Voting for WA State Book Awards

This week, all students in grades 1-5 had the opportunity to vote for their favorite book in our state book awards. Voting Week is always an exciting week in our library!

Students in grades 1-3 voted for the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award.  I read many of these titles to the students throughout the year, and they were very excited to vote.

The WCCPBA committee always creates a lovely video showcasing all 20 nominated picture books.  Students usually watch it prior to voting so that their memories of each book are fresh.

My student’s top choice for the WCCPBA:

 Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Showby Michael Buckleykel-gilligans-daredevil-stunt-show

It had to have been the potty humor.

Students in grades 3-5 had the chance to vote for the Sasquatch Book Award.  Any student who read two or more of the 12 nominated titles could vote, and the results were tight.

My student’s top choice for the Sasquatch Award:

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham


Creepy, scary books are always popular among my students.

Both of these awards are student choice awards…so I cannot vote.  BUT IF I COULD, I would have voted for these two books:

J-girl, attending a different school than where I teach, got to vote as well.  Her choice:


We own this book and read it periodically, as the message of silent bullying / showing kindness is so important for young girls.  Knowing that she enjoyed it enough to vote for it made my heart warm.

The results have been sent to the respective committess, and I can’t wait to see the final results for the entire state.  Stay tuned!

One thought on “Voting for WA State Book Awards

  1. Pingback: Top 10 picture books of 2016 | Librarian Arika

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