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2019 Mitten Award Winner and Honor BooksThe Rabbit Listened book cover

The winner of the 2019 Mitten Award is The Rabbit Listened, written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld and published by Dial Books for Young Readers.

Honor books include Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth, written by Kate Gardner, illustrated by Heidi Smith and published by Balzar + Bray; The Honeybee by Kristin Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers; We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins and published by Disney-Hyperion; and I am a Cat written and illustrated by Galia Bernstein, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

2019 Mitten Award Top Ten Titles

The work group read throughout the year to narrow selections to the Top Ten Titles and determine the winning title and honor books. The Mitten Top Ten Titles were announced at Spring Institute 2019. The winning title and honor books were be announced at the 2019 MLA Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2019 in Novi.

2019 Top Ten Titles (In random order)

  • The Honeybee by Kristin Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
  • The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
  • I am a Cat by Galia Bernstein
  • Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
  • Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner, illustrated by Heidi Smith
  • Zola’s Elephant by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
  • A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
  • Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers (Eric and Terry Fan)
The Honeybee by Kristin Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault book coverThe Rough Patch by Brian Lies book coverWe Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins Book CoverI am a Cat by Galia Bernstein book coverTiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri book coverThe Rabbit Listened by Cori DoerrfeldLovely Beasts CoverZola’s Elephant by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski Book CoverA Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Book CoverOcean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers (Eric and Terry Fan) book cover

2019 Work Group:

  • Co-Chair: Dawn Heerspink, Kent District Library- Byron Twp. Branch
  • Co-Chair: Kathy Merucci, Salem-South Lyon District Library
  • Kyra Dalrymple, Paw Paw District Library
  • Mary Daugherty, Salem-South Lyon District Library
  • Carrie Gawne, Jackson District Library
  • Michael Golczynski, Ionia Community Library
  • Ashley Lehman, Orion Township Library
  • Jocelyn Levin, Lyon Township Public Library
  • Peggy Parrish, Clinton Township Public Library
  • Mindy Schafer, DeWitt District Library
  • Angela Warsinske, Rochester Hills Public Library
  • Loni Wetherell, Cromaine District Library
  • Ashten Wilkey, Kent District Library - Wyoming Branch
  • Amy Young, Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Past Mitten Award Winners and Honor Books

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Mitten Award Winners and Honor Books - 1999 - 2017(pdf)

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