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Award Winners and Nominees



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The Newbery Medal is awarded each January to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  The Newbery is named in honor of 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery.

The Caldecott Medal is awarded each January to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  The Caldecott is named in honor of 19th-century illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
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Sasquatch Award


Created in 1998 by the Washington Library Media Association, the Sasquatch Award winner is chosen by 3rd - 6th grade students in Washington State.  Teachers and librarians are asked to nominate their favorite books published within a specific publishing year.  The top twelve titles become the nominees and students are asked to read at least three of the titles on the list.  Each spring, students are then asked to vote for their favorite book. 
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Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award


The Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award is an award created and maintained by the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA).  WLMA teachers and school librarians at the elementary level nominate their favorite read-aloud books (fiction or non-fiction) for K-3rd grade students during a specific publishing year.  The twenty most nominated books are then voted on by elementary students.
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Young Reader's Choice Award


Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association, the Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the Pacific Northwest.  Students, teachers and librarians in the Pacific Northwest nominate their favorite titles published within a specific publishing year and within specific grade divisions (grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12).  The top nominees in each division are announced and students in grades 4-12 are asked to vote for their favorite book.
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