Book Lists

Caldecott Medal Winner 2021

  • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Caldecott Honor Books 2021

  • Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera
  • Outside In by Deborah Underwood
  • A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart by Zetta Elliott
  • The Cat Man of Aleppo byIrene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha


Newbery Medal Winner 2021

  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Newbery Honor Books 2021

  • Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
  • All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat
  • BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford



The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Awards was established by a Seattle bookseller in 1940. Fourth through twelfth graders in the Pacific Northwest are eligible to vote.

The list of nominated titles is divided into three divisions: Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12. St. Mary Magdalen participates in the first two divisions.

Students are encouraged to read at least two books in their division by March. Voting can be submitted before April 15. The winning title will be named sometime in May.

Winners for 2021!

Grades 4-6 Wings of Fire. The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui. T Sutherland

Grades 7-9 City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab



The Sasquatch Reading Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association. It was started in 1998 and was designed as an award that would reach readers in grades 3-6.

Each year a list of twelve nominated titles is published. Students read at least two of the selected titles, and then they may vote on the one they liked best. Votes need to be submitted by April 1. The winning title will be announced in May. Students, teachers, and librarians can also nominate titles. The nominated titles must include an explanation of why it should be selected.

Winner for 2021!

Front Desk by Kelly Lang



The Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award is sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association. It is a list of twenty books in picture book format, both fiction and non-fiction, which are considered to be good read-alouds for K-3.

Students may have the books read to them, or they may read them on their own. Votes for their favorite title need to be submitted by April 1.

Winner for 2021!

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stuzman