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Children’s Book Award Nominees 2024-2025

Children’s Book Award Nominees

The OTTER Award


This Washington State award is given yearly to a transitional chapter book for all students in grades K-5.

  • Henry, Like Always by Jenn Bailey
  • King of the Ice (Miles Lewis, Book I) by Kelley Starling Lyons
  • Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop by Brian “Smitty” Smith
  • Teeny Houdini #1: The Disappearing Act by Katrina Moore West
  • The Skull by Jon Klassen
  • The Story of Gumluck the Wizard by Adam Rex

Sasquatch Book Award

Sasquatch Award

This Washington State kids’ choice award is given yearly to a 4th-6th grade chapter book.   

  • Answers in the Pages by David Levithan
  • A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Elvis, Me and The Lemonade Stand Summer by Leslie Gentile
  • Honestly Elliot by Gillian McDunn
  • The Last Hope in Hopetown by Maria Tureaud
  • The Lock-Eater by Zack Loran Clark
  • Muhammad Najem, War Reporter by Muhammad Najem and Nore Neus
  • Orca Rescue! by Donna Sandstrom
  • Ruby Finley vs. The Interstellar Invasion by K. Tempest Bradford
  • Shine On, Luz Veliz by Rebecca Balcarcel
  • Team Chu and The Battle of Blackwood Arena by Julia C. Dao
  • This Appearing House by Ally Malinenko

The William C. Towner Award

Towner Medal

This Washington State award is given yearly to an informational text for grades 2-6.

  • A River’s Gift, The Mighty Elwha by Patricia Newman
  • Destiny Finds Her Way: How a Rescued Baby Sloth Learned to be Wild by Margarita Engle
  • They Hold the Line: Wildfires, Wildlands, & the Firefighters Who Brave Them by Dan Paley
  • First Aid by Cody Crane
  • Nature is a Sculptor: Weathering and Erosion by Heather Ferranti Kinser
  • She Kept Dancing by Sydney Mesher and Catherine Laudone
  • Swimming Toward a Dream by Reem Faruqi
  • The Secret Pocket by Peggy Janicki
  • The Spectacular Science of Buildings by Rob Colson
  • Dogs: A History of Our Best Friend by Lita Judge

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Logo

This Washington State award is given yearly to a picture book for all students in grades K-3.

  • Agatha May and the Anglerfish by Nora Morrison & Jessie Anne Foley
  • Bitsy Bat, School Star by Kaz Windness
  • Fat Cat by Tara Lazar
  • Friends Beyond Measure by Lalena Fisher
  • Gertie: The Darling Duck of WWII by Shari Swanson
  • The Girl Who Heard the Music by Marni Fogelson
  • How Do You Spell Unfair? by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano
  • The King Penguin by Vanessa Roeder
  • Not a Monster by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
  • Out of a Jar by Deborah Marcero
  • Paula’s Patches by Gabriella Aldeman
  • Ramen for Everyone by Patricia Tanumihardja
  • The Red Jacket by Bob Holt
  • Remember by Joy Harjo
  • Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman
  • Spanish is the Language of My Family by Micahel Genhart
  • Stranded! by Aevar Thor Beneditktsson
  • This is Not My Story by Ryan Uytdewilligen
  • We are Going to be Pals! by Mark Teague

Young Readers Choice Award

Young Reader's Choice Award

This Pacific Northwest Library Association award is given yearly to a Junior Division chapter book for all students in grades 4-6.

  • Odder by Katherine Applegate
  • A Rover’s Story by Jasmin Warga
  • The Oggress and the Orphans by Kelly Regan Barnhill
  • New From Here by Kelly Young
  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  • The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
  • The Clackity by Lora Senf

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