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Washington State Reading Lists

2019 Towner Book Award Educator's Choice

The Youngest Marcher

The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: January 17, 2017
Ages: 5 - 10

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’r...

2020 Towner Book Award Nominee

What Do They Do with All That Poo?

Illustrated by Allison Black
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 19, 2018
Ages: 3 - 8

Find out what happens to all of the poo at the zoo in this funny and factual picture book!There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, ...

2020 - 2021 Evergreen Teen Book Award List

A Heart in a Body in the World

This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: September 18, 2018
Ages: 14 - 99

“This is one for the ages.” —Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay “A book everyone should read right now.” —The New York Times Book ...

2020 Evergreen High School Book Award

Long Way Down

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is Na...

2020 - 2021 Otter Award Nominee

Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

(Book #1 of Mia Mayhem)
Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: December 18, 2018
Ages: 5 - 9

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia...

2020 Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee

Friends and Foes

Poems About Us All
Illustrated by Douglas Florian
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: July 10, 2018
Ages: 4 - 10

In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, celebrated picture book poet Douglas Florian offers an honest, touching, and often humorous collection of twe...

2020 Washington State Book Award Finalist

Brave Face

A Memoir
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: May 21, 2019
Ages: 14 - 99

“[P]rofound…a triumph—a full-throated howl to the moon to remind us why we choose to survive and thrive.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestsellin...

2021 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee

Love, Z

Illustrated by Jessie Sima
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: December 18, 2018
Ages: 4 - 8

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”When a small robot named Z discovers a ...

Cyril and Pat

Illustrated by Emily Gravett
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: May 21, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

From author-illustrator Emily Gravett comes a warm and funny picture book about friendship and loving someone different from yourself.Cyril is a sq...

A Royal Ride

Catherine the Great's Great Invention
Illustrated by Lucy Fleming
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 16, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Join Catherine the Great on a fun-filled ride as she schemes to invent the roller coaster in this inventive, STEM-based nonfiction picture book!Emp...

Tiny Feet Between the Mountains

Illustrated by Hanna Cha
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: November 05, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture...

Skulls!

Illustrated by Scott Campbell
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 23, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most impor...