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Iowa Association of School Librarians Book Awards

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IASL sponsors four book awards, representing the different ages of its readers.  Voting for these awards takes place in March and the winners are announced in April.

Iowa Goldfinch Awards (grades K-2)

Choldenko, Gennifer Louder, Lili*
Czekaj, Jef Cat Secrets
Dicamillo, Kate Bink and Gollie*
Edwards, Roberta Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee*
Frazee, Maria The Boss Baby
Glennon, Michelle Owen and Mzee: A Little Story about Big Love
Grogan, John Marley and the Kittens*
Hill, Laban Carrick Dave the Potter: Atrist, Poet, Slave*
Kann, Victoria Purplicious*
Kaplan, Bruce Eric Monsters Eat Whiny Children*
Long, Loren Otis*
Lord, Cynthia Hot Rod Hamster*
McMullan, Kate Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes*
Obama, Barack Of Thee I Sing, A Letter to My Daughters*
Pennypaker, Sara Clementine: Friend of the Week*
Stein, David Ezra Interrupting Chicken*
Trine, Greg The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich*
Williams, Mo Watch Me Throw the Ball*
Yee, Wong Herbert Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends*
* In the WPL Collection


Iowa Children's Choice Awards (grades 3-6)

Barnett, Mac The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity*
Erskine, Kathryn Mockingbird: (Mok’ing-burd)*
Ferrari, Michael (Michael J) Born to Fly*
Glass, Linzi Alex Finding Danny
Gutman, Dan Getting Air*
Hahn, Mary Downing The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall*
Hoberman, Mary Ann Strawberry Hill*
Kehret, Peg Runaway Twin*
Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate*
Korman, Gordon Zoobreak*
La Fevers, R. L. (Robin L) Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos*
Lin, Grace Where the Mountain Meets the Moon*
Lowry, Lois Like the Willow Tree: the Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce*
Lupica, Mike Million-Dollar Throw*
MacLachlan, Patricia Word after Word after Word*
Marino, Nan Neil Armstrong is my Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me*
Mass, Wendy The Candymakers*
McKissack, Pat The Clone Codes*
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Faith, Hope, and Ivy June*
Tarchis, Lauren I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005*
Zahler, Diane

The Thirteenth Princess*

* In the WPL Collection


Iowa Teen Awards (grades 6-9)

Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains*
Butler, Dori Hillestad The Truth about Truman School*
Dasher, James Maze Runner*
Deuker, Carl Payback Time*
Draper, Sharon Out of My Mind*
Fisher, Catherine Incarceron*
Lore, Pittacus I Am Number Four*
Lupica, Mike The Big Field*
Morris, Paula Ruined*
Myers, Walter Dean Lockdown*
Reichs, Kathy Virals*
Rorby, Ginnie Lost in the River of Grass*
Supplee, Suzanne Artichoke’s Heart*
VanDraanen, Wendelin The Running Dream*
Westerfeld, Scott Leviathan*
* In the WPL Collection


Iowa High School Awards (grades 9-12)

Brown, Jennifer Hate List*
Condie, Ali Matched*
Fitzpatrick, Becca Hush, Hush*
Gudenkauf, Heather The Weight of Silence*
Hoban, Julia Willow*
Lipsyte, Robert Center Field*
Mayberry, Jonathan Rot & Ruin*
Nelson, Jandy The Sky is Everywhere*
Northrop, Michael Gentlemen*
Peters, Julie Ann By the Time You Read this I'll be Dead*
Scottoline, Lisa Look Again*
Strasser, Todd Wish You Were Dead*
* In the WPL Collection


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.