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What Other Patrons are Reading:

First Name: Ana
Age: 9
Book Title: Masterminds
Book Author: Gordon Korman
Book Review: This book is about clones that escape and try to live normal lives.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: The best part was when they had a jeep.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: I didn't like when it ended.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes!

First Name: Ana
Age: 9
Book Title: Wing and Claw #1: Forest of Wonders
Book Author: Linda Sue Park
Book Review: The book is about a boy who helped a bat that was badly hurt. After it healed it could talk. This story has adventure, mystery, and excitement.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: The best part was when the bat started to talk.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: I didn't like when it ended.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes I would.

First Name: Lee
Age: 10
Book Title: Beneath the Stone Forest
Book Author: Jordan Quinn
Book Review: This book is about Lucas's parent and sister coming over for a meeting. At Clara's school she had to write and draw a place she's never been to before.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: When they went inside the Crystal Cave.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: When Bella lost Percy, her dog, inside the Crystal Cave.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes I would.

First Name: Amelia
Age: 8
Book Title: On the Banks of Plum Creek
Book Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Book Review: I recommend this book because I like learning about pioneers.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: I also recommend this book because I like when Laura Ingalls lives in a house made of boards instead of log. It was sad when the baby took Laura's doll. I liked when she got her back.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: I was worried when there was a prairie fire.

First Name: Luke
Age: 11
Book Title: The Gadget
Book Author: Paul Zindel
Book Review: I think this book does a good job on teaching kids about WWII. Also, I think that it really captures Simon's perspective and personality.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: When Simon and Alexi saw the bomb explode.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: How it ended.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes, yes I would.

First Name: Lee
Age: 10
Book Title: Mokie and Bik go to Sea
Book Author: Wendy Orr
Book Review: This book is about a family that lives in a houseboat out on sea. They all have their own jobs except Mokie and Bik. They keep getting underfoot so they rowboat out to sea.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: My favorite thing about this book is that they live on a houseboat.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: When they got underfoot all the time.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes, because it's about some pretty cool people that are like good pirates.

First Name: Abraham
Age: 4
Book Title: Clifford's First School Day and another Clifford Story
Book Author: Norman Bridwell
Book Review: Clifford goes to school, knocks paint over then gets a bath. He makes cookies and goes down a slide all by himself. He has a sandwich for lunch then goes home.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: Clifford finger paints with yellow paint.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: When the kids laugh at him when he chased the Jello on the floor.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes.
Why/Why not?: It is funny that Clifford knocked the paint over and got flour on him.

First Name: Chloe
Age:4
Book Title: Biscuit Goes to School
Book Author: Alyssa Satin Capuilli
Book Review: He goes past a pond that I do like. He passes thru a park that I don't like. The teacher comes in.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: When he goes to the pond.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: When he goes to the park.
Would you recommend this to others?: No.
Why/Why not?: Because it's mine. (When asked if she would recommend this book if it were not her copy, she said "Well, yes.")

First Name: Chloe
Age: 4
Book Title: Tiger, Tiger, Is it True?
Book Author: Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm
Book Review: Tiger-Tiger learns about his thoughts.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: It turns out happy.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: When Tiger-Tiger was feeling sad.
Would you recommend this to others?: No, just mom and dad.

First Name: Abigail
Book Title: Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
Book Author: Emily Jenkins & G. Brian Karas
Book Review: This book is about a girl and her brother making lemonade and selling it from a lemonade stand in a snowstorm. They count the coins after they sell all their lemonade. Then they buy a treat with their money.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: I liked learning about pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: I would not like to drink lemon-limeade from their lemonade stand.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes.
Why/Why not?: The lemon-lime rhyme is fun to read aloud.

First Name: Luke
Book Title: Riding the Bus with Mrs. Kramer
Book Author: Alice Flanagan
Book Review: Mrs. Kramer drives a school bus. She brings children from home to school and then from school to home again. She makes sure the children behave.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: It was cool when the stop sign came out of the bus.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: They didn’t tell me very much about when the children were on the bus.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes.

First Name: DeForest
Age: 14
Book Title: The Trail to Seven Pines: A Hopalong Cassidy Novel
Book Author: L'Amour, Louis
Book Review: About a gun fighter that is traveling through a small town. He helps a man that was shot by promising to help him find his brother and give him a message. He stays around and interferes with a range war and helps capture robbers who have seized a large gold shipment. Lots of action.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: That it is based in the old wild west. Guns and Cowboys.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: How fragile and stupid the women were.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes.
Why/Why not?: I thought it was really good. It has good educational properties to help you understand right from wrong.

First Name: Jason
Age: 16
Book Title: Calico Joe
Book Author: John Grisham
Book Review: It is about a baseball player, named Joe, that gets hit in the head during a game. The story goes back and forth between Joe and the pitcher that [hit] him.
What was your favorite thing about this book?: My favorite thing was that the pitcher goes back and apologizes to Joe for hitting him.
What was your least favorite thing about this book?: My least favorite part was when Joe was hit in the head.
Would you recommend this to others?: Yes.
Why/Why not?: I really enjoy reading books about sports, especially baseball.

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More Places to Find a Good Book!

Sasquatch Award

Read the winning and nominated “Sasquatch Award” books, sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association. Each year, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders across the state are invited to vote for their favorites amongst the chapter book nominees.  Vote for your favorites for this year’s contest and view lists of past winners and nominees.

Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

Check out past winners and finalists since 1991.  Young adults throughout Washington State select the winning title and the Washington Young Adults Materials Review Group sponsors this award.  This award is an effort to give teens a voice in deciding the best literature aimed at their age group.  Librarians and teens themselves nominate titles for the nomination list, and the Evergreen Award Nominating Committee selects the 10 finalist titles. Final voting is open to all Washington young adults and occurs in the spring.

American Library Association Book Award winners (YALSA & ALSC winners)

The American Library Association (ALA) supports two divisions within youth services: ALSC, Association for Library Service to Children; and YALSA, Young Adult Library Services Association.  These divisions select notable books for various awards each January.  Awards include the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Award, as well as the Printz Award and Alex Award.  A complete listing of all the awards with description and their current and prior winners is available through their respective websites:

ALSC: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia

YALSA: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/bookawards

Additional ALA book awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and the Schneider Family Book Award.  A detailed explanation of these awards lists for current and prior winners are available on their respective websites:

Schneider Family Book Award: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/1/select

Coretta Scott King Award: http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards