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Youth Categories: 2017 Washington State Book Awards Finalists

The Washington State Book Awards are given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year. A book award is given based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance, and overall quality to an author who was born in Washington state or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years.

Here are this year's finalists in the Picture Book, Books for Early Readers (ages 6 to 8), Books for Middle Grade Readers (ages 8 - 12), and Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18) categories.

The 2017 Washington State Book Awards celebration is Saturday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library in downtown Seattle. This event is free and open to all!

Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316013727
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle Cover Image
By Mark Holtzen, John Skewes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632170033
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Published: Little Bigfoot - April 12th, 2016

Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko Cover Image
By Sally Ito (Translator), David Jacobson (Translator), Michiko Tsuboi (Translator)
$19.50
ISBN: 9781634059626
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Published: Chin Music - September 13th, 2016

Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West Cover Image
By Emma Bland Smith, Robin James (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781632170651
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 11th, 2016

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781101918265
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Published: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2016

Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439367
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Published: Simon Spotlight - January 12th, 2016

Quackers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780553511543
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 22nd, 2016

Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545822367
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 26th, 2016

Some Kind of Courage Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545665773
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 26th, 2016

Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Audacity Jones #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545840569
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 26th, 2016

Useless Bay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419721380
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 18th, 2016

Essential Maps for the Lost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481415163
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Published: Simon Pulse - April 5th, 2016

Up to This Pointe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537673
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2016