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Rip Van Winkle

Dutchess•Orange•Putnam•Rockland•Sullivan•Ulster•Westchester
Advocating for and promoting the interests of the school library media specialists in southeastern NY.
First awarded by SLMSSENY in 1980, the Rip Van Winkle award is presented each year to an author or illustrator who resides in our region for outstanding contributions to the world of children’s literature.

Rip Van Winkle Award Criteria

The RVW Award shall be awarded every year to an author or illustrator who resides in the seven-county region and has, over a period of years, made a significant contribution to literature for young people.
The spirit of the award is to recognize an author/illustrator from the SLMSSENY region for a body of work. As such, the following criteria will be used to determine the awardee:
  • Must live within the 7 county region: Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Westchester, Putnam, Sullivan, Rockland
  • The author’s/illustrators body of work should include well reviewed books for children/young adults
  • The author’s/illustrators body of work should have lasting relevance to young people
  • The author/illustrator has been consistently recommended as an outstanding contributor to the field of literature by school librarians
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 Year     Recipient    Information about their work  Location
 2019    Lesa Cline-Ransomehttp://lesaclineransome.com/
Rhinebeck, Dutchess
 2018    Susanna Reich     http://www.susannareich.com/Briarcliff Manor, Westchester
 2017 Bryan Collier http://www.bryancollier.com/bio.php Marlboro, Ulster 
 2016 Nick Bruel http://www.nickbruel.com/ Tarrytown, Westchester
 2015 Sarah Weeks http://sarahweeks.com/ Nyack, Rockland
 2014     Ed Young http://edyoungart.com/about.html Westchester
 2013     Jennifer Donnelly http://www.jenniferdonnelly.com/ Dutchess
 2012 Steven James Petruccio http://www.stevenjamespetruccio.com/ Dutchess
 2011
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel     http://www.codykimmel.com/ Cold Spring, Putnam
 2010 Neil Waldman http://artsnet.net/waldman/index.htm White Plains, Westchester
 2009 K.L. Going http://klgoing.com/ Glen Spey, Sullivan
 2008 Charles R. Smith, Jr. http://charlesrsmithjr.com/ Poughkeepsie, Dutchess
 2007 Da Chen  http://www.dachen.org/ Highland, Ulster 
 2006 Amy Axelrod http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Amy-Axelrod/1271388 Hurley, Ulster 
 2005 Vera B. Williams https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-100629/vera-b-williams Narrowsburg, Sullivan 
 2004Bernard Most http://www.bernardmost.com/Scarsdale, Westchester 
 2003Iza Trapani http://www.izatrapani.com/Ulster Park, Ulster
 2002Arthur Yorinks https://www.arthuryorinks.com/North Salem, Westchester 
 2001James Ransomehttp://jamesransome.com/Poughkeepsie, Dutchess
 2000Jean Marzollohttp://www.jeanmarzollo.com/ Cold Spring, Putnam
 1999James Howe http://www.simonandschusterpublishing.com/jameshowe/Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester 
 1998Jerry Pinkney http://www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester
 1997Lee Bennett Hopkinshttp://www.leebennetthopkins.com/Briarcliff Manor, Westchester
 1996Betty Mileshttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/betty-miles/Tappan, Rockland
 1995Todd Strasserhttps://www.toddstrasser.com/Larchmont, Westchester
 1994John Petersonhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/john-peterson/Hankins, Sullivan
 1993Vicki Cobbhttp://www.vickicobb.com/ White Plains, Westchester
 1992Nancy Willardhttps://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/nancy-willardPoughkeepsie, Dutchess
 1991Lillian Moorehttps://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lilian-mooreKerhonkson, Ulster
 1990Susan Jeffershttp://susanjeffersart.com/Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester
 1989Scott O'Dellhttp://www.scottodell.com/ Waccabuc, Westchester
 1988Judie Angell
South Salem, Westchester
 1987Charlotte Zolotowhttp://charlottezolotow.com/Dobbs Ferry, Westchester
 1986Alice & Martin Provensen
Clinton Corners, Dutchess
 1985Paul Galdonehttp://paulgaldone.com/New City, Rockland
 1984Jean Fritz Dobbs Ferry, Westchester
 1983Susan Beth Pfefferhttp://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com/Middletown, Orange
 1982Leonard Kessler New City, Rockland
 1981Jean Craighead Georgehttp://jeancraigheadgeorge.com/ Chappaqua, Westchester
 1980Eleanor Clymer Katonah, Westchester