
2007 - Lois Lowry for The Giver.
2008 - Orson Scott Card for Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.
2009 - Laurie Halse Anderson for Catalyst, Fever 1793, and Speak.
2010 - Jim Murphy for An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793; Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America; The Great Fire; The Long Road to Gettysburg; and A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy.
2011 - Sir Terry Pratchett for The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents; The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky; Going Postal; The Colour of Magic; Guards! Guards!; Equal Rites; Mort; and Small Gods.
2012 - Susan Cooper for The Dark Is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree.