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    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA)

    Every spring 20 book are nominated for the WCCPBA. Throughout the school year students are introduced to these books, many of which become favorites. In April, students vote for their favorite book among the nominees. This year’s nominees are…

    A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
    The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino
    The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
    Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! by Sean Taylor
    Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
    Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
    The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
    Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
    Magic Word by Mac Barnett
    The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford
    More-igami by Dori Kleber
    Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
    Pirate’s Perfect Pet by Beth Ferry
    Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch
    Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
    Quackers by Liz Wong
    Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John
    Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
    Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie Jr.
    A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy

    The Otter Award

    The OTTER Award is a new children’s choice category. These nominees are chosen by children. They are perfect transitional books for students building reading stamina. Students vote on a favorite in April. This year’s nominees are…

    The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
    Lola Levine is Not Mean! by Monica Brown
    The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
    The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau
    I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer
    All Paws on Deck by Jessica Young