Iowa Goldfinch Award

Given by Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL)

Andre Navne: IASL Goldfinch Award (Engelsk)
271 Works / 292 Items 179,976 Books 10,110 Reviews 4.2

Purpose of the Goldfinch Award

To encourage children to read more and better books.

To discriminate in choosing worthwhile books.

To provide an avenue for positive dialogue between teacher, parent, and

vis mere children about books and authors.

To give recognition to those who write books for children.

The Goldfinch Award is unique in that it gives children an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for the yearly reading list. vis mindre

Alle, Winner (16), Nominee (287)
Alle, 2024 (20), 2023 (20), 2022 (38), 2021 (20), 2020 (21), 2019 (20), 2018 (22), 2017 (19), 2016 (21), 2015 (22), 2014 (22), 2013 (19), 2012 (23), 2011 (3), 2010 (1), 2009 (1)

Winner 16

Nominee 287

Different--A Great Thing to Be! af Heather Avis2024
Aaron Slater, Illustrator af Andrea Beaty2024
A Thousand White Butterflies af Jessica Betancourt-Perez2024
If You Come to Earth af Sophie Blackall2024
Click, Clack, Good Night (A Click Clack Book) af Doreen Cronin2024
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem af Amanda Gorman2024
Ten Beautiful Things af Molly Griffin2024
Norman Didn't Do It!: (Yes, He Did) af Ryan T. Higgins2024
The Couch Potato (The Food Group) af Jory John2024
When Langston Dances af Kaija Langley2024
This Way, Charlie af Caron Levis2024
The Perfectly Perfect Wish af Lisa Mantchev2024
Mars! Earthlings Welcome af Stacy McAnulty2024
Our Table af Peter H. Reynolds2024
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth af Sean Rubin2024
Bear Is a Bear af Jonathan Stutzman2024
Mel Fell af Corey R. Tabor2024
The Elephants Come Home: A True Story of Seven Elephants, Two People, and One Extraordinary Friendship af Kim Tomsic2024
Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small af Jess Wade2024
The Year We Learned to Fly af Jacqueline Woodson2024
Unicorns Are the Worst! af Alex Willan2023
Just Like Me af Vanessa Brantley-Newton2023
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne af Lesa Cline-Ransome2023
Milo Imagines the World af Matt de la Peña2023
I Will Dance af Nancy Bo Flood2023
Field Trip to the Ocean Deep af John Hare2023
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners af Joanna Ho2023
I Promise af LeBron James2023
Lift af Minh Lê2023
A New Day af Brad Meltzer2023
The book boy af Malcolm Mitchell2023
Boardwalk Babies af Marissa Moss2023
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family af Ibtihaj Muhammad2023
How to Catch a Clover Thief af Elise Parsley2023
My Papi Has a Motorcycle af Isabel Quintero2023
Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani af Megan Reid2023
The Paper Kingdom af Helena Ku Rhee2023
You Matter af Christian Robinson2023
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters af Suzanne Slade2023
Your Name Is a Song af Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow2023
Perfect af Max Amato2022
Creaky Old House: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper af Linda Ashman2022
I Am Every Good Thing af Derrick Barnes2022
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? af Karen Beaumont2022
I Will Be Fierce af Bea Birdsong2022
Stick af Steve Breen2022
The Curious Garden af Peter Brown2022
The Very Impatient Caterpillar af Ross Burach2022
The Case of the Lost Boy af Dori Hillestad Butler2022
Hair Love af Matthew A. Cherry2022
On Meadowview Street af Henry Cole2022
Jabari Jumps af Gaia Cornwall2022
Invisible Lizard af Kurt Cyrus2022
Trees Make Perfect Pets af Paul Czajak2022
Bettina Valentino and the Picasso Club af Niki Daly2022
The Magical Yet (The Magical Yet, 1) af Angela DiTerlizzi2022
The Rabbit Listened af Cori Doerrfeld2022
Misunderstood Shark af Ame Dyckman2022
Willoughby & The Lion af Greg Foley2022
The Perfect Nest af Catherine Friend2022
Let's Do Nothing! af Tony Fucile2022
A Book af Mordicai Gerstein2022
Nobody Hugs a Cactus af Carter Goodrich2022
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel af Nikki Grimes2022
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! af Geoffrey Hayes2022
The Cool Bean (The Food Group) af Jory John2022
Orange Peel's Pocket af Rose A. Lewis2022
When You Are Brave af Pat Zietlow Miller2022
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea af Greg Mortenson2022
Stars Above Us af Geoffrey Norman2022
All Are Welcome af Alexandra Penfold2022
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) af Tom Percival2022
Not a Stick af Antoinette Portis2022
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson af Sharon Robinson2022
A Chip Off the Old Block af Jody Jensen Shaffer2022
Chalk af Bill Thomson2022
The Circus Ship af Chris Van Dusen2022
My Forever Dress af Harriet Ziefert2022
Can I Be Your Dog? af Troy Cummings2021
The Wall in the Middle of the Book af Jon Agee2021
Mae Among the Stars af Roda Ahmed2021
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 af Helaine Becker2021
Elbow Grease af John Cena2021
Dad and the Dinosaur af Gennifer Choldenko2021
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick af Drew Daywalt2021
We Don't Eat Our Classmates af Ryan T. Higgins2021
The Bad Seed af Jory John2021
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship af Jessica Kensky2021
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness af Kerascoët2021
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story af Tara Lazar2021
The Bear and the Piano af David Litchfield2021
Drawn Together af Minh Lê2021
What If You Had Animal Feet? af Sandra Markle2021
Dreamers af Yuyi Morales2021
The Word Collector af Peter H. Reynolds2021
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) af Dan Santat2021
There Are No Bears in This Bakery af Julia Sarcone-Roach2021
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy af Susan Verde2021
The Magic Word af Mac Barnett2020
Quest af Aaron Becker2020
Thelma the Unicorn af Aaron Blabey2020
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World af Chelsea Clinton2020
Love af Matt de la Peña2020
Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship af David Elliott2020
Little i af Michael Hall2020
Dirt + Water = Mud af Katherine Hannigan2020
The Great Pet Escape (Pets on the Loose!) af Victoria Jamieson2020
Billy's Booger af William Joyce2020
The Infamous Ratsos af Kara LaReau2020
Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart (picture book) af Dion Leonard2020
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years af Stacy McAnulty2020
My Pen af Christopher Myers2020
We're All Wonders af R. J. Palacio2020
Creepy Pair of Underwear! af Aaron Reynolds2020
Hensel and Gretel Ninja Chicks af Corey Rosen Schwartz2020
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do af Ashley Spires2020
If I Had a Gryphon af Vikki Vansickle2020
The Thank You Book af Mo Willems2020
Dog vs. Cat af Chris Gall2019
Ada Twist, Scientist af Andrea Beaty2019
The Bad Guys af Aaron Blabey2019
Dylan the Villain af K. G. Campbell2019
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood af F. Isabel Campoy2019
The Notebook of Doom #1: Rise of the Balloon Goons (A Branches Book) af Troy Cummings2019
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel af Kathryn Gibbs Davis2019
Horrible Bear! af Ame Dyckman2019
Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!) af Julie Falatko2019
The Royal Treasure Measure (Math Is Fun!) af Trudy Harris2019
Mother Bruce af Ryan T. Higgins2019
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay af Susan Hood2019
We Are Growing! af Laurie Keller2019
The Invisible Boy af Trudy Ludwig2019
Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) af Mary Pope Osborne2019
If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't! af Elise Parsley2019
Yes Day! af Amy Krouse Rosenthal2019
I'm My Own Dog af David Ezra Stein2019
Nanette's Baguette af Mo Willems2019
Wolf Camp af Andrea Zuill2019
Dragons Love Tacos af Adam Rubin2018
Peanut Butter & Cupcake af Terry Border2018
The Day the Crayons Came Home af Drew Daywalt2018
Pete the Cat and the New Guy af Kimberly Dean2018
Wolfie the Bunny af Ame Dyckman2018
The Night World af Mordicai Gerstein2018
The Princess in Black af Shannon Hale2018
Frankencrayon af Michael Hall2018
Stuck af Oliver Jeffers2018
Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie af Kate Klimo2018
Sleep Like a Tiger af Mary Logue2018
Fright Club af Ethan Long2018
This Is a Moose af Richard T. Morris2018
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle af Miranda Paul2018
Meet the Dullards af Sara Pennypacker2018
Bear and Squirrel Are Friends . . . Yes, Really! af Deb Pilutti2018
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich af Julia Sarcone-Roach2018
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake (Eleanor) af Julie Sternberg2018
The Little Shop of Monsters af R. L. Stine2018
Mix It Up! af Hervé Tullet2018
Rise of the Earth Dragon af Tracey West2018
The Story of Diva and Flea af Mo Willems2018
The Book with No Pictures af B. J. Novak2017
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla af Katherine Applegate2017
My Grandfather's Coat af Jim Aylesworth2017
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole af Mac Barnett2017
Rosie Revere, Engineer af Andrea Beaty2017
Gaston af Kelly DiPucchio2017
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma af Diane Fox2017
Red: A Crayon's Story af Michael Hall2017
Lion vs Rabbit af Alex Latimer2017
Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #1: Picture Day (A Branches Book) af Susan Nees2017
If You Plant a Seed af Kadir Nelson2017
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet af Jane O'Connor2017
Blizzard af John Rocco2017
The Three Ninja Pigs af Corey Rosen Schwartz2017
Splat and the Cool School Trip af Rob Scotton2017
The Most Magnificent Thing af Ashley Spires2017
Thea Stilton and the Dancing Shadows: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure af Thea Stilton2017
Help! We Need a Title! af Hervé Tullet2017
I'm a Frog! af Mo Willems2017
The Day the Crayons Quit af Drew Daywalt2016
Count the Monkeys af Mac Barnett2016
Crankenstein af Samantha Berger2016
Painter and Ugly af Robert J. Blake2016
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild af Peter Brown2016
Princess Peepers Picks a Pet af Pam Calvert2016
Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes af Felicia Sanzari Chernesky2016
Clever Jack Takes the Cake af Candace Fleming2016
The Story of Fish and Snail af Deborah Freedman2016
Say Hello to Zorro! af Carter Goodrich2016
Caterina and the Perfect Party af Erin Eitter Kono2016
The Black Rabbit af Philippa Leathers2016
The Watermelon Seed af Greg Pizzoli2016
Aggie the Brave af Lori Ries2016
Chopsticks af Amy Krouse Rosenthal2016
Battle Bunny af Jon Scieszka2016
Memoirs of a Hamster af Devin Scillian2016
Bugs in My Hair! af David Shannon2016
Like Bug Juice on a Burger af Julie Sternberg2016
Ball af Mary Sullivan2016
Should I Share My Ice Cream? af Mo Willems2016
Creepy Carrots! af Aaron Reynolds2015
LMNO Peas af Keith Baker2015
Extra Yarn af Mac Barnett2015
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't) af Barbara Bottner2015
Bad Kitty School Daze af Nick Bruel2015
The Case of the Library Monster af Dori Hillestad Butler2015
One Cool Friend af Toni Buzzeo2015
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad af Henry Cole2015
Boy + Bot af Ame Dyckman2015
Boot & Shoe af Marla Frazee2015
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore af William Joyce2015
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story af Mark Kelly2015
I Want My Hat Back af Jon Klassen2015
Otis and the Puppy af Loren Long2015
Me . . . Jane af Patrick McDonnell2015
Sweetie af Ellen Miles2015
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School af Laura Murray2015
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth af Jane O'Connor2015
Exclamation Mark af Amy Krouse Rosenthal2015
Skippyjon Jones, Class Action af Judy Schachner2015
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party af Melanie Watt2015
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs af Mo Willems2015
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle af Brian Dennis2014
Buzz Boy and Fly Guy af Tedd Arnold2014
Chicks Run Wild af Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen2014
Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic af Robert Burleigh2014
Max Spaniel: Best in Show af David Catrow2014
The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale af Ying Chang Compestine2014
Tom's Tweet af Jill Esbaum2014
Ant and Grasshopper af Luli Gray2014
Penny and Her Song af Kevin Henkes2014
Neville af Norton Juster2014
Big Red Lollipop af Rukhsana Khan2014
Ready, Freddy! #19: The Penguin Problem af Abby Klein2014
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes af Eric Litwin2014
Blackout af John Rocco2014
Memoirs of a Goldfish af Devin Scillian2014
ZooZical af Judy Sierra2014
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems af Marilyn Singer2014
Grandpa Green af Lane Smith2014
Press Here af Hervé Tullet2014
Ugly Pie af Lisa Wheeler2014
We Are in a Book! af Mo Willems2014
The Cow Loves Cookies af Karma Wilson2014
The Boss Baby af Marla Frazee2013
Louder, Lili af Gennifer Choldenko2013
Cat Secrets af Jef Czekaj2013
Bink and Gollie af Kate DiCamillo2013
Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee af Roberta Edwards2013
Owen and Mzee af Michelle Y. Glennon2013
Marley and the Kittens af John Grogan2013
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave af Laban Carrick Hill2013
Purplicious af Victoria Kann2013
Monsters Eat Whiny Children af Bruce Eric Kaplan2013
Otis af Loren Long2013
Hot Rod Hamster af Cynthia Lord2013
Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes (Dial Easy-to-Read Level 2) af Kate McMullan2013
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters af Barack Obama2013
Clementine, Friend of the Week af Sara Pennypacker2013
Interrupting Chicken af David Ezra Stein2013
The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich af Greg Trine2013
Watch Me Throw the Ball! af Mo Willems2013
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends af Wong Herbert Yee2013
Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! af Vicki Myron2012
Creaky Old House: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper af Linda Ashman2012
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? af Karen Beaumont2012
Stick af Steve Breen2012
The Curious Garden af Peter Brown2012
The Case of the Lost Boy af Dori Hillestad Butler2012
On Meadowview Street af Henry Cole2012
Bettina Valentino and the Picasso Club af Niki Daly2012
Willoughby & The Lion af Greg Foley2012
The Perfect Nest af Catherine Friend2012
Let's Do Nothing! af Tony Fucile2012
A Book af Mordicai Gerstein2012
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel af Nikki Grimes2012
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! af Geoffrey Hayes2012
Orange Peel's Pocket af Rose A. Lewis2012
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea af Greg Mortenson2012
Stars Above Us af Geoffrey Norman2012
Not a Stick af Antoinette Portis2012
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson af Sharon Robinson2012
Chalk af Bill Thomson2012
The Circus Ship af Chris Van Dusen2012
My Forever Dress af Harriet Ziefert2012
Thank You Bear af Greg Foley2011
Stone Age Boy af Satoshi Kitamura2011


Purpose of the Goldfinch Award

To encourage children to read more and better books.

To discriminate in choosing worthwhile books.

To provide an avenue for positive dialogue between teacher, parent, and children about books and authors.

To give recognition to those who write books for children.

The Goldfinch Award is unique in that it gives children an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for the yearly reading list.

(English, Award granter)

Goldfinch Award History During the 2007-2008 school year, the librarians in the Cedar Rapids Community School district started talking about the need for a state wide award from the students of Iowa for books written for K-2 students. Books were suggested by students and reviewed by a committee to narrow down the list. The group decdided to name the award the Goldfinch Award after the state bird of Iowa.

The first year of the award (2008-2009), the winner was If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen.

The second year of the award (2009-2010), the winner was I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.

The Award has been approved by the Iowa Library Association and the Iowa Association of School Librarians for the 2010-2011 school year, and voting for this year’s winner will take place in March.

For more information about the Goldfinch Award, go to the official Iowa Association of School Librarians website.

(English, Unclassified)


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