Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
Picture books nominated by librarians and voted upon each year by students.
Last year's 2016 WCCPBA winner:
Here are the nominees for the 2016-2017 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award.
- This Year's Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominees
- Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Winners
Caldecott Award Winners
Starting in 1938, one book a year has received the Caldecott Award to recognize it as being a great picture book for children. Students in grades 2-6 are encouraged to read as many Caldecott books as they can during their time at Highland Terrace.
The "GoodReads" website has terrific lists of books organized by grade level. The K-2 book lists are primarily picture books.
Sasquatch and Young Reader's Choice Award Nominees
The Sasquatch Award Nominees are chapter books selected by the Washington Library Media Association. The books on this list are usually easier to read than the Young Reader’s Choice Nominees. Thousands of students throughout the state of Washington read the books and vote for their favorite. Last year’s winner was Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown.
The Young Reader's Choice Award Nominees are chapter books selected by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. It is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. There are three categories of nominees; Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. Most of the books available to Highland Terrace students are Junior nominees. Thousands of students throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta read the YRC nominees. Last year’s Junior winner was Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein.
Newbery Award Winners
Starting in 1922, one book a year has received the National Newbery Award to recognize it as being a great contribution to children's literature.
National Public Radio's "Must Reads" for Students Ages 9-14
An expert panel combined votes from 2000 readers with their own choices to come up with this curated list of 100 must-reads
The "GoodReads" website has terrific lists of books organized by grade level.
- GoodReads for Third Grade
- GoodReads for Fourth Grade
- GoodReads for Fifth Grade
- GoodReads for Sixth Grade
- GoodReads for Young Adults
Books for Girls and Guys
The "Mighty Girl" website has book recommendations for girls and teens.
For boys, author Jon Scieszka has the "Guys Read" website that promotes books that boys and teens will love to read.
Recommended Books by Genre, Theme, Values, Etc.
Teachers and students often seek books based on genre, themes, values, etc. Use the links below to help you in your search.
- Reading lists organized by genre, theme, values, etc
- Genre study book lists from "Read, Write, Think"
Non-Fiction Recommendations and Award Winners