2017-2018 VSBA Winners

This page was designed to provide you with information on last year's VSBA winner.

VSBA is an award voted on by Tennessee teens.

2016-2017 VSBA winners

middle grades (6-8)

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1st: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War that Saved My Life. Dia

2nd: Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl. Dial Books, 2015.

3rd: Pennypacker, Sara. Pax. Balzer + Bray, 2016.

2016-2017 VSBA nominees,

Middle Grades (6-8)

  • Baptiste, Tracy. The Jumbies. Algonquin Young Readers, 2015.

  • Benjamin, Ali. The Thing About Jellyfish. Little Brown and Company, 2015.

  • Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War that Saved My Life. Dial Books, 2015.

  • Brown, Daniel James. The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation). Penguin, 2014.

  • Brown, Don. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

  • Choldenko, Gennifer. Chasing Secrets. Wendy Lamb Books, 2015.

  • Graff, Lisa. Lost in the Sun. Philomel Books, 2015.

  • Hosler, Jay. The Last of the Sandwalkers. First Second, 2015.

  • Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl. Dial Books, 2015.

  • Johnson, Jahleigh. The Mark of the Dragonfly. Delacorte, 2014.

  • Kamkwamba, William and Brian Mealer. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Dial Books, 2015.

  • Pennypacker, Sara. Pax. Balzer + Bray, 2016.

  • Pickney, Andrea Davis. Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound. Roaring Brook Press, 2015.

  • Priest, Cherie. I Am Princess X. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015.

  • Ryan, Pam Munoz. Echo. Scholastic, 2015.

  • Schmidt, Gary. Orbiting Jupiter. Clarion Books, 2015.

  • Smith, Ronald. Hoodoo. Clarion Books, 2015.

  • Stead, Rebecca. Goodbye Stranger. Wendy Lamb Books, 2015.

  • Tyre, Lisa Lewis. Last in a Long Line of Rebels. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.

  • Van Wagenen, Maya. Popular: A Memoir. Dutton, 2014.

1st: Beatty, Robert. Serafina and the Black Cloak. Disney Hyperion, 2015.

2nd: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War that Saved My Life. Dial, 2015.

3rd: Hoena, B.A. Stubby the Dog Soldier. Illustrated by Oliver Hurst. Picture Window

2017-2018 VSBA winners

Intermediate grades (3-5)

2017-2018 VSBA nominees,

Intermediate grades (3-5)

  • Applegate, Katherine. Crenshaw. Feiwel and Friends, 2015.

  • Beasley, Cassie. Circus Mirandus. Dial Books, 2015.

  • Beatty, Robert. Serafina and the Black Cloak. Disney Hyperion, 2015.

  • Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss. Book Scavenger. Henry Holt, 2015.

  • Black, Holly and Cassandra Clare. The Iron Trial. Scholastic, 2014.

  • Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War that Saved My Life. Dial, 2015.

  • Brown, Jennifer. Life on Mars. Bloomsbury, 2014.

  • Coville, Bruce. Diary of a Mad Brownie. Illustrated by Paul Kidby. Random House, 2015.

  • DeStefano, Lauren. The Curious Tale of the In-Between. Bloomsbury, 2015.

  • Hoena, B.A. Stubby the Dog Soldier. Illustrated by Oliver Hurst. Picture Window Books, 2015.

  • Hunt, Lynda Mullaly. Fish in a Tree. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015.

  • Jones, Kelly. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

  • Lloyd, Natalie. The Key to Extraordinary. Scholastic, 2016.

  • Lord, Cynthia. A Handful of Stars. Scholastic, 2015.

  • McCoola, Marika. Baba Yaga’s Assistant. Illustrated by Emily Carroll. Candlewick Press, 2015.

  • Messner, Kate. Ranger in Time: Long Road to Freedom. Illustrated by Kelley McMorris. Scholastic, 2016.

  • Pyron, Bobbie. Lucky Strike. Arthur A Levine, 2015.

  • Quinn, Spencer. Woof. Scholastic, 2015.

  • Scattergood, Augusta. The Way to Stay in Destiny. Scholastic, 2015.

  • Yep Lawrence and Joanne Ryder. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans. Illustrated by Mary GrandPre. Crown Books, 2015.