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Youth Categories: 2018 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 2018 Washington State Book Awards celebration is Saturday, October 13, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library in downtown Seattle. This event is free and open to all!

Little Wolf's First Howling Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763689711
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Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2017

The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Shawn Loves Sharks Cover Image
By Curtis Manley, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721340
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 25th, 2017

Frank the Seven-Legged Spider Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781632171283
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Published: Little Bigfoot - September 12th, 2017

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Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781682630150
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2018

Outside In Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442468283
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - June 26th, 2018

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

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Wedgie & Gizmo Cover Image
By Suzanne Selfors, Barbara Fisinger (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062447630
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 22nd, 2017

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The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943006328
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Published: Sparkpress - August 15th, 2017

Breakfast with Neruda Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781440592195
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 16th, 2016

This Impossible Light Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399173721
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Published: Philomel Books - June 6th, 2017

The Arsonist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147510174
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Published: Speak - August 21st, 2018

Girls Like Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945805356
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Published: Bedazzled Ink Publishing - November 1st, 2017

The Girl Who Wouldn't Die Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510708099
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Published: Sky Pony - May 9th, 2017