Sasquatch Book Award 

    This Washington Library Association (WLA) award is for chapter books, grades 4-6.

    The 2018 award-winning book is The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart. Dan, now an author living in Wenatchee, was a teacher-librarian in an elementary school for 14 years. He lived in many places growing up and finished high school in Kennewick.
    The Honest Truth, was released on January 27, 2015. It’s a moving, fast-paced adventure about a boy, his dog, and the adventure of a lifetime.
    About the Award: Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders vote on the list of 12 nominees each year to select the Sasquatch Book Award winner. 
    See all the 2017-2018 Sasquatch Award Nominees by clicking the link.

    Young Reader's Choice Award 

    The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada.

    2018 Award winners were announced September 7, 2018. 
    Junior Division (grades 4-6): Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson.
    This graphic novel was published in 2015. In 2016, it was awarded an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award, and has also become a New York Times bestseller.
    Intermediate Division (grades 7-9): Magnus Chase: the Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan.
    Rick is the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He is also a New York Times bestselling author.
    Watch the trailer for this book. 
    Senior Division (grades 10-12): Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
     Did you know there is also a Red Queen Coloring Book?

    Newbery Award.

    The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.

    Coretta Scott King Awards. 

    These awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. 

    The awards are sponsored by Ethnic Materials Information Exchange Task Force (EMIE) of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association. 

     Pura Belpré Award

     An award presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

    It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

    Michael L. Printz Award

    This award is given for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

    Find the 2018 award winner and honor books by clicking on the link above.  

    Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

    The Evergreen Teen Book Award is chosen annually by Washington State students in 7th through 12th grades from a list generated by teen librarians. The lists feature books with teen appeal and cover a wide variety of interests.
    The Evergreen Teen Book Award is sponsored by the Washington Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG), a group comprised of school and public librarians from the state of Washington.

    Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) 

    The Mid-Columbia Libraries has 12 branches, including two in Pasco, plus a digital branch and a book mobile. It offers card holders 24/7 access to more than 400,000 books, audiobooks, magazines, and videos, including more than 94,000 downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.  
    You can check out items from the Mid-Columbia Libraries with a library card (it's free!). Visit your local branch to get one. The Pasco Branch is located at 1320 West Hopkins. Click HERE for the phone number and daily hours. 
    You can search the MCL catalog or find selected New & Popular and Recommended Books on these links:

    Young Adult Fiction

    Children's Fiction

    Accelerated Reader titles

    Books recommended by MCL library staff


Last Modified on December 21, 2018