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 WCCPBA are picture book nominees that the children vote on and decide the winner.


The Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award was started in 1982.  All Washington state students in public and private schools, from kindergarten through third grade in Washington State are welcome to vote.  Students hear all 20 nominated picture books, read by their library teacher and/or classroom teacher and participate in literature activities for each book.  The WCCPBA committee meets each spring to select the 20 picture book candidates, books that had been published in the last three years, for the next school year.  The committee is comprised of school librarians from across the state.

2017 Winner is-

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Press Release

This is a press release of the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA), sponsored by the Washington Library Association School Division. This coming school year 2017-2018, Washington state students in grades kindergarten through third grade will be voting on the 2018 award for their favorite picture book out of the nominated 20 books listed below.

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award 2018 Nominees


Book                                                                                    Author
A Bike Like Sergio’s                                                            Boelts, Maribeth
Cow Who Climbed a Tree, The                                           Merino, Gemma
Darkest Dark, The                                                               Hadfield, Chris
Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh!                                            Taylor, Sean
Everyone Loves Bacon                                                        DiPucchio, Kelly
Hare and Tortoise                                                                Murray, Alison
Highest Mountain of Books in the World, The                      Bonilla, Rocio
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog                                      Papp, Lisa
Magic Word                                                                          Barnett, Mac
Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring, The                Ford, Gilbert
More-igami                                                                            Kleber, Dori
Nanette’s Baguette                                                               Willems, Mo
Pirate’s Perfect Pet                                                               Ferry, Beth
Plants Can’t Sit Still                                                              Hirsch, Rebecca E.
Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes              Tonatiuh, Duncan
Quackers                                                                               Wong, Liz
Quit Calling Me a Monster!                                                    Joh, Jory
Stick and Stone                                                                     Ferry, Bet
Thunder Boy, Jr.                                                                    Alexie, Sherman
Well-Mannered Young Wolf, A                                              Leroy, Jean