Reading Challenges for LH

Award Book Challenges

Every year I challenge the students at LHE to read as many of that year's Washington state book award nominees as possible.  In the spring we vote on our favorites and submit our school's winner to the Washington Library Association for the O.T.T.E.R Awards, the Sasquatch Awards, and the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Awards.  We submit our favorite of the Young Reader's Choice Awards to the PNW Library Association as well.   

Check out one of the books – eBook or hardback by clicking on the blue award title!

Washington Library Association Awards:  Otter Award Logo

OTTER (Our Time To Enjoy Reading) Awards – These books are for transitional readers –just starting chapter books or easy fiction.  Geared toward 1-3rd graders, this award has open nominations, books are committee selected, and student voted.  The idea for this award was born at nErDCamp Bellingham in February 2015 where its creators wanted to offer a chapter book award for younger kids.

  This year's nominees: OTTER covers

Sasquatch Awards This award is for chapter books geared at 4-6th graders.  The nominations are open, books are committee-selected, and winners are student voted. Students have to read at least two of the nominees to vote.

  squatch logosasquatch award covers

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Awards – WCCPBA  This award is for picture books and is voted on by Washingtonstate's K-3 students!  We choose the winner of this award by a bracket style competition every spring.  I read the books aloud to all K-3rd graders.  I am still purchasing all of the eBooks in this collection.  I do not check the hardbacks out until after we vote as I use them for my read-alouds. 

WCCPBA Logoall wccpba book covers

Pacific Northwest Library Association Awards:

 Young Reader's Choice Awards – This award has been around since 1940!  It was established by Harry Hartman, a Seattle bookseller who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.  It is the longest-running children's choice book award.  Anyone in grades 4-12 who has heard or read one of the books can vote!

YRCA Logo         yrca award covers