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The Young Reader's Choice Award is presented by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. The late Harry Hartman, a Seattle bookseller established the award in 1940. He had a strong belief that every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives her or him pleasure.

The goal of this children's choice literature award is to promote reading for enjoyment.  The nominations are made by teachers, librarians, students  and others and limited to books published within the 3 years previous.  The winners are chosen by the children and young adults of Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington.  Students have to have read at least 2 of the books. The voting takes place March through April.

This is the oldest children's choice literature award in the USA and Canada. Over 45,000 students now participate in this event.

The Youth Division goes to a book for grades 4-8. In 1991, a Senior Division (grades 9-12) was added to the awards program. 

Many of the Authors and Titles have garnered other literary honors.  Many listed here can also be found listed on:  Multiple Awards Winners.

Young Reader's Choice Awards Winners

2001 Youth: Holes by Louis Sachar | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | Audio CD Note: See 1998, 1990; Newbery Medal 1999; National Book Award 1998

Senior: The Boxes by William SleaterHardcoverPaperback

2000 Youth: A Mouse Called Wolf  by Dick King-Smith | Hardcover | Paperback

Senior: The Taking of Room 114 by Mel Glenn, senior | Hardcover

1999 Youth: Frindle by Andrew Clements | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | e-book Microsoft | e-book Adobe

Senior: SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting | Hardcover | Paperback See 1997

1998 Youth: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette Note: See 2001, 1990

Senior: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1997 Youth: Nasty Stinky Sneakers by Eve Bunting | Hardcover | Paperback See 1999

Senior: Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney | Hardcover | Paperback See 1993

1996 Youth: The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Paperback See also 1994

Senior: The Giver by Lois Lowry | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | Audio CD

1995 Youth: Terror at the Zoo by Peg Kehret | Paperback

Senior: Who Killed My Daughter by Lois Duncan | Paperback

1994 Youth: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | DVD | VHS See also 1996

Senior: Wolf by the Ears by Ann Rinaldi | Hardcover | Paperback

1993 Youth: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Senior: The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See 1997

1992 Youth: Danger in Quicksand Swamp by Bill Wallace | Hardcover | Paperback

Senior: Eva by Peter Dickinson | Hardcover | Paperback

1991 First Year for Senior Category

Youth: Ten Kids, No Pets by Ann M. Martin | Out of Print

Senior: Sex Education by Jenny Davis | Out of Print

1990 There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom  by Louis Sachar | Hardcover | Paperback Note: See 1998, 2001

1989 Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn | Hardcover | Paperback

1988 Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You  by Barthe DeClements | Hardcover | Paperback

1987 The War With Grandpa by Robert Smith | Hardcover | Paperback

1986 The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1985 Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub by Jamie Gilson | Hardcover | Paperback

1984 Indian in The Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | DVD | VHS

1983 Superfudge by Judy Blume | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1977, 1975

1982 Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1981 Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood by Ellen Conford | Out of Print

1980 Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1971, 1968, 1960, 1957

1979 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Lesson Plans on CD

1978 The Great Brain Does It Again by John D. Fitzgerald | Out of Print

1977 Blubber by Judy Blume | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1983, 1975

1976 The Great Brain Reforms by John D. Fitzgerald | Hardcover | Paperback

1975 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1983, 1977

1974 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien | Hardcover | Paperback

1973 No Award

1972 Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace by Donald J. Sobol | Hardcover | Paperback

1971 Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1980, 1968, 1960, 1957

1970 Smoke by William Corbin | Out of Print

1969 Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service by Keith Robertson | Hardcover | Paperback

1968 The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1980, 1971, 1960, 1957

1967 Ian Fleming for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | DVD | VHS

1966 Rascal by Sterling North | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1965 John F. Kennedy and PT-109 by Richard Tregaskis | Out of Print

1964 The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1963 Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor by Jay Williams | Out of Print

1962 The Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Stewart Holbrook | Out of Print

1961 Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine by Jay Williams | Out of Print

1960 Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly Cleary | Hardcover | Paperback See also 1980, 1971, 1968, 1957

1959 Old Yeller by Fred Gipson | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | DVD | VHS

1958 Golden Mare by William Corbin | Out of Print

1957 Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette See also 1980, 1971, 1968, 1960

1956 Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars by Ellen MacGregor | Out of Print

1953 No Award

1954 No Award

1955 No Award

1952 Sea Star by Marguerite Henry | Hardcover | Paperback

1951 King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1950 McElligott's Pool by Dr. Seuss | Hardcover

1949 Cowboy Boots by Shannon Garst | Out of Print

1948 The Black Stallion Returns by Walter Farley | Hardcover | Paperback

1947 Homer Price by Robert McCloskey | Hardcover | Paperback

1946 The Return of Silver Chief by Jack O'Brien | Out of Print

1945 Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan | Hardcover | Paperback

1944 The Black Stallion by Walter Farley | Hardcover | Paperback

1943 Lassie Come Home by Erick Knight | Hardcover | Paperback

1942 By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder | Hardcover | Paperback

Little House Books boxed set

The Early Years Collection : A Special Collection of the First Five Little House Books boxed set

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography by William Anderson

Little House on the Prairie | DVD

Little House on the Prairie: The Christmas They Never Forgot | DVD

1941 Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater | Hardcover | Paperback

1940 Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe by Dell J. McCormick | Hardcover

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