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Sep. 17, 2012 at 5:07pm Kids get to read and vote

Along with a new school year come many new opportunities for most children.  Elementary school teacher-librarians will soon be promoting books of all types.  Some books will be new favorites as well as well loved book-friends.  Many students will be encouraged to read books from the three favorite "children's choice award" lists.  The three favorite lists in the Puyallup area include the Washington Children Choice Picture Book Award, the Sasquatch Award (both sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association), plus the Young Reader's Choice Award (sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association).  What this means is that students first read several of the books on a list.  The books on these lists were carefully selected as outstanding books.  By choosing to read a book from one of the lists, you automatically know that it will contain a great story.  Next, comes the voting at school.  This usually takes place around March.  The votes are then tallied up by the sponsoring organization and the award is given to the author of the book with the most votes.  The children truly have a voice in the winner of these awards!

Do you want to read the nominee books the children will vote from in 2013?  Then take a look at the lists below.



WASHINGTON CHILDREN'S CHOICE PICTURE BOOK AWARD:

Doodleday by Ross Collins
The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by Sebastia Serra
Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly, illustrated by Stephen Michael King
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Polly Bernatene
Chicken Big by Keith Graves (also available as a downloadable ebook)
Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Joan Paley
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael Kaplan, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch
Snow Dog's Journey by Loretta Krupinski
Bridget's Beret by Tom Lichtenheld (also available as a video and a kit)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse by Emily Arnold McCully
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot
Squirrels New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller, illustrated by Kathi Ember
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery
11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter (also available as a downloadable ebook)
How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson, illustrated by David Slonim
Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Scott Magoon
Rain School by James Rumford (also available as a downloadable ebook)
The Sunflower Sword by Mark Sperring and Miriam Latimer (also available as a downloadable ebook)
Can Hens Give Milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner, illustrated by Joe Weissmann (also available as a downloadable ebook)

 

SASQUATCH AWARD:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (also available as a Playaway audiobook)
The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts (also available as a downloadable ebook)
Crunch by Leslie Connor (also available as a Playaway audiobook and downloadable ebook)
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce (also available as a cd audiobook, downloadable audiobook, as well as a downloadable ebook)
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (also available as a Playaway audiobook)
Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (also available as a cd audiobook, downloadable audiobook, as well as a downloadable ebook)
Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne M. LaFleur (also available as a cd audiobook, downloadable audiobook, as well as downloadable ebook)
The Sixty-eight Rooms by Marianne Malone (also available as a downloadable ebook and a downloadable audiobook)
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (also available as a downloadable ebook)
Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen (also available as a downloadable ebook)
The Shadows by Jacqueline West (also available as a downloadable audiobook)

 

YOUNG READER'S CHOICE AWARD (Junior division, 4th-6th grade):

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
Big Nate: In a Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce (also available as a downloadable audiobook)
Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (also available as a Playaway audiobook, downloadable audiobook, as well as downloadable ebook)
The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (also available as a cd audiobook, downloadable audiobook, as well as downloadable ebook)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (also available as a Playaway audiobook)
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (also available as a Playaway audiobook and as a downloadable audiobook)

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