DP Library helping find the state's top kids/teens books

Staff Writer

The Spokane County Library District, including the Deer Park branch, is taking part in the Washington State Teens and Kids book awards.
Library patrons will have the opportunity to vote in four different readers’ choice book awards until the end of April.
Here’s a quick run-down of the awards:
• Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award — Nominees for this award must be in picture book format (fiction or non-fiction), a great read-aloud for kids in grades K–3, and published within the current year or previous two years.
• OTTER Award — Nominees are transitional chapter books (including traits that support transitional readers like font size, line spacing, white space, and meaningful illustrations, etc.), must be of interest to students in grades 1–3 and published two to three years before the award year.
• Sasquatch Book Award — Nominees are fiction written for an audience in grades 4–6 with a copyright year of 2016 or 2017.
• Towner Award — Nominees are outstanding non-fiction for grades 2–6. Each year 10 books will be selected.
• Evergreen Teen Book Award — Books are nominated by librarians, teachers and students each year, representing a mix of titles with teen (students in grades 7–12) appeal, and narrowed down to short list of ten.
A complete list of the nominees for these readers’ choice awards in the most recent copy of SCLD’s program guide, Engage, both online at www.scld.org or at the Deer Park Library.
Copies of each of the nominated titles are also available at SCLD branches.