Book Lists

Caldecott Medal Winner 2018

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Caldecott Honor Books 2018

A Different Pond by Bao Phi                                                                                              Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper                                                                                Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes                                                 Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Newbery Medal Winner 2018

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Newbery Honor Books 2018

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes                                                      Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds                                                                                    Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson


The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award 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 2018!

Grades 4-6 Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Grades 7-9 The Sword of Summer 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 2018!

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart


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 2018!

Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio