List of All Winners



The Massachusetts Children's Book Award, sponsored by Salem State College, 
honors books that promote reading for pleasure among students in grades four through six.

Complete list of MCBA Winners by Year
(1976-2018)

2018 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2017 - El Deafo by Cece Bell
2016 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2015 - The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
2014 - Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
2013 - Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
2012 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2011 - 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
2010 - Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
2009 - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Steward
2008 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2007 - The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2006 - Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng
2005 - The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
2004 - Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman
2003 - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
2002 - Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
2001 - Holes by Louis Sachar
2000 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
1999 - Frindle by Andrew Clements
1998 - Crash by Jerry Spinelli
1997 - Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
1996 - The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
1995 - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1994 - Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1993 - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1992 - Matilda by Roald Dahl
1991 - There's A Boy In The Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar
1990 - no award
1989 - The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
1988 - The Indian In The Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
1987 - Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
1986 - Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1985 - Nothing's Fair In Fifth Grade by Barthe Declements
1984 - Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
1983 - Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
1982 - James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
1981 - The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
1980 - Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
1979 - The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden
1978 - Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
1977 - Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
1976 - How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell