Nominees for the
ORA Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award
from 1998–2014
(Nominees in Alphabetical Order)

DATE

WINNER

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1998

Mrs. Merriwether's Musical Cat
Mrs. Merriwether's Musical Cat
by Carol Purdy
Ill by Petra Mathers

Encounter
Encounter
by Jane Yolen
Ill by David Shannon
Fox Song
Fox Song
by Joseph Bruchac
Ill by Paul Morin
Hue Boy
Hue Boy
by Rita Phillips Mitchell
Ill by Caroline Binch
The Lotus Seed
The Lotus Seed
by Sherry Garland
Ill by tatsuro Kiuchi
Tyrannosaurus Tex
Tyrannosaurus Tex
by Betty G. Birney
Ill by John O'Brien

1999

Rough-Face Girl
Rough-Face Girl
by Rafe Martin
Ill by David Shannon
The Bee Tree
The Bee Tree
Written and Illustrated
by Patricia Polaccod
Don't Figet a Feather
Don't Figet a Feather
by Erica Silverman
Ill by S. D. Schindler
The Paper Princess
The Paper Princess
Written and Illustrated
by Elisa Kleven
Rooster's Gift
The Rooster's Gift
by Pam Conrad
Ill by Eric Beddows
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
by Tony Johnston
Ill by Tomie dePaola

2000

The Dragon Prince
The Dragon Prince
by Lawrence Yep
Ill by Kam Mak
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Dark at the Top
of the Stairs
by Sam McBratney
Ill by Ivan Bates
Edwina the Emu
Edwina the Emu
by Sheela Knowles
Ill by Rod Clement
Music Over Manhattan
Music Over Manhattan
by Mark Karlins

My Little Sister Ate One Hare
My Little Sister Ate One Hare
by Bill Grossman
Ill by Kevin Hawkes

 

2001

Heat Wave
Heat Wave
by Helen Ketterman
Ill by Scott Goto
The Golden Sandal
The Golden Sandal
by Rebecca Hickox
Ill by Will Hillenbrand
Piano Man
The Piano Man
by Debbi Chocolate
Ill by Eric Velasquez
Sam and the Tigers
Sam and the Tigers
by Julius Lester
Ill by Jerry Pinkney
Tomas and the Library Lady
Tomas and the Library Lady
by Pat Mora
Ill by Raul Colon
 

2002

Lost and Found
The Lost and Found
Written and Illustrated
by Mark Teague
Bat Boy and His Violin
The Bat Boy and His Violin
by Gavin Curtis
Ill by E. B. Lewis
Easy Work
Easy Work
by Eric A. Kimmel
Ill by Andrew Glass
Erandi's Braids
Erandi's Braids
by Antonio H. Madrigalbat
Ill by Tomie dePaola
Mailing May
Mailing May
by Michael O. Tunnell
Ill by Ted Rand
 

2003

Small Brown Dog's Bad Remembering Day
Small Brown Dog's Bad
Remembering Day
by Mike Gibbie
Ill by Barbara Nascimbeni
Anansi and the Magic Stick
Anansi and the Magic Stick
by Eric A. Kimmel
Ill by Janet Stevens
Dear Juno
Dear Juno
by Soyung Pak
Ill my Susan K. Hartung
The Emperor's Old Clothes
The Emperor's Old Clothes
by Kathryn Lasky
Ill by David Catrow
Grandma Summer
Grandma Summer
Written and Illustrated
by Harley Jessup
There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Trout
There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Trout
by Terri Sloat
Ill by Reynold Ruffins

2004

Look Out, Jack!
Look Out, Jack!
by Tom Birdseye
Ill by Will Hillenbrand

Benny: An Adventure Story
Benny: An Adventure Story
Written and Illustrated
by Bob Graham

Beware of the Storybook Wolves
Beware of the Storybook
Wolves
Written and Illustrated
by Lauren Child

It's Simple, Said Simon
It's Simple, Said Simon
by Mary Ann Hoberman
Ill by Meilo So

Under the Lemon Moon
Under the Lemon Moon
by Edith Hope Fine
Ill by Rene King Moreno
 

2005

Big Enough Anna
Big Enough Anna
by Pam Flowers
with Ann Dixon
Ill by Bill Farnsworth
A Fine, Fine School
A Fine, Fine School
by Sharon Creech
Ill by Harry Bliss
A Pacific Alphabet
A Pacific Alphabet
by Margriet Ruurs
Ill by Dianna Bonder
Sophie's Masterpiece
Sophie's Masterpiece
by Eileen Spinelli
Ill by Jane Dyer
Souperchicken
Souperchicken
by Mary Jane
and Herm Auch
 

2006

Wait! No Paint!
Wait! No Paint!
Written and Illustrated
by Bruce Whatley
Clara Caterpillar
Clara Caterpillar
by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Ill by Henry Cole
Earthquack
Earthquack!
by Margie Palatini
Ill by Barry Moser
Mice and Beans
Mice and Beans
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Ill by Joe Cepola
Under the Quilt of Night
Under the Quilt of Night
by Deborah Hopkinson
Ill by James E. Ransome
 

2007

Three Samurai Cats
Three Samurai Cats
by Eric A. Kimmel
Ill by Mordicai Gerstein
Billy
Billywise
by Judith Nicholls
Ill by Jason Crockcroft
First Year Letters
First Year Letters
by Julie Danneberg
Ill by Judy Love
I Stink!
I Stink!
by Kate McMullan
Ill by Jim McMullan
Manana Iguana
Mañana Iguana
by Ann Whitford Paul
Ill by Ethan Long
The Princess and the Pizza
The Princess and
the Pizza
by Mary Jane
and Herm Auch

2008

Dex: the Heart of a Hero
Des: the Heart of a Hero
by Caralyn Buehner
Ill by Mark Buehner

Bad Boys
Bad Boys
by Margie Palatini
Ill by Henry Cole
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Written and Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
My Brother Martin
My Brother Martin
by Christine King Farris
Ill by Chris Soentpiet
Pea Blossom
Pea Blossom
Written and Illustrated
by Amy Lowry Poole
 

2009

Chameleon's Colors
Chameleon's Colors
by Chisato Tashiro
Trans by Marianne Martens
Apples to Oregon
Apples to Oregon
by Deborah Hopkinson
Ill by Nancy Carpenter
How the Moon Regained Her Shape
How the Moon Regained
Her Shape
by Janet Ruth Heller
Ill by Ben Hodson
Not Norman
Not Norman
by Kelly Bennett
Ill by Noah Z. Jones
Old Cricket
Old Cricket
by Lisa Wheeler
Ill by Ponder Goembel
 

2010

Stanley's Wild Ride
Stanley's Wild Ride
by Linda Bailey
Ill by Bill Slavin
Bat Loves the Night
Bat Loves the Night
by Nicola Davies
Ill by Sarah Fox-Davies
Batter Up Wombat
Batter Up Wombat
by Helen Lester
Ill by Lynn Munsinger
Freedom Summer
Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles
Ill by Jerome Lagarrigue
Sixteen Cows
Sixteen Cows
by Lisa Wheeler
Ill by Kurt Cyrus
 

2011

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies
Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies
by Carolyn Crimi
Ill by John Manders
Anansi's Party Time
Anansi's Party Time
by Eric A. Kimmel
Ill by Janet Stevens
Ice Bear
Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polor Bear
by Nicola Davies
Ill by Gary Blythe
Library Lion
Library Lion
by Michelle Knudson
Ill by Kevin Hawkes
The Perfect Pet
The Perfect Pet
by Margie Palatini
Ill by Bruce Whatley
 

2012

Stanley's Party
Stanley's Party
by Linda Bailey
Ill by Bill Slavin
Cactus Soup
Cactus Soup
by Eric A. Kimmel
Ill by Phil Huling
The Plot Chickens
The Plot Chickens
by Mary Jane
and Herm Auch
Surprising Sharks
Surprising Sharks
by Nicola Davies
Ill by James Croft
Those Shoes
Thoes Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts
Ill by Noah Z. Jones
 

2013

Lion's Share
Lion's Share
Written and Illustrated
by Matthew McElligott
Meet Wild Boars
Meet Wild Boars
by Meg Rosoff
Ill by Sophie Blackall
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind
Miss Malarkey Leaves
No Reader Behind
by Judy Fisnchler and
Kevin O'Malley
Sky Boys
Sky Boys
by Deborah Hopkinson
Ill by James E. Ransome
Tracks of a Panda
Tracks of a Panda
by Nick Dowson
Ill by Yu Rong
 

2014

If I Built a Car
If I Built a Car
Written and Illustrated
by Chris Van Dusen
Crazy Like a Fox
Crazy Like a Fox
Written and Illustrated
by Loreen Leedy
Now and Ben
Now and Ben
Written and Illustrated
by Gene Barretta
Those Darn Squirrels
Those Darn Squirrels
by Adam Rubin
Ill by Daniel Salmieri
A Visitor for Bear
A Visitor for Bear
by Bonny Becker
Ill by Kady McDonald Denton
 

2015

Tarra_Bella
Tarra & Bella
Written with Photos
by Carol Buckley

Back of Bus
Back of the Bus
by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
In the Wild
In the Wild
by David Elliott
Illustrated byHolly Meade
Joha Makes Wish
Joha Makes a Wish
by Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
Three Hens_Peacock
Three Hens and a Peacock
by Lester Laminack
Illustrated by Henry Cole