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Laura Ingalls Wilder Awards

2001 Wilder Medal | Winners 1954 - 2001

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Milton Meltzer, best known for his works of historical non-fiction, is the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner. This award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. This award is named for its first recipient in 1954, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Milton Meltzer is the author of

Columbus and the World Around Him | Hardcover

Brother, Can you Spare a Dime? The Great Depression 1929-1933 | Out of Print

Ten Queens: Portraits of Women in Power | Hardcover

Dorthea Lange : A Photographer's Life | Paperback

Andrew Jackson and His America | Hardcover

All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery | Out of Print

Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust | Hardcover | Paperback

The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words, 1650-1950 | Out of Print

Meltzer was an American Book Award finalist in 1981 for All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery.  Meltzer also won the 1976 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book for Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust and again in 1983 for The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words, 1650-1950.

The Wilder Awards are named for its first recipient in 1954, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years.

2001: Milton Meltzer

1998: Russell Freedman; Newbery Medal 1988 for Lincoln: A Photobiography | Hardcover | Paperback

1995: Virginia Hamilton

Newbery Medal 1975 for M. C. Higgins, the Great  | Hardcover | Paperback | Microsoft e-book | Adobe e-book

Coretta Scott King Award 1996: Her Stories African American Folk Tales Fairy Tales and True Tales  by Virginia Hamilton | Hardcover | Paperback

Coretta Scott King Award 1986: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton | Paperback

Coretta Scott King Award 1983: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton | Paperback

Hans Christian Andersen Medal 1992 "Awarded to an author and an illustrator, living at the time of the nomination, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature

1992: Marcia Brown

Caldecott Medal 1983: Shadow | Hardcover | Paperback

Caldecott Medal 1962: Once a Mouse | Hardcover | Paperback

Caldecott Medal 1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper | Hardcover | Paperback

1989: Elizabeth George Speare

Newbery Medal 1962: The Bronze Bow | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Newbery Medal 1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassettes

1986: Jean Fritz

1983: Maurice Sendak , selected as the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer for 2003. The latest from Sendak magic pen is Lullabies and Night Songs | Hardcover

Maurice Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak DVD | VHS | Hardcover | Paperback The illustrations of Maurice Sendak won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970. The Art of Maurice Sendak | Hardcover Sendak has illustrated nearly 100 books.

1980: Theodor S. Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

1975: Beverly Cleary: Awarded the Young Readers Choice Award 5 Times

1980 for Ramona and Her Father | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1971 for Ramona the Pest | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1968 for The Mouse and the Motorcycle | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1960 for Henry and the Paper Route | Hardcover | Paperback

1957 for Henry and Ribsy | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Newbery Medal 1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw | Hardcover | Paperback

1970: E. B. White

1965: Ruth Sawyer

Newbery Medal 1937 Roller Skates | Hardcover | Paperback

1960: Clara Ingram Judson

1954: Laura Ingalls Wilder Inaugural Award

Little House on the Prairie | DVD | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Hardcover | Paperback

On the Banks of Plum Creek | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Hardcover | Paperback

By the Shores of Silver Lake | Hardcover | Paperback

Little House, 9 Book Set | Boxed

Farmer Boy | Hardcover | Paperback

The Little House in the Big Woods | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Hardcover | Paperback

Little House on the Prairie: The Christmas They Never Forgot | DVD

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