Outstanding Achievement Awards

Wisconsin authors & illustrators recognized for outstanding achievement for books published in the previous year.

Past Selections

2020 Selections

Title: Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me
Author: Susan L. Roth

Title: The Disaster Days
Author: Rebecca Behrens

Title: The Happy Book: and Other Feelings
Author: Andy Rash

Title: Home in the Woods
Author: Eliza Wheeler
Title: I am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon
Author: Baptiste and Miranda Paul

Title: Nina Soni: Former Best Friend
Author: Kashmira Sheth

Title: Reading Beauty
Author: Deborah Underwood

Title: Snail and Worm All Day
Author: Tina Kügler

Title: Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes
Author: Pamela Cameron
Illustrator: Renée Graef

Title: Viral: the fight against AIDS in America
Author: Ann Bausum

2019 Selections

Title: The Button War
Author: Avi

Title: Lowriders Blast from the Past
Author: Cathy Camper

Title: Hooper
Author: Geoff Herbach

Title: Margot and Mateo Save the World
Author: Darcy Miller

Title: Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster
Author: Patricia Sutton

2018 Selections

Title: March Against Fear
Author: Ann Bausum

Title: Big and Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd)
Author: Julie Bowe

Title: Clarymates
Author: Dev Petty
Illustrator: Lauren Eldridge

Title: Slider
Author: Pete Hautman

Title: Egg
Author: Kevin Henkes

Title: Noah Webster's Fighting Words
Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer

Title: Someday Birds
Author: Sally Pla

Title: Liberty: The Spy Who (Kinda) Liked Me
Author: Andrea Portes

Title: Pomegranate Witch
Author: Denise Doyen
Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler

Title: Where Are You?
Author: Sarah Williamson

2017 Selections

Title: A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro

Title: The Haunted House Project
Author: Tricia Clasen

Title: THe Secret of Dreadwillow Carse 
Author: Brian Farrey

Title: Therese Makes a Tapestry
Authors: Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs and Renee Graef

Title: Radical
Author: E.M. Kokie

Title: Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends
Author: Tina Kugler

Title: Pond
Author: Jim LaMarche

Title: A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids
Author: Shelly Tougas