Book Awards » Young Reader's Choice Award - Children's Books

Young Reader\'s Choice AwardCategories: Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Children's Books
The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure. Nominations are taken only from children, teachers, parents and librarians in the Pacific Northwest ~ Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Winners represent popularity with young readers in 3 levels: junior (4th-6th grades), intermediate (7th-9th grades) and senior (10th-12 grades), and are announced in mid April each year. *In 1990 the original award was divided into Senior and Junior. Intermediate was added 2002.

1990

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Author: Louis Sachar
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

1989

Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story (Avon Camelot Books)
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story (Avon Camelot Books)
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 48


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio CD (Library), Audio CD (MP3 Una), Audio CD (Library), Audio CD, Paperback

1988

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
Author: Barthe DeClements
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 9


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

1987

The War with Grandpa
The War with Grandpa
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith, Richard Lauter (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 13


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged)

1986

The Dollhouse Murders
The Dollhouse Murders
Author: Betty Ren Wright
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 30


Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD, Audio CD (Pap/Com)

1985

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub
Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub
Author: Jamie Gilson
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2


Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette (Cas & Book), Audio Cassette, Hardcover

1984

The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1)
The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1)
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 222


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio CD, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette (Abridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

1983

Superfudge (Fudge, Bk 2)
Superfudge (Fudge, Bk 2)
Author: Judy Blume
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 55


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio CD, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

1982

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula, Bk 1)
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula, Bk 1)
Author: Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 32


Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

1981

Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood
Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood
Author: Ellen Conford
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

1980

Ramona and Her Father (Ramona Quimby, Bk 4)
Ramona and Her Father (Ramona Quimby, Bk 4)
Author: Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 69


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

1979

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, Bk 4)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, Bk 4)
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 135


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit

1978

The Great Brain Does it Again (Great Brain, Bk 7)
The Great Brain Does it Again (Great Brain, Bk 7)
Author: John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 10


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

1977

Blubber
Blubber
Author: Judy Blume
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 162


Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Abridged), Audio Cassette (Abridged), Audio CD, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

1976

The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain)
The Great Brain Reforms (Great Brain)
Author: John D. Fitzgerald
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 6


Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover

1975

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, Bk 1)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, Bk 1)
Author: Judy Blume, Roy Doty (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 74


Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

1974

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, Bk 1)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, Bk 1)
Author: Zena Bernstein (Illustrator), Robert C. O'Brien
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 206


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Abridged Ed), Paperback

PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit

1973

No Award Given

1972

Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace (Encyclopedia Brown, Bk 6)
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace (Encyclopedia Brown, Bk 6)
Author: Donald J. Sobol
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Hardcover

1971

Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby, Bk 2)
Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby, Bk 2)
Author: Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 77


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Audio Cassette

1970

Smoke
Smoke
Author: W. Corbin
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Other Versions: Hardcover

1969

Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service (Henry Reed, Bk 3)

1968

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 1)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 1)
Author: Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 154


Other Versions: Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover

1967

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Author: Ian Fleming
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 7


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

1966

Rascal
Rascal
Author: Sterling North, John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 27


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit

1965

No Award Given

1964

The Incredible Journey
The Incredible Journey
Author: Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 35


Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

1963

Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
Author: Jay Williams, Raymond Abrashkin
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2


Other Versions: Paperback

1962

Sterling Point Books: The Swamp Fox of the Revolution
Sterling Point Books: The Swamp Fox of the Revolution
Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
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Other Versions: Hardcover

1961

Danny Dunn And The Homework Machine (Danny Dunn, Bk 3)
Danny Dunn And The Homework Machine (Danny Dunn, Bk 3)
Author: Jay Williams, Raymond Abrashkin, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

1960

Henry and the Paper Route (Henry Huggins, Bk 4)
Henry and the Paper Route (Henry Huggins, Bk 4)
Author: Beverly Cleary
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 18


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD (Unabridged)

1959

Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Author: Fred Gipson
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 109


Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Abridged), Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Paperback, Hardcover

1958

Golden Mare
Golden Mare
Author: W. Corbin
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Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette (Abridged), Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio Cassette, Paperback, Hardcover

1957

Henry and Ribsy (Henry Huggins, Bk 3)
Henry and Ribsy (Henry Huggins, Bk 3)
Author: Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 33


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Hardcover, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Paperback

1956

Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars
Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars
Author: Ellen MacGregor
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2


Other Versions: Paperback

1955

No Award Given

1954

No Award Given

1953

No Award Given

1952

Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague
Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague
Author: Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

1951

King of the Wind
King of the Wind
Author: Marguerite Henry
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 20


Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover

1950

McElligot's Pool
McElligot's Pool
Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 12


Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

1949

Cowboy Boots
Cowboy Boots
Author: Shannon Garst, Charles Hargens (Illustrator)
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

1948

The Black Stallion Returns (Black Stallion, Bk 2)
The Black Stallion Returns (Black Stallion, Bk 2)
Author: Walter Farley
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 35


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit

1947

Homer Price (Homer Price, Bk 1)
Homer Price (Homer Price, Bk 1)
Author: Robert McCloskey
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 30


Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit

1946

THE RETURN OF THE SILVER CHIEF
THE RETURN OF THE SILVER CHIEF
Author: JACK O'BRIEN
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover

1945

Snow Treasure
Snow Treasure
Author: Marie McSwigan, Andre LaBlanc (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 59


Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

1944

The Black Stallion and the Girl
The Black Stallion and the Girl
Author: Walter Farley
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 13


Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

1943

Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
Author: Eric Knight
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Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

1942

By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House, Bk 5)
By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House, Bk 5)
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 185


Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

1941

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Author: Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 95


Other Versions: Audio CD, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Hardcover

1940

Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe
Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe
Author: Dell J. McCormick
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Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback