Young Readers' Choice Award


Sponsored by Pacific Northwest Library Association, this award was established in 1940 to promote reading for enjoyment. Chosen by the children and young adults of Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, from books published 3 years previously, and nominated by librarians, teachers, students and others. For more information check out this Young Readers' Choice Awards site.

Go to 2003 and prior winners
(Call numbers indicate items held in the Curriculum Center in Foley Center Library.)

Junior Division: 4th - 6th Grades

2009 Dicamillo, Kate Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
not available in Foley
2008 Martin, Ann A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray PZ4.M345 D64 2005
2007 Funke, Cornelia Dragon Rider PZ4.F86 D7313 2004
2006 DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux PZ3.D53 T35 2003
2005 Funke, Corneila The Theif Lord not available in Foley
2004 Bruchac, Joseph Skeleton Man not available in Foley

Intermediate Division: 7th - 9th Grades

2009 Boyne, John Boy in the Striped Pajamas
not available in Foley
2008 Riordan, Rick Lightning Theif
not available in Foley
2007 Colfer, Eoin
not available in Foley
2006 Paolini, Christopher Eragon PZ4.P36 E73 2003
2005 Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob not available in Foley
2004 Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl PZ4.C642 A78 2003

Senior Division: 10th - 12th Grades

2009 Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
PZ4.M494 N49 2006
2008 Anderson, Jodi Lynn Peaches PZ4.A499 P42 2005
2007 Pratchett, Terry
Hat Full of Sky not available in Foley
2006 Going, K. L. Fat Kid Rules the World not available in Foley
2005 Farmer, Nancy The House of the Scorpion PZ4.F36 H68 2002
2004 Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants PZ4.B736S57 2001
2003 Winners and Earlier
2003 DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie PZ3.D53B43 2000
2002 Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy PZ4.C87B83 1999
2001 Sachar, Louis Holes PZ3.S215H65 1998
2000 King-Smith, Dick A Mouse Called Wolf PZ3.K56M68 1997
1999 Clements, Andrew Frindle PZ3.C5426F7 1996
1998 Sachar, Louis Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger PZ3.B85N37 1995
1997 Bunting, Eve Nasty, Stinky Sneakers PZ3.B85N37 1995
1996 Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Boys Start the War PZ3.N33B69 1993
1995 Kehret, Peg Terror at the Zoo PZ3.K438T4 1993
1994 Naylor, Phyllis Shiloh PZ3.N33S4 1991
1993 Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee PZ3.S6944M36
1992 Wallace, Bill Danger in Quicksand Swamp PZ3.W339D3 1989
1991 Martin, Ann M. Ten Kids, No Pets PZ3.M373T4 1988
1990 Sachar, Louis There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom PZ3.S214T44 1987
1989 Hahn, Mary Downing Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story not available in Foley
1988 DeClements, Barthe Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You PZ3.D4193.S5 1995
1987 Smith, Robert The War With Grandpa PZ3.S642.W3 1984
1986 Wright, Betty Ren The Dollhouse Murders PZ3.W74 D6 1983
1985 Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub PZ3.G5494T5 1982
1984 Banks, Lynn Reid Indian in the Cupboard PZ3.R44I52 1982
1983 Blume, Judy Superfudge PZ3.B578S967 1980
1982 Howe, Deborah and James Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery PZ3.H839B86 1980
1981 Conford, Ellen Hail, Hail Camp Tenderwood not available in Foley
1980 Cleary, Beverly Ramona and Her Father PZ3.C54R35 1979
1979 Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Call PZ3.T395R65 1976
1978 Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain Does It Again PZ3.F518G76 1974
1977 Blume, Judy Blubber PZ3.B578B558
1976 Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain Reforms PZ3.F518G75 1973
1975 Blume, Judy Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing PZ3.B578T349 1979
1974 O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH PZ3.O27M7 1971
1973 No Award

1972 Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace PZ3.S67ES 1969
1971 Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Pest PZ3.C54R35 1982
1970 Corbin, William Smoke not available in Foley
1969 Robertson, Keith Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service PZ3.R623H42
1968 Cleary, Beverly The Mouse and the Motorcycle PZ3.C54M6 1965
1967 Fleming, Ian Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang PZ3.F56C49 1964
1966 North, Sterling Rascal PS3527.O585Z474
1965 Tregaskis, Richard John F. Kennedy and PT-109 not available in Foley
1964 Burnford, Sheila The Incredible Journey PZ3.B8694I52 1981
1963 Williams, Jay Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor not available in Foley
1962 Holbrook, Stewart The Swamp Fox of the Revolution not available in Foley
1961 Williams, Jay Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine not available in Foley
1960 Cleary, Beverly Henry and the Paper Route PZ3.C54H4 1957
1959 Gipson, Fred Old Yeller PZ3.G5604 1956
1958 Corbin, William Golden Mare PZ3.M4237G6 1955
1957 Cleary, Beverly Henry and Ribsy PZ3.C54H39 1954
1956 MacGregor, Ellen Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars PZ3.M324M5 1951
1953-55 No Awards

1952 Henry, Marguerite Sea Star not available in Foley
1951 Henry, Marguerite King of the Wind PZ3.H46K56 1948
1950 Dr. Seuss McElligot's Pool not available in Foley
1949 Garst, Shannon Cowboy Boots PZ3.G376C6 1946
1948 Corbin, William Golden Mare PZ3.M4237G6 1955
1947 Cleary, Beverly Henry and Ribsy PZ3.C54H39 1954
1946 O'Brien, Jack The Return of Silver Chief PZ3.O268R4 1943
1945 McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure PZ3.M42555 2986
1944 Farley, Walter The Black Stallion PZ3.F372B5 1941
1943 Knight, Erick Lassie Come Home PZ3.K58L3 1971
1942 Wilder, Laura Ingalls By the Shores of Silver Lake PZ3.W548B9 1994
1941 Atwater, Richard
& Florence
Mr. Popper's Penguins PZ3.A87M7 1938
1940 McCormick, Dell J. Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe PZ8.1.M34P3 1955
2003 Bauer, Joane Hope was here PZ4.B3786H67 2000
2002 Sleator, William Rewind PZ4.S62 R49 2001
2001 Sleator, William The Boxes PZ4.S62B69 1998
2000 Glenn, Mel The Taking of Room 114 PS3557.L447T34 1997
1999 Bunting, Eve SOS Titanic PZ4.B85S67 1996
1998 Cushman, Karen The Midwife's Apprentice PZ3.C873M5 1995
1997 Cooney, Caroline Driver's Ed PZ4.C66D7 1996
1996 Lowry, Lois The Giver PZ3.L68G5 1993
1995 Duncan, Lois Who Killed My Daughter? HV6534.A35D96 1992
1994 Rinaldi, A. Wolf By the Ears PZ4.R56W6 1991
1993 Coony, Caroline B. The Face on the Milk Carton PZ4.C66F3 1990
1992 Dickinson, Peter Eva PZ4.D529E92 1990
1991 Davis, Jenny Sex Education not available in Foley

For more information please consult the annual handbooks to the PNLA Young Reader's Choice Awards. They are shelved in the Reference Area of the Curriculum Center at call number: CURRIC REF PN1009.A1H25