Washington State Reading Lists

2016 Washington State Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award Winner

Red Butterfly
Illustrated by: Amy June Bates
This edition: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A young orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this inspiring story told in verse, in the tradition of Inside Out and...

2016 Washington State Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award Finalist

Strictly No Elephants
Illustrated by: Taeeun Yoo
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

“A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale.” —The New York Times Book Review Huffington Post Honor Book for Best in Kindness Bank Street Best Book of 2015...

This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: July 14, 2015
Ages: 14 - 99

A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a...

2016 Washington State Towner Award Nominee

Mama Built a Little Nest
Illustrated by: Steve Jenkins
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: March 18, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.Mama built a little...

2015 - 2016 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee

(Part of Gaston and Friends)
Illustrated by: Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly...

The Heart of the House
Illustrated by: Marc Rosenthal
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 10, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! Get to know this passionate pup with this story by...

Sick Simon
Illustrated by: Dan Krall
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 13, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Are germs gross, or great? Sick Simon learns how to be health-conscious during cold and flu season in this clever picture book from the...

2017 Sasquatch Award Nominee

Space Case
(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...