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Meggendorfer Prize Collectors guide

In this list you’ll find the very best recent pop-up books that have been published. Every two years, the Movable Book Society organizes an awards ceremony where one paper engineer wins the Meggendorfer Prize for best commercial publication. We’ve made a complete list of this years winner, finalists and previous years winners. All books in this list are absolutely must haves for pop-up book collectors! You can click on the provided links and order a copy of a book on Amazon.

Welcome to the Neighbourwood

2016 Winner Commercial book

Welcome to the Neighbourwood by Shawn Sheehy is the winner of the 2016 Meggendorfer Prize for commercial publication. A beautiful pop-up book about animals who share the same habitat with a crafty look and a variety of different paper engineering techniques.

Amazon link: Welcome to the Neigborwood
Author and Engineer: Shawn Sheehy
Publisher: Candlewick Pop edition

2016 Meggendorfer Prize finalists




Winners of previous editions

A list with all the Movable Book Society Meggendorfer Prize winners for commercial publication.


2014 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-up Universe
Paper Engineer: Matthew Reinhart
Published by: LB Kids 2013


2012 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: Paper Blossoms
Paper Engineer: Ray Marshall
Published by: Chronicle Books


2010 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: ABC3D
Paper Engineer: Marion Bataille
Published by: A Neal Porter Book


2008 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: Star Wars-Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy
Paper Engineer: Matthew Reinhart
Published by: Orchard Books, Scholastic


2006 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: One Red Dot: A Pop-up for Children of All Ages
Paper Engineer: David A. Carter
Published by: Little Simon, Simon & Schuster


2004 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: Knick-Knack Paddywhack!
Paper Engineer: Andrew (Andy) Baron
Published by: Dutton’s Children’s Books


2002 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Paper Engineer: Robert Sabuda
Published by: Little Simon, Simon & Schuster


2000 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-up
Paper Engineer: Robert Sabuda
Published by: Little Simon, Simon & Schuster


1998 Meggendorfer Prize winner

Title: The Christmas Alphabet
Paper Engineer: Robert Sabuda
Published by: Orchard Books