Annually, a committee of Washington State librarians pore over dozens of books geared for third through sixth grade readers. They nominate titles, of which we carry two copies each in the Bryant Library. Any reader may vote on his/her favorite after reading at least two of the titles.

2018-19 Nominees


Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

It Ain’t So Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

The Tapper Twins Go to War by Geoff Rodkey

Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman

Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks, and Gita Varadarajan,

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi