Winners Published in 2012
Big Mean Mike written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Scott Magoon (Candlewick)
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems (Harper Collins)
Published in 2011
What Animals Really Like written and illustrated by Fiona Robinson (Abrams)
All the Way to America written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino (Knopf)
I Want My Hat Back written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
You Will Be My Friend! written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown)
Past Winners 2005-2010
Irma Black Award
How Rocket Learned to Read written and illustrated by Tad Hills (Random House Children's Books).
Children Make Terrible Pets written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown & Company).
Dust Devil written by Anne Issacs and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Random House Children's Books).
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Simon & Schuster).
Robot Zot written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by David Shannon (Simon & Schuster).
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex (Hyperion).
A Penguin Story written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis (HarperCollins).
Sergio Saves the Game written and illustrated by Edel Rodriguez (Little, Brown).
Mail Harry to the Moon written by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley (Little, Brown).
Nic Bishop Frogs written by Nic Bishop (Scholastic).
The Ghost Catcher written by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illustrated by Kristen Balouch (August House LittleFolk).
What to do about Alice? Written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic).
The Wicked Big Toddlah written and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Alfred A. Knopf).
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County written by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Shelley Jackson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach : a Cuban folktale written by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael Austin (Peachtree).
Nic Bishop Spiders written by Nic Bishop (Scholastic Nonfiction).
Some Dog! Written by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Once I Ate a Pie written by Patricia MacLachan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, illustrated by Katy Schneider (Joanna Cotler Books/Harper Collins).
Duck and Goose written and illustrated by Tad Hills (Schwartz and Wade Books).
Library Lion written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Candlewick Press).
Roasted Peanuts written and illustrated by Tim Egan (Houghton Mifflin Company).
Sammy, the Classroom Guinea Pig. written and illustrated by Alix Berenzy (Holt).
Precious and the Boo Hag written by Patricia C. McKissack and Onawuni Jean Moss, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker (Atheneum).
Terrific written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Hyperion).
Willa and the Wind retold by Janice M. Del Negro, illustrated by Heather Solomon (Marshall Cavendish).
Past Winners 2000-2004
Irma Black Award
Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Tale written and illustrated by Mo Willems (Hyperion).
The Firekeeper's Son written by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Julie Downing (Clarion Books).
Henry and the Kite Dragon written by Bruce Edward Hall, illustrated by William Low (Philomel Books).
Wild About Books written by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown (Knopf).
How I Became a Pirate written by Melinda Long; illustrated by David Shannon (Harcourt).
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman written by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (Harcourt).
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (Candlewick).
Tanuki's Gift written by Tim J. Myers, illustrated by Robert Roth (Cavendish).
Bubba and Beau, Best Friends written by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by Arthur Howard (Harcourt).
I Stink! written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Jim McMullan. Joanna Cotler Books (HarperCollins).
Epossumondas written by Coleen Salley, illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt).
The Three Pigs written and illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion).
A Fine, Fine School written by Sharon Creech, illustrated by Harry Bliss (Joanna Cotler Books, HarperCollins).
And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt).
Milo's Hat Trick written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Michael Di Capua, Hyperion).
The Raft written and illustrated by Jim LaMarche (HarperCollins).
Basho and the Fox written by Tim Myers, illustrated by Oki S. Han (Marshall Cavendish).
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers).
Mammalabilia written and illustrated by Douglas Florian (Harcourt).
Past Winners 1972-1999
Irma Black Award
A Dog Like Jack by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan. Holiday House.
Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Meilo So. Knopf/Random House.
Zak's Lunch by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Howard Fine. Clarion Books
Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Elise Primavera. SilverWhistle/Harcourt Brace
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod written and illustrated by Robert J. Blake. Philomel
Jojofu by Michael P. Waite, illustrated by Yoriko Ito. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Wicked Jack adapted by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Holiday
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco. Philomel.
Three Sacks of Truth by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Robert Rayevsky. Holiday
The King's Equal by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Vladimir Vagin. HarperCollins.
The Enchanted Wood by Ruth Sanderson. Little, Brown.
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie, illustrated by Mark Graham. McElderry.
The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial Books For Young Readers.
The Porcupine Mouse by Bonnie Pryor, illustrated by Maryjane Begin. Morrow Junior Books.
Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Dr. Change by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Donald Carrick. Morrow.
Chloe and Maude by Sandra Boynton. Little, Brown.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin.
No One Is Going To Nashville by Mavis Jukes, illustrated by Larry Bloom. Pantheon.
Mustard by Charlotte Graebner, illustrated by Donna Diamond. Macmillan.
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron, illustrated by Ann Strugnell. Macmillan.
Gorky Rises by William Steig. Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin.
Felix in the Attic by Larry Bograd, illustrated by Dirk Zimmer. Harvey House.
The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg. Dial.
The Easter Egg Artists by Adrienne Adams. Scribner's.
Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like by Jay Williams, illustrated by Mercer Mayer. Four Winds Press.
Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells. Dial.
The Maggie B. by Irene Haas. Atheneum.
She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by John Steptoe. Lippincott.
Bear Mouse by Bernice Freschet, illustrated by Donald Carrick. Scribner's.
Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree. Parent's Magazine Press.
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel. Harper & Row