2021 Book Award Nominees

Posted by Jennifer Altena on 5/8/2020

2021 Young Reader's Choice Nominees - Grades 4-5

  1. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
  2. The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
  3. Granted by John David Anderson
  4. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  5. Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August
  6. Wings of Fire. The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland ; adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky (Graphic Novel)
  7. Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson
  8. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

2021 Sasquatch Award Nominees - Grades 4-5

  1. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  2. Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  3. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  4. Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain by Zac Gorman
  5. Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
  6. Junior Ninja Champion: The Competition Begins by Catherine Hapka
  7. The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
  8. Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
  9. Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  10. Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern
  11. Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
  12. Front Desk by Kelly Yang

2021 Otter Book Awards - Grades 2-3

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