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Sasquatch Awards 2019!

Have a favorite book? Want to vote?

Here’s how:

  • Read or listen to any two nominated titles to be eligible to vote.
  • Books can be found at your school library and at the public library.
  • Voting takes place in March, and the winner for the state is announced in Start reading today!

For more information please visit the Washington Library Association website.

Nominees

Angleberger, Tom & Dellinger, Paul

Fuzzy


When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot class- mate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Ro- bot Integration Program.

 

 

 

Boyce, Frank Cottrell

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth


Separated from his grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges a friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth’s redeeming qualities.

 

 

 

Dumas, Firoozeh

It Ain’t So Awful Falafel

Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s

 

 

 

 

Lawrence, Iain

Skeleton Tree

Chris and Frank’s sailing vessel sinks off the Alaskan coast and they are the only survivors. The two boys don’t like each other at all, but to survive they have to get along.

 

 

 

 

Nielsen, Jennifer

A Night Divided

When her family is divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve- year-old Gerda harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reu- niting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan.

 

 

 

 

O’Connor, Barbara

Wish

A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn’t always have to be related–they are simply people who love you for who you are .

 

 

 

 

Reynolds, Jason

Ghost

Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential.

 

 

 

 

Rodkey, Geoff

Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other)

 An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, an epic prank war between twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper of New York City.

 

 

 

Sherman, Delia

Evil Wizard Smallbone

After running away from an abusive home, Nick becomes the apprentice to wizard Zachariah Smallbone, the owner of a bookstore whose snarky books teach Nick the magic he will need to defeat Smallbone’s nemesis, werewolf Fidelou.

 

 

 

Weeks, Sarah & Varadajaran, Gita

Save Me a Seat

Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning prob- lems–but when their lives inter- sect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.

 

 

Wolk, Lauren

Wolf Hollow

Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what’s right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.

 

 

 

 

Yardi, Robin

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

Mateo, a Mexican-American fourth grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sis- ter’s trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves—they can talk, too.