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Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Best Juvenile Kids Mystery Book Edgar Award Winners and Nominees

Complete List of All Since Start in 1961

The Edgar Awards, which first were awarded in 1946, are given in a number of different categories. All Best Juvenile Kids Mystery Book Edgar Award Winners and Nominees since the award began in 1961 are listed below.

1999 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: SAMMY KEYES AND THE HOTEL THIEF, by Wendelin Van Draanen (Knopf)
Nominated:
THE KIDNAPPERS, by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
ALICE ROSE & SAM, by Kathryn Lasky (Hyperion)
THE WRECKERS, by Iain Lawrence (Delacorte Press)
HOLES, by Louis Sacher (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

1998 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: SPARROWS IN THE SCULLERY, by Barbara Brooks Wallace (Atheneum)
Nominated:
TURN THE CUP AROUND, by Barbara Mariconda (Delacorte)
CHRISTIE & COMPANY DOWN EAST, by Katharine Hall Page (Avon)
SECRETS AT HIDDEN VALLEY, by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
WOLF STALKER, by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson (National Geographic Society)

1997 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE CLEARING by Dorothy Reynolds Miller

1996 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Looking for Jamie Bridger by Nancy Springer (Dial)
Nominated:
THE 13TH FLOOR by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster)
MARVELOUS MARVIN AND THE PIONEER GHOST by Bonnie Pryor (Morrow)
THE BONES IN THE CLIFF by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)

1995 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: The Absolutely True Story... How I Visited Yellowstone Park with the Terrible Rubes by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
Nominated:
HARVEY'S MYSTIFYING RACOON MIX UP by Eth Clifford (Houghton Mifflin)
HESTER BIDGOOD INVESTIGATRIX OF EVIL DEEDS by E. W. Hildick (Macmillan)
TROUBLE WILL FIND YOU by Joan M. Lexau (Houghton Mifflin)
CAUGHT by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)

1994 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE TWIN IN THE TAVERN by Barbara Brooks Wallace (Atheneum)
Nominated:
TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw (Margaret K. McEdlderry Books)
THE FACE IN THE BESSLEDORF FUNERAL PARLOR by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)
SPIDER KANE AND THE MYSTERY AT JUMBO NIGHTCRAWLER'S by Mary Pope Osborne (Knopf)
SAM THE CAT, DETECTIVE by Linda Stewart (Scholastic)

1993 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: COFFIN ON A CASE! by Eve Bunting (HarperCollins)
Nominated:
FISH AND BONES by Ray Prather (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
THE WIDOW'S BROOM by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin)
SUSANNAH AND THE PURPLE MONGOOSE by Patricia Elmore (Dutton)
THE TREASURE BIRD by Peni R. Griffin (McElderry Books)

1992 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: WANTED...MUD BLOSSOM by Betsy Byars (Delacorte)
Nominated:
MYSTERY ON OCTOBER ROAD by Alison Cragin Herzig and Jane Lawrence Mali (Viking)
DOUBLE TROUBLE SQUARED by Kathryn Lasky (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich)
WITCH WEED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Delacorte)
FINDING BUCK McHENRY by Alfred Slote (HarperCollins)

1991 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad (Harper & Row)
Nominated:
THE MIDNIGHT HORSE by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
THE TORMENTORS by Lynn Hall (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE WE GO by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
CAVE GHOST by Barbara Steiner (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1989 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: MEGAN'S ISLAND by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
Nominated:
FOLLOWING THE MYSTERY MAN by Mary Downing Hahn (Clarion)
IS ANYBODY THERE? by Eve Bunting (Lippincott)
SOMETHING UPSTAIRS by Avi (Orchard Books)
THE LAMP FROM THE WARLOCK'S TOMB by John Bellairs (Dial)

1988 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: LUCY FOREVER AND MISS ROSETREE, SHRINKS by Susan Shreve (Henry Holt)
Nominated:
BURY THE DEAD by Peter Carter (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
THE HOUSE ON THE HILL by Eileen Dunlop (Holiday House)
THE TWISTED WINDOW by Lois Duncan (Delacorte Press)
THROUGH THE HIDDEN DOOR by Rosemary Wells (Dial)

1987 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte)
Nominated:
FLOATING ILLUSIONS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbo (Harper & Row)
THE SECRET LIFE OF DILLY McBEAN by Dorothy Haas (Bradbury)
THE SKELETON MAN by Jay Bennett (Franklin Watts)
THE BODIES IN THE BESSLEDORF HOTEL by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)

1986 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE SANDMAN'S EYES by Patricia Windsor (Delacorte)
Nominated:
LOCKED IN TIME by Lois Duncan (Little, Brown)
ON THE EDGE by Gillian Cross (Holiday House)
PLAYING MURDER by Sandra Scoppettone (Harper & Row)
SCREAMING HIGH by David Line (Little, Brown)

1985 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: NIGHT CRY by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)
Nominated:
CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE CASE OF THE VANISHING JEWELS by Diane R. Massie (Harper & Row)
THE GHOSTS OF NOW by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte Press)
THE ISLAND ON BIRD STREET by Uri Orlev (Houghton Mifflin)
THE THIRD EYE by Lois Duncan (Little, Brown)

1984 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE CALLENDER PAPERS by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
Nominated:
THE DOLLHOUSE MURDERS by Betty Ren Wright (Holiday House)
THE GRIFFIN LEGACY by Jan O'Donnell Klaveness (Macmillan)
SHADRACH'S CROSSING by Avi (Pantheon)
THE MAZE STONE by Eileen Dunlop (Coward-McCann)

1983 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE MURDER OF HOUND DOG BATES by Robbie Branscum (Viking)
Nominated:
CADBURY'S COFFIN by Glendon Swarthout and Kathryn Swarthout (Doubleday)
THE CASE OF THE COP CATCHERS by Terrance Dicks (Lodestar/Dutton)
CLONE CATCHER by Alfred Slote (Lippincott)
KEPT IN THE DARK by Nina Bawden (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)

1982 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: TAKING TERRI MUELLER by Norma Fox Mazer (Avon)
Nominated:
DETECTIVE MOLE AND THE HALLOWEEN MYSTERY by Robert Quackenbush (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)
DETOUR TO DANGER by Eva-Lis Wuorio (Delacorte)
HOOPS by Walter Dean Myers (Delacorte)
VILLAGE OF THE VAMPIRE CAT by Lensey Namioka (Delacorte)

1981 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE SEANCE by Joan Lowery Nixon (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich)
Nominated:
WHEN NO ONE WAS LOOKING by Rosemary Wells (Dial Press)
WE DARE NOT GO A-HUNTING by Charlotte MacLeod (Atheneum)
MORE MINDEN CURSES by Willo Davis Roberts (Atheneum)
THE DOGGONE MYSTERY by Mary Blount Christian (Albert Whitman)

1980 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE KIDNAPPING OF CHRISTINA LATTIMORE by Joan Lowery Nixon (Harcourt/Brace/Jovanovich)
Nominated:
MYSTERY COTTAGE IN LEFT FIELD by Remus F. Caroselli (Putnam)
THE WHISPERED HORSE by Lynn Hall (Follett)
CHAMELEON WAS A SPY by Diane Redfield Massie (Crowell)
MYSTERY OF THE EAGLE'S CLAW by Frances Wosmek (Westminster)

1979 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: ALONE IN WOLF HOLLOW by Dana Brookins (Seabury)
Nominated:
THE BASSUMTYTE TREASURE by Jean Louise Curry (Atheneum)
EMILY UPHAM'S REVENGE by Avi (Pantheon)
THE HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN SMASHER by Judith St. George (Putnam)
THE CASE OF THE SECRET SCRIBBLER by E. W. Hildick (Macmillan)

1978 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: A REALLY WEIRD SUMMER by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Atheneum)
Nominated:
MISS NELSON IS MISSING! by Harry Allard and James Marshall (Houghton Mifflin)
POOR TOM'S GHOST by Jean Louise Curry (Atheneum)
NIGHT SPELL by Robert Newman (Atheneum)

1977 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? by Richard Peck (Viking)
Nominated:
THE MASTER PUPPETEER by Katherine Peterson (Crowell)
WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN by Molly Garrett Bang (Macmillan)
MR. MOON'S LAST CASE by Brian Patten (Scribner's)
THE CHALK CROSS by Berthe Amoss (Seabury)

1976 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. O'Brien (Atheneum)
Nominated:
NO MORE MAGIC by Avi (Pantheon)
GREAT STEAMBOAT MYSTERY by Richard Scarry (Random House)
THE TATTOOED POTATO AND OTHER CLUES by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)

1975 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE DANGLING WITNESS by Jay Bennett (Delacorte)
Nominated:
FIRE IN THE STONE by Colin Thiele (Harper & Row)
THE GIRL IN THE GROVE by David Severn (Harper & Row)
HERE LIES THE BODY by Scott Corbett (Atlantic-Little, Brown)
THE MYSTERIOUS RED TAPE GANG by Joan Lowery Nixon (Putnam)

1974 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE LONG BLACK COAT by Jay Bennett (Delacorte)
Nominated:
DREAMLAND LAKE by Richard Peck (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
MYSTERY OF THE SCOWLING BOY by Phyllis A. Whitney (Westminster Press)
THE SECRET OF THE SEVEN CROWS by Wylly Folk St. John (Viking Press)

1973 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: DEATHWATCH by Robb White (Doubleday)
Nominated:
CATCH A KILLER by George A. Woods (Harper & Row)
ELIZABETH'S TOWER by A.C. Stewart (S.G. Phillips)
UNCLE ROBERT'S SECRET by Wylly Folk St. John (Viking)

1972 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: NIGHTFALL by Joan Aiken (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
Nominated:
THE GHOST OF BALLYHOOLY by Betty Cavanna (Wm. Morrow)
GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
MYSTERY IN WALES by Mabel Esther Allan (Vanguard)

1971 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE INTRUDER by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)
Nominated:
THE MYSTERY MAN by Scott Corbett (Little, Brown)
THE SECRET OF THE MISSING FOOTPRINT by Phyllis A. Whitney (Westminster Press)

1970 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: DANGER AT BLACK DYKE by Winifred Finlay (S.G. Phillips)
Nominated:
THEY NEVER CAME HOME by Lois Duncan (Doubleday)
SPICE ISLAND MYSTERY by Betty Cavanna (Wm. Morrow)
MYSTERY OF THE WITCH WHO WOULDN'T by Kin Platt (Chilton)

1969 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
Nominated:
MYSTERY OF THE FAT CAT by Frank Bonham (Dutton)
SMUGGLERS' ROAD by Hal G. Evarts (Scribner's)
FORGERY! by Phyllis Bentley (Doubleday)

1968 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: SIGNPOST TO TERROR by Gretchen Sprague (Dodd, Mead)
Nominated:
THE SECRET OF THE MISSING BOAT by Paul Berna (Pantheon)
THE WITCHES' BRIDGE by Barbee Oliver Carleton (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)

1967 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: SINBAD AND ME by Kin Platt (Chilton)
Nominated:
RANSOM by Lois Duncan (Doubleday)
DANGER BEATS THE DRUM by Arnold Madison (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
MYSTERY OF THE RED TIDE by Frank Bonham (Dutton)

1966 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE MYSTERY OF 22 EAST by Leon Ware (Westminster Press)
Nominated:
THE APACHE GOLD MYSTERY by Eileen Thompson (Abelard-Schuman)
THE SECRET OF THE SIMPLE CODE by Nancy Faulkner (Doubleday)
SECRET OF THE HAUNTED CRAGS by Lawrence J. Hunt (Funk & Wagnalls)

1965 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: MYSTERY AT CRANE'S LANDING by Marcella Thum (Dodd, Mead)
Nominated:
A SPELL IS CAST by Eleanor Cameron (Little, Brown)
TREASURE RIVER by Hal G. Evarts (Scribner's)
PRIVATE EYES by Leo Kingman (Doubleday)

1964 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN HAND by Phyllis A. Whitney (Westminster Press)
Nominated:
HONOR BOUND by Frank Bonham (Crowell)
MYSTERY OF THE VELVET BOX by Margaret Scherf (Watts)

1963 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: CUTLASS ISLAND by Scott Corbett (Little, Brown)
Nominated:
THE HOUSE ON CHARLTON STREET by Dola de John (Scribner's)
THE DIAMOND IN THE WINDOW by Jane Langton (Harper & Row)
THE MYSTERY OF GHOST VALLEY by Harriett Carr (Macmillan)

1962 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE PHANTOM OF WALKAWAY HILL by Edward Fenton (Doubleday)
Nominated:
THE SECRET OF THE TIGERS EYE by Phyllis A. Whitney (Westminster)

1961 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED POOL by Phyllis A. Whitney (Westminster)