Library Award Book Lists

The library at Our Lady of Guadalupe encourages students to read a variety of books. One method to encourage students to read is by exposing them to a variety of books which have been nominated for different types of awards.


Young Reader’s Choice Award 

The Young Reader’s Choice Award books are books that are popular with young readers in the Pacific Northwest and have been submitted for nomination by a student, teacher, librarian, or parent in our area. After the nomination, the books are reviewed by a committee and a list of books is generated for students to read and in the spring they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite selection. The books are broken up into different age appropriate reading levels Junior division (4-6) Intermediate Division (7-9) and Senior Division (10-12).

The 2017 Winners are:

  • Junior Division: El Deafo by CeCe Bell
  • Intermediate Division: Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • Senior Version: Four by Veronica Roth

The nominees for 2018 can be found here.


Sasquatch Award Books

The Sasquatch Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Association. Often times there will be an overlap of books nominated for both YRC and the Sasquatch Award.

The 2017 Sasquatch Award was given to:

  • Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth

The nominees for the 2018 award can be found here.


Otter Award

Otter stands for Our Time To Enjoy Reading. The books selected for the Otter Award are books designed for emergent and transitional readers (K-3). The Otter Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association and was established in 2015.

The 2017 Otter Award was given to:

  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

The nominees for the 2018 Otter Award can be found here.


Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award. (WCCPBA)

The WCCPBA is sponsored by the Washington Library Association. Students in Kindergarten through grade three listen to the books during library class time at school and complete an activity related to the book. In the spring they vote for their favorite book.

The 2017 WCCPBA was given to:

  • Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert