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Katahdin Award History

Begun in 1999, this lifetime achievement award recognizes an outstanding body of work of children’s literature in Maine. The Katahdin Award is designed to honor a living Maine author or illustrator. An author or illustrator is considered a resident if he or she was born in this state or currently resides in Maine for all or part of the year. The award may be given annually, but may not necessarily be given each year.

July, 2023: The Lupine and Katahdin Award Committee are no longer overseen by the MLA Youth Services Section. Once we have more information on the future of these awards and who to contact for nominations, we will post to this page.

Katahdin Award Winners

2021  Cynthia Lord

2020  Rodman Philbrick

2019  Kevin Hawkes

2018  Dwight Kuhn

2017  Sharon Creech

2016  Melissa Sweet

2015  Cathryn Falwell

2014  Chris Van Dusen 

2013  Anne Sibley O'Brien

2012  Award not presented

2011  Phillip Hoose

2010  Kathryn Lasky

2009  Gail Gibbons

2008  Peter Parnall

2007  Ethel Pochocki

2006  Bruce McMillan

2005  Nancy Garden

2004  Lois Lowry

2003  Cynthia Voight

2002  Ashley Bryan

2001  Dalov Ipcar

2000  Roy Gallant

1999  Robert McCloskey

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