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Washington Children’s Book Award Nominees

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA) Nominees for 2021

The WCCPBA is an award selected by Washington state children every spring.  Each year 20 picture books are nominated by teachers and librarians across the state.  These books are shared with students who eventually vote on their favorite title.  This year’s nominees are:

  • Be Kind  by Pat Zietlow Miller (Roaring Book Press)
  • Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising Tale of Fostering Bunnies by Cynthia Lord (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Trea t by Anne Renaud (Kids Can Press)
  • Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Don’t Call Me Bear! by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Press)
  • Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Love, Z by Jessica Sima (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang (Little Bee Books)
  • My Papi has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero (Kokila)
  • Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood (Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company)
  • Once Upon a Goat by Dan Richards (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky (Candlewick Press)
  • A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great’s Great Invention by Kristen Fulton (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  • Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
  • Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • Sweety by Andrea Zuill (Schwartz & Wade Books)
  • Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman (Random House)
  • This is Not That Kind of Book by Christopher Healey (Random House)
  • Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hannah Cha (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach (Scholastic Press)
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA) Nominees for 2021

The OTTER Award Nominees for 2021

The OTTER Award (Our Time To Enjoy Reading) is an award selected by students each spring.  These books tend to be transitional chapter books for students who are building their reading stamina.  Many are the first in a series which allows kids to easily find their next read.  This year’s nominees are:

  • Sparks!   by Ian Boothby, illustrated Nina Matsumoto (Graphix by Scholastic)
  • Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1)  by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Jared Chapman (Amulet Books)
  • Truman the Dog (My Furry Foster Family, book #1)  by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Melanie Demmer (Capstone Publishers)
  • Stealing the Sword! (Time Jumpers, book #1)  by Wendy Mass, illustrated by Oriol Vidal (Scholastic Branches)
  • Isle of Misfits 1: First Class  by Jamie Mae, illustrated by Freya Hartas (Simon & Schuster)
  • Mia Mayhem is a Superhero!  by Kara West, illustrated by Leeza Hernandez (Simon & Schuster)
OTTER Award Nominees 2021