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2019-2020 Sasquatch and Otter Awards

Sasquatch award is given to Chapter books for grades 4-6. The nominations are open and selected by a comittee. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders can participate in the voting process by reading at least two of the nominees. 

The OTTER award was born at nErDCamp Bellingham in February of 2015. The original OTTER co-chairs, Arika Dickens and Monica Hodges, met at the free book table and started chatting about the need for a good list of new transitional chapter books with maybe an award, like the Sasquatch Award, but for younger students. They exchanged Twitter information, piloted the program in their own districts, and applied for the award through WLMA (now WLA School Library Division). This award is for transitional readers in grades 1-3 with open nominations. The committee selects the final nominees and students vote for the winner!

Below is a list of both Saquatch and OTTER nominees for the 2019-2020 season. Come by the bookstore to grab one so your reader can vote!

Tumble & Blue By Cassie Beasley Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147515551
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Published: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2018

Bailey's Story: A Puppy Tale By W. Bruce Cameron Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765388407
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Published: Starscape - May 3rd, 2016

Forever, or a Long, Long Time By Caela Carter Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780062385697
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

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The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming By J. Anderson Coats Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481464970
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018

The Only Road By Alexandra Diaz Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481457514
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

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Refugee By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

The Song From Somewhere Else By A.F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator) Cover Image
By A.F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781681194011
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 3rd, 2017

The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1) By Amy Ignatow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419723711
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - September 19th, 2017

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls By Beth McMullen Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481490214
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Published: Aladdin - June 5th, 2018

Spirit Hunters By Ellen Oh Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062430090
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Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

The Goldfish Boy By Lisa Thompson Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338053937
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 28th, 2018

Two's A Crowd (Pug Pals #1) By Flora Ahn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338118452
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419733604
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

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Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits By Julian Gough, Jim Field (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julian Gough, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781684125883
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - January 8th, 2019

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Mr. Wolf's Class: A Graphic Novel (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) By Aron Nels Steinke Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047684
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Published: Graphix - June 26th, 2018