The awards for Best Children’s Book were first presented in 2001.

Awards are presented to books published during the previous year.
To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover or the bold book title — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support these annual writers awards.

The winners are —

2015

hitch-fairmont

A Hitch at the Fairmont
Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990–94)

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2014

market-bowl

The Market Bowl
Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990–94)

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2012

megasaurus

The Megasaurus
5 to 7 years
Thomas Weck (Ethiopia 1965–67)
with Peter Weck and illustrator LenDisalvo

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how-back-back

How Back-Back Got His Name
5 to 7 years
Thomas Weck (Ethiopia 1965–67)
with Peter Weck and illustrator LenDisalvo

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2011

small-brown-dog

A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose
5 to 8 years

Stephanie A. Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–91)
with illustrator Linzie Hunter

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2010

stronghold

Stronghold
young adult
Terri McIntyre (Pakistan 1963–65)

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2009

butter-man-100

The Butter Man
5 years and up
Elizabeth Letts Alalou (Morocco 1983–86)
with Ali Alalou, and illustrator Julie Klear Eskalli

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2008

beowulf

Beowulf
10 years and up
James Rumford (Chad 1971–74, Afghanistan 1974–75)

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baby

Baby
young adult
Joseph Monninger (Burkina Faso 1975–77)

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2007

roaring-20

The Roaring 20: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women
10 years and up
Margaret Whitman Blair (Thailand 1975–77)

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2006

circles-hope

Circles of Hope
3 to 6 years
Karen Lynn Williams (Malawi 1980–83)
with illustrator Linda Saport

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2005

biggest-soap

The Biggest Soap
3 to 6 years
Carole Lexa Schaefer (MIcronesia 1967–69)

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2004

imagine-house

Imagine a House: A Journey to Fascinating Houses around the World
6 to 11 years
Angela Gustafson ((Dominican Republic 1994–96)

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2003

voices-field

Voices from the Field: Readings and Writing About the World, Ourselves and Others
12 to 18 years
edited by Beth Giebus (Morocco 1990–93)
Cerylle Moffett (Staff PC/W 2001–) and
Betsy Shays (Fiji 1968–70)

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2002

jubela

Jubella
4 to 8 years
Cristina Kessler (Honduras 1973–75, Kenya 1975–76, Seychelles 1976–78)
with illustrator JoEllen McAllister Stammen

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2001

mama-elizabeti

Mama Elizabeti
3 to 7 years
Stephanie A. Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–91)
with illustrator Christy Hale

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To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover or the bold book title — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance
that will help support our annual writers awards.