• Be Kind

    by Pat Zietlow Miller Year Published: 2018

    When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend.

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  • Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabits

    by Cynthia Lord Year Published: 2019

    A heartwarming true story of the author's own journey in fostering two amazing bunnies.

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  • The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson's Famous Frozen Treat

    by Anne Renaud Year Published: 2019

    Frank William Epperson is a curious boy who wants to be an inventor when he grows up. What Frank loves most, though, is experimenting with liquids. Though he doesn't yet realize it, his curiosity will lead to his best invention ever: the Popsicle!

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  • Cyril and Pat

    by Emily Gravett Year Published: 2019

    What will Cyril do when he discovers that his best friend is a rat and not another squirrel?

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  • Don't Call Me Bear!

    by Aaron Blabey Year Published: 2019

    Warren, a feisty little koala, is frustrated and annoyed because since the days of Captain Cook, people have called koalas bears, and he really wants everyone to know that koalas are NOT BEARS--unfortunately even Kangaroo and Platypus are not impressed by his argument.

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  • Llama Destroys the World

    by Jonathan Stutzman Year Published: 2019

    Eating too much pie causes Llama to rip his dancing pants, opening a black hole and threatening the entire universe.

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  • Love, Z

    by Jessie Sima Year Published: 2018

    A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.

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  • Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

    by Andrea Wang Year Published: 2019

    Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a simple bowl of ramen following World War II. Magic Ramen tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world's most popular foods.

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  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle

    by Isabel Quintero Year Published: 2019

    When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her Papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

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  • Ogilvy

    by Deborah Underwood Year Published: 2019

    When Ogilvy moves to a new town, the possibilities feel endless. There are so many new bunny friends and fun things to do together! But in this town, bunnies in dresses play ball and knit socks, and bunnies in sweaters make art and climb rocks. Ogilvy wants to do everything--and won't let a sweater or a dress get in the way.

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  • Once Upon a Goat

    by Dan Richards Year Published: 2019

    A twisted fairy tale about a king and queen who wish for a child of their own and end up with a baby goat.

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  • Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

    by Jessica Kensky Year Published: 2019

    When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.

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  • A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great's Great Invention

    by Kristen Fulton Year Published: 2018

    Join Catherine the Great on a fun-filled ride as she schemes to invent the roller coaster.

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  • Ruby Finds a Worry

    by Tom Percival Year Published: 2019

    A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.

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  • Skulls!

    by Blair Thornburgh Year Published: 2019

    A non-fiction picture book about skulls, and all the things they are good for.

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  • Sweety

    by Andrea Zuill Year Published: 2019

    Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat, but with encouragement from her Aunt Ruth, she begins to see that being herself is the best way to find a friend.

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  • Take Your Pet to School Day

    by Linda Ashman Year Published: 2019

    Wouldn't it be fun to bring your pet to school? Now imagine if EVERYONE brought their pet to school!

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  • This is Not That Kind of a Book

    by Ben Mantle Year Published: 2019

    This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question: What kind of book is it?

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  • Tiny Feet Between the Mountains

    by Hannah Cha Year Published: 2019

    A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake.

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  • The Very Impatient Caterpillar

    by Ross Burach Year Published: 2019

    A caterpillar learns to be patient while trying to metamorphosize.

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  • The Washington Children's Choice Award is selected annually by Washington State's K-3 students, who may vote for this award through their local teacher-librarian. This award is given through the WLA School Library Division!


    2020 WCCPBA Winner 


    Can I Be Your Dog? 

    Congratulations to Troy Cummings and Random House for Kids! 3,416 children voted for the winning book!  Also, a heartfelt thanks to the 22,301 children in the great state of Washington for participating in this year's voting.