National Reading Day: Celebrate with two new picture books from WA authors

New picture books in January 2018, just in time for National Reading Day,  an event celebrated in thousands of schools to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need  to become lifelong learners. We’re thrilled to spotlight these two delightful books by Washington state authors: Snow Sisters! written by Kerri Kokias, illustrated by Teagan […]

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Five Washington authors on Top 100 Kids’ Books of 2017 list

New York Public Library’s Top 100 Children’s Titles for Reading and Sharing is a fabulous resource each year. Making it even better this year: Washington authors Asia Citro, Dam Gemeinhart, Laura Kvasnosky, Corinna Luyken, and Curtis Manley! Picture Books Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura Kvasnosky Little Wolf can’t help but follow the wild rhythm […]

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Congrats to Washington authors Sherman Alexie, Laurie Frankel, Barbara Johns, Corinna Luyken, Chandler O’Leary, Jessica Spring and Jonathan White – all on the shortlist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards! Books considered for the awards were published between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and were written (or illustrated) […]

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WA Do I Read Next?

Do you love book recommendations with a pun on the side? If so, take a look at these 42 titles presented at the 2017 Washington Library Association “WA Do I Read Next?” session devoted to highlighting Washington authors. A panel of librarians selected books across genres and for a variety of ages and interests for […]