2023 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominees


    The First Blade of Sweetgrass: Greenlaw, Suzanne, Frey, Gabriel, Baker,  Nancy: 9780884487609: Amazon.com: Books

    Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion: Martin, Stephen W., Tavis, Dan:  9781534441453: Amazon.com: Books

    Help Wanted, Must Love Books: Sumner Johnson, Janet, Dawson, Courtney:  9781684460755: Amazon.com: Books

    Amazon.com: The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess: 9780823446988:  Gauld, Tom: Books

    My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World: Mitchell, Malcolm,  Robertson, Michael: 9781338225327: Amazon.com: Books

    The Mysterious Sea Bunny: Raymundo, Peter, Raymundo, Peter: 9780593325148:  Amazon.com: Books

    The Old Man and the Penguin: A True Story of True Friendship: Abery, Julie,  Pratt, Pierre: 9781525302084: Amazon.com: Books

    Amazon.com: Room for Everyone: 9781534431393: Khan, Naaz, López, Mercè:  Books

    Amazon.com: Seven Golden Rings: 9781885008978: Larocca, Rajani,  Sreenivasan;Archana, Sreenivasan;Archana: Books 

    Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle: Mealey, Cathy Ballou, Collier, Kelly:  9781525302381: Amazon.com: Books

    Someone Builds the Dream: Wheeler, Lisa, Long, Loren: 9781984814333:  Amazon.com: Books

    Ten Beautiful Things - Kindle edition by Griffin, Molly, Lechuga, Maribel.  Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

    XO, Exoplanet: Underwood, Deborah, Lacera, Jorge: 9780759557437:  Amazon.com: Books


    2023 OTTER Award Nominees

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Thomas MacBurney IV

Mr. MacBurney is a Caifornia native. His favorite book is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and he also really enjoys the 1939 classic film, too! Although Mr. MacBurney is from California he enjoys the cold, so the Pacific Northwest is a great fit. If you need a recommendation for a great read, want to know the latest book that Mr. MacBurney read and is eager to tell you about, or if you're simply interested in learning what's available, just stop by the library and Mr. MacBurney will be happy to help you.

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Sue Small

My name is Sue Small and I am the Library Technician at Parkwood. I am excited to welcome you back and help you find some great books this year. We have a lot of new books that have been added to our library collection and we are going to have a great year reading and doing some fun activities in the library.

This will be my 23rd year at Parkwood. I worked as a high-impact paraeducator for 15 years and have been working in the library for seven years now. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandkids. I love being in the mountains hiking and going to the beach. Of course, time is always better with a great book.