Book Lists

Caldecott Medal Winner 2019

  • Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Caldecott Honor Books 2019

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
  • The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
  • Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

Newbery Medal Winner 2019

  • Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Newbery Honor Books 2019

  • The Night Dairy by Veera Hiranandani
  • The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 


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 given to Mrs. Mallahan before April 15. The winning title will be named sometime in May.

Winners for 2019!

Grades 4-6 Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Grades 7-9 The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan


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 turned into Mrs. Mallahan 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 2019!

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen


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 turned in to Mrs. Mallahan by April 1.

Winner for 2019!

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt