2019 YRCA Nominees Announced

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)

  • Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  • Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • It Ain’t so Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  • Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • The Inn Between by Marina Cohen

Intermediate Division (Grades 7-9)

  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
  • The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence
  • Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • OCDaniel by Wesley King

Senior Division (Grades 10-12)

  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

 


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Young Reader’s Choice Award History

Since 1940 young readers in the Pacific Northwest have been participating in the Young Reader’s Choice Award (YRCA). The award was established in 1940 by Harry Hartman, a Seattle bookseller, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure. The Young Reader’s Choice Award is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association and continues to be the longest-running children’s choice book award. It is also the only international award with young readers in both the United States and Canada participating in the program.

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